Habs vs Former Habs at the Quarter Point
I haven't taken a look at this since the 10 game mark (October 27), but it seems that the former Habs players are now gaining a slight edge on their current counterparts.
At the quarter season point, it is still too soon to draw much of a conclusion, especially considering how unstable the Canadiens' lineup is these days
Most of the players on both sides have kept up their early season pace going, with exceptions being Tanguay, Lang and Koivu, who have picked it up for the former Habs and Marc-Andre Bergeron, who now leads all Canadiens' D in scoring. Tailing off somewhat, are the Bruins' Michael Ryder and Steve Begin.
Most notable among these statistics may just be the save percentages - added to this list for the first time here. I chose to include them for obvious reasons, that being the Canadiens duos numbers as compared to the former netminders now tending goal for stronger clubs.
The Habs much maligned duo of Halak and Price take a beating a little too often, but as it appears here, they could just as well be the team's saving grace.
*Players below are ranking by points and not in comparison.
Jaroslav Halak 8-5-3-0 2.62-9.04 / Jose Theodore 13-5-3-4 3.24-8.83 (Capitals)
Carey Price 13-5-8-0 2.99-9.06 / Cristobal Huet 15-9-4-1 2.25-9.02 (Blackhawks)
Marc-Andre Bergeron 14-3-4-7 / 21-4-7-11 Mark Streit (Islanders)
Roman Hamrlik 20-4-2-6 / 19-0-8-8 Craig Rivet (Sabres)
Jaroslav Spacek 21-1-5-6 / 19-2-5-7 Francois Beauchemin (Maple Leafs)
Paul Mara 21-0-6-6 / 15-2-4-6 Ron Hainsey (Thrashers)
Josh Gorges 11-1-1-2 / 6-0-2-2 Sheldon Souray (Oilers)
Hal Gill 14-1-0-1 / 16-0-0-0 Mike Komisarek (Maple Leafs)
Totals - Defense
Habs: Total GP: 101 / Goals: 10 /Assists: 18 / Points: 28
Former Habs: Total GP: 96 / Goals: 8 / Assists: 26 / Points: 34
Tomas Plekanec 21-4-15-19 / 20-6-10-16 Mike Ribeiro (Stars)
Mike Cammalleri 21-8-8-16 / 19-3-9-12 Mikhail Grabovski (Maple Leafs)
Brian Gionta 19-8-5-13 / 18-4-8-12 Alex Tanguay (Lightning)
Scott Gomez 21-2-9-11 / 20-5-6-11 Robert Lang (Coyotes)
Glen Metropolit 15-4-6-10 / 18-4-6-10 Alex Kovalev (Senators)
Travis Moen 21-4-3-7 / 20-2-7-9 Steve Begin (Bruins)
Andrei Kostitsyn 21-2-4-6 / 15-2-6-8 Saku Koivu (Ducks)
Maxim Lapierre 21-1-4-5 / 20-4-3-7 Michael Ryder (Bruins)
Max Pacioretty 21-2-2-4 / 20-2-5-7 Sergei Samsonov (Hurricanes)
Guillaume Latendresse 21-2-1-3 / 14-3-2-5 Arron Asham (Flyers)
Georges Laraque 8-0-1-1 / 20-2-3-5 Christopher Higgins (Rangers)
Matt D'Agostini 11-1-0-1 / 20-1-0-1 Tom Kostopoulos (Hurricanes)
Totals - Forwards
Habs: Total GP: 221 / Goals: 38 /Assists: 58 / Points: 96
Former Habs: Total GP: 224 / Goals: 38 / Assists: 64 / Points: 102
Totals - Team
Habs: Total GP: 322 / Goals: 48 /Assists: 76 / Points: 124
Former Habs: Total GP: 320 / Goals: 46 / Assists: 90 / Points: 136
Incidentally, I'm not much of a video gamer when it comes to such things as NHL 2010 or EA Sports and stuff. (I used to joke that X-Box sounded like a former girlfriend!) A reader of this site has been looking into aligning the teams above against one another for a series of games. That sounded like an interesting offer, and I took him up on it. Once the results come forth, you'll read about it here.