The Curse of the Centennial
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07-02-2008, 04:01 AM
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Hear me out Habs fans...
I have listened all year as the season progressed about the young talent and future that this team has, and that the future is bright for this team...
Next year the Habs have 8 UFAS including: Tanguay, Kovalev, Koivu, Begin, Kostopoulos, Boullion, Dandenault, and Komisarek...
They also have 4 RFA's which include: Higgins, Plekanac, Chipchura, and Latendresse.
If the talent pool is so young and has so much potential, and a lot of the UFA's next year are the core, then don't you find it a little scary to have Montreal potentially signing Hossa to 6+ years at 9 million?
I was wondering also if it scares any fans that for the first time in a decade Habs fans are very optimistic about their youth movement, and the potential centennial might force management to make some acquisitions that will cost them youth in the near future? (no cap room to sign them all when the time comes)
When I hear about Hossa, Sundin, and Bertuzzi coming to Montreal it seems to be very contradictory of the current roster...
It doesn't scare me because I don't expect/or want most these guys to come back.
Let's break down your list of players:
First I still think Dandy will be bought out and won't play for us this year. Second, guys like Bouillon and Begin will already be old this year; I figure they won't be signed next year. I wouldn't surprised if there's a great offer, Higgins gets traded before or during the season THIS year.
Finaly in 2009 you have an old Saku and an old Kovy pretty much near their last contract with the club. I don't think Bob will give them the klondike. It would be ridiculous to do so.
All in all, the Habs would only have to worry about signing Komi, Plek and Tanguay.
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