What's worrying with Pleks is that he doesn't seem to understand that he HAS to do better.
Kovalev said a couple of weeks ago that he needed to play better.
Tanguay said himself that he could do better and that he felt he didn't give enough.
Pleks just seems to be ok with his situation right now. He better wake up...
Maybe its better if the team keeps winning without Higgins or Plekanec waking up..
I sure wouldn't mind signing them to a contract that pays them less $$$.
Habs average PK and crappy PP are the difference between them and the elite teams at the moment. Can easily give up goals on the PP, but can't seem to score them with much regularity. Canes piss me off so much, especially since we always lose to them. I'd hate them anyway, what with their embellishment and Staal and hi excessive celebrations and grinning.
Just wondering.....did we overrate Pleks? I know he can't be that bad, but he's probably not that good either, especially not last year's good and CERTAINLY not better than he was last year for whoever thought he didn't reach his ceiling yet.
He's just not big enough, too frail and avoid contacts as much as he can. Speedy sure, but I don't remember the day that his speed permitted him to cut in front of the net....he just refuses to do that. His speed is only use to pretend like he'd cut, but then he stops, makes his famous 180, and pray for backup.
Though I keep saying that we should NEVER trade a young guy who could comeback and bite us AND that you trade a guy who has zero confidence, 'cause the only thing you need is that to build this and then you're good, I would still love to know what he's worth 'cause in the end, he's going to bring it and especially when it gets tougher, in the playoffs. I don't see him suddenly being physical and ready to pay the price....
We can't forecheck and we turn everything over because we over-complicate everything, can't win a battle in the lip of the crease and can't win along the boards. When we do win it on the boards, we cycle down low until we lose it and never use our points, ever.
there's a reason the best forwards tonight are lats/laps/TK...they keep the game simple and fore-check the stains to death. this exploits their weak D. if only the cream puffs understood this. lol @ pleks after leaving the box on his penalty. if only he could translate those dirty stares into some edge in his game..
we're not getting goals without bumping, screening and rebounds vs ward. the guy has a huge hard on every time he plays in montreal.