Greene and Halischuk in - Murphy and Peters out
Posted 09 October 2009 - 11:20 PM
no one is going to find a hidden gem in andy greene. at best he's a back-pairing D.
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Posted 10 October 2009 - 07:13 AM
Mottau scares me because he's basically a finesse d-man with no speed. Fast, talented teams can burn him, as Carolina showed last year.
Again I think that's more because of the ill-fated pairing. And fwiw it was Greene and Havelid that got hemmed in their own end on the tying goal in Game 7. Yeah White and Mottau were on the ice for the winner but that was all MB30 coughing up a hairball.
mottau is much better than andy greene. andy greene is a prototypical 7th defenseman - he does some stuff well, but he also does a lot of stuff poorly. he is weak in front of the net and gets beat in the corners, which doesn't make up for his slightly above average offensive potential.
I don't even see above average offensive potential. People think Greene can be an offensive D because of one goal in the playoffs his rookie year and he's got an okay shot. But what among his actual production leads anyone to believe that Greene will ever be even a consistent 35-40 point defenseman? He had 9 points in 49 games last year, with zero on the PP.
If anything, Murphy has the offensive potential that we haven't seen on the blueline in at least a couple years, which is why I want to get more of a look at him. Our offensive output from our d-men has been embarassing since Nieds and Raf walked out the door, and Greene's been here throughout that.
Edited by Hasan4978, 10 October 2009 - 07:18 AM.
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-NHL record for most road wins in the playoffs - 10-1 in '95 and 10-2 in '00
-NHL record for most home wins in the playoffs - 12-1 in '03
Posted 10 October 2009 - 12:38 PM
Meanwhile, Mottau makes his fair share of mistakes, but people also quickly forget his outlet passes to Gio that tied some of those CAR playoff games, or his opening goal in the series. In addition to the fact that he's a cheap pieace that's managed to remain consistent for 2 seasons now.
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Posted 11 October 2009 - 11:30 PM
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