Cinerichabs88's picture
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I think other teams are just getting better and there's a few players right now who are slumping on the Habs. It will all pick up.

Phil T's picture

Gomez line being inexistant is kind of a problem when the Pleks line stops scoring

George Prax's picture

The problems for this team have been glaring since day one. The only reason they did so well is that for the most part they got lucky with the schedule and with the teams they were facing (and when they were facing them). Martin needs to make adjustments, and he needs to make them quick or there's going to be trouble.

Cinerichabs88's picture

But is it really up to JM to adjust or is it time for Gautier to step up and stop wasting o'byrne. if he's not going to use get rid of him for something, do something for help.

George Prax's picture

Winning or losing doesn't come with Ryan O'Byrne. Waste or not, there are things that can be done on the coach's side to fix this mess, and he's just not doing them.

Lowell Williamson's picture

PK and Markov shouldn't play together. OB does not have the confidence of Martin. However, after Gill leaves and Spacek retires (hopefully) then OB will be needed. Otherwise, will Carle be the answer? Maybe... but I'd rather have OB until Carle gets a full year in without injury.

George Prax's picture

Well Lowell... Yannick Weber has six goals in Hamilton (10 points, 3 on the powerplay) so he might end up getting another shot if the powerplay continues to struggle... He does have a great shot, and he's really not all that much smaller than, say, Spacek.

Carle seems like he's doing ok down there, 3 goals 1 assist in 10 games, team best +6.

Nash also had some good stats down there, 6 points +4 and I was a big fan of him at training camp.

So there are options, including O'Byrne who's just been mismanaged, and Picard who's just not being played, but Martin is too satisfied with the status quo to do anything drastic, unfortunately....

Cinerichabs88's picture

i was just thinking about weber, he's ready for the NHL but can we afford another small body on the team. he has a great point shot but then we lose a defensive de pairing for the PK line. with weber in the line up it thats 4 OFD on defense.

i really like picard, i wish martin could just fix that problem in his head, he needs to reallise that hockey is not just a fast sport on the ice but on the bench as well. mix the deck a bit and see what happens!

George Prax's picture

He's not THAT small, 1 inch shorter and 10 pounds lighter than Spacek. If they actually sit Spacek and put Weber in his spot with Hamrlik I think it would be a good fit.

Cinerichabs88's picture

i see what you mean, at this point i think o'byrne would me a better fit than spacek at this point.

George Prax's picture

I agree, but Jacques doesn't. So forget O'Byrne. IMO he's as good as done with the team and the only reason he hasn't been waived is cause they don't want to lose him for nothing.

Cinerichabs88's picture

so this is were my opinion comes in on gautier earlier. we no that JM has to work a little harder which he did, some what with the changes tonight, but PG also needs to step up his game as well and do somehthing about this issue.