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12-29-2010, 02:33 PM
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The Habs have nice depth, but they lack a gamebreaker to really have a shot at winning it all. How do you get a gamebreaker? - usually you have to draft one.

That's the problem, the Habs have been good enough year over year that they draft fairly well down the order where it is very rare for a gamebreaker to be available. It's not impossible, but these days with 30 teams, it's a real long shot.

Teams are hoarding their draft picks now in the salary cap era so it's rare that you see one stupid enough to give away lottery picks for immediate help. Of course you can always hope for the next set of Leafs pick to become available.

Winning with depth as opposed to stars is almost impossible - who was the last to do it? - even Carolina had Stall - who can win a series all by himself. The last team to win with depth - the 93 Habs - of course they had Roy who was playing better than Halak did last year. Maybe those Devil teams fit the bill as well.

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