Re: B's fans Eastern Conf. predictions
posted at 9/30/2009 11:23 PM EDT
In Response to Re: B's fans Eastern Conf. predictions
[QUOTE]1) You don't have a quality goalie
2)You don't have quality defensemen (and you just lost your best one)
3)You lost your best forward and got scott gomez (who was given away by the rangers) I hardly think Brian Gionta (even though i love this kid) is enough to make up for that. [/QUOTE]
Sorry but I need to respond to your points regarding the Habs. (Some of your friends may not care for this info, but there is not point making predictions if you don't know your team's opponents).
That's an exaggeration, but I get your point. At worse though, Halak can squeeze us into the playoffs.
Sorry but on this one you are in left field. Markov is and always has been our top defenseman (Norris material BTW if you care to look). Hamrlik has been #2. Komisarek was no more than passable last year (way overrated because of his hits). O'Byrne looks set to easily take his place this year. Add Gorges (extremely underrated), Spacek, Mara, and Gil. That's a well balanced D in terms of size, defensive skills, puck moving and PP scoring. Three of four young prospects in Hamilton are also ready for replacements anytime.
3) Camalleri, Gomez, Gionta, and Moen will easily erase our memories of Kovalev, Koivu, Tanguay, and Dandeneault. But a few question marks remain on offense, I agree.
Overall, don't count on a total meltdown of the Habs like last year. Most of the factors that caused this have been dealt with.
Cheers! from Mtl.
P.S.: Sorry about my handle if it resurrects bad memories. It's all in good humour of course. Would Schmautz1978 be a more palatable choice?