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11-10-2012, 04:47 PM
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One player was playing his 6th full season in the NHL, the other, his first. One player was 29, the other, 25.
The question isn't who is better. I definitely agree, Plekanec is a better player. The guy said DD has more upside. At this point, I agree. Desharnais could very well get better. He wouldn't be the first late bloomer in the history of the game. He won't get taller, and he probably won't get much bigger. But his game is cerebral and understanding and getting acclimated to the pace of the NHL are things that he can improve.
Plus, saying that you can't win with a small, skilled player in your top-6 is beyond ridiculous.
Also, this argument that DD is bad because he has to get sheltered minutes is stupid. He was given a role and he played it well. Why would we give the easy minutes to Plekanec when clearly, he's our best defensive forward? Of course he's going to get the tough minutes and that frees up the easy minutes for someone else. Desharnais wasn't handed the role, he stepped up big time and showed he could do it. The guy is a workhorse. You don't get to the NHL at his size, all the way up from the ECHL by being lazy and lucky.
yes yes we all know Pleks is older and more experienced then DD but doesnt take away the fact that Plekanec is our best center and if he was the one playing with Patches and Cole hes year would be much different.Im not taking ne thing away from David he had a great year but people need to understand he was playing with our best 2 wingers,he would of never had that same year playing with the players Tomas had and btw DD doesnt have a bigger upside,hes a good passer thats it...Pleks is not only great with passes but amazing defensively
thats my opinion only but if i was the Habs management i would focus on going forward with Pleks Eller and Gally has our centers and trade away DD
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