First Ill say its Gorges not Georges
so we have too much player
You sent Obyrne for Weber I guess
And Denis instead of Halak
Ill add that your problably a frenchy
what say you?
I'm no frenchy. Well, you're right, i think Halak might stay for this season. Chipchura will be up, and Begin and Dandy are out. I even think Dagos or Pacioretty will be here this season, to replace Lats, who will be benched (see, im no frenchy).
My first idea was to name the 4th line the Scrubs line, but Lapierre is the lone center of that line, so...
Originally Posted by gillyguzzler
I remember Big George as being a bit faster and bit more skilled than he is presently. He seems to lose many one on one corner battles and is horrific with the puck. I was happy when they signed him. I'm not so sure anymore.
Therefore, my 4th line would be Begin, Laps and Kosto. At least Begin hits and can play the PK. I know, he gets stupid penalties but...
If we're playing Philly or Boston, for sure BGL is in. But if we're playing TO, Begin should be in.
Agreed, right now BGL is garbage. Obviously he picks it up.
Originally Posted by Montréal Russians
Laraque is going to be critical down low and for grinding out energy lines.
How if he can't skate to forecheck and grind?
Originally Posted by Habs10Habs
I don't want any of those 3 young kids coming up and playing on our 4th line. Let them stay in Hamilton and continue to play big minutes.
Me neither, but gosh do I ever want to see Maxwell with the two kostitsyns.
Never mind salary cap issues or contracts, which 4th line would you prefer to be playing right now :
Kosto-Laps-BGL or Paccioretty-Maxwell-Dagostino ??
1) You can't just forget about those two issues though... if you could Bobby Ryan would be playing in Anaheim.
2) I'd rather see the kids get 20 minutes in Hamilton than 8-10 minutes in Montreal
3) Who kills penalties now?? You are taking out two of our best penalty killers.
Mitch thinks he's so great that he puts himself on the team
Your 2nd line would never work, Kovalev is a set-up man, S. Kost's talent would be wasted with him, mind you i don't think Kovalev would ever want to play with Higgins. As much as it looks tempting to see what A.Kost could do as a RW with Tanguay and Koivu, the ATAK line is best to stay together for now
Higgins Pleks AKost
Lats Koivu Tanguay
SKost Lang Kovy
Grrr... didn't think someone else would pick my lines...
I see this as being the best way to make all lines threatening... right now there seems to be a drop from the Plekanec/Koivu lines to the Lang line.
Higgins-Plekanec-Andrei: This line worked great when it was together. Has a little bit of everything: scoring, passing, grittiness, defense... and all three can skate!
Latendresse-Koivu-Tanguay: Just let Koivu and Tanguay do what they've been doing since the beginning of the season. Have Lats throw some checks and get someone to yell at him so he'll actually go to the front of the net instead of trying to be pretty and match the skill level of his linemates.
Sergei-Lang-Kovalev: We know there used to be some Lang-Kovalev chemistry and the good games Sergei has had have involved his play with Lang, so maybe these three could put something together. It would be more of a playmaking line than a speed line, but they can all pass and shoot the puck quite well.