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07-15-2006, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Qui Gon Dave View Post
I'll avoid the issue of if we should(n't) make a move for Svatos and just try and remind a few people who are content to slight him with regards to his abilities. Does anyone else here remember the game we played against Colorado? If not, that would be the one we lost and some kid from their team called Marek Svatos was running things for the Avs. Every time he got the puck, he looked dangerous. Even Andrei Markov, our #1 d-man and one of our best players last year, was left looking like he didn't belong on the same ice surface as Svatos, who frequently skated right through the middle of our team with the puck on his stick. thankfully, Huet bailed us out most of the game but looked exhausted by the end of it, but still, that wasn't enough and we lost 2-1.

Svatos was nothing short of amazing that game and in others during the season. To say he is over-rated or that he relies on a future first-ballot Hall of Famer to look good is unfair.
Yeah I remember that game. How many amazing moves did Svatos do 1 on 1 near the blue line? It was one of the most impressive individual performance (without racking up points) by a player the Habs played against last year.

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