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10-05-2003, 05:11 AM
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Originally Posted by galactus
Current Depth Chart and (player ready to make the grade)

L.W.-----------------C.---------------R.W.
Jan Bulis---------Saku Koivu-------Richard Zednik
Marcel Hossa-----Mike Ribeiro-------Jason Ward
Michael Ryder-----Chad Kilger-----Niklas Sundstrom
Gordie Dwyer----Yanic Perrault-----Donald Audette
Darren Langdon---Joe Juneau-----Andreas Dackell
-----------------Steve Begin--------------------
-----------------Chris Higgins--------------------
---------------Tomas Plekanec-------------------

did I miss anyone?

No one has to look to the above list of players to realize that many decisions must be made in regards to who stays and who go's before the season starts, as the log jam is very apparent.
Log jam? At forward? What? Are you kidding?

My friend, you - and some others here - are forgetting one important factor in NHL hockey, especially in Montreal recently:

I N J U R I E S

Of the above chart Higgins Plekanec and Dwyer will be propably sent down AND if you substract players that are already hurting; Koivu Zednik Juneau Kilger Langdon and Begin, Habs are reduced down to 9 forwards.

While some of the above mentioned will be called up or get better through the course of the season, someone always get hurt. I personally have the feeling Canadiens will have trouble sending 12 healty forward NHL lineup to the ice and to me it seems like Gainey was forced to add a couple more bodies to have depth.

Anyone thinking Habs will have completely healthy lineup for whole season is dreaming and not living in a real world. Wake up!

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