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04-26-2011, 02:07 PM
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That's rather inaccurate considering that without Halak there would not of even been a postseason for the Habs last year.
Actually...it's rather inaccurate to think that the Habs postseason run (and I use that term lightly) would not have happened SOLELY without Halak.

Again, I dont consider winning 2 rounds something to hold onto for the rest of your life. It was great, they upset two heavily favored teams but they got smoked in the Eastern Conference Finals. They don't hand out awards for losing in the ECF's.

So yeah, Halak was great for 2 rounds...but time for people to move on.

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04-26-2011, 02:16 PM
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I think we can all agree that we are much happier with a young superstar goalie and a promising center prospect rather than 2 young #1 goaltenders. Right?
Agree.

But I believe a number one goaltenders play more than 60 games a season. Durability is part of what makes you a top player. Jaro came close this year, but still....

To be frank, I never thought of Halak as a #1. He does not have the physicality to play a large number of games year in and year out. Also, his rebound control was not as good as it should be. Hopefully he will be healthy and improve on what is already a good start. Seems like a good guy, and a good team mate.

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04-26-2011, 02:19 PM
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This is about Eller why did everyone start talking about Halak for? Halak is gone who gives a damn.

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04-26-2011, 02:26 PM
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This is about Eller why did everyone start talking about Halak for? Halak is gone who gives a damn.
My bad, I thought Halak was the player traded for Lars Eller

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04-26-2011, 05:33 PM
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My bad, I thought Halak was the player traded for Lars Eller
No, we traded Halak for Price.

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04-26-2011, 08:59 PM
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he hasn't even finished his rookie season yet, and you think he is no longer a rookie. Wow.

Maybe they should award the Calder trophy in December.

The problem with this board for the 8 or so years that I have been on it is that the people who post on here are obsessed with rookies and prospects. Ever 1st year player should displace all veterns. Experience is worthless.

Babying Eller .... lets crush his development instead and play him against the top opposition shift after shift after training camp, the way an expansion team does.

That worked out so well for Poulliot, PM Bouchard, Daigle, Legwand, etc....
77 games this season+ 7 freebies in St. Louis+six playoff games. I see more than 82 games. You wanna make a mountain out of a molehill and ***** about him still not havinig played only a handful more games in the playoffs?

But hey, we should petition the NHL next season to allow sophomores to also be considered rookies. That way he can be considered for the Calder!!!!


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04-26-2011, 09:03 PM
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he's showing in this series that he has all the tools he needs to play a top-6 role effectively.

perhaps the greatest asset he's showing is his hockey sense/positioning, the two most important ones.

He's not quite strong enough yet, but once his strength/physical maturity catch up to his mental game, he's going to be one heck of a player.

I'd have no qualms whatsoever to see him pencilled in centering the second line with MaxPac/Gionta to start next year, with or without Gomez in the lineup.

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04-26-2011, 09:04 PM
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so glad I jumped on the Eller bandwagon as soon as we traded for him.

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04-26-2011, 09:07 PM
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he's showing in this series that he has all the tools he needs to play a top-6 role effectively.

perhaps the greatest asset he's showing is his hockey sense/positioning, the two most important ones.

He's not quite strong enough yet, but once his strength/physical maturity catch up to his mental game, he's going to be one heck of a player.

I'd have no qualms whatsoever to see him pencilled in centering the second line with MaxPac/Gionta to start next year, with or without Gomez in the lineup.
You put a young guy with a young guy, and it's a recipe for disaster. Gomez is far more experience and defensively responsible. Eller must never see the top 6 as long as Gomez and Pleks are here. He would be overwhelmed and traumatized.

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04-26-2011, 09:09 PM
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i was shocked when i saw on nhl.com that he played 9 minutes only. I thought he played way more than this.

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04-26-2011, 09:30 PM
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This kid is looking so good, he has size, skill and smarts...when he packages it all together, look out!

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04-26-2011, 11:07 PM
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Kid's a warrior. Did he dislocate his elbow/shoulder and snap it back in? Looked painful in one replay.

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04-26-2011, 11:20 PM
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he's showing in this series that he has all the tools he needs to play a top-6 role effectively.

perhaps the greatest asset he's showing is his hockey sense/positioning, the two most important ones.

He's not quite strong enough yet, but once his strength/physical maturity catch up to his mental game, he's going to be one heck of a player.

I'd have no qualms whatsoever to see him pencilled in centering the second line with MaxPac/Gionta to start next year, with or without Gomez in the lineup.
Indeed he's showing lots of positive signs out there but the one I'm most impressed with is his determination/work ethic. That extra push to increase pressure or that extra stride on the backcheck or even that little added aggressiveness when finishing his checks.

He's really giving his all out there.

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04-26-2011, 11:21 PM
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<3 Eller, no homo

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04-26-2011, 11:33 PM
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He'll be a great top 2 center in the future. But meanwhile, he's already become a good third line center. I knew he had skills and offensive flair. His defensive play is what stood out the most to me in this series. Really stepped up his game.

Also, love his work ethic and dedication. Like someone else pointed out, it looks like he dislocated a shoulder, got it snapped back in and then came back. He really wasn't hitting after that but he was still doing good things becase of his stickwork and positioning.

I've always liked him and I like him a little more with every passing game.

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so glad I jumped on the Eller bandwagon as soon as we traded for him.
Same here.

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04-27-2011, 08:08 AM
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77 games this season+ 7 freebies in St. Louis+six playoff games. I see more than 82 games. You wanna make a mountain out of a molehill and ***** about him still not havinig played only a handful more games in the playoffs?

But hey, we should petition the NHL next season to allow sophomores to also be considered rookies. That way he can be considered for the Calder!!!!
weak sauce.

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04-27-2011, 08:21 AM
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In the future I can see:

Cammalleri - Eller - Gionta
Pacioretty - Leblanc - Kristo
XXXXX - Plekanec - Palushaj
XXXXX - White - XXXXX

Markov - Gorges
Tinordi - Subban
XXXXX - Weber

Price
XXXXX


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04-27-2011, 08:43 AM
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All of our players develop properly now, even the ones who seemed to have stunted their development aside from Pouliot, they have all made strides in their development and I haven't lost faith in Pouliot yet either.

Now people complain that we aren't rushing them How funny.

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04-27-2011, 09:11 AM
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In the future I can see:

Cammalleri - Eller - Gionta
Pacioretty - Leblanc - Kristo
XXXXX - Plekanec - Palushaj
XXXXX - White - XXXXX

Markov - Gorges
Tinordi - Subban
XXXXX - Weber

Price
XXXXX
I don't know who XXXXX is but man is he versatile! and tireless!


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04-27-2011, 10:37 AM
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In the future I can see:

Cammalleri - Eller - Gionta
Pacioretty - Leblanc - Kristo
XXXXX - Plekanec - Palushaj
XXXXX - White - XXXXX

Markov - Gorges
Tinordi - Subban
XXXXX - Weber

Price
XXXXX
I don't see Eller passing Plekanec any time soon in terms of offense, hope I'm wrong though. LeBlanc will probably be a winger in the pros.

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04-27-2011, 11:10 AM
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He needs to bulk up a bit before he gets big minutes. Once he does, he'll be a beast.

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04-27-2011, 11:15 AM
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Eller really surprises me, looking at him he doesn't seem like a guy that would get his nose dirty behind the net in the corners but he is always playing hard and isn't afraid of anyone, this kid will become a solid one for us down the road

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04-27-2011, 11:16 AM
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I don't know who XXXXX is but man is he versatile! and tireless!

It's J.T Wyman

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