Here are some players that were in the Habs lineup:
- AHL sophomores or rookies: Jarred Tinordi, Darren Dietz, Christian Thomas, Gabriel Dumont, Stefan Fournier
- AHL vets: Louis Leblanc (young 'vet'), Nick Tarnasky, Michael Blunden
- Too young for AHL: Charles Hudon
- NHL 4th liners (maaaybe 3rd liners): Travis Moen, Ryan White
Would you look at that: those are the players (mostly) forwards that were supposed to drive the offense against the Bruins while playing defensively sound. No wonder the Habs didn't look so good tonight.
Desharnais Pacioretty and Briere is NOT going to work. Pacioretty is a shooter who can play a bit of a N/S game but he's not a grinder. Briere and DD are great play-makers but small and weak and won't win the puck battles to feed Max. Can't any coaches ****ing see this?
They need to move someone like Bourque to that line...but then we're left with the likes of Gionta and Briere as small weak wingers on other lines. It's a problem.
who's the ****ing puck winners?
Bourque Plekanec Leblanc
Max DDH Gallagher
Galchenyuck Eller Briere
Prust White Moen/ Stache
Dietz played well.
Leblanc played well - arguably the best forward.
Fournier has future in MMA.
Moen utterly useless.
Murray will be useful.
Thomas made me cringe.
Max Pac was a bit off.
DD put two points while being a non factor and PRESUMABLY took a stupid penalty that I never witness because I was taking a **** at that moment. Watsatheo's blaming the **** for my lack of infuriatedness at DD's penalty.
*** Stephane Leroux just said once again Kristo was the best player tonight for NYR!!!! He still don't understand why MTL gave up on him!!!
We waited four long years to finally get Kristo then he was traded before we even got a chance to see him play. Bergevin definitely messed up on that one, we must like gifting our talented players to the Rangers.
There was absolutely no reason for us to look as bad as we did tonite...Desharnais and Bouillon were both terrible and Thomas looked like he was trying waaay too hard to make something happen...on the plus side, LeBlanc looked like an NHLer and I thought Tinordi played a good, steady game