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Paquette 12 37.50%
Dumont 20 62.50%
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03-29-2017, 04:33 PM
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Paquette or Dumont

Who would you rather have? For me the answer is Dumont.

This is a poll.

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03-29-2017, 04:42 PM
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Why? It's not like they are amazing talents. We only need one.

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Why? It's not like they are amazing talents. We only need one.
They played pretty well together on a fourth line though. Maybe we should replace Bournival (the 3rd guy on that line) with someone like Gourde and see if they can't create a little offense on top of constant pressure.

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They played pretty well together on a fourth line though. Maybe we should replace Bournival (the 3rd guy on that line) with someone like Gourde and see if they can't create a little offense on top of constant pressure.
I'd replace Paquette, but I see your point.

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Dumont's on pace for 7 points in 82 games...........

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They're complementary and should be both on the 4th line.

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Dumont's on pace for 7 points in 82 games...........
Yeah, but he can match up against 1cs like Bergeron.

Also, what's Paquettes pace? 2 lazy 2 look it up.

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Dumont has been winning and taking a lot of important face offs, doesn't he get PK time as well?

I'd keep him on the 4th line WITH Paq. Thats a pretty solid 4th line

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Paquette easily, but a 100% healthy one.

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I dislike Paquette so much that I'd much rather take Dumont. If there was "neither" option I'd take that.

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Skating and defense are pretty much a wash. Paquette has a better shot. Dumont is much better on faceoffs and is a much better fighter.

Overall? Don't particularly care for either.

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Skating and defense are pretty much a wash. Paquette has a better shot. Dumont is much better on faceoffs and is a much better fighter.

Overall? Don't particularly care for either.
Gabriel is the better skater.

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Paquette easily, but a 100% healthy one.
Oxymoron?

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Oxymoron?
Sadly. There's a big difference when he's 'Dump Truck' and when he's not.

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I'll take the guy who can win a faceoff once in a while.

Can't wait for our new wave of grizzly youngsters to take over and actually contribute in a meaningful way on the lower lines. *cough* Stephens *cough*

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As a MTL fan, I am glad to see Dumont having success in TB. For some reasons, Therrien really didn't trust Dumont and would call up undeservedly whoever over Dumont when they were injuries. Dumont is an energetic player, who always played bigger than his size and his responsible defensively. His offense won't translate in the NHL, but it isn't like he is a nuisance offensively, he plays a simple and effective game. That being said, his lack of speed for a player his size will probably affect his longevity in the league.

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I'll take the guy who can win a faceoff once in a while.

Can't wait for our new wave of grizzly youngsters to take over and actually contribute in a meaningful way on the lower lines. *cough* Stephens *cough*
PAquette isn't BAD at face offs. He has a career 48%. Dumont is just especially good. At them. And given paquette is only 23, he still has time to develop more. That's pretty young. Dumont is 26. Probably not lots of development left.

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Paquette easily, but a 100% healthy one.
That's the problem. Dump Truck has been injured for what seems like two full seasons with the exception of a couple games. Too bad, really.

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PAquette isn't BAD at face offs. He has a career 48%. Dumont is just especially good. At them. And given paquette is only 23, he still has time to develop more. That's pretty young. Dumont is 26. Probably not lots of development left.
I like Dump Truck better overall, but Dumont is much more important to the team because with Johnson injured, he's virtually the only guy who can be relied upon in that area. If we are talking into the future, I'd go with Paquette.

I think we can upgrade significantly on our bottom 6 though

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I voted Paquette but I think I regret it.

If Paquette could stay healthy for me it's easily him but he is ALWAYS injured.

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I like Dump Truck better overall, but Dumont is much more important to the team because with Johnson injured, he's virtually the only guy who can be relied upon in that area. If we are talking into the future, I'd go with Paquette.

I think we can upgrade significantly on our bottom 6 though
A lot of times guys come into the league and perform really well on faceoffs until other faceoff specialists start keeping notes on them. That said, having a guy who's main use is faceoffs (so long as he brings another thing or two) isn't a bad thing.

Keeping both Dumont and Johnson gives us good faceoff options in both the O and D zone. I think we're in a better spot if we can rely on Dumont to take a lot of D zone draws, but never have to use him in the O zone.

That said, keeping a guy like Dumont, specifically for faceoffs, means the guys on his wings are probably going to have to be guys who can carry the play. So far, Dumont's 4th lines have all been pretty effective, really, except they can't score. I'm still wondering what 13-61-65 would look like.

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Well Paquette is under contract for next year while Dumont is a UFA, so it may not matter if we want Dumont, as he will take the best deal for himself. He's on a two way deal this year and since he spent most of it in the NHL I'm sure he'll push for a 1 way deal so he can what he made this year and more. If we lose Conacher, Vermin and Richard to the NLA and can get rid of Condra we have extra cash to throw 1 way deals at Dumont and Gourde while trying to bring back McGinn and Froese.

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Well Paquette is under contract for next year while Dumont is a UFA, so it may not matter if we want Dumont, as he will take the best deal for himself. He's on a two way deal this year and since he spent most of it in the NHL I'm sure he'll push for a 1 way deal so he can what he made this year and more. If we lose Conacher, Vermin and Richard to the NLA and can get rid of Condra we have extra cash to throw 1 way deals at Dumont and Gourde while trying to bring back McGinn and Froese.
I don't think conacher goes to nla with 18 new nhl roster spots opening. I think he tries one more year here.

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I don't think conacher goes to nla with 18 new nhl roster spots opening. I think he tries one more year here.
He's the type of player who could thrive with an expansion team.

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