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#1 OFFLINE   Hoovuh

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Posted 24 April 2016 - 09:56 PM

Gripe 1: Brendan Gallagher
Current Stat(s): 59 DF, 67 LD, 64 ST, 67 EN
Desired Stat(s): 70 DF, 77 LD, 71 ST, 72 EN

Reasoning: First lets work out the defense here. Gallagher having 59 defense hurts to see. He led the Canadiens in +/- by 11 higher than the next person (defensive forward Tomas Plekanec). Gally is one of the hardest working and hardest skating players on the Habs and makes sure that his man is always covered and plays the defensive zone really well. He wouldn't be used as a defensive forward like Plekanec (79 DF) or Lars Eller (75 DF), so his defense shouldn't be as high as them, but with his solid defensive play he deserves a 70.
Leadership is next. Gally is a leader on the team. He wears the 'A' for the Habs and leads the team from both the ice and the LR. His LD in the sim is one of the lower ones on the team and I don't think that is too fitting. 77 LD puts him at 3rd most on the team behind Tomas Plekanec and Andrei Markov.
Strength. Gally is by no means a tall man. But he is strong on his skates and makes himself look much bigger than he is out on the ice. His strength and ability to stay up on his feet often while getting shoved while he is parked in front of the net shows how strong and resilient he is. Not asking for a huge boost in this stat, but a 71 would seem adequate to help him find his office in front of the net and not get pushed around too much like he would with 64.
Endurance is last. Gallagher got around 16:34 minutes of TOI last season per game. Compare that to Alex Galchenyuk who got 16:15. Galchenyuk has 72 endurance in the sim. Gallagher should be at least even with that stat. His other linemate Max Pacioretty also has 72 Endurance.

Gripe 2: Sven Andrighetto
Current Stat(s): 61 EN, 69 PH, 70 SC
Desired Stat(s): 65 EN, 76 PH, 80 SC

Reasoning: Sven Andrighetto was a bright spot on a terrible Montreal squad this season. He made the jump to the big club and had a good season doing about what was expected of him. He has solidified his position on the squad and looks to have the potential to be a 2nd line winger next season after an offseason of training. My first stat gripe with him is his endurance. He plays 14:07 minutes per game, good for 7th on the team forwards wise. Just a little bump here would do, to get him even with David Desharnais (65 EN).
Puck Handling is one of the better skills. He had 13 giveaways on the season, 3rd lowest on the team of players who played more than 25 games during the season. His zone entries handling the puck well are good and is one of the few players on the team who utilizes that skill set under Coach Michelle Therrian's "dump and chase" tactic.
Lastly is Andrighetto's scoring. He may only have had 7 goals in his 44 games played, but his shot statistics show that he should be scoring a lot more than he did. He has the 4th highest SAT% (shot attempts per game), 5th highest SAT% from when MTL has the lead, 1st in SAT% from when MTL is behind, 3rd highest unblocked SAT%, and has the 3rd highest 5-on-5 shooting percentage. These stats are all among MTL forwards who have played more than 25 games during the season. The players who outrank him in these statistics are Max Pacioretty (90 SC), Alex Galchenyuk (88 SC) and Brendan Gallagher (86 SC). He obviously isn't as seasoned as these guys which is why I am requesting it to be 6 less than Gallagher who scored 19 goals on the season.

Added player 1: Arturri Lehkonen

Added player 2: Noah Juulsen

Added player 3: Martin Reway

Edited by Hoovuh, 27 April 2016 - 09:00 AM.

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