Max Pacioretty

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  1. cokeandrumiemi

    cokeandrumiemi .... gonna be a long few years

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    He has arrived, the PWF that habs fans have pined over for so long is finally here

    his pace sets him at 32 goals

    Ryan smythe seems like a reasonable comparison or erik cole
     
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    Epictetus YNWA

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    I'm a fan of his, good for him.
     
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    14 goals in 34 games...

    He is our best forward.:)
     
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    very solid young player, but pretty poor comparisons IMO.

    he's a very different sort of player from either of those two.
     
  5. I wouldn't say Smyth...
     
  6. cokeandrumiemi

    cokeandrumiemi .... gonna be a long few years

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    I'd say a 30-30 player with a peak of 75 points and 35-40 goals
     
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    RoyBoyCoy Habs and Rugby

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    Erik Cole and Andrew Ladd are the two best comparisons, Ryan Smyth not so much IMO.

    I see him as a consistent 30-30 guy who may have a 40 goal season somewhere in there.
     
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    eli J Claw Machine broke

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    So happy for Patches, I know he was disgruntled with the management not giving him a shot and he didn't want to come up unless they let him be a top 6 or top 9 guy, seeing him prove himself is all you could ask for.
     
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    I remember when Bozak arrived too, let's not jump the gun, love what I'm seeing but it's a small sample size.
     
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    Considering Bozak is nearly 3 years older and never came close to dominating the AHL like Pacioretty did this year, I don't see how the 2 can be compared.
     
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    Max is faster than most powerforwards... He's the fastest player on the Habs.
     
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    I think the best comparison is Erik Cole. I see him turn out to be a solid 30 goals, 60-65 points guy.
     
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    Max Pacioretty has the potential to become much more than people are saying. Yes he very well may top out at 30-30, but to go along with his size, strenght and hands that come with most power forwards, he has way more speed than the usual power forward. Already, Pacioretty is getting 1 even 2 breakaways a game because of his strenght and speed. He's got ALOT of potential.
     
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    He also hit about 50 posts this year lol!
     
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    He still needs to get a bit bigger + stronger, so he might lose some speed if he packs on another 15 pounds. Bertuzzi used to be pretty speedy when he was in his prime. If Patches reaches his absolute potential and packs on some weight, I can see him hitting 70-75 points per year with a couple of PPG seasons. But you never know... He could end up being a 20-20, 20-30 guy too.
     
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    What is the point of this thread???

    Let's celebrate we have a young kid who is playing solid hockey. I don't mean to be a downer and all, but he is nothing special. He seems like he will be a really good NHL player, which in itself is a feat. Not sure his half season play deserves a thread, I mean he scoring at a pace of 30 goals a year (plus bringing all sorts of good things on the table), but 30 goals a year is not exceptional even for us Offense deprived habs fans.

    I really like the player but can people just stop making him the next big thing.
     
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    max is da man
     
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    30 goals is not exceptional? Right.

    http://www.nhl.com/ice/playerstats.htm?fetchKey=20102ALLSASAll&sort=goals&viewName=summary

    Also, who in this thread said he was the next big thing? Erik Cole, Andew Ladd, Ryan Smyth, no superstars there.
     
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    He is the next Jarome Iginla guys!!!
     
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    Yeah, 30 goals is VERY good (there are some pretty big names on that list you provided), a consistent 30 goal scorer is something every team needs and we're very lucky if Pacioretty can be that for the next 10 years, I'd be ecstatic. However I don't see it as exceptional.

    I guess what ticked me the most is how the OP opened up his post :

    ''He has arrived the PWF the Habs had pined over for so long''

    I'm sorry that almost sounded like a biblical extract to me.

    Plus that's not even a question or anything, it's more of a bragging post.
    His entire post is like a claim more then anything else, and to me his post looks like bragging.

    Anyways I could be just nitpicking, but at the same time, why don't we wait until a little longer to proclaim how great he is, let's just settle down and give him time to prove himself. Sure he plays great, but let's just wait til he does it consistently before making anything big out of him.
     
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    Yup.

    Basically the same wheels, shot and size.
     

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