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#14 Tomas Plekanec 2013-2014


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Just shows how much he is taken for granted,only one reply and it's almost training camp,we all know he will always give his best,hardly ever misses a game,often plays through injuries,yet we all love him.

Proberly one of the best loved players on our team,just goes to prove how good he is,no one here complaining,about him and what he shouldn't do or should do.

I love all our team, but Pleks has a special place in my heart,as do CP PK 2 Gallys Prust Patches Marky Diaz Emelin,alright they all do,I am reserving my jugdement on the new guys.

GO PLEKS GO :wub::wub: :wub: :wub::wub:

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Plekanek as been our best player for many years but his size always played against him since we had to use him so much in every situation so I hope that this year they will downplay his role a little due that we have other options on offense and defense. We might lose some of his production on offense but it might pay off at the end of the season and in the playoff.

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Plekanek as been our best player for many years but his size always played against him since we had to use him so much in every situation so I hope that this year they will downplay his role a little due that we have other options on offense and defense. We might lose some of his production on offense but it might pay off at the end of the season and in the playoff.

It's true that for whatever reason Pleky always seems to start the year on a tear but then die off a bit later on. Like you say it's probably because we play him so much, but on the other hand it's hard not to. Every game counts and he really is our most complete forward.

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It's true that for whatever reason Pleky always seems to start the year on a tear but then die off a bit later on. Like you say it's probably because we play him so much, but on the other hand it's hard not to. Every game counts and he really is our most complete forward.

One thing that most people seem to forget,when they say Pleks tails off at the end of the season,is that often his role changes at the end of the season or in the playoffs,2010 when every one said he tailed off,he was working just as hard,playing shutdown.

When people say that the D shutdown Crosby and Ovi,it was just as much or maybe more Pleks shutting them down, just ask Crosby.

GO PLEKS GO

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Plekanek as been our best player for many years but his size always played against him since we had to use him so much in every situation so I hope that this year they will downplay his role a little due that we have other options on offense and defense. We might lose some of his production on offense but it might pay off at the end of the season and in the playoff.

i actually feel his offense may rise compared to other season if we cut his workload. Depends on how MT decides to use him of course, but if Eller can take some of the defensive responsibilities, it may leave Pleks to put more focus into his offensive game.

There's been and obvious drop in his production towards the end of the season. he isn't getting any younger, so it would be in the teams best interest to give him some support and cut down his work load. Would also give other players a chance to develop their defensive game and showcase their skills.

Top of my list is Eller and prust, especially now that Prust has support in the physical part of his game. haven't been overly impressed with DD's defensive game, but some defensive responsibility could help to develop his defensive game.

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Therrien has made it pretty clear that the lines he's generated now are the ones he's hoping work out, so that he can use these to start the season. If that's the case, neither the DD line nor the Eller line is really built to be used in a checking role. If anything, Therrien has built those two lines as offensive trios and it means Plekanec, playing with two savvy vets, is likely going to see the lion's share of the checking role. If the team stays healthy, I think we'll see the Prust-White-Moen line get some defensive responsibility too, but I don't expect the Pleks line (unless there is some line juggling) to get thrown into an offensive role. I'm not even certain Plekanec will get much PP time, as Therrien may just throw his two offensive lines out as unit 1 and 2.

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Therrien has made it pretty clear that the lines he's generated now are the ones he's hoping work out, so that he can use these to start the season. If that's the case, neither the DD line nor the Eller line is really built to be used in a checking role. If anything, Therrien has built those two lines as offensive trios and it means Plekanec, playing with two savvy vets, is likely going to see the lion's share of the checking role. If the team stays healthy, I think we'll see the Prust-White-Moen line get some defensive responsibility too, but I don't expect the Pleks line (unless there is some line juggling) to get thrown into an offensive role. I'm not even certain Plekanec will get much PP time, as Therrien may just throw his two offensive lines out as unit 1 and 2.

For it to work like this, MT is counting on the Eller line to pick up where they left off last season. If they struggle coming out of the gate (2 gally's and Eller), he'll have no choice to use Pleks in an offensive role to get the offesen going.

It's actually kind of nice to have all these options. We have quite a few players who can play a checking and/or offense role. Briere is actually pretty decent on both sides of the puck, Eller was good at both ends of the rink last season, Gio's a good 2-way player (albeit he'll probably start the season late), RB can also play checking or scoring role, so we have several options.

The reason i suggested Pleks may see more offense is due to the fact I'm not sure if the 2 gally's are completely ready for full time offensive duties. The habs have been good at developing and teaching our youngins how to play defensively as well. And although the 2 gally's aren't horrible defensively, there's work to be done. The only 2 players i can think of who went (almost) right into offensive roles are DD and patches (even DD spent time on the lower lines when first called up). Even PK's 2nd season was about developing his defensive game, eller imo has done his time in the trenches and ready for offensive duties (his linemates, that's to be seen). i have this feeling that the 2 gally's will get a good mix (this coming season) of offensive and defensive duties.

Pleks will eventually slide into the 3rd line checking role in the near future, but as it stand right now, he's our best centre. So if MT is true to form and wants to develop strong 2-way players, they're going to have to play a checking role. Which by default, leaves Pleks to play an offensive role(unless MT pairs the 2 gally's with Pleks in a checking role). It's a long season and i expect to see some juggling of the lines.

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To me, the forwards on our team who we can reliably match up against the other team's best offensive forwards would be

- Plekanec

- Bourque

- Gionta

- Eller

- Moen

- Prust

- Briere

I would not put a lot of stock in Desharnais and Pacioretty to get that job done, and Galchenyuk and Gallagher have one shortened season under their belts, so I don't think either is ready for that role. If MT was going to put Eller in a two-way role I feel like he should be placing at least one defensively reliable forward with him. If you keep Bourque with Plekanec and place Gionta or Briere or Prust on Eller's line, then that would tell me Eller and Plekanec's lines could both be thrown out in any situation. But keeping Eller with the two young guys almost certainly means that with those combos, Plekanec will be the guy called upon to carry the lion's share of the checking role.

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Agreed, I don't see Dd or Patches playing defensive roles.

I could see MT maybe putting Prust with Eller and one of the gally's to teach them defensive responsibilities. If you believe the scouting reports, Gallagher is suppose to be a 2-way forward. Once Gio's ready to return, he could help mentor Gally-B as well. RB would also make a good mentor.

Pleks isn't getting any younger, we can't continue to use him in every situation.

One trio that could be interesting is RB-Pleks-GallyB, have Pleks and RB work with GallyB to try to round out his game.

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Apparently rumors have once again surfaced implicating Tomas Plekanec being part of a trade to bring Alex Edler to the Habs (Eklund!)... Probably just hot air for the fun of it. I can't imagine the Habs without Tomas as one of the core players.

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Apparently rumors have once again surfaced implicating Tomas Plekanec being part of a trade to bring Alex Edler to the Habs (Eklund!)... Probably just hot air for the fun of it. I can't imagine the Habs without Tomas as one of the core players.

The Canadiens have been involved in trade talks lately.

NHL Rumors on July 2nd, 2013

  • The Canadiens talked to the Canucks about Alex Edler. Sources say that they also talked to the Blues about David Perron and the Ducks about Bobby Ryan. They also received some calls on Tomas Plekanec.

  • Pierre LeBrun: Canucks Alex Edler’s no-trade clause has kicked in.
  • all I good find :rolleyes:
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Gally A and Gally B are obviously both inexperienced, but both have the chops to eventually be solid 2-way players. It would be nice to see that line gradually given more defensive responsibilities as the year wears on to help them develop that side of their game. (Probably avoiding other team's top lines, but maybe lining up against some #2 lines / taking defensive zone time against lesser skilled opponents).

I was going to get more detailed into lines, but I'm realizing I should probably do that in the lines thread instead.

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I don't get how Pleks is getting old,he's what 31 or 2,you have players in this league in their forties,Pleks is a health nut and worker,he has the kind of build likeTeemu or Saku,a sinewy strength,I really can't understand,how people can write players off at that age.

I know not all players can play until their 40's but who's to say Pleks won't,I can see him around in 10 years,still helping the kids and playing on the PK.

I think Pleks is one of the most under appreciated players in the league,he does everything and he does it well,just wish we had a few more like him.

GO PLEKS GO :wub::wub::wub: :wub: :wub:

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(Eklund!)...

  • The Canadiens talked to the Canucks about Alex Edler. Sources say that they also talked to the Blues about David Perron and the Ducks about Bobby Ryan. They also received some calls on Tomas Plekanec.

Eklund is awesome. Should someone tell him that Ryan plays for the senators now or??

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That quote is dated July 2nd...

I remember seeing some rumblings earlier in the summer about a Plekanec+ for Coburn+ swap or something around Edler for Pleks. Don't see either trade as happening now, the problem with Edler was the coming urgency for the cap, and now that they've moved Schneider the Canucks aren't as squeezed. As for Coburn-Plekanec, it just doesn't really make sense for the Flyers.

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That quote is dated July 2nd...

I remember seeing some rumblings earlier in the summer about a Plekanec+ for Coburn+ swap or something around Edler for Pleks. Don't see either trade as happening now, the problem with Edler was the coming urgency for the cap, and now that they've moved Schneider the Canucks aren't as squeezed. As for Coburn-Plekanec, it just doesn't really make sense for the Flyers.

Plekanec plays in all situations for the Habs and is arguably the team’s most valuable player up front. Of course, he’s not without his flaws—namely trademark offensive inconsistency that can see his point totals fluctuate wildly from below 40 points to a career high of 70 reached in 2009-10.
Still, Plekanec fans can rest assured that he’s not going anywhere thanks to the limited no-trade clause in his deal that would theoretically handcuff the Habs were any deal ever actually struck.
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Nothing makes nerds angrier than an "unjust" ranking of Tomas Plekanec a favourite player.

http://www.habseyesontheprize.com/2013/9/20/4750922/espns-rankings-are-upsetting-and-other-links

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