Thread: Speculation: Trade Proposal Thread v6
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01-15-2014, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by MTL-rules View Post
Wow, just wow

Our "weak D core" is better than our ****** offense, espacially on the wing... if he wasn't Quebecer would you do that trade ?

His ethnicity has nothing to do with the fact that he would be a redundant piece.

The only way a trade for Perron would work is if we traded Gionta instead of Gorges and we were able to move Briere in a trade for someone like Simmonds.

Since neither of those things will happen, it is a moot point. Perron might be able to score goals and has a nice pair of hands, but he's small, he's ineffective on the boards and he isn't physical.

This trade does not address the fact that we are terrible along the boards and we just simply do not possess the puck enough to be effective offensively. There is zero retrieval on dump-in entries and there is zero retrieval of 50/50 puck battles along the wall in our defensive zone.

Why do we continually struggle against the Devils, Panthers, Kings and Blues? Because those teams are effective along the boards and they play a system that stops speed through the neutral zone.

Our team is disadvantaged because teams invite us to dump the puck in and Therrien encourages us to do it. They stack the blueline against us because they KNOW that 70-80% of the time, they will come up with the puck along the boards against our smaller team.

For all the criticism McCarron gets as a prospect, if he can get back to hitting, he'll be a welcome addition to the team because we do not have ANYONE who comes in with speed on the forecheck and is willing to brutalize the other team.

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