Better Days at the Plante

For those of us who watched Alex Plante struggle through the entire 07-08 regular season with injury (played in only 36 WHL games) and saw his offensive numbers step into the elevator shaft (he went from 38 points to 2 points season over season) it is somewhat incredible to see his early playoff success.

As of tonight, Plante’s played in 6 playoff games and has matched his entire regular season point output (he’s 0-2-2). Even better, one of his assists came on the powerplay (the 8th goal in an 8-3 win).

Hell none of this even matters but when it’s a first round pick that was sandwiched between Sam Gagner and Riley Nash as a fan you’re kind of hoping he turns out too.

One other quick note tonight: Taylor Chorney and Chris Vande Velde (North Dakote) are off to the frozen four after a stunning OT win this evening against Wisconsin.

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6 Responses to "Better Days at the Plante"

  1. pboy says:

    Quick note to the Flames; Thanks for the help last night. Go fuck yourselves. That will be all.

  2. Bruce says:

    Interesting how the Flames responded to back-to-backs, compared to how the Oilers handled a pair at altitude. The difference: we got four lines, Calgary doesn’t.

    Last night Eric Godard played all of 6:57 — about 50% MORE than his season average — and posted a nifty -2.

  3. Big T says:

    Not concerned about Plante’s lack of offense this year but I sure am disappointed in the amount of development time he’s missed.

    Realistically, this player was at least 4 years away from playing in the bigs the day he was drafted anyway. That may have been pushed back a year beacause of this season but if he’s in the line-up at 22-23 then that’s a success.

    T

  4. oilerdago says:

    Chorney looked very good Sat vs Princeton. Never looked out of position and moved the puck well.

    With him, Peckham and Petry in the system, we can afford to be patient w/Plante. He just needs to stay healthy.

  5. 48_briere_48 says:

    According to hockeysfuture.com, Plante has a lot of upside. He’s more of a defensive defencemen but he has a cannon from the blueline, is phisical and projected to be a PP quarterback…but he’ll need time to develop

  6. Bruce says:

    He’s more of a defensive defencemen but he has a cannon from the blueline, is phisical and projected to be a PP quarterback …

    I sure am disappointed in the amount of development time he’s missed.

    Sounds like the next coming of Sheldon Souray.

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