: Pre-Game Talk:
Winnipeg Jets vs. Montreal Canadiens
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04-04-2013, 01:57 PM
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Bouillon just looks tired. I never like the signing, I absolutely hated the extension. He made me eat my words a couple of times this year, he isn't a pillon like Patrick Traverse was, but you can really tell that he can't give 110% every night, it just isn't in him anymore.
I am not a proponent of TOI as a factor for a great defensemen, but we really need to play PK more than 25 mins a game with Gorges. Bouillon can not play more than 15 mins a game, he can't handle it. I really want to know what the coaching staff saw in the 3 rookies that got them sent down. Tinordi looked good in every game. He seemed to of gotten the short end of the stick after the Crosby goal, which wasn't his fault. 2 on 1 and he picked to play the pass since he would of had a breakaway (Dupuis). Unfortunately it was Crosby that had the puck and scored... Looking at his TOI, after that goal, he got all of 3 shifts for the last 27 mins of the game.
I also see the Pleks is without a doubt the tempo king of the team. With his style of play, he can be there to shut down the other teams top players and be able to turn it into a scoring chance. In the 3rd last night, we saw that Eller is no where close to Pleks. He may get there one day, but right now Pleks is our true #1 C only because he is our most dominate center.
Tonight is going to be a battle and I am worried the guys don't have it in them. We are at the top of our division and we are hurt bad for the first time this year. I sure like "No Excuses" but if there is a game where I have a bad feeling about, it's tonight. Winnipeg wants it and needs this game bad. The way we lost last night, the guys will either be disinterested or hungry. No more JM style PLEASE. You want to play a collapsing style D, well make sure you at least pressure the puck carrier so he doesn't get to dance around and put the puck off of any player collapsing to the front of the net.
I am still so angry about last night
The problem with this team is that apart from Pleky we haven't seen any of our other centers be consistent. Desharnais has been good the last 2 games but before that he was terrible. Eller will sometimes have the greatest game and then we think he will get going and be the player we want out of him but he'll go invisible for a couple of games and make questionable decisions. I think Eller will be a great 3rd line center but because of his vision he might never be that 2nd line guy. If Desharnais can continue to play like this we might be good come playoff time but this really worries me.
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