I think short term, as in the next 2-3 games, I think they're fine, especially if they can pull a win out tonight and maybe get a pt in NY tomorrow.
But after that, Gainey ought to serious consider recalling a guy like Weber as it's obvious the Habs PP needs the threat of a shot. Furthermore, this team feeds off the PP...even if strictly in a PP role as 7th dman
it's going to be interesting to see how all this plays out
Weber and or Carle should have been called up already and got 3 games of experience before the playoffs. Nope we haven't called them up and our PP is atrocious. Good luck Bob, I have no idea how you plan to pull this one off with out some PP defenceman.
I know we're in desperate times in terms of d-men, but I wouldn't pair Weber with a forward. I can see it being very ugly if a team is able to take control of the puck. On 5-on-3's definitely, but I think Bob will pair him with Breezer on the 1st unit. Second unit I could see Hammer and a forward, Andrei if he comes back, or Sergei once he's back, he was on the point before and is better than most of the guys we have doing the job now.
And I know it's just a period, but Janik is looking pretty good tonight.
Last edited by Turtleneck Plek: 04-06-2009 at 07:37 PM.
Well, many years ago, Jacques Lemaire was using Kent Carlson in front of the net and Mats Naslund on the point. A big body in front of the net ... we don't have to many options. But, big George is slow as hell!!!
I think breezer and weber at the point will be fine. Breezer has good vision and he is capable of setting weber up for one of his blasts. I'm not comfortable with putting a forward back there and breezer is the next best d-man on the roster in terms of vision.