Tinordi just made the team based on these two games imo. He was especially good completeing Subban when they were mismatched in the defensive pairings on changes. That is going to be our first D pairing in 14-15.
Leblanc was the best player on the ice. Visible on every one of his shifts. Good board work. Good hustle. He showed good offensive positioning in the o-zone. Made a couple of decent players. Got under the opponents skin. He's a battler.
Dumont: Disappointed in his game a little bit tonight. Didn't have as much jam as he usually does. I think he's an nhl player, but he's redundant on the current club. He's good depth for now.
Thomas: Has some good wheels and a nice shot. Some decent vision and hands as well. He is small though. Can't complain about his hustle, but he looked ordinary tonight. Not great, not bad. Just okay.
Dietz: He looks awkward on skates. Played a quiet game, a couple of nice dekes on the powerplay.
Hudon: He has mad skills and vision. He wants the puck. Tonight he had difficulty getting the puck on his stick. By that I mean, he would only gain individual possession if someone passed him the puck. Didn't really force a possession change along the boards. His offensive zone positioning is great, the talent is there for sure.
Tinordi: looked great. I have nothing to complain about. A couple of good reads, some good stick checks to break up a counter attack. Good gap control, solid position. The man can skate for his size.
- What sank the Habs? Poor PK (same as last season). Therrien better see the light and implement something like the Habs had under Martin.
- Who did the most damage to the Habs? Lucic-Krejci-Iginla, mostly on the PP. Why is anyone even surprised?
When Moen-White and Leblanc are used as Top 6 forwards, you're going to be in trouble. Most forwards for the Habs can either 1) hardly be counted on for offense or 2) cannot be counted on to drive the offense due to inexperience (age).