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06-18-2008, 09:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Tuggy View Post
Thankfully you are not the GM. What people need to understand is that the Habs are done with rebuliding. We are coming off a season where we finished first in the Eastern Conference and next year the expectations should be a Stanley Cup. So with that in mind Gainey is going to go out and add pieces to a Stanley Cup contending team and not take pieces away to build for the future. I know it's been a while since we've been in this position but we are.
Doughty is the real deal, you just have to watch him play to see how smart a player he is. I'd take hockey intelligence over brawn every time especially when this guy is projected to be a top 5 dman in this league. Doughty wont take 4 years to develop, he can arguably step in immediately onto most NHL teams.

Im not saying O'Byrne will be as good as Komi in his role but i do think that he can play a similar role on the team in the near future.

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