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04-15-2008, 09:11 AM
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time for Lats to sit

If he's not going to play a regular shift, I think it's time for Stewart. I'm all for giving Lats a chance to develop, but not at the expense of winning. He hasn't done anything in a while now. He's only good when parked in front of the net and he hasn't done it. Either give him some PP time, or scratch him. The problem is, Montreal's PP doesn't use a man in front for screens or tip ins, so Lats hasn't gotten the time. Stewart is much faster and probably tougher. Lats just isn't ready.
(and don't tell me he's a fighter either, cause a fighter doesn't wear a visor)

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04-15-2008, 09:12 AM
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wait... wait... he's our next Neil but... we bench him?!??!?


I would sit Dandenault 362547457 times before Lats

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04-15-2008, 09:19 AM
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why sit Dandy

our fourth line has been our most consistent. Plus, Dandy is much faster and has been playing just as hard as Lats.

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04-15-2008, 09:22 AM
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Stewart played one very good, almost meaningless game with the Habs, against a Leafs team that was waiting for golf season. I was excited by his play in that game as well, but it's not enough to support putting Stewart in the lineup in game 4 of a playoff series, IMO. If you're going to put a kid in the lineup, I'd rather see Grabovsky.

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04-15-2008, 09:27 AM
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Stewart played one very good, almost meaningless game with the Habs, against a Leafs team that was waiting for golf season. I was excited by his play in that game as well, but it's not enough to support putting Stewart in the lineup in game 4 of a playoff series, IMO. If you're going to put a kid in the lineup, I'd rather see Grabovsky.
Yeah. Wow what a bunch of bandwagon fans. Stewart plays one good (I agree, meaningless) game and all of a sudden he should be in the lineup all the time.

I mean, I know this is a prospect site, but surely common sense can prevail over this crap.

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04-15-2008, 09:27 AM
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Not again

He do his job!!!!!!! He is on the 3rd-4th line and he had 5-6 hit per game.

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our fourth line has been our most consistent. Plus, Dandy is much faster and has been playing just as hard as Lats.
except the fact that he can skate, Dandy do not bring anything else to the game, no stickhandling, no puck possession, less hits that Lats

we do not need fast skating athletes we need hockey players

'nuff said

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04-15-2008, 09:31 AM
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Lats is doing his job.

Why some people expect some players to all of a sudden become "stars" is beyond me.

Each player has their own role....especially in the playoffs.

To bake a cake you need to use a lot of different ingredients for it to work.....
To win the cup you need to have a lot of different role players to be successful......

Lats is doing his job just fine.

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04-15-2008, 09:34 AM
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Stewart played one very good, almost meaningless game with the Habs, against a Leafs team that was waiting for golf season. I was excited by his play in that game as well, but it's not enough to support putting Stewart in the lineup in game 4 of a playoff series, IMO. If you're going to put a kid in the lineup, I'd rather see Grabovsky.
I agree.
One game in NHL doesn't convince me that he's good. Stewart's stats in AHL is mediocre. And the gap between AHL and NHL is huge. And regular season and play-off is different too.
Same as Roulin, I prefer to dress Grabovski than Stewart.

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our fourth line has been our most consistent. Plus, Dandy is much faster and has been playing just as hard as Lats.
Lucky enough, Bruins aren't a fast team. Therefore, speed is less important than it would be versus a team built on speed.

Our fourth line has been ''consistent'' mainly thanks to Lapierre.
We need players that can put the puck in and that are physical first and foremost.
So i think Carbo should move Latendresse with Higgins and SK, bring Ryder with Lapierre and put Streit there instead of Dandy. Putting O'Byrne back on D.

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Stewart played one very good, almost meaningless game with the Habs, against a Leafs team that was waiting for golf season. I was excited by his play in that game as well, but it's not enough to support putting Stewart in the lineup in game 4 of a playoff series, IMO. If you're going to put a kid in the lineup, I'd rather see Grabovsky.
Well, the coaches of the 93 Habs Stanley Cup team brought in players with no NHL experience at all. Seemed to work out alright. Though I wouldn't sit Lats.

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I agree.
One game in NHL doesn't convince me that he's good. Stewart's stats in AHL is mediocre. And the gap between AHL and NHL is huge. And regular season and play-off is different too.
Same as Roulin, I prefer to dress Grabovski than Stewart.
I agree Stewart didn't get much of a chance to show how consistent his play could be, but he did show great things. He did it versus a depleted Leafs lineup i know, but he's still on our team so if they kept him, he's an option.

I don't think Grabovski would shine in this series. He would get pushed around very easily. So im not sure id put him there. We need physical players.

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Such a move is intriguing in that Stewart plays a more up tempo game. That said Latendresse has gotten involved physically and has not hurt the team which is all you can ask for a guy who is playing so few minutes.

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04-15-2008, 09:50 AM
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Actually, Dany Dubé (one of the best hockey analyst imho) thinks he should replace Ryder on the second line.
He also said that Lats played a great game in Boston...
He said it on La Zone (which is 100 times better than 110%) and he said it again here:
http://www.radio-canada.ca/sports/ho...72-lundi.shtml
Of course, it's in French.
Scratching him, while others have been much worse is not the solution here.

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our fourth line has been our most consistent. Plus, Dandy is much faster and has been playing just as hard as Lats.
Dandenault is useless. Waste of a roster spot. I would sit him waaaaaaayy before Lats.

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Lats out Stewart in.....

No, just No....

Stewart has one game of experience.... Lats had more points in the NHL then he had in the AHL.... Sure he played great his one game, but you better not expect that every time from Stewart.

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I also think he should be on the 2nd line, playing with a playmaker like Sergei will help him as he simply has no one on his line to feed him the puck. People gotta realize that just because he hasn't put up puts doesn't mean he's been ineffective, he's thrown his weight around and played well down low and actually got in a fight showing heart unlike a lot of people on the team.

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If he's not going to play a regular shift, I think it's time for Stewart. I'm all for giving Lats a chance to develop, but not at the expense of winning. He hasn't done anything in a while now. He's only good when parked in front of the net and he hasn't done it. Either give him some PP time, or scratch him. The problem is, Montreal's PP doesn't use a man in front for screens or tip ins, so Lats hasn't gotten the time. Stewart is much faster and probably tougher. Lats just isn't ready.
(and don't tell me he's a fighter either, cause a fighter doesn't wear a visor)
I was thinking the same thing!. Genius!

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The obsession with Stewart in the line-up is akin to people putting Lahti on our first line in pre-season lineup predictions. It's silly.

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The obsession with Stewart in the line-up is akin to people putting Lahti on our first line in pre-season lineup predictions. It's silly.
Well put! If Begin was out of the lineup then MAYBE it'd be okay to put Stewart in but come on, he's played one NHL game and he never even had a great year in the AHL. I like Stewart but this isn't the time for him to be playing.

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The obsession with Stewart in the line-up is akin to people putting Lahti on our first line in pre-season lineup predictions. It's silly.
It's slightly less silly than that. At least many of us have seen Stewart play. But as a concept I do agree with you.

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He do his job!!!!!!! He is on the 3rd-4th line and he had 5-6 hit per game.
right, that, plus he got a hair cut....that`s really impressive

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Yeah. Wow what a bunch of bandwagon fans. Stewart plays one good (I agree, meaningless) game and all of a sudden he should be in the lineup all the time.

I mean, I know this is a prospect site, but surely common sense can prevail over this crap.

Yeah it's the bandwagon effect (for good and bad) that is contributing to the the continual decline of the quality of this board...It keeps getting harder and harder to read some quality posts, and there are some really good ones, but constantly having to sift through tons and tons of garbage posts to read a few good ones is causing me to lose interest more and more.

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If he's not going to play a regular shift, I think it's time for Stewart. I'm all for giving Lats a chance to develop, but not at the expense of winning. He hasn't done anything in a while now. He's only good when parked in front of the net and he hasn't done it. Either give him some PP time, or scratch him. The problem is, Montreal's PP doesn't use a man in front for screens or tip ins, so Lats hasn't gotten the time. Stewart is much faster and probably tougher. Lats just isn't ready.
(and don't tell me he's a fighter either, cause a fighter doesn't wear a visor)
He's already sitting for 52 minutes a game...we already have Begin and Kotsopoulos, no need for Stewart. I'd try Lats with Higgins and Ryder, they could use a bit of size on their line.

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Actually, Dany Dubé (one of the best hockey analyst imho) thinks he should replace Ryder on the second line.
He also said that Lats played a great game in Boston...
He said it on La Zone (which is 100 times better than 110%) and he said it again here:
http://www.radio-canada.ca/sports/ho...72-lundi.shtml
Of course, it's in French.
Scratching him, while others have been much worse is not the solution here.

This stinks of French bias and holds no credibility whatsoever and I do not wish to discuss any further.

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