Weber + 3, Diaz + 1, Subban -6.
Quite a good start for them, Diaz will still need some time to improve. In a Swiss newspaper he said, that he has to forget to play like in the Swiss League and adapt to the NA-style in the coming weeks.
Diaz and Weber don't play in PK and against the first line.
You cannot convert Diaz into a physical defensemen. He's a smart guy with a very good hockey-sense, he can pass, shoot, fake and he also defends like that, with a lot of intelligence, not with pure force. If you can accept this and maybe pair him with a good physical defender he can have a long nhl-career.
I wouldn't say that. Emelin, Subban and Gorges have physical potential. Diaz and Weber not, that's true.
On the offensive side the Habs are not only missing the physical play, they lack a lot more.
Well Subban will punish you cutting across, so yes there.
Yemelin will trow the hip at you so yes.
Gorges usely takes the hit and makes a play, yes he is tough.
But no one brakes anything infront of the net. The only one with the size is Yemelin and he like to deliver big hits and has only 5 or 6 NHL game experience.
What I mean is Subban can get pushed around in the defensive zone, Gorges to will get pushed but with difficulty. Yemelin is a rookie , Weber has always gotten pushed around and with Diaz looking like a more seasoned Weber, too gets pushed around and he too is a rookie.
Just as long as the Habs don't do what they did with O'Byrne, Mc Donagh(sp) SK, so right lots of guys asking for or suspecting Weber will be gone, God no keep him, along with Kristo, don't trade any of these yong gus, move Gill, Spacek if you can, dump Gomez, if you are going to misuse Cole then move him I guess, I hope not, but first & formost get rid of Martin, I said the same thing last year, boring, boring boring.
I like Diaz a lot so far, but I would like him better as a 6th or 7th just so he doesn't have too much pressure. Right now this defense unit is way too young and he must do too much for his experience.
Im happy that some of you are starting to picture Diaz in the future plans of the team.. Ive been pretty high on this signing since the begin, he started slowly at the camp but the improving cruve is impressing..
Diaz is what I expected Weber to be. Now, don't get me wrong, Weber has been good too, but not as good as I envisionned him to become... Diaz is better positionally and gets his shot through the traffic more regularly. I think they could both have a sot on the team long term, but then it'S a very offensive right side (Weber-Diaz-Subban), we'D really need to keep Gorges, Emelin, and we'd need another good defensive dman (hard hitting, preferably) as 7th, possibly top 4 if Markov never comes back the same.
I kindda wish he'd have a couple dozen games in the AHL to adapt to the physical side of things and the speed of play, and boost his confidence on the PP, but given the situation he's done real well for us