Bourne Posted November 14, 2008 Report Share Posted November 14, 2008 Yes I know another topic of mine however I found this on different forum and it seemed like a decent question to discussion. Who do you view as the top three players thus far this season, who have contributed immensely and in contrast who have you been disappointed with. The Stars Honorable Mentions: Josh Gorges, Roman Hamrlik #3) Andrei Markov - Hard not to have a best of list for the Habs and neglect to include Markov in my opinion. The man is fantastic, yet unfortunately he does seem out of place this season having lost our Souray/Streit pointman. Nonetheless he has been one of our driving forces and often our best player behind the above. #2) Alex Tanguay - Easily our most productive player this season and considering I had written him off as washed up with his poor performance in Calgary, I am quite impressed with how he has turned out. I am not sold on his position at the point during our powerplay however that is no fault of his. It would seem Tanguay has taken Kovalev's role currently. #1) Saku Koivu - The man has been a work horse from start to finish and I do not recall him having even a bad game this season as of yet. He has proven his leadership is sound and even attempted to renew the passion we seem to lack sporadically. The Busts Dishonorable Mentions: Alexi Kovalev, Guillaume Latendresse, Steve Begin, Jaroslav Halak (to a degree) #3) Tomas Plekanec - He has slumped practically every game thus far and shows little signs of improvement. I cannot fathom why he simply dropped, poor defensive play, horrendous decision making; twice resulting in perfect opportunities being allowed to slip by and frankly an overall poor performance from what I believed to be one of our better players. #2) Ryan O'Byrne - The sole reason he did not claim the first spot for my most disappointed player is because I never expected much from him to begin with. Regardless O'Byrne has been a skating disaster this season; it has come to the point I fear him touching the puck for the scenario is rarely positive. With all our defensive prospects waiting to breach the line up I am rather surprised his terrible performance has been tolerated this long. Beyond not scoring in our own net there is hardly anything he has done correctly and it is time for him to either shape up or ship out. #1) Mike Komisarek - Easily in my opinion the most disappointing player on the roster due admittedly to high expectations. Weep said it best in another topic, citing he is akin to Souray yet not in a positive way and I cannot agree more. Komisarek has been little more then a Boullion upgrade; he can hit, block shots and not much else. His defensive awareness has been questionable and his offense is lacking, furthermore he has lost almost all synergy with Markov and I am beginning to wonder why he was coveted as league wide wanted commodity. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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