Thread: Speculation: What if?
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10-18-2009, 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Kirk Muller View Post
I don't like the word tank but I would have preferred a complete rebuild but in my opinion that should have started when Andre Savard was in town and frankly I think Gainey should have took reigns of it when Savard didn't do a full rebuild.

Gainey's time to start from scratch was the year he took over when everyone was willing to give him a few years of leeway.

Andre Savard I think coined the phrase "competitive rebuild" which unfortunately is now what we see 6-7 years later still. Unfortunately because Montreal never had the base core players that you build franchise around, and really don't, it just becomes a recycling of similar players and treading water around the the bottom playoff spots while not getting top picks.

Then you get into the problem this organization that to this day, still has major issues in developing players.
Thats the real problem. Trade away one of the Kostitsyn brothers and I'll be afraid to see them get great numbers.

Makes me wonder how good would Pacioretty be in New York for example?

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