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07-17-2013, 07:07 PM
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Originally Posted by WhiskeySeven View Post
Bouillon at any price is a bad deal. He's just not good -- in fact, he's bad for our team. Allow me to explain: our pairing were (roughly): (1) Markov-Emelin (2) Gorges - Diaz and (3) Bouillon - Subban. Of them, Markov, Emelin, Gorges and Subban were the minute eaters. Of them only Emelin and Subban brought any defensive physicality*. And on the bottom two (Bouillon, Diaz) neither of them brought much of that to the table.

I say defensive physicality because Bouillon is a good board-checker, but he's absolutely abhorrent on the inside and on open ice. He cannot clear the crease for a million dollars (literally) and no matter how "great" he looks, he's pretty god damn awful defensively. So on an already small, frail team we had TWO defenseman who were somewhat strong. What the Habs needed, and still need, is a Greene or a Sarich-type to play those bottom2 minutes but still bring a big-body, simple element.

Bouillon was not the answer and the price doesn't matter. For 500k he's still not what the team needed, or needs. We need good d-men and if not, physical d-men. With Markov, Subban, Diaz on each pairing we're set for the break-out pass, enough of them.
Bouillon IS a great sniper though.

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