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07-27-2013, 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by blogofmike View Post
Datsyuk, Bergeron, and Toews all brought offense to the table and ruin your screwdriver analogy. Because unlike Carbs, they're not one-dimensional. Carbo is not Toews. He's Frolik or Bolland. At his best he's about as valuable Mikko Koivu.
Nice hatchet job. Is a franchise leading 27 career leading short handed goals "one dimensional"? Coming out of Junior, your talking about a player who racked up 435 points in 273 games, 171 of which were goals. Back then when Drafted by the Habs you apprenticed, Guy learning the defensive game in Nova Scotia, finishing school with the big club.

He potentially couldve become a sort of next Guy Lafleur, had the wheels, the soft hands & hockey IQ to do so, but he decided to become the next Bob Gainey instead, putting team first. In 20 post season games, in addition to shutting down the big guns, always out there on 5-4 or 5-3's, scores 7X's for 12pts in total, a not unimpressive stat. 2X Selke runner-up, 3X winner. Then theres the "ex-Hab Factor" in Dallas in 1999. Gainey & Carbonneau etc. Heres what Mike Modano had to say about that;

Theres a lasting effect on people who learned how to play the game for the old Montreal Canadiens teams. Theres the tradition of winning, attitude. It carries over wherever they go. It gets in your blood and it trickles down to everyone else around them. The experience, the values theyve learned rub off on you. How to be unselfish, to be patient, to play with passion....

Guy Carbonneau belongs, has earned his place in the HHOF. Dastyuk for sure has, Toews well on his way to getting there.

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