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- Comment on Multimedia: White, Schultz game-time decisions vs. Hurricanes (2012-02-13 18:06:59)
Should be a good game tonight! Enjoying the win streak, hoping for the playoffs, but if we don't make it, dump some dead weight (Gill, Campoli, Gomer) in the offseason and go younger. Any first rounder will do, not a big fan of this year's crop. As for the upcoming Bruins game, I think you guys should youtube Schultz before counting him out against anyone. He was one of the toughest guys in the WHL and I haven't seen him drop too many decisions in the AHL either. He has a great style of game, and although he's been slow to adjust to the pro game, he grinds hard and forechecks, not super talented but tough and gritty, and was the captain of the Hitmen for several seasons for a reason(and was decent offensively). People are saying he's not an NHL player, how many so called experts thought that White would be an NHL player, or Gorges, or Desharnais, or anybody who wasn't a first rounder? Before you all crap on his WHL toughness, remember thats where Lucy and Chara polished their craft as well, and they lost their share of fights there too. He at least won't back down from anyone, he'll for sure answer the bell, and while i'm not saying he'll mop the floor with Lucic or Thornton, but I gaurantee he won't do too badly either. Have some faith boys. We're not going to win by gooning, but we also don't have to sit back and take it from these guys either. Lets go out and beat the Canes then you can all work yourselves into a Lucic lather over how bad he'll beat up Schultz....just remember you may eat some humble pie after. Schultz is a very similar fighter and size to Jim Vandermeer, and he gave Lucic all he could handle last year while with the Oilers. Let's give this kid a few games and see what he can do! He's young and malleable and with some seasoning, could be a diamond in the rough. If he develops into a good third or fourth liner like Thornton, then the Halak trade becomes better and better for us. Lets go habs!
- Comment on Multimedia/Update: Betts out with minor lower-body injury (2011-10-06 12:53:51)
i would bet by the end of the night he'll be with cammy and plecks, especially once AK takes the first few shifts off after a fast start to the game. Edit: oops wrong spot. Posted in reply to the comment from Juhn Lu about where cole is playing.
- Comment on Multimedia/Update: Betts out with minor lower-body injury (2011-10-06 12:52:51)
Ya, thise collingwood girls sure are nasty...
- Comment on Multimedia/Update: Betts out with minor lower-body injury (2011-10-06 12:49:54)
ha. like taking candy from a baby.
- Comment on Multimedia/Update: Betts out with minor lower-body injury (2011-10-06 12:35:28)
just breathe. you'll feel better after we squeek out a 1 goal 4-3 win over the leafs tonight. Betts is not historically injury prone. He will be fine. Gameday folks, it;s like chirstmas morning!
- Comment on Betts claimed off waivers; Woywitka on waivers; Palushaj, Blunden, Schultz to Hamilton (2011-10-05 19:50:12)
everyone knows his potential, and how his numbers appear on paper... however, it's the 16-20 game scoreless skids, the poor playoff performances and the lack of fire he shows that piss people off, not the fact that he's euro. Also, the Epilepsy thing has to be put to bed, he has not had issues since his draft year and has it under control. He doesn't use it as an excuse and niether should anyone else. EDIT: That being said, I would not trade him for just anyone. I believe in his talent and think he will break out one day, but i don't think it will be with the Habs. Malone or Clarkson, as suggested, would not be enough for me to part with a player of AK's potential. Might be hard to sell a GM on his potential in order to get the necessary value back on a deal for him, however. My perception is he is viewed as a floater of sorts around the league. My perception and opinion, of course.
- Comment on Betts claimed off waivers; Woywitka on waivers; Palushaj, Blunden, Schultz to Hamilton (2011-10-05 19:44:57)
he just never does it when it really counts and is so inconsistent it hurts to watch. But yes, the numbers are there, on paper. I have a hard time with him, cause i want to believe he can score 30+, but i just don't see the drive day to day.
- Comment on Betts claimed off waivers; Woywitka on waivers; Palushaj, Blunden, Schultz to Hamilton (2011-10-05 19:41:38)
Realistically, i don't think they can win it all this year either, but that being said, you never know. If Halak wasn't out of this world a few years ago we would not have made it by washington, yet we made the ECF. A little more here and there and we were there. Same with last year. No respect going into the playoffs, but they were in a good position to close it out again. This team is better than that one, hands down. They also have some post season magic around them...They may not look like a contender, but i think by merit of the level of talent they have and Carey in net, they do have a shot.
- Comment on Betts claimed off waivers; Woywitka on waivers; Palushaj, Blunden, Schultz to Hamilton (2011-10-05 19:34:56)
i agree, there are those that are so frustrated by his play they would trade him for anything, and there are those who are tortured by the flashes of talent and want to ride his contract out to see if he can deliver the goods. I'd trade him, personally, if the right package came back, even prospects or picks without a roster palyer, if they were good enough. I think we have the depth to replace him internally on the thrid line. I just am not a big fan of Malone, who's career high is 27 goals and 57 points playing with all star talent, who has only broken the 100 PIM mark once in his career, the rest is between 50-70 PIMS a year, or clarkson, who's a great grinder, but the hands aren't there. I too would have liked to keep SK, but the attitude was brutal on that kid. He had to go.
- Comment on Betts claimed off waivers; Woywitka on waivers; Palushaj, Blunden, Schultz to Hamilton (2011-10-05 19:14:25)
Not sure why everyone is so high on malone, pretty average guy puts a borderline hit on our guy and cleans out JG (who most guys in this league can clean out) and everyone thinks he's some sort of progidy power forward. He's had success playing with good players in Tampa and Pitts, but he's not a great talent or grit guy. In fact, he doesn't do much in the way of fighting or gritty stuff regularily. He does go to the net, however. Clarkson lacks talent, but is a good 4th liner. Niether of these guys is worth AK, in my opinion, but that is obviously subjective. I'd need a pick too to make that trade. Our 4th is good, Moen, White, Betts... size, speed, sandpaper and defensive awareness. I think we should give the "wimpy combo" some time and see if they can handle the grind. Sure, you could have Sutton and Carkner back there, but you'd never get out of your own zone. my 2 cents