I love the ex habs players coming back. They're all given a second chance to win it for the greatest team in nhl history. "Welcome back, we know what you can bring to this team, don't screw it this time".
I have confidence in my team right now. No excuses, know your role, shut your mouth and win.
So improving the club on waiver picks, because of the lower cost, is the formula for success now? Waiver wire picks are going to lead us to the promised land.
See how I can play this game too? Fun isn't it?
I'm not saying Clowe is the answer either, but I am hoping for a little more of a splash before the trade deadline comes, and goes ...
it's pretty simple.......
Dumont, White or Halpern as your 4th line center?
Dumont is too green for a playoff run
White and Halpern....Halpern is better at the FO and better in PK, two deficient aspect for the habs.
Now you talk about Clowe.....
Will you take Clowe before any of the top 9 wingers? (Gallagher, Bourque, Gionta, Galchenyuk, Pacioretty and Ryder)
Now they are 2 spots available......one is for Prust....so that leaves only one spot.
Does Clowe is worth a 1st or even a second drafts pick to play ont he fourth line and can do something that either: Armstrong, Moen, Dumont, White can'T do?
In 30 games with the Rangers this season, he has ONE ASSIST and ZERO GOALS and is a -5.
If that does not scream out useless scrub, then I dont know what to tell you.
For comparison sakes, George Parros has 1 Goal and 1 Assist.
Halpern does not address a glaring need. Parros would
Parros was waived? First I heard of it
What we have here is a stats watcher, folks. Newsflash - He's not been hired for his ****ing scoring ability. We have no problems on that front - have you been watching this season??? If he shows no motivation for being here then he's waived again - no loss. JHC - some ****ing people....
Good pickup - he'll be highly motivated to be on a contender.
That would explain why his defensive play has been as good as it has ever been.
Originally Posted by Marc the Habs Fan
You really need to take a chill pill.
This move does not prevent a toughness move before the deadline, but you are acting like it is.
If anything you'd expect the toughness brigade to love this move. We solved another need without giving anything up, meaning we still have plenty of picks to trade for fighters, for all that fighting in the playoffs.
Nothing like a run at the stanley cup to get over a loss? But damn man that really really sucks! My condolences to a great guy...
Originally Posted by HawkeyeCB
Tom Pyatt was fantastic for us. I still can't shake my head around why we let him go. 20-30 point 4th liner with great speed and fantastic on the PK.
Tom Pyatt's inability to score annoyed me to no end but there's no denying that when he touched the puck you knew it was leaving the zone. Didn't the habs have one of the top PKs in the league with him him on the team? Pittsburgh were 86.1% on PK in 2010 and habs were 84.4%. Also Tom Pyatt has 6g/5a in 29 games. Not too shabby...not too shabby...
We are a talented team with small players who can and do score goals. Our defense has been playing well with support from our forwards.
Faceoffs and PK will not be the reason we struggle in the playoffs against a physical team like Boston or Ottawa.
That's assuming we'd struggle against them. I don't see them shutting our speed down easily. Boston has had bigger teams than us over the years and we upset them, we beat them, and made them crap their pants when they were favored to win. They swept us as well but that was more due to us being completely depleted due to injuries and all the controversy around our team.
FO and PK are important aspects of a game. Improving them is great.
Parros would be sitting in the press box during the PO.
Getting Halpern doesn't mean that size won't be addressed either. Not sure why people have to hate on this pick up (when it clearly helps in two facets we needed to improve on) just because size wasn't brought in.
What if in a week we add Clowe, will Halpern who helped our FOs and PK then be a good pick up??
So long as Halpern does his thing, it's an improvement over our current 4th line center.
What's so special about a RH shot? Isn't most of the population right-handed or is this just something the habs were missing with their current line-up?
Hard to complain about a move that didn't cost the team anything. Where is Dominic Moore anyways, How come he's not playing? Since we're going back down memory lane I miss Robert Lang. Didn't realize he's 43. Moore is exactly 10 years younger.
Sometimes players need to develop into their roles, especially young guys. He wasn't even 25 when we let him go.
And again, Pyatt is a 3rd/4th liner. He's not supposed to be Stamkos... although only Desharnais, Gionta, Plekanec, and Pacioretty have more goals than him this season on the Habs.
I'm not saying he's not useful in that role now. Just that he was redundant while he was here, and brought nothing that we couldn't replace (our PK was #2 in the NHL last year without him).
Tom Pyatt in a Habs uniform was a one-dimensional PK specialist. Every zone entry resulted in a weak wrist shot into the goaltender's chest, and he was awful on the cycle and any other form of maintaining puck possession. Hindsight doesn't change that.