Discussion in 'Montreal Canadiens' started by Adam Michaels, Jun 23, 2018.
Bettman has to rig it for us.
Indeed. Pleks is 2nd in game played and 7th in points compared with his 2001 draft class. We'll be very lucky if McShane or even Olofsson is as productive as Pleks was.
Just watched McShane play vs Hillis from 12-17, Gens won 6-1, he had 2 pts but was very disappointing as he never seems to skate hard and coasts a lot. That said he was good on draws (won 10 of 17), he has good vision as he knows where the open man will be and can hit them with good passes. They had him on the point on the PP, also they only dressed 11 forwards so he was double shifted at times with the 4th line since they didn't have a center.
Hillis was on the PP and PK, was a -2 but played a good defensive game, worked hard and was always around the net. Thought he was one of their best players. Just wish he was a little quicker.
Yeah, his intensity can be underwhelming and and part of it is his skating technique is just brutal. He expands too much energy quickly and just has a hard time keeping up, so he makes up for it by slowing things down or he just lets things happen around him. He's really skilled but man he needs to get better there. He's rarely in proper stance to start with, so he's already a step behind.
From the little I saw about McShane, he never really stand out or being dominant but he always do the job and ends up having some points. In the development camp he always find the way to generate offense.
Wasn't that a problem with Vail as a prospect? Never stood out?
Got to fix that skating
everything else looks good tho
he looks skilled for sure, I liked what I saw from him at the U-18's but man does he coast a lot.
Agree 100%, hope he’ll work on that.
I don't know if that's McShane's problem. He stood out a ton at dev camp to me anyways. Almost every time he had the puck he made something happen. Great with the puck on his stick.
That rarely seems to happen with low effort guys. Where they'll just get a fire lit under their @$$ all of a sudden. I don't have much hope for him though I'm DEFINITELY rooting for him because he's one of the more skilled guys we picked for sure.
Two assists for McShane tonight could have also had two goals got robbed twice.
so good with the puck
4th round pick, 97th OA. Might be a steel like Mete was in the 4th line. I like what I see. 5'-11", 190 lbs center who can skate well, has good puck management skills, and plays a smart game.
His smarts were never in question, even as a rookie you could see he read the plays quite well. If the rest of his game can catch up to that he'll be a real steal.
his skating doesn't look very good and in the few games i've seen he doesn't move his feet much at all. Not a big fan of his game other then he's clearly very skilled.
His skating is his biggest question mark. If he fixes that, he will end up being better than what we wanted Hudon to be imo
First I hear of his skating. Lets see if he can improve on that.
yeah it was that and his effort level which were the big reasons why he fell. He's still fairly shifty though.
McShane now has 4 goals in his last 5 games. Got this cheeky goal last night
this guy's the most frustrating for me. not because of his play necessarily (never seen him) but that he's so gd skilled but I've got a real good feeling he won't make it. When you're that skilled you should be really racking up the points. Seeing how skilled he was at the summer camp was pretty tantalizing. if he doesn't improve his skating i don't think there's a future for him unfortunately.
Is it just me or does he look really akward on his skates.
McShane had 2G/1A today and now has 7 goals in his last 8 games. Oshawa recently traded for Anthony Salinitri (Philly pick) and he's now on McShane's line. Giving McShane someone who can keep up with him has really gotten Allan going
Definitely heating up
Good to see he's heating up, was one of my favorite picks last draft.
It was in all of his scouting reports & was discussed a lot before the draft. He's sluggish, but worst is he doesn't move his feet. He stops skating.
Sweet hands though. Probably a quality AHLer. Needs a lot of improvement to become an NHLer.
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