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  1. 1. Who should have been the winner of the first segment of the Molson Cup?

    • Alex Galchenyuk
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    • Tomas Plekanec
    • Andrei Markov
    • Carey Price
    • Brandon Prust
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Without watching a full game yet this season I chose Markov because of what he's come back from on top of his points and time on ice. Second would be Price for his superb stats so far but he's only faced an average of about 27 shots against per game with a few lop sided wins.

I just hope all this hype coming from the team doesn't go to the kids head.

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I was very close to choosing either Markov or Price, but I went with Tomas in the end. He's been used - and been productive - in every situation. While they've had help offensively, his line has been dangerous in every game. This forces the opposition to key in on him, leaving our other two lines to reap the rewards of lesser defensive pressure.

He plays the kind of complete game that doesn't always get recognized in the three star standings, but Tomas Plekanec is my choice for the Molson Cup.

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I went with Plekanec for the same reasons as above. I almost went with Price, but I think we would have won most of the games had Budaj been in net, TBH.

I voted for Plekanec too, although I think it was a tight race between a few of those guys. I'll disagree on your statement though; Budaj is a good back-up, but I don't think he's anywhere close to Carey and I don't think he would have won as many games. Carey's been solid and I think the fact that he makes it look easy makes us appreciate what he does a little less. That said, I think Plekanec has been our best offensive player and a stud defensively too.

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I voted for Plekanec too, although I think it was a tight race between a few of those guys. I'll disagree on your statement though; Budaj is a good back-up, but I don't think he's anywhere close to Carey and I don't think he would have won as many games. Carey's been solid and I think the fact that he makes it look easy makes us appreciate what he does a little less. That said, I think Plekanec has been our best offensive player and a stud defensively too.

Markov had a great month and I'd still have him 3rd. I voted for Carey just because we rely on him in so many different ways, it's really a different team with him in net and although it's fun to mix it up and such these awards for best player or player of the month usually result in your best player being deserving. I see a strong argument for Pleks and even Markov but you're right on Carey. The games he's making spectacular looking saves is usually because he's not completely on.

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When you look at the skaters, he was a good choice. he's 2nd to Pleks in points among forwards and 4th overall for the whole team. Markov as he often does when healthy, is right up there in points. The year Lang went down with tendon (?) cut due to a skate blade, Marky took over as team leader.

I think it was a nice gesture to give gally the molson cup award. They could've also given it to marky or Diaz for points, since Gally is a rookie, 4th overall in points, was actually tied with Pleks until recently (with reduced minutes on the 3rd line), it's justified.

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When you look at the skaters, he was a good choice. he's 2nd to Pleks in points among forwards and 4th overall for the whole team. Markov as he often does when healthy, is right up there in points. The year Lang went down with tendon (?) cut due to a skate blade, Marky took over as team leader.

I think it was a nice gesture to give gally the molson cup award. They could've also given it to marky or Diaz for points, since Gally is a rookie, 4th overall in points, was actually tied with Pleks until recently (with reduced minutes on the 3rd line), it's justified.

Gally was the popular choice because everyone loves to see a player who's young and exciting. He's very good for a rookie. But he was far from being the best player on the team,, as evidenced by the vote distribution on this very poll. I don't think it will be long, however, before Gally starts winning the award in a deserved fashion.

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Gally was the popular choice because everyone loves to see a player who's young and exciting. He's very good for a rookie. But he was far from being the best player on the team,, as evidenced by the vote distribution on this very poll. I don't think it will be long, however, before Gally starts winning the award in a deserved fashion.

I agree. That's why i said it was justified.

i might've gone with markov if I was doing the overall voting. He leads the team in points, was a factor in just about every game, took over a struggling PP and reminded us all why-despite having 2 knee surgeries-he was offered 5.7 mil.

I don't think he'll ever be 100% retor markov we once saw. Even last night he had a few moments where mobility seemed to be an issue. Even at 85-90% he's a cut above the rest. He'll join a long list of elite player who never got to showcase their full potential due to a career plagued by injuries.

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