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10-05-2011, 12:59 PM
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Quite a few people have some back pedaling to do in regards to gauthier and this pickup

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10-05-2011, 01:01 PM
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Halpern had a 56 FO%
I mean players returning this year.

Betts also only had 8 pims, so he'll more than likely be available to use on the pk.

Him and Gill with Pleks ? Could be good. Who cares who the other d is.


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Well he already has a big fan:

«Il bloque beaucoup de tirs et il excelle en désavantage numérique, a commenté Hal Gill. Je l'aime déjà!»
"He blocks a lot of shots and he excels on the pk Gill said. I like him already!"

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10-05-2011, 01:01 PM
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Great move. This is even better than getting Konopka or any other name that was thrown around for 4th line duties.

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Well he already has a big fan:

«Il bloque beaucoup de tirs et il excelle en désavantage numérique, a commenté Hal Gill. Je l'aime déjà!»

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10-05-2011, 01:03 PM
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The real potential benefit from this is the possible reduction of PK icetime for Plekanec. Less work means less chances of him burning out.

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10-05-2011, 01:09 PM
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I know alot of people will be disappointed because they wanted to see Engqvist start this year...Don't worry...Betts is injury prone so Engqvist will be the first one to be called up!

Regardless of that, I am still very excited for the season to start!!!

GO HABS GO!

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10-05-2011, 01:10 PM
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I know alot of people will be disappointed because they wanted to see Engqvist start this year...Don't worry...Betts is injury prone so Engqvist will be the first one to be called up!

Regardless of that, I am still very excited for the season to start!!!

GO HABS GO!
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10-05-2011, 01:10 PM
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I know alot of people will be disappointed because they wanted to see Engqvist start this year...Don't worry...Betts is injury prone so Engqvist will be the first one to be called up!

Regardless of that, I am still very excited for the season to start!!!

GO HABS GO!
I don't think a lot of people were eager to see Engqvist start this year in Montreal, especially after that average performance in the pre-season.

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10-05-2011, 01:12 PM
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I know alot of people will be disappointed because they wanted to see Engqvist start this year...Don't worry...Betts is injury prone so Engqvist will be the first one to be called up!

Regardless of that, I am still very excited for the season to start!!!

GO HABS GO!
The whole 'betts is injury prone' thing has already gotten old. Over the last 6 seasons he's averaged 72 games played. That's the same as Cammalleri.

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10-05-2011, 01:13 PM
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I don't think a lot of people were eager to see Engqvist start this year in Montreal, especially after that average performance in the pre-season.
Pretty much this.

I'm a fan of Engqvist, but I'll take Betts.

Watsatheo made a good point. Now pleks can potentially focus more on scoring ?

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10-05-2011, 01:13 PM
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The real potential benefit from this is the possible reduction of PK icetime for Plekanec. Less work means less chances of him burning out.
I agree. Plus he might be able to focus a bit more offensively come playoff time, too. The wear and tear of being a top PK guy can really eat at point totals.

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10-05-2011, 01:14 PM
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Pretty much this.

I'm a fan of Engqvist, but I'll take Betts.

Watsatheo made a good point. Now pleks can potentially focus more on scoring ?
Yeah, and not get burnt out halfway through the year trying to do everything. As great as he is on the PK, it must be tiring for him being the #1 center and #1 PK'ing forward.

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10-05-2011, 01:15 PM
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That move says more about the inability of Enquvist, Palushaj and Blunden to make the team than about Betts being a good player.

Imagine that Betts was already with the team. I find a bit sad that there wasn't any kid good and ready enough to beat an aging Betts at the camp... And when you think of it, a guy like Moen should be beatable also.

But let's be positive: it's because all the good forwards came up with the team last year.

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10-05-2011, 01:15 PM
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The whole 'betts is injury prone' thing has already gotten old. Over the last 6 seasons he's averaged 72 games played. That's the same as Cammalleri.
But.. but.. but.. Cammalleri is injury prone...



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I think that he has two things going for him as far as toughness and grit: he's quite big (6'3 210) and he's a respected veteran around the league. Besides those two factors, he won't add much physically. He can't fight and can barely hit due to his shoulders. But I doubt we'll ever see Someone beat down on him like what happened to Pyatt and Spacek last year. Moen-Betts-White (eventually) will be a 4th line that will not get pushed around, ever. And that's all that really matters, imo.
Fair enough...but personally, as a guy whose watched Blair Betts plenty of times. I don't see what Betts can bring, other than experience, to the table more than Engqvist.

But doesn't matter to me, one or the other...same type of players who I think will get the same type of results.

Pretty inconsequential IMO.

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10-05-2011, 01:20 PM
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The whole 'betts is injury prone' thing has already gotten old. Over the last 6 seasons he's averaged 72 games played. That's the same as Cammalleri.
Cammalleri is injury prone.

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That move says more about the inability of Enquvist, Palushaj and Blunden to make the team than about Betts being a good player.

Imagine that Betts was already with the team. I find a bit sad that there wasn't any kid good and ready enough to beat an aging Betts at the camp... And when you think of it, a guy like Moen should be beatable also.

But let's be positive: it's because all the good forwards came up with the team last year.
Palushaj and Blunden are not centers and Engqvist needs more seasoning. They got Betts because he is good at what he does(defensive center and PK).

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Quite a few people have some back pedaling to do in regards to gauthier and this pickup
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10-05-2011, 01:27 PM
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I just remember he was an absolute beast on the pk. An upgrade over Halpern from last year. Also happy Engqvist isn't our 4th line center this year.

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Yeah, and not get burnt out halfway through the year trying to do everything. As great as he is on the PK, it must be tiring for him being the #1 center and #1 PK'ing forward.
Yeah, hopefully Betts can do that.

Where's the "Welcome to Montreal" video for Betts!?

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Can't agree more. Or is it possible that he can't give more than he did at this point in his career? Tough to really know if it's a lack of effort or just a lack of talent/confidence. We'll give him the benefit of the doubt and hope he progresses this year in Hamilton.....but he CLEARLY wasn't good enough despite the supposed GREAT assets he had in winning faceoffs and not being beat defensively. Clearly, it wasn't enough....and in reality it really wasn't.
I think that's also it, Engqvist just does not have the athletic requirements (skating, strnegh, hearth, endurance) to be a effective NHLer. How can you be good defensively if you can't follow the pace of the game?

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Wait this can't be right. Just yesterday very knowledgeable posters were telling me that PG was a pacifist and was trying to build a team of creampuffs, "no way would he ever claim Betts!" they exclaimed. I'm going to wait for a more reliable source than multiple people on twitter before I believe this hogwash!
Betts is a player that covers EXACTLY some of the needs that we had, mainly a 4th line center great pk skills to take some of Plekanec's ok time, good on face-offs, gritty and has 5x the hustle of Andreas Engqvist.

But, although in the wright deriction, don't put all your eggs in the same basket. Thre toughness issue that we (we being those are for having a big 4th line winger that can drop em) think it's inportant still hasn't been resolved. It's a step in the right direction though. Moen-Betts-White should be one super annoying line to play against.

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