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09-23-2012, 01:28 PM
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He has 4th highest TOI of all Avs defensemen, he and Hejda faced opposing top lines, they were always on the ice when the Avs were protecting late leads and he's getting bottom pairing minutes?
Don't bother arguing with some of these guys.
They won't let go of bashing players.

Good on O'Byrne, I liked him. I think he could have been serviceable in Montreal but obviously the Montreal pressure was a bit much for the guy.

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Don't bother arguing with some of these guys.
They won't let go of bashing players.

Good on O'Byrne, I liked him. I think he could have been serviceable in Montreal but obviously the Montreal pressure was a bit much for the guy.
Lead their team in hits as well.

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Lead their team in hits as well.

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Would've loved for him to work out with the Habs, but Martin had his love affair with Picard so he wasn't going to get much of a chance.
Picard was :

a) Better (or more like, well-rounded) than O'Byrne at that point.
b) Too old/Not big enough to fetch Bournival in a trade.

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09-23-2012, 05:49 PM
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If we wanted a hit Chara specialist we should have brought AK back.

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09-23-2012, 06:12 PM
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If he's getting the toughest minutes with the Av's facing the NHL's best then no matter how bad the Av's could have been, he's a much much better player then he was here.
We probably couldn't develop the Great One properly and killed him in the minors. Really, we sucked/suck at developing talent.
Good for O'Byrne. Glad he's doing well.


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What do you mean so what? O'byrne was absolutely terrible in Montreal and recieved chance after chance after chance. Reminds of Weber. These guys were terrible. O'byrne wasn't going to play in Montreal and he's lucky that Colorado had so many injuries on D when got traded there, it was the only way he was gonna get ice time.

For how good O'byrne is, only one other regular playing d-man got less ice-time than he did. Liles didn't play with O'byrne all of last year. Liles was also having a very good season before O'byrne arrived in Colorado, he had 11 points in 14 games before the O'byrne trade that year.

O'byrne is still a bottom pairing d-man for christ sake. I can't believe people are still lamenting over this. You don't see San Jose fans crying every freaking day because they traded Josh Gorges who also couldn't crack their lineup at the time. He's still a bottom pairing D-man, he was bad at the time of the trade and the only reason people still whine about him is because he's 6'5 and we all know how much habs fans get chubbies over size.

Hal Gill was also a fantastic PKer, I still don't want him back. O'byrne is still a bottom pairing d-man.

The same thing will probably happen with Weber (given the plethora of bottom pairing d-men on this team with St.Denis, Diaz, Emelin and now Boullion, let's not forget that there is Ellis, Beaulieu, Tinordi waiting as well), except that I bet a lot less people will give a damn (outside of the few that lament every single player that gets moved) since he doesn't have size.

I'm glad he found a role in Colorado, but he's still inconsistent and still gets bottom pairing minutes.

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If he's getting the toughest minutes with the Av's facing the NHL's best then no matter how bad the Av's could have been, he's a much much better player then he was here.
We probably couldn't develop the Great One properly and killed him in the minors. Really, we sucked/suck at developing talent.
Good for O'Byrne. Glad he's doing well.
To be fair Gorges was a nobody when the Habs acquired him in what turned out to be a much more one sided trade, and Gorges turned into a better player than O'Byrne could ever hope to be.

But the Habs definitely mishandled him and I'm happy he's turned things around. It was never going to happen in Montreal even without Martin around.

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