Interesting. It only took a couple of weeks for someone to point out how great Rivet is. And all he had to do was log big minutes. How great is that. For the record I did think that we would miss him more than we initially thought, but what's done is done.
I don't understand the point of the thread though. Are we supposed to think Rivet was misused here? Is it a thinly veiled attempt to bash Kovalev? Are we supposed to blame Gainey for getting rid of Rivet? I just don't see the point of starting a thread about Rivet playing big minutes once, and bringing Kovalev into the mix.
I've been watching Rivet play with the Sharks and if I didn't know how well he'd play with the defensemen in Montreal, I'd say that Gainey go after him this off season. He's changed his game around... or Wilson's system is working better for him. He looks really good out there, but we all know Carbo's system + Habs D don't work with Rivet... or most defensemen in this league.
i watched Rivet play last night he was ok, no terrible giveaways, he was caught napping on Vanvouvers overtime goal though. i didn't notice him to much out there though which is usually a good thing when your a d-man.
Rivet seems to be faster probably because he lost some weight because of his bout with pnemonia.