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1 hour ago, TurdBurglar said:

Hoffman might be the left shooter for the PP that I’ve been wanting to see for years.  It’s just too bad Weber won’t be around to benefit from it.

 

Exactly.  I'd say that the Habs have more of a need for his skills than the Blues, Flor or even Sens had.  I think he'll get more opportunities with the Habs and could potentially hit career highs.  Not to mention, his linemates will probably be as good or better than from his career best 35g year.   

 

It'll be interesting to see what happens with him but he should be a good fit and fill a need the Habs have had for quite a while.  

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2 hours ago, Sir_Boagalott said:

 

Exactly.  I'd say that the Habs have more of a need for his skills than the Blues, Flor or even Sens had.  I think he'll get more opportunities with the Habs and could potentially hit career highs.  Not to mention, his linemates will probably be as good or better than from his career best 35g year.   

 

It'll be interesting to see what happens with him but he should be a good fit and fill a need the Habs have had for quite a while.  

Think of it this way.  With Caufield taking Weber’s spot at the top of the circle, every goal Hoffman scores from the right side, Caufield on the left side gets more dangerous.

 

Like Stamkos and Kucherov for Tampa, with less skill.

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42 minutes ago, TurdBurglar said:

Think of it this way.  With Caufield taking Weber’s spot at the top of the circle, every goal Hoffman scores from the right side, Caufield on the left side gets more dangerous.

 

Like Stamkos and Kucherov for Tampa, with less skill.

 

Thats another great way to view it.  i.e. the Habs PP wont be a 1 trick pony per say where they only have 1 player that they're constantly trying to get the puck to.  Thats sort of a problem with players like Weber that have a big time point shot because its not hard to come up with a game plan to stop that.  Its obvious that the puck will go to them so make sure that they're covered.  However, if you have 2 players with really good shots then 1 of them should always be able to get open. 

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3 hours ago, DON said:

 

Excellent analysis by Brian. Hoffman will be a test of this coaching staff’s flexibility and imagination. With some of the plodders we’ve had behind the bench in the past, I would expect him to slowly slide down the depth chart until he becomes defined as a “problem” and gets benched for being one-dimensional. And yet I have always maintained that if a team can carry one-dimensional defensive players, it should also be able to find room for a one-dimensional offensive specialist. We’ll see what DD does with this asset.

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1 hour ago, DON said:

I simply dont recall noticing his play before. But, all seem to agree he is huge liability 5 on 5, which will be interesting to see how fans and coaches react to that bit.

We want sniper.

We get sniper.

Now we don't want sniper ...

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