I figure Mara is the one to go as well - OB will be included in the top 6 and MAB will be a utility player on the 4th line ....... who can dispute his influence on the PP - I see him sticking at a very low cost to the HABS until PK is ready to take his spot (I see him signed for next year!!)
D'Agostini is drift wood - I'd rather see White + Pyatt play than Laraque + D'Ago!!
Sleepers like Poulliot coming alive for us are in real short supply - a few others - like what other TEAMS seem to create/nurture - and we are as good as most in the east within a year/two??
I feel that Lapierre has regressed due to Metro getting his 3rd line minutes - I think Lapierre can be a good third line center with Moen + White/Pyatt!! Who the hell can play with Laraque on the 4th line with MAB and progress?? He's young and expect him to shut down and agitate the Crosby's of the league! he has no role with this team, other than a spare forward who is plugged into 6-8 minutes a game with whoever is included in the 4th line spots with him! He can rebound - I agree now though, that he seems lost out there!!
Laraque was a bad signing in the first place and his release was coming. I agree, he now has time to go firsthand and assist in Haiti, or choose to resume his career with another team (how about Laraque for Stortini??)
Mara can fetch something like a 4th at the deadline, I expect him to be moved then when 2-3 teams want a solid #7 D-man going into the playoffs.
Gill would be good to move also, but since more years, not sure he gets moved unless it's worth it. Having both those players on the same line is confusing, 2 slow players to get the puck in the corner playing together, your asking for trouble
I took the liberty to find a few posts from last year how quickly people forget, now Dags has obviously not been very good, but patience is a virtue, right? The Habs are not a playoff team this year or if they get in by the skin of their teeth, playing Wash or Pitt in the first round is it really worth it, remeber the spanking last year, but next year, another year of expierence for Dags, Patchs and a healthy lineup along with some call ups,and off course getting rid of a few, Bergeron for example, who knows, here is reports of Dags & Pleks from last year, enjoy
I reckon D'Agostini probably has the 2nd hardest shot on the Habs. A.Kost had the hardest last year according to Price and it's not surprising when you see him wind up. D'Agostini has a 100mph slapshot too. In Hamilton, he liked using it from the right wing, but that was when he was looked to more regularly to carry the puck up ice. With Andrei and Saku on his line, he won't get those types of chances as much so he will have to find other ways to use it.
That D'Agostini kid looks amazing. Very fast and playing with confidence. Like some have said if he can stay up with the big club and continue to get solid time he has a legitimate shot at Calder. Versteeg seems like he will keep his pace up playing with Kane and Toews. Also look for Wheeler to continue to rise playing with Krejci and Ryder.
I guess any of the top 10 rookie candidates have legitiate chances at winning but based on D'Agostini's pace he could be soon right in the mix.
Dags is a young vet. He plays a two way game with some determination and hockey sense, and he has good skills, so I dont believe that he will peter out as much as we may think. He is an all round good player.
I'm a big Plek fan and i don't know why he's struggling so much this year. It looks like one of those bad slumps but in the end I agree he's a bit too much on the fairy side...
Pleks is playing like a little girl
Thank you. It's not a simple slump, he's not going in the corners anymore and fighting for the puck. He's playing like a perimeter player, not asserting himself at all since the playoffs last year.
Like someone in another thread said, he found out he can get hurt in the playoffs and all of a sudden he's scared.