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Thursday, September 28, 2006

Around the League

Taking a look at whats been going on lately.

- Bobby Clarke is saying that shopping for a backup goaltender is not a priority. He's looking for a cheap option and might look at Sean Burke who cleared waivers recently. report that Clarke might take a look at San Jose's Toskala as well.

Latrappe's take: I might take some heat here but Clarke is a stubborn idiot. For a decade or so, his club didn't manage to go deep in the playoffs because of a lack of solid goaltending. I cannot believe that Clark didn't make an offseason effort to get that #1 goaltender. Esche and, maybe, Burke are not the solution. Keep an eye on Clarke this year since the owner Snider put a lot of pressure on the front office to get it done. It could be Clarke's last year.

-The Montreal Gazette reports that the Habs might look for help at their blue line. Bouillon will be on the shelf for 2 months and Sheldon Souray just hurt his shoulder. What ever who will come to help the Habs, there's no quality D-man on the market. But don't worry since Scott Burnside said thay they will finish 4th anyway. Matt needs to note...Scott Burnside should shove it.

Latrappe's take: The Habs never had a great defensive squad and they were saved; night in , night out by their goaltending. That's why lots of hockey writers overrate their defense. Whatever the help they will get, the loss of Bouillon will be costly since Montreal has no depth at all, at the blue line.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

looks like the habs added some depth on D now, with claiming Traverse off waivers.

5:31 PM  
Blogger Latrappe said...

Traverse is a 7th defenseman...

5:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Traverse will help the team if any injuries occur, which is why they were seeking another D-Man.

7:48 PM  
Blogger Latrappe said...

you will not get any real help from a 7th defenseman. Traverse will certainly not replace Bouillon or Souray... He might kill some minutes but watch his +/- at the end of his adventure....

9:01 PM  

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