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06-11-2009, 01:28 PM
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Is the list of players who could potemtially breakout this year a long one?

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The Kostitsyns are the two players most likely to breakout...

D'Agostini and Latendresse also have a chance to do much more...

Higgins and Plekanec could make comebacks...so a re-breakout...

The most important one is clearly Price. We need him to perform!!!

So 7 players could very well be better next year...if 3 of them do have a real breakout year, it will be a good start...

I can't wait to see what Martin can do with young players because those 6 players are needed.

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Maxpac, weber, and chip?

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Is the list of players who could potemtially breakout this year a long one?
That depends on your definition of breakout.

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Maxpac, weber, and chip?
I don't think Pacioretty and Weber have enough experience in the NHL to really have a breakout year. It's just too soon. We never know what could happen though...with a new coach and a new philosophy, anything can happen I guess. As for Chipchura, I think he'll made it, but with his kind of upside, even if he has a breakout year, he'll still have a defensive role, and I don't think he can have a huge impact right away.

I really hope to see the Kostitsyn breakout in some way, and Higgins and Plekanec both have to come back to a decent form...

Last year washed everything that was on the table. We can only have doubts about those players...and it's too bad. The good thing though is that they can't be worst than last year!

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If Schneider comes back, Kovalev's points will go up and whoever is with him on a line (being either Koivu and Tanguay or Plekanec and Kostitsyn)

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Kostitsyn jr, Chipchura and O'Byrne are due.

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price has to rebound or we are in BIG trouble.

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Gorges will have a breakout offensive year, IMO. He is playing great defensively and this year I think he will add to his assists and score some more goals. He is going to turn into a complete defensive player.

O'Byrne will also settle down and become a good dman, hopefully he uses his size and strength a lot more.

A. Kostitsyn should lead the team in goals and should gain more confidence in his overall game. I think he could end up leading the team in points as well, depending on if he gets first unit PP minutes or not.

Price will go back to his winning ways before the injury. I don't think he ever fully gained his confidence after returning and things just seemed to snowball for him through the rest of the season.

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06-11-2009, 04:35 PM
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Latendresse:
- 4th year breakout
- If he played 82 games he would have scored 20 going by his g/game
- Not a monster breakout but 45 points seems reasonable

Im al so expecting a big year from AK46.

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Latendresse:
- 4th year breakout
- If he played 82 games he would have scored 20 going by his g/game
- Not a monster breakout but 45 points seems reasonable

Im al so expecting a big year from AK46.
If Lats constantly put up 40+ points while playing on the 3rd line, I would keep him as a 3rd line player. We all want him to do better, but I would settle for that at the least.

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Kostitsyn Sr, Chipchura and O'Byrne are due.
fixed...Sergei is still young, and it would be normal if he takes a bit more time to develop since he's not the biggest or fastest player.

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06-11-2009, 05:46 PM
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Andrei Kostitsyn, Guillaume Latendresse

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Last year's most heralded breakout candidate was infraKostitsyn. It seems the only thing that broke out was his acne. I don't see his name mentioned so prominently this time.

What the Habs most of all is to have all the players who simultaneously had disappointing years snap back.

If I had to name players who might increase their goal scoring to new plateaus, I'd say d'Agostini, followed by Latendresse. Yes, Lats could hit 20 on his fourth try. I also think Higgins and AKost might hit 30 for the first time. I don't mention Pacioretty because he's still a rookie. In his case, anything he did would qualify as a (temporary) breakout.

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The balding one, I suppose.

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With Jacques Martin in I am not expecting Andrei Kostitsyn to break out. He'll be a better 2-way player that's for sure

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Andrei Kostitsyn, Guillaume Latendresse
I agree that they are the most likely.

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O'Byrne!

Big guy, skates well. People forget about him but he's better than what he shown this season.

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