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While he's obviously going to be one of those players who can be headache, given the loss of Markov I kind of felt it was a risk we needed to take and tonight shows why. We just need to keep our expectations realistic, remember there's a reason a dman with 32 points in 72 games last season was available in September for under a million.

Honestly, I dont think he was available for under a million in July. He was probably asking for a whole lot more. Again, what a signing...

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I thought M-A Bergeron played well last night.

He looks small on D. (just sayin')

While Markov is out he'll be an asset to help the offensive flow of the game for sure. Nice big shot too.

Not sure what Gainey will do once O'Byrne comes back and then Markov comes back.... but I'd almost suspect that later on we'll see some type of move.... or even another injury or 2.

There's been a ton of injuries right across the NHL so far this year.

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the puck flys off his stick, hes fast makes a good first pass all things we need on the backend

Looks like he'sgonna fit right in...good game for him last night..

I thought M-A Bergeron played well last night.

While Markov is out he'll be an asset to help the offensive flow of the game for sure. Nice big shot too.

+1

I was tough on this guy after his first game (I must admit, but still feel it was warranted).

Holy macro....one game....let him get his feet wet....been a while since he's on the ice. :lol::D

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Actually, watching him play, I feel like he is what Spacek was supposed to be but hasn't been so far.

There is no doubt spacek was expected to provide more on the powe play and I sure he will he is getting chances and it will just be a matter of time....

But on the flip side he has be a rock solid on the blueline for us

Spacek has played really well for us this season. I think the guy quitely does a great job so he is not that noticable.

He has played over 25 minutes per game, 17th among all deeman in the league and plus 2 on a team that has certainly given up more goals then we have scored.

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Well, nice to see Bergeron get his first goal as a Hab last night...what a one timer! :)

However, I'm still questioning some passes in our own end that he made last night, and I don't like him much in our own end yet...there's definite room for improvement. But we signed him mainly for the PP, right...I think he will definitely help us deliver up a man.

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Well, nice to see Bergeron get his first goal as a Hab last night...what a one timer! :)

However, I'm still questioning some passes in our own end that he made last night, and I don't like him much in our own end yet...there's definite room for improvement. But we signed him mainly for the PP, right...I think he will definitely help us deliver up a man.

There was at least one pass he made that made me wince. Fortunately it wasnt picked off. I'm sure he'll get to see the tape. ;)

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Agree. We are lucky the 2nd huge mistake did not end up in our net in the 3rd period.

When OB returns. Put MAB on the 4th line with only PP ice time.

I don't think you can just put offensive Dmen on the 4th line. I don't know why people suggest that.

Later in the season MAB will be a PP specialist and 3rd pairing Dman. Martin matches lines so having MAB on the 3rd pairing shouldn't be a problem.

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Great shot but too many brain farts.

Exactly. The most egregious was his weak pass to no one in the first that led to a Rangers goal. I mean, honestly, a veteran like MAB should know better than to just toss the puck up to the point for no particular reason. Either make a frickin pass or bang it off the boards so it actually has a chance of leaving the zone.

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Someone needs to work with him so that the only times his mind wanders is AFTER the game. I'm sure it's fixable.

The good thing is that we now have capable coaches to help players fix these problems.

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The good thing is that we now have capable coaches to help players fix these problems.

#1 I like his shot #2 he was rushed back after being out of shape...his problems can be fixed by just making simple plays....good on Gainey to find someone who can fill in for Marky on the point...he'll do fine

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Exactly. The most egregious was his weak pass to no one in the first that led to a Rangers goal. I mean, honestly, a veteran like MAB should know better than to just toss the puck up to the point for no particular reason. Either make a frickin pass or bang it off the boards so it actually has a chance of leaving the zone.

case in point why 29 teams passed on him

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We'll have to take the good with the bad. It's funny, when I heard he was poor defensively I thought he'd get beat all the time by guys rushing into the zone, but he's actually decent in these one on one situations because he is a great skater and has an active stick. The "defensive" issues seem to be poor decisions with puck in our zone, especially when pressured.

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we all know hes here for the pp...he would be a great dman if he tightened up his game though...shouldnt just rely on his shot...hopefully they work with him and get it nice

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we all know hes here for the pp...he would be a great dman if he tightened up his game though...shouldnt just rely on his shot...hopefully they work with him and get it nice

he can stay with a guy one on one because hes a great skater but his troubles start down low

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