Well O'Byrne is out for 8 weeks, so that's 2 MONTHS. I guess it's an insurance policy incase Webber doesn't do well of if there's another injury.
To be honest I don't know anything about MAB so I can only assume Bob, Pierre and Jacques know more than I do an made the best signing possible.
What I find interesting is now will S. Kosty be traded. I mean what better timing to trade him for an NHL ready defenceman then now, or in a couple of weeks after playing in Hamilton. I mean even MAB is going to Hamilton on a conditioning stint so it's not like Gainey couldn't have waited. It just makes me think that S. Kosty isn't going to be traded now.
Low risk, high reward signing. You just CAN'T be against that.
Naysayers should just shut up already, First it's ''waahhh we don't have enough quebecers'' then it's ''but but but the d-men we just signed for dirt cheap isn't good enough defensively to fill the huge gap left by 2 regular injured for months''
he'll be just fine, people. Shut up already with your criticism you'll whine soon enough when he makes his first mistake.
If MAB is playing good on the PP and a bit better than he usually do defensively what do you think our D would look like. Because for now I think we have a problem with hal gill, this guy is slow and can't get the puck out of his territory so we loose precious minute.
Could we see something like this:
Hamrlik-Spacek (good duo against calgary)
Like I said I know nothing about MAB but I prefer seeing a defensemen who is a liability in his territory but can help on the PP (MAB)
Than a defensemen who is a liability in his territory and can't help on the PP (Hal Gill)
Not sure how Martin will use him but i can already predict that the guy will be a scapegoat before the new year. Personally if i was JM i'd use him only and i mean ONLY on the PP. I want nothing to do with MAB being anywhere close the defensive zone.
Excuse me Mr. Realist, but what are you trying to imply? I don't think I ever said in my post that there are no reasons for him being traded so many times, or that he was "laying there" with no contract. If you read though the thread, I specifically stated that IF he was used properly (pretty much only PP time) he would be a good addition to the team, IF used otherwise, he wouldn't.
But then again, what do I know... You're the one who's the realist.
i agree we need to use him correctly
but you know this kind of player gets hated by fans really quickly when you demand too much,like brisebois
but i think that the fact the fan base his raising some doubts about his venue with the team should not be considered as whining, it is justified imo
I dont think we need to see him play games with a habs jersey before giving opinion on this player, or on any player
mab is a good signing for one year. with our current situation, its a good call. our pp needs a big gun back there and he has proven he can score at the nhl level. for whatever shortcomings he has, his D pairing is important and i think just play him in situations that cater to his strengths and we'll be all for the better. webber still needs ahl time and i prefer not to rush him.