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Mid Season MVP

View Poll Results: Who is the Mid-Season MVP
Price 38 24.20%
Plekanec 1 0.64%
Cole 97 61.78%
Gorges 16 10.19%
Subban 2 1.27%
Other 3 1.91%
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01-05-2012, 09:58 AM
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Cole would be tops for me with Carey Price second and third Gorges.

No one is even close to these 3 players for the first half of the season.

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I go with Price. Cole has been excellent as well, as has Gorges, but I think that without the consistent presence of Price we wouldn't even be able to hope to get back in the playoff race. Price hasn't been all that flashy nor flat out stolen many games, and maybe that's what people want to see more, but he has been the backbone of the team, and I think he has also started to use his puckhandling skills to much better advantage than he has in the past. I think he's the only clear All-Star calibre player on this team.

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First 15 or so games it would've been between Pleks and Pacioretty but they've both cooled off a lot, I'll go with Cole with Gorges and Price as second and third options as these 3 have been the main reason we aren't at the very bottom of the league right now.

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01-05-2012, 11:07 AM
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Price for me followed closely by cole

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01-05-2012, 11:17 AM
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Erik Cole and it's not even close
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01-05-2012, 11:21 AM
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I just feel that Subban, with his clear number 1 role in his second season deserves a ton of credit. He's been a rock defensively and eating up those minutes.

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01-05-2012, 11:28 AM
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Pretty much agree with the general sentiment. Cole, Price, Gorges.

But I have to say, I am becoming a huge fan of Travis Moen. The play he made on that Kaberle goal last night was an NHL powerforward play. I don't know what that guy did in the offseason but he is becoming quite the hockey player. It was funny for a while but I am starting to take the guy seriously. He went from cement hands to being a potential legit top 6 player who can score, pass, defend... It's really amazing.

Who would have thought that in January Travis Moen would have more goals than Mike Cammalleri? Not to mention be +2.

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01-05-2012, 11:29 AM
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Cole played 27 minutes last night, over 10 minutes more than any other F.

Hands down, it's him.

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10:25 min (27:04-16:39) more ice-time than the second forward on the team in one game must almost be an NHL record?

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01-05-2012, 11:31 AM
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Pretty much agree with the general sentiment. Cole, Price, Gorges.

But I have to say, I am becoming a huge fan of Travis Moen. The play he made on that Kaberle goal last night was an NHL powerforward play. I don't know what that guy did in the offseason but he is becoming quite the hockey player. It was funny for a while but I am starting to take the guy seriously. He went from cement hands to being a potential legit top 6 player who can score, pass, defend... It's really amazing.

Who would have thought that in January Travis Moen would have more goals than Mike Cammalleri? Not to mention be +2.
No one in his right mind. This comes out of the blue. He never scored at any level before. (best Junior season: 10 g, best AHL season: 8g).

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01-05-2012, 11:33 AM
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No one in his right mind. This comes out of the blue. He never scored at any level before.
Yep. I don't get how a guy like that suddenly develops hands and vision. It's really quite amazing. He is a legit scoring threat out there.

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01-05-2012, 11:39 AM
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Why is Subban an option? I think his performance so far was 3rd or 4th best among defenseman...
To answer the question, Eric Cole by far, Gorges was steady too.
Well I have to say in that case it's because you think wrong

The kid plays 25-30 minutes a night, not saying he's been perfect but with the ice time he gets he's bound to make mistakes. We'd be last if it weren't for him or Price.

Gorges has been better mind you, I can't justify saying anyone else has been though. 3rd or 4th?

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Toss up between Cole and Gorges, for me. I went with the goal scorer with my vote, though.

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01-05-2012, 11:56 AM
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Gorges has been solid just about every single game this season, but Cole was off to a rough start and Price has had a few really iffy games. I'd say it's hands down Gorges, but I'm a little surprised at how few votes he got!

Gorges for me.

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1) Cole
2) Gorges
3) Price

In that order for me.
Total agreement here. I can't put Gorges above Cole because of Cole's production/impact, and can't put Price above Gorges as long as both his GAA and SV% are outside the top 30 in the league.

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I voted Cole, simply the biggest beast I've seen in a Habs uniform in my adult life. I give an honorable mention to AK. For all the hate he's gotten over the years his inconsistent play over the last few years has still consistently been near the top on the team. This year he seams to have found consistency, he usually is one of the most physical players on any given night and his Kovelev imitation last night was out of this world, and no one else will mention him. Normally I'd say "contract year" but I have a funny feeling in my gut that he's hear to stay and will flourish in an offensive minded game.

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01-05-2012, 12:48 PM
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Yep. I don't get how a guy like that suddenly develops hands and vision. It's really quite amazing. He is a legit scoring threat out there.
The vision part is what really surprises me. And he's learned not to telegraph his passes so it's legit when he makes a nice pass.

I've always been a big Moen supporter but even I never expected this. It doesn't look like luck either, it genuinely looks like he's improved overall.

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I voted Cole, simply the biggest beast I've seen in a Habs uniform in my adult life. I give an honorable mention to AK. For all the hate he's gotten over the years his inconsistent play over the last few years has still consistently been near the top on the team. This year he seams to have found consistency, he usually is one of the most physical players on any given night and his Kovelev imitation last night was out of this world, and no one else will mention him. Normally I'd say "contract year" but I have a funny feeling in my gut that he's hear to stay and will flourish in an offensive minded game.
If we lose him for nothing or some other team gets him and signs him 3x3/3.5 I'll be pissed dude. Always been a big supporter of AK46 too

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01-05-2012, 12:52 PM
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If we lose him for nothing or some other team gets him and signs him 3x3/3.5 I'll be pissed dude. Always been a big supporter of AK46 too
I'm with you guys.

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01-05-2012, 04:25 PM
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Price deserves this but I'm glad to see Cole get some love. He's played with a lot of heart this year. I expected him to shrivel away when Martin benched and bashed him on the PP but he came on strong. He's shown a lot of character this year.
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If we lose him for nothing or some other team gets him and signs him 3x3/3.5 I'll be pissed dude. Always been a big supporter of AK46 too
If he doesn't sign by the deadline, we've got no choice but to deal him. We can't keep letting guys walk for nothing. We should be able to get him at a reasonable contract. Just don't let him leave for no return.

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01-05-2012, 05:31 PM
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Price deserves this but I'm glad to see Cole get some love. He's played with a lot of heart this year. I expected him to shrivel away when Martin benched and bashed him on the PP but he came on strong. He's shown a lot of character this year.

If he doesn't sign by the deadline, we've got no choice but to deal him. We can't keep letting guys walk for nothing. We should be able to get him at a reasonable contract. Just don't let him leave for no return.
Agreed. Price definitely deserves it and I also agree about Andrei, I just think it would be quite stupid to not sign him if he's willing for a fair price. If he's traded and signs for a fair contract I won't be pleased

Price has played the most minutes of any goalie and still has very respectable numbers on a team that is struggling. Other guys like Ward don't have nice numbers on a struggling team. Wow though can't believe how well Jimmy Howard is playing this season, I hate to discredit him cause he is a good goalie but Detroit must be one hell of a team this year!

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Agreed. Price definitely deserves it and I also agree about Andrei, I just think it would be quite stupid to not sign him if he's willing for a fair price. If he's traded and signs for a fair contract I won't be pleased

Price has played the most minutes of any goalie and still has very respectable numbers on a team that is struggling. Other guys like Ward don't have nice numbers on a struggling team. Wow though can't believe how well Jimmy Howard is playing this season, I hate to discredit him cause he is a good goalie but Detroit must be one hell of a team this year!
Red herring. That's more a commentary on how "good" Budaj is. I really think Price has been too inconsistent to have a serious claim on "MVP". Way, way too many games down in 0.800 SV% territory, and I think it's telling that he has so few games where he was "statistically average" (which I would say is the 0.910 to 0.920 range). Highs have been really high, lows have been really low. IMO both Cole and Gorges have been more consistently above average in both effort and results.

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