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09-19-2010, 11:10 PM
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I expect the Habs to collect more points in the regular season than they did last year. The only thing that might stop them would be another epidemic of injuries. The D will be much better. No need to sign a Bergeron out of desperation. There will be more even strength scoring and greater offensive depth.

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09-20-2010, 05:43 AM
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I can't see any part of our team being weaker than last year except something that was a MAJOR PART of us making the playoffs and that is the PP. We have proven time and time again that our PP goes from top 2 in the league to almost last in the league without the left handed booming shot coming from the right point. It is a fact, not an opinion.. I hope our second PP with Subban on the left point will make up for the very much weaker first wave or that Bergeron is still available and at the minimum wage when we realize that we need that shot even if he stays on the bench all game long. I hope that having a real 4th liner instead of him for the rest of the game or a youngster's coming out party also lessens the wound of this major hole we will have in the lineup. Besides that, everything looks brighter and I am very confident Price will do the job

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09-20-2010, 10:43 AM
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Well Weber has a huge shot

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09-20-2010, 11:02 AM
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I can't see any part of our team being weaker than last year except something that was a MAJOR PART of us making the playoffs and that is the PP. We have proven time and time again that our PP goes from top 2 in the league to almost last in the league without the left handed booming shot coming from the right point. It is a fact, not an opinion.. I hope our second PP with Subban on the left point will make up for the very much weaker first wave or that Bergeron is still available and at the minimum wage when we realize that we need that shot even if he stays on the bench all game long. I hope that having a real 4th liner instead of him for the rest of the game or a youngster's coming out party also lessens the wound of this major hole we will have in the lineup. Besides that, everything looks brighter and I am very confident Price will do the job
The presence of Subban should more than make up for anything positive MAB would contribute. Carrying MAB would strand another player in Hamilton. Dressing MAB would shunt a forward or Dman (probably O'Byrne) to the press gallery. I'd rather not see that. MAB has obvious shortcomings that appeared all too often last season.

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09-20-2010, 11:05 AM
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Well Weber has a huge shot
His defensive play needs a lot of work.

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09-20-2010, 11:06 AM
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Yeah, well anyway Subban has a huge shot too but if injuries come through, Weber can fill the void better than Bergeron already.

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09-20-2010, 11:08 AM
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Just to give you an idea, Calgary was an extremely defensive team under Mike Keane, and Dustin Boyd was like the Black Sheep of the group, he didn't fit at all in that system.

Dustin Boyd was also for a while their top prospect said to be destined for 1st line duty.

Boyd is a fiesty, speedy, offensive forward with a great wrister, and when given the opportunity (can't say Calgary and Nashville gave him many) he will score. I project that if Boyd breaks out hes a 25-30 goal guy, if not 20 goals is my optimistic cap for him.

I've always liked Boyd and I believe with the right wingers he could seriously punish the other team with his blazing shot.
I've always liked Boyd too, but when he was in Calgary, they did give him a couple of chances to show off his offensive skills and he didnt really succeeded in convincing the organization that he can become a 1st or 2nd liner

I can't really say anything about how he was treated in Nashville, since i didnt watch a lot of games.

The kid has talent, but dont excpect anything spectacular

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Yea this is a real preview... not.

Candiens will dominate.

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The presence of Subban should more than make up for anything positive MAB would contribute. Carrying MAB would strand another player in Hamilton. Dressing MAB would shunt a forward or Dman (probably O'Byrne) to the press gallery. I'd rather not see that. MAB has obvious shortcomings that appeared all too often last season.

I obviously love Subban and hope the Weber breaks out and agree about Bergeron being useless in every apect of the game except the PP... Istill have a major concern about our first PP unit which has proven factually to be horrible without the LEFT HANDED SHOT ON THE RIGHT POINT which none of Subban or Weber have. They bring other amazing things to the table but we have proven consistently over the last 5-6 years that a Souray, Streit, Scneider or Bergeron shot converts our PP from a horrible one to a top 2. Remember what happened to our PP when Schneider arrived.. Same thing when Bergeron arrived.. It is a proven formula BUT i agree we need to try something different but believe we will come to the realization in a few months that we need that shot.. Hopefully we can change our PP strategy and still be successful without it but it's kind of hard to find a different way of recreating a top 2 PP in the league

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09-20-2010, 09:28 PM
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Philly's offence scares the hell out of me. Richards, Carter, Giroux, Briere, Hartnell, JVR, and now Zherdev? Thank god they have career back-up goalies.

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If u really want a left handed shot on the right side for pp then they can use akost he has a huge shot 101 mph ... dont think it will happen since they hate using forwards on the back end. He would be the best bet u since he would already be dressed and it could help his goal production.

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09-21-2010, 05:46 AM
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I obviously love Subban and hope the Weber breaks out and agree about Bergeron being useless in every apect of the game except the PP... Istill have a major concern about our first PP unit which has proven factually to be horrible without the LEFT HANDED SHOT ON THE RIGHT POINT which none of Subban or Weber have. They bring other amazing things to the table but we have proven consistently over the last 5-6 years that a Souray, Streit, Scneider or Bergeron shot converts our PP from a horrible one to a top 2. Remember what happened to our PP when Schneider arrived.. Same thing when Bergeron arrived.. It is a proven formula BUT i agree we need to try something different but believe we will come to the realization in a few months that we need that shot.. Hopefully we can change our PP strategy and still be successful without it but it's kind of hard to find a different way of recreating a top 2 PP in the league
So Markov can't shoot from the right point? Anyway, there's more to a PP than the velocity of a shot from the point. If MAB has value, why isn't he signed (same for Schneider)? Why is Souray priced beyond his actual value and is almost radioactive when it comes to trades?

A PP specialist who offers nothing but his shot is a luxury and he becomes a liability if one of the regular Dmen is injured , especially early in a game.

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