hab29RETIRED Posted April 21, 2021 Share Posted April 21, 2021 7 hours ago, GHT120 said: No, not chopped liver ... and I am actually a great fan of his talent; as I have been with many former Habs that never consistently lived up to their potential (e.g., Malakhov ... loved him) ... but in this difficult stretch where the team NEEDS its most talented players to step up he has 2 assists in the last 12 games ... 10 of his 21 assists came in the first 13 games, when the team was hot ... at -7 he is tied as the worst +/- on the Habs despite his 16 assists 5-on-5 (sadly, he is tied with Eric Staal ... who has done it in roughly one fifth the number of games) ... despite his skills, especially passing, I am not certain he has made any line-mate better for any extended period since joining the Habs; chemistry just doesn't seem to be his subject ... he is a perimeter player and frequently disinterested on the habs defensive side of centre ... rolling him out shift after shift, PP after PP, game after game could well be one of the issues with he Habs current malaise; he seemingly doesn't have to earn his icetime There were times that Malakhov looked like he could be one of the best dmen in the league. I even remember one year where the start they were saying he could be a Norris contender than he would disappear. I can’t remember at any time in the habs were you could say that Drouin looked like one of the top wingers in the league. It was hard enough to find many nights where you could say he was the best winger in the habs. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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