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02-11-2013, 11:48 AM
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Originally Posted by LePoche69 View Post
I think that's part of the problem right now. The idea of having Subban-Gorges back at facing the top lines and assuming the top defensive duty is not a bad idea by any means. Problem is, I don't think Subban is ready -- he's a lot slower to react than the last 2 years -- and Gorges, beside blocking shots, has been really bad at every other aspects of the game.

It amazes me how Gorges is overestimated on this board. Nice guy, nice warrior, nice leader, but below average player. Habs' fans crucified Craig Rivet while he was way better than Gorges.

So to me, that's the problem. The 2 d-men we would want for top defensive duty are not good enough right now. Markov, while still a beast on the PP, is not as quick and efficient as he once was. Emelin is incredibly bad around his net and a non-factor at other aspects of the game beside hitting. Bouillon does his best (which is nothing more than OK) and Diaz is a nice surprise but isn't good enough to be a real general.

Habs desperatly need to draft or sign a real D general.
So basically in a nutshell the Habs defense is quite bad.

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