Didn't say he played a bad game, but you can't honestly want a guy like that in your lineup for prolonged periods of time. He's a cup of coffee call up and nothing more, hence my desire to get Gill back in as soon as he can. St. Denis is not an NHL calibre player (at least, not yet).
I agree that having him in the line up for a prolonged time is unwishful. That being said, if he plays like he dud yesterday, I have no issues with it.
What you're looking at right now on d? is NEXT YEAR
Check who can leave town next year ,and this is the d core you have next year.
Also , the Habs d isn't really " inexperienced" as much as some think. We're talking Diaz is 25 yrs old not 19
Diaz played 8 full season with EV Zug-Swiss,and 8 yrs with them in playoffs.Also played in Olympics.His former team just beat the Ny Rangers in October 2011 this year score 8-4.So not like he was playing in a beer leauge .
Same with Emelin he is 25 years old not 19, had 4 full season with Ak Bars Kazan in KHL,better than AHL.Went to playoffs with them 4 years in a row .Played in World Championships.
The Habs just need to let this guy play .
Weber is 23 and been in and out with Habs for 4 years now ,played in Olympics. Finally coming into his own .
Frédéric St-Denis 25 years old not 19, did some time in Echl and Hammertown .
Josh is Josh, solid
PK has always be a step ahead .
When I say inexperienced, I'm talking about nhl level experience. Sure, being a bit older is great when it comes to physical and mental maturity, but zero nhl games is still zero nhl games, and you just cant replace that experience whether you play in the ahl or on large ice abroad.
Mind blowing really...only silver lining is that all of these players should be back in the lineup before the end of the year. If the Habs can manage to tread water like they hav been until then, these players should provide a big boost in the coming weeks.