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Does anybody else feel EXTREMELY nervous when ever he is on the ice? I think he is the most unreliable defenseman that we have.

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Does anybody else feel EXTREMELY nervous when ever he is on the ice? I think he is the most unreliable defenseman that we have.

Tossup between O'Byrne and Gill as to who makes me more nervous. It's really too bad we don't see playoff Gill outside of, well, the playoffs. Regular-season Gill is an accident waiting to happen.

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Tossup between O'Byrne and Gill as to who makes me more nervous. It's really too bad we don't see playoff Gill outside of, well, the playoffs. Regular-season Gill is an accident waiting to happen.

I'd say that Spacek and Picard are who make me most nervous right now.

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I'd say that Spacek and Picard are who make me most nervous right now.

Every D man makes me nervous except for Gorges, Subban and Markov.

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Can anyone explain to me why he is still on our roster. There are plenty of guys in the NHL with his size that have more skill. How hard is it to replace someone like O'Byrne. He had his chances over and over and hasn't shown a hint of improvement.

I know people in real life that are better than this guy. Is the market for defensemen really that bad?

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Can anyone explain to me why he is still on our roster. There are plenty of guys in the NHL with his size that have more skill. How hard is it to replace someone like O'Byrne. He had his chances over and over and hasn't shown a hint of improvement.

I know people in real life that are better than this guy. Is the market for defensemen really that bad?

OB is still young, at 26 years old he still has room to improve. No one is expecting him to be a #1 or #2 d-man, he makes a decent 5-6 guy. I didn't really notice him vs the Leafs which is a good thing because that means he wasn't making mistakes.

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OB is still young, at 26 years old he still has room to improve. No one is expecting him to be a #1 or #2 d-man, he makes a decent 5-6 guy. I didn't really notice him vs the Leafs which is a good thing because that means he wasn't making mistakes.

Except that one where we got scored on

Was it him or Spacek?

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OB is still young, at 26 years old he still has room to improve. No one is expecting him to be a #1 or #2 d-man, he makes a decent 5-6 guy. I didn't really notice him vs the Leafs which is a good thing because that means he wasn't making mistakes.

Yeah but my point is that this is the NHL. How bad is the market that we have to have a guy like this on our team even as a 5-6 guy.

And for someone that isn't considered #1 or #2 he gets wayyyy too much ice time.

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Except that one where we got scored on

Was it him or Spacek?

I'm just gonna assume it was Spacek :lol: I was never a fan of him.

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OB is still young, at 26 years old he still has room to improve. No one is expecting him to be a #1 or #2 d-man, he makes a decent 5-6 guy. I didn't really notice him vs the Leafs which is a good thing because that means he wasn't making mistakes.

O'Byrne is not young by hockey standards. Age 26 is an age when good players can be expected to play consistently from night to night. No one is asking Ryan to be Doug Harvey reborn or to suddenly become a topnotch shutdown guy. What we're asking is that he demonstrates himself capable of being a competent defensive defenseman, a 4th or 5th d-man who doesn't hurt the team with penalties and blown coverages. To this point, Ryan hasn't proven he can be that d-man.

This is a pivotal year for Ryan. If he can't cement his spot as a starter, he doesn't belong on this team.

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Ryan plays a good game when he isn't thrust into playing big minutes and as a 6-7 dman expecting more isn't logical.

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O'Byrne is not young by hockey standards. Age 26 is an age when good players can be expected to play consistently from night to night. No one is asking Ryan to be Doug Harvey reborn or to suddenly become a topnotch shutdown guy. What we're asking is that he demonstrates himself capable of being a competent defensive defenseman, a 4th or 5th d-man who doesn't hurt the team with penalties and blown coverages. To this point, Ryan hasn't proven he can be that d-man.

This is a pivotal year for Ryan. If he can't cement his spot as a starter, he doesn't belong on this team.

Sounds like you're describing Josh Gorges :lol:

Seriously though, you're bang on. If OB were even close to Josh's level of play, I'd be more than happy with his development. Agree that his time is running out.

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This situation frustrates me because O'byrne showed signs of being a good one a couple of years ago. Now he seemingly is playing for a coach who has no faith in him whatsoever which can't be good for the confidence level. I just don't see him being a Hab too much longer unless there is another string of injuries to overcome after Markov and Hamrlik are back.

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This situation frustrates me because O'byrne showed signs of being a good one a couple of years ago. Now he seemingly is playing for a coach who has no faith in him whatsoever which can't be good for the confidence level. I just don't see him being a Hab too much longer unless there is another string of injuries to overcome after Markov and Hamrlik are back.

He's still a betteer choice and player than Picard IMO. I thought he played well enou8gh again last night vs. the Penguins.

And please realize who he is playing with (Picard) at this point.

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I've had no problem and felt no nervousness with O'B through two games. :huh: I haven't been paying close attention to detail, so maybe I'm missing a lot of player errors, but O'B seems to be doing okay.

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He's still a betteer choice and player than Picard IMO. I thought he played well enou8gh again last night vs. the Penguins.

And please realize who he is playing with (Picard) at this point.

But how does this reflect well on Ryan? Yes, he's arguably a better choice than a bottom-tier depth d-man we picked up for nothing in the offseason. That still doesn't mean he's very good, or that he has a permanent spot on the team.

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Does anybody else feel EXTREMELY nervous when ever he is on the ice? I think he is the most unreliable defenseman that we have.

both gill and OB make me nervous they are why we lost agianst the laffs god i love how the think the have the cup on lock XD ill burn my rocket richard jersey if they win the cup..

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I'm just gonna assume it was Spacek :lol: I was never a fan of him.

Me either, I still suggest both get all expenses paid trips to Hamilton, not that I think they'd do that to spacek though

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Except that one where we got scored on

Was it him or Spacek?

It was Spacek...

To refresh your memory, O'byrne lets in these kinds of goals:

and

Ps: This is the game where O'Byrne scored on his own net:

I feel so bad for him even 3 years later :( Edited by Carey_Price
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Spacek and Picard are bigger problems than OB and Gill for now.

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With Markov back on Saturday the defence is in for a shakeup and the Habs are in for a great season. Go Habs Go! :D

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Spacek and Picard are bigger problems than OB and Gill for now.

i will take with OB over Hammer, Gill and Spacek (salary included) Hammer and Gill are especially penalty prone at awful times

Scott Gomez $8,000,000 $7,357,000

Mike Cammalleri $5,000,000 $6,000,000

Andrei Markov $5,750,000 $5,750,000

Roman Hamrlik $5,500,000 $5,500,000

Brian Gionta $5,000,000 $5,000,000

Tomas Plekanec $5,000,000 $5,000,000

Jaroslav Spacek $3,833,000 $3,833,000

Andrei Kostitsyn $3,250,000 $3,250,000

Carey Price $2,500,000 $2,750,000

Hal Gill $2,250,000 $2,250,000

Travis Moen $1,500,000 $1,500,000

Benoit Pouliot $1,375,000 $1,375,000

Lars Eller $875,000 $1,271,000

Josh Gorges $1,300,000 $1,100,000

Alex Auld $1,000,000 $1,000,000

Ryan O'Byrne $1,400,000 $942,000

Maxim Lapierre $900,000 $900,000

Max Pacioretty $875,000 $875,000

P.K. Subban $875,000 $875,000

Ben Maxwell $735,000 $850,000

Dustin Boyd $650,000 $650,000

Jeff Halpern $600,000 $600,000

Alexandre Picard $600,000 $600,000

Mathieu Darche $500,000 $500,000

Tom Pyatt $500,000 $500,000

Georges Laraque (Buyout) $500,000 $500,000

A ton of money on D for less than stellar results I would keep OB and ship so $$$ to get some young fresh legs

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The thing that ticks me off is that watching every pre-season game Henry was the much better d-man. Better than Gill, O'Byrne, Picard and Spacek. The guy hussles and plays a pretty solid D. His only downside was his offensive skills but he's a stay-at-home type d-man! When they waived him I was so shocked and disappointed. I really thought he had it made this year, at least while Marks and Hammer were injured.

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OB looked much better tonight

besides putting the puck over the glass he played well

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