Re: Is Lucic the MVP of this Team?
posted at 11/16/2013 9:55 AM EST
In response to hangnail's comment:
In response to shuperman's comment:
Chara is the team mvp and league mvp. He means more to any team then any player in the league. This team would struggle big time if he wasnt on this team. Its not even close.
shupe I'm not saying Chara is replaceable, but with the "best" goalie in the league and the team's solid depth on the blueline, I don't think there would be a huge drop off in the teams performance should he go down for a bit. More work for the forwards of course but they know how to do that.
However if Lucic were out for a while, they would struggle mightily to score goals...I don't know how you could argue against this, but I'm sure you will. As Book points out, most of their offense goes through him at some point. And if Book says it, dammit I believe it.
Chara without a question. Our depth would exposed as would Rask. Im not saying rask still wouldnt steal games but his numbers would be altered. I also think the style of play would be changed in a big way. Seids boychuk bart mcq krug hamilton as 6 is just very avg. take charas 30 minutes a night out of the lineup and this team would struggle.
I think any goalie would have very good numbers here. Rask faced 14 shots through 2 periods last night and usually has all 5 back. The odd man advantages he faces are minimal.
This team can survive without lucic.
This team cannot survive without chara. To me this isnt close. And thats with all the respect i can throw at 2 major pieces to the bruins team. Chara is the most vital piece in the nhl. To any team!