Roman Hamrlik…What an under-rated player, I know for so many years but last year in the series with Calgary, I saw a complete defense. When Bob Gainey signed him I was sad of loosing Souray but so happy to have a better player in many things than Sheldon. He has a great year so far.
Alexei Kovalev….We all know his talent but now he used this talent. A change of attitude help him to be a real leader in the hockey room.
Andrei Markov….The quaterback that he supposed to be, his contract and the choice of choosen him before Souray gave him confiance to dominate the league now.
The goaltenders: Every reporter want Price to be #1 who's a future superstar but forgot how Christobal Huet can be good too…….the best duo in the league.
Mathieu Dandenault….In the beginning of the season, I wanted the team to traded him but now for foward did a great job and surprise me.
Kyle Chipchura: He play like a veteran, a future complete player like the coach Carbo in his good years.
Patrice Brisebois: A great assurance for the team for the playoffs, He know what's his job and did well.
Josh Gorges: Has a great training camp but the way they used him not help him, when he play was good except one game but he need to play like every player to be regular. The french reporter Yvon Pedneault don't like him and it don't help.]]>
On a side note, did you people notice how Bouillion was scratched last night? and Gorges played in his place, I'm really liking this Gorges guy, granted he's made mistakes, but he barely plays, give this guy a full roster spot and I think he could be better than Bouillion. Maybe this will light a fire under Bouillion, I hope it does, or maybe he will get traded, I feel like we need a Chris Niel type of player on the team, a guy like Begin who can fight.
I'm guessing the weak points include Ryder and Guillaume TheTenderness, and the really low faceoff percentage, 26th in the league, and yet they're always practicing it, maybe the hard work will pay off at the end of the season. I'm a tad worried with the back to back losses to Buffalo, granted we missed our chances and Buffalo is on a role, and maybe the team was tired, but still I expect a better effort. I hope the team wakes up this week.]]>
The way I see it….this year, barring injury or massive slumps, that Huet will play 60 games and Price will play 20.
If you re-sign Huet to a two year deal, next year the split can be 40/40. And then the last year Price can take 60 and Huet 20.
That way, Price is eased into the role, he's not thrown right into the fire.]]>