TSN: Quarter point grades by Craig Button

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  1. Captain Subban

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    Shuffle the lines for a period. If it doesn't work, put them right back.

    Why do people act like if you shuffle the lines once, players are suddenly broken? So silly.
     
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    Also, the puckcarrier was vulnerable because Eller poked it off a teammate's stick just BEFORE Fleischmann swooped in and completed the ambush.
     
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  3. Redux91

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    lol i see nothing good coming from this thread..
     
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    Yeah Therrien would never shuffle lines that work just to get one player going. Nope never.
     
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    PK's been our best D no doubt.

    But after that, I'd have to give the nod to Petry slightly above Markov. Not to knock on Markov's play, he's been very good but P3 has been lights out imo. Especially since he's been carrying a guy like Emelin until recently.

    He's also number 2 dman in my opinion.
     
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    lol :popcorn:
     
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    Maybe the movie or gaming threads? There's hysteria and undeniable agendas on mostly every hockey related thread. That's the reality here. And yet we come back.

    I have to admit as well, that when the harsher moderation came in, my butt was in a knot. But it's working well, for sure. Hats off, guys and gals. You know who you are. My respect.
     
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    Yeah well guys like Petry never get the credit they deserve. He's been the habs most reliable defensman all season. He's not flashy and doesn't notch that many points which is why Button probably gave him a B but he gets the job done better than anyone else in out zone.

    A- in my opinion. Markov B+ Subban A.
     
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    Just as I'm sure HF Habs will condemn him for trying to get Chucky going just as they did when he tried to get DD going.
     
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    That's just your silly mancrush talking. Markov has been lights out and easily better than Petry so far, as good as Petry's been.
     
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    I don't know about that. If Markov has been better than Petry this season it hasn't been by that much.
     
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    Can't agree with easily better but I won't lie, I'm a big fan of his.
     
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    Pacioretty getting an A.

    Lol.
     
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    Why does sentence line give a sense of deja-vu...
     
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    Yeah, he's clearly just going by point totals. He probably watched 1 habs game all year and made his choices.

    Love Subban but A+? nope.
    If Subban gets an A+, Petry deserves at least an A-.
    DD with a B while Weise and Flash get an A? Even if you hate DD, you have to admit that he's been excellent on that third line. Button probably thinks DD is still playing on the first with Patch lol
    If we go by expectations for teh player, how is Condon only at B+? The habs could not have asked anymore from a backup goalie, especially a rookie.

    There are so many here that I can't agree with. I understand that his job is to pay attention to every team equally and he can't devote all his attention to the Habs but Pacioretty with an A??? I mean, he gets points but he's been pretty bad. Watch one habs game and it's clear that something is up with the guy. I'd give him a B-.
     
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    Keep diggin'
    You are doing just fine.
     
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    How many full games do you think Craig actually took in?
    My guess is zero. :laugh:
     
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    Yeah, that's a puzzling one. DSP has gone from a slow player with no guaranteed full time spot, to a leaner, faster player, who is used up and down the lineup. He's pretty much doing everything you can ask for, other than scoring goals. I give him a B-.

    Flynn and Byron also have low grades but not as glaring as DSP.
     
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    Yup DSP deserves better too.
     
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    While I agree with you that Eller is the #3LW I do wonder what those evaluating DD of last year will say. If you say these two positions are related, then if I say Eller is #3LW does it make DD #1B/2C last year?

    I suppose it's a question you should answer yourself as well. I feel Eller is #3LW and DD was #1B. That's just my take.
     
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    I think Plekanec and DD aren't too far off offensively(Plekanec being better overall player and better shooter of course).

    What I do find weird is you're comparing the pace of Max-DD-Weise/PAP/Gallagher vs Max-Plekanec-Gallagher full time.

    I think Gallagher on the RW helps a lot. When Max gets Plekanec and say, DSP, will he still have a PPG pace? We'll see. I think it will decrease and that's only normal considering how good Gallagher is!
     
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    I'd actually give Emelin a B-, he's been good this year.
     
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    I have routinely criticised Therrien for his deployment of Eller, however this narrative needs to stop. At some point the responsibility needs to shift onto the player. Eller has been mediocre at best despite getting enough minutes to warrant some production. Fleischmann and Weise are doing just fine scoring, while Gallagher worked his ass off to eventually get promoted to the top line opposite Pacioretty. Playing on the wing doesn't suit Eller, but his impact thus far has not warranted any powerplay time. Even Desharnais, notorious powerplay dud, has proven otherwise.

    Simply put, Eller has run out of excuses.

    Of those grades, I think Emelin deserves a B and Desharnais B+
     
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    This is funny.

    Desharnais has lead our team before in PP scoring. He's got a better career PP production rate than Pacioretty. And 50% of the time, he's stuck screening the goalie.
     

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