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04-01-2013, 06:47 AM
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Originally Posted by SouthernHab View Post
People are still butt-hurt about what Gorges said in January???

It does not make any sense when Habs fans say stuff like Gorges needing to be taken down a peg or that Gorges is just a shot blocker so he does not compare to Subban.

Both are integral parts of this team. There is absolutely no reason to take shots at one DMan in order to pump up Subban.

Subban's play on the ice does not need any pumping.
I agree that you need both roles filled, however PK's can only be filled by PK, there are better dman in the league at this point, but he's 23 years old. Only a handful of players can be put in the same breath and Subban plays a role that only he can fill imo. Not necessarily the very best dman in the league, but the best at what he does.

Gorges is replaceable. He contributes in a way that he has to because his offensive awareness/skills are a black hole. I like gorges the player, but find he sounds a little punch drunk in interviews. There are many guys who are sound defensively and block shots. If Gorges could do the things PK can, he would, but he can't so he has found a way to make a career, nothing wrong with that and teams need those guys. I found that when Subban was struggling making poor decisions and growing with maturity some of his team mates piled on instead of supporting Subban. You don't change PK Subban, his swag is what makes him so good. It might rub some of the veterans the wrong way that a 22/23 year old comes in with such confidence and cockiness, but too bad, they need to be supportive, Subbans enthusiasm and desire to be the best is what makes him the player he is.

All Gorges had to say was PK is a future star and an integral part to this team and we can't wait to ave him back or he's an important part to this teams success ect ect. He blew an opportunity to show some unity and be supportive of his star dman.

Luckily for the habs PK has those broad shoulders, because if it had been someone like Louis Leblanc it could have been devastating to hear comments like those, but PK's outstanding character allowed him to take it in stride. Maybe they knew PK would be a better player because of it, maybe they didn't, either way IMO, they should have been more supportive.

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