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03-06-2013, 09:16 AM
Kriss E
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Originally Posted by dcyhabs View Post
That's exactly it. Martin wanted them to play no risk no reward hockey. Sit back, don't hit, don't score, play defence. Of course it is impossible to win that way.

Subban picks his spots. He loses the puck a few times per game but rarely in a bad spot and it rarely leads to goals. He creates chances when his moves succeed.

I haven't seen people blowing by Emelin for goals as frequently, either.

Martin reminds me of Dilbert's pointy haired boss: "if we cut costs enough we can make a profit without selling any products."

Subban is doing fine. Bouillon was not good last night, or maybe Kaberle was puttin him in tough spots. The habs will be better if Diaz and Bourque get back, and when they bring in a couple of big D-men who can play. Subban is a keeper but everyone else is going to have to fight for spots the next few years.
Don't know what you're talking about regarding Martin.
PK was being held back less than now.
The PK you grew to love, the one that excited you, the one that was pesty, that got under your opponent's skin, that was on the highlight reel every night for a spectacular play or hit, that was under Martin.
It's not because he was scratched for 2-3 games that Martin was holding him back.
The one thing Martin said about PK was that he needed to work on his timing, and not take unnecessary risks (like trying to skate with the puck when you're the last man out).

Therrien is doing the same except PK is cutting down on the risk a lot, lot more. He's also not being pesty, at all.

All in all, he's playing great. All that matters is that wtv they decide to do with PK, it ends up benefiting him and the team. So far, so good.

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