I think Peluso will make Thorburn expendable although he broke his hand this past Saturday in that beat down so he will be on the shelf for a while. We heard from the St Louis fans his rep in the AHL was pretty impressive and at 6'3" 235 he has the size. I like his hockey skills so far as well in a very limited sample size.
Thats why a want Peluso over Thorburn. Peluso is better at every level
- Kaberle with Stuart/Engelland
- Gionta with Clarkson
- Armstrong with a top tier fighter a la Bordelau
We'd be be kicking serious ass next year without losing much speed.
I have a friend who's a Devil fan, and he said Clarkson is like the son Lou never had, supposedly he's untouchable and will be signed back this summer. They will have plenty of money with 6 FA including Elias who could take a paycut from his 6M$.
Just recall Zack Stortini playoff time and dress him as extra forward. If we face a tough team
Stortini cannot be 'recalled' as he does not have a contract with the Habs. There's a reason no NHL team is interested in giving Stortini a contract. Any team that did do obviously wouldn't be on intent on making the playoffs. And the last thing a team that has made the playoffs would do would be to insert Stortini into their previously successful line up
Chris Thorburn might be a good fit for you folks on your 4th line? Great teammate and will fight at a level above Prust. doesn't win them all but rarely gets blown out and is very game. He bloodied a much bigger Frazer McLaren at a game I was at this year. brings energy to the 4th line and can play the game At a decent level for a fighter. Moen can handle himself but he seems to have slowed down in the fighting department in the last two season whereas Thorbs still goes about 10 times a season.
I only mention this because one reporter from Montreal between periods last night had him on a list of four potential candidates or aquisition targets. Also Winnipeg and montreal's GM's worked together in Chicago and are familiar with each other.
Not saying he will step in and blow out guys but he would add toughness and play a regular 4th line shift.
I've always liked Chris Thornburn...this is the kind of player the Habs could use. He can handle some of the bigger guys and hold his own, but more importantly, he would take some of the heat off Prust
Furthermore, he can take a regular shift without hurting you...more than decent skater.