McKenzie's Take On The Habs
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01-19-2013, 06:27 PM
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Price lead the league in wins 2 years ago, and has pretty consistently been one of the 10 best goalies. Whenever he has a good season he's a candidate for the Vezina. Can you really name 10 goalies that you think are better than Price? Can you even name 5?
There are only about 10 defenceman that are clearly better than Subban. Then there is a group of about 10-15 defenceman who could be ranked anywhere between 10-20 depending on how there season goes which PK is a part of.
Pacioretty finished in the top 15 for goal scoring by wingers.
If Markov is finally healthy he'll be another top 10-15 player
Plekanec is a top 30 center. And if we look at 2-way centers he's probably top 5.
Galchenyuk is the 8th best prospect according to HF.
So thats 4-5 guys that are among the best at their position league wide. And
Can you really say we lack top end talent?
Price is definitely at or near the top for goalies. Subban is a legit number one blueliner and will improve but he's not top ten yet. That's about it.
Pacman could be very good and it's way too soon on Galchenyuk. Markov is a total question mark. Compare us to the Leafs and we're not much better. We've got better goaltending and our D is a little better but we're not that much better man.
Pleks being a top 30 center doesn't mean a whole lot. 30 other teams have centers in the top 30. That's not top end talent.
You want top end talent? Go look at Boston, Vancouver, Chicago, Pittsburgh... THAT's top end talent. We might get there if things go right but not right now.
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