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06-15-2013, 11:52 AM
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What does Gorges bring that would need to be replaced exactly?
You guys tell me all of those important contributions to the Habs Gorges bring.
FFS, on 2010-2011, we could replace him by a guy like Sopel and be just as effective as a team.
The guy is a shot blocking machine. He is always up around the top of the league in block shots and reduces the amount of shots that get to the net.
Our problem is that our defense was too soft this year. Gorges needs to be paired with a shutdown dman. Look at the tandem when it was him and Gill, one of the top shutdown pairings in the league. You put him with a Scuderi or Murray he will be a lot more an asset as well.
When you play with offensive guys and less physical guys sometimes it can be harder in your own end to move the puck and get it out.
We need more physicality on the backend and it will be a lot better on the backend. To say Gorges brings nothing is a joke. In the playoffs him and Subban were the two most emotional guys trying to get things going.
Gorges is a leader and you will with them. You don't need to score 40-50pts as a dman to be effective. You block shots, clear the net, get the pucks out and your doing your job.
48 gp / 2 g 7a = 9pts / +4
Those are decent numbers for a top guy this year playing against top talent.
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