I made this thread to ask you how you see the Habs defense and try to arrive at a consensus on which defenseman should Carbonneau use
For me it would be
well... i'm under 5000 posts so I guess my opinion does not worth anything so....
Just kiddin, I totally agree, but I would still want to get Boyle or Zidlicky on the second pairing... put Oburn on the third and trade away Streit, as much as I like him, he's too much of a defensive liability.
I'd rather see O'Byrne in Hamilton for the stretch run. The reason has nothing to do with O'Byrne as a D-Man but more to do with Streit as a forward. I'd rather not put Streit on the 4th line and I can't see any reason to break up the Gorges, Bouillon pairing...
Brisebois, Georges and Bouillon present a problem for the immediate future of this club.
All of the above are being played far too often... they will be exposed in a playoff matchup and will really hurt the team. BG has to try and get someone like an Eric Weinrich type of dman to help in a playoff run.
Gorges and Bouillon was an effective 3rd pairing before Hamrlik got sick, Streit is better on forward.
I would tend to agree with this...Streit should go and play with Latendresse and Lapierre. Bouillon and Georges play very well together as a bottom pair. The only thing to fix IMO is the fourth line. I would sit smolinsky, call back Chipchura and play him with Begin and Kostopoulos. Idealy we could swing a deal before the deadline for a guy like Dwayne King of St-Louis to fill Begin's spot on the fourth line. This would allow double shifting a few guys on the fourth line once a while.
That's how I see it too... it's nice to see Briser back in Montreal but with Streit on the powerplay, Montreal does not need him as much anymore and on the defensive side, I rank him 8th, after Bouillon, "La bonne soupe".
IMO Streit should not play as a forward anymore.