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08-26-2013, 05:32 AM
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Pageau vs Desharnais

Recently an Ottawa poster compared their skill set. Is it fair to say they are similar players? Who has more upside ? How are their style of play different?

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Recently an Ottawa poster compared their skill set. Is it fair to say they are similar players? Who has more upside ? How are their style of play different?
Pageau is more fiesty, better shot and defensive awereness than Desharnais.

Desharnais as more offensive awareness, better passing.

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Pageau is more fiesty, better shot and defensive awereness than Desharnais.

Desharnais as more offensive awareness, better passing.
I would say that Pageau compares more favourably with Gallagher.....

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I would say that Pageau compares more favourably with Gallagher.....
Pageau is a much better skater than Gallagher.

While he has a lot of will, I don't think he's on the level of Gallagher in that aspect.

Similar, but different players. Pageau plays with more finesse. Gallagher bulldozes his way through.

But you're right to say the similarity's better than with Desharnais.

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Pageau played well in the playoffs.

Desharnais should go away.

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Pageau is a much better skater than Gallagher.

While he has a lot of will, I don't think he's on the level of Gallagher in that aspect.

Similar, but different players. Pageau plays with more finesse. Gallagher bulldozes his way through.

But you're right to say the similarity's better than with Desharnais.
Pretty much my point. I think Pageau's and Desharnais' only similarities are stature and birthplace......of all the Habs, Gallagher seems to be the most comparable although a young Gionta might even be closer.

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Pageau is a much better skater than Gallagher.

While he has a lot of will, I don't think he's on the level of Gallagher in that aspect.

Similar, but different players. Pageau plays with more finesse. Gallagher bulldozes his way through.

But you're right to say the similarity's better than with Desharnais.
Pageau a better skater ? In what aspect ?

I doubt Pageau is a lot more elusive than Gallagher, since he's one of the most elusive player in the league.

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Pageau a better skater ? In what aspect ?

I doubt Pageau is a lot more elusive than Gallagher, since he's one of the most elusive player in the league.
This is very true. Saw him once, asked him to wait there for a minute. When I came back, he was gone.

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This is very true. Saw him once, asked him to wait there for a minute. When I came back, he was gone.
You will never stop amazing me, Jerk Store.

Your level of irrelevance are so damn high ! Wonder why you're here and not on some funny-meme-board.

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I always thought Pageau played a lot like Plekanec in the juniors.

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Pageau a better skater ? In what aspect ?

I doubt Pageau is a lot more elusive than Gallagher, since he's one of the most elusive player in the league.
Speed, fluidity, acceleration, in everything pretty much.

Gallagher is an average skater, Pageau is a good to great skater.

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I always thought Pageau played a lot like Plekanec in the juniors.
And you've probably seen him play more than all of us united.

That is a logical one.

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Speed, fluidity, acceleration, in everything pretty much.

Gallagher is an average skater, Pageau is a good to great skater.
How is Gallagher an average skater ? Really, I always tought this was his main strength. I really don't see it... He makes play happens solely based on his quick feets and fast change of direction.

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Actualy i'd consider Pageau to be more comparable to Dumont. Dumont might not have played as well but they will have the same career IMHO.

I see both as 3rd line tweeners with around 20pts a season.

Pageau will never come close to Desharnais when it comes to offensive output. He wen't on a tear in the PO, it sometime happens with rookie getting their first taste of the NHL playoffs.

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Actualy i'd consider Pageau to be more comparable to Dumont. Dumont might not have played as well but they will have the same career IMHO.

I see both as 3rd line tweeners with around 20pts a season.
...they're... completely different players actually. If Pageau was a Hab, he'd be lauded as the next Tomas Plekanec. Similitudes are striking -- both players offense and defense are mainly generated through their speed and agility, as opposed to more "technical" skills, even if their speed is generally deceiving. Both players have a never-say-die attitude (in a non-physical way though) and their game is better fit a for a non-physical game. Both are pretty good when it comes to shadowing other, more skilled players, while nonetheless producing at a good offensive clip.

Dumont was always more of a (pit)bull in a China shop who mostly grinded its way to goals.

Sure, Pageau has to repeat, but this stage, he's ahead of what Tomas Plekanec was at the same age, or roughly at the same place. If anything, Tomas Plekanec is his absolute upside and he's unlikely to reach that. But if Plekanec was able to become what he is...


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How is Gallagher an average skater ? Really, I always tought this was his main strength. I really don't see it... He makes play happens solely based on his quick feets and fast change of direction.
His technique is not very fluent, and he's slower than most smaller sized players.

He compensates by his play reading and by his sheer will.

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This is very true. Saw him once, asked him to wait there for a minute. When I came back, he was gone.
I laughed.

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