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04-22-2013, 12:53 PM
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Originally Posted by hockeyfan2k11 View Post
Gallagher is a warrior, but he's still small and having a smaller, softer player on his line does nothing for him...especially since he plays the type of game where he gets mugged after the whistle. As much as size is downplayed on here, it's extremely important. We have 3 players under 5'8 in the top 9. That is a problem.
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Originally Posted by hockeyfan2k11 View Post
2 players under 5'8 on the same line. Only in Habs land.
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Originally Posted by montreal961 View Post
Desharnais = infinite facepalm

Ridiculous how the Pacioretty-Desharnais-Gallagher line is back together. Gallagher is being wasted on that line.

Boy do i agree with all of this. We're mostly about to face a team with giant D with half of our top 6 being below 5'8".

Gallagher is playing rock solid right now, but he's still way too green and small to play with Pacioretty (A player barely able to take care of himself) and DD (who is not even capable of taking care of himself)

Gallagher is a pest, he gets a lot of hate out there....he is going to get hurt if he doesn't get a little help on his line, and right now . he is not.

Opponent game plan against MTL : Hit them.
Plain and simple.

But here's one thing........and a lot of you will hate myself (even if it's already the case) for writing the following:

Bourque-Plekanec-Gionta
(Some size, defense awareness, Offensive upside, special units specialist
and a lot of experience)

Pacioretty-Eller-Ryder
(After 6 years, finally a line with only 6' and more, defensive awareness, offensive upside, special units specialist, some grit, good forechecker and some energy)

Prust-Galchenyuk-Gallagher
(Since out top 2 lines got some defensive awareness, we can use our 3rd line as an offensive weapon with grit. Gallagher and Galchenyuk are protected by Prust, who should really play on the top 9...Gallagher and Prust bring lots of grit and energy, Galchenyuk his talent and some size down the middle and won't get destroy along the boards)

Just tell me one thing:

What dimension DD would bring that the habs absolutely need to be competitive?
What would the habs would be missing with this kind of line up?

Cause when i look at that........i'm getting kind of pissed cause we're:

Better reliable defensive forward
Better grit and energy
Better size
Same talent offensively (Better IMO but surely not less right now)
Better forecheck
Gallagher is protected
At least one bigger line
Galchenyuk take his rightfull place in the middle with less defensive duties cause Eller can take them on the second line

The only problem...one injuries and it's all screwed....
But still....tell me one thing that DD would bring,.....and what he brings should compensate for his lack of size, grit and defensive awareness that he is bringing with him


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