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Out East 01-30-2013 01:24 PM

Choose One Habs Player...
 
Watching the game last night I started thinking "Which Hab would I choose if I could only pick one to build a new team around."

So here is the scenario:

Quebec City is awarded a new NHL franchise and you are the GM. You can choose one player, any player, from the Habs to help build your new team.

Which player do you take and 3 reasons why. Discuss:

I would take Carey Price:

1, Success starts in goal
2, He is young and still getting better
3, His contract is a reasonable one

Nicko999 01-30-2013 01:28 PM

Galchenyuk...

Nothing against Price but it is much harder to find a superstar center (hopefully he becomes that) than superstar goalies.

bigtimehockeyfan999* 01-30-2013 01:31 PM

Carey Price

Shaby23 01-30-2013 01:37 PM

We have 2 choices. Carey Price or Galchenyuk. And i'd pick Galchy any day because i'd prefer having a good goalie and a great center instead of great goalie and good center.

Mrb1p 01-30-2013 01:41 PM

Price hands down.
Let's not kid ourselves with the new toy in the house. Price is elite.

He compares with ANY player at ANY position in the league, Chuckie, not so much.

I doubt chuckie becomes a top 5 center in the league. (Wouldn't that be amazing though?)

And there's more elite centers than elite goalies actually.

Price-Lundqvist-Quick-Brodeur-Rinne
Crosby-Malkin-Giroux-Stamkos-JT-Seguin-Staal-Toews-Datsyuk-Backstrom-Kopitar-Sedin

gusfring 01-30-2013 01:43 PM

Price. Already proven.

idk 01-30-2013 01:44 PM

Carey Price ainec. Of all the players on Montreal only one comes close to being in Price's echelon - Markov. And Markov is on the downside of his career, while Carey is on the upswing.

Galchenkel 01-30-2013 01:45 PM

Galchenyuk. No brainer.

You build around a top line C.

Goaltenders are easier to find. And free agents are easier to convince when you've already a franchise player they can play and put up points with.

BobbyFischer* 01-30-2013 01:47 PM

Galchenyuk, because I believe he will be in the same mold ala Malkin, in terms of importance to his team.

Price is good but so far he has not proven to be a world-beater.

shutehinside 01-30-2013 01:52 PM

Price. All great teams should start from the net out imo.

Dashboard 01-30-2013 01:53 PM

Kaberle... because after that, every new player would be amazing compared to him! :laugh:

bigtimehockeyfan999* 01-30-2013 01:53 PM

if a new franchise does come in....where do they pick in the draft?

Mrb1p 01-30-2013 01:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigtimehockeyfan999 (Post 58685665)
if a new franchise does come in....where do they pick in the draft?

If it's an expansion they get a lottery pick.

bigtimehockeyfan999* 01-30-2013 01:57 PM

wild ****.....i hope the just move phoenix to quebec..we dont need them getting drouin.

SeriousHabs 01-30-2013 01:57 PM

Price.

Agnostic 01-30-2013 02:01 PM

I agree goaltender is the key position but many drafts produce a goaltender equal or better then price, usually outside the first round.

A player like Galchenyuk, as we have seen, can't be touched unless you are lucky enough to be at the front of the draft order. which happens how often?

From a supply/demand , you pick Galchenyuk. He's a find.

MTL-rules 01-30-2013 02:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Galchenkel (Post 58685187)
Galchenyuk. No brainer.

You build around a top line C.

Goaltenders are easier to find. And free agents are easier to convince when you've already a franchise player they can play and put up points with.

Tell that to Philly or Edmonton...

Price. Already a star and only 25yo.

Ollie Williams 01-30-2013 02:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MTL-rules (Post 58686257)
Tell that to Philly or Edmonton...

Price. Already a star and only 25yo.

This. Price ainec.

LyricalLyricist 01-30-2013 02:09 PM

Price because after you suck one year you can get another top center in the draft but much harder to find a price, even with 1st overall. I think they are both important but with goalie first you're more likely to get both.

Habs 4 Life 01-30-2013 02:10 PM

Carey Price

The guy can play 75 of your 82 games schedule

That Habs Fan 01-30-2013 02:12 PM

I do like the argument some are making that you're better off with an elite centre than an elite goalie, but, as things stand right now, my answer is, without a doubt Carey Price

If Galchenyuk becomes what we all hope and want him to become, that might change things.

Agnostic 01-30-2013 02:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LyricalLyricist (Post 58686439)
Price because after you suck one year you can get another top center in the draft but much harder to find a price, even with 1st overall. I think they are both important but with goalie first you're more likely to get both.

Price is not even the best goaltender in his draft year ffs. He's easily replaceable as history has shown.

Top centre , different story.

Dr Gonzo 01-30-2013 02:16 PM

Tough call. It's very early, but I'd probably lean towards Galchenyuk.

Price isn't a bad choice either.

There should be no "AINEC" in this thread, to be honest.

Habcentric 01-30-2013 02:18 PM

Kaberle and then build from a strong draft for the next couple years....lol

Seriously though, i would have to say Price. I have always believed in building from the net out.

Though Galchenyuk really is a very close second.

M.C.G. 31 01-30-2013 02:23 PM

Carey Price. He's only 25 years old and one of the best in the game and he's just going to continue getting better.


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