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03-04-2011, 01:04 AM
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Originally Posted by The Goalie Mask View Post
Our Management needs to better identify what young core players we need to build a Stanley Cup winning team around.

In my opinion our current young core players are:

Price, Subban & Pac

We need to target a young star core center player through the draft or trades.

Until we don't do this we will not be a top tier team.

Our current prospects are good but not great. They are not core players, just secondary support players. We need great!

Our current good prospects;

Eller, Poulliot, Weber, DD, Leblanc,Tinordi, Palushaj, maybe Kristo

Once we identify our core young star players we can than build around them with depth and vet leadership.

Core players would be our untouchables in terms of trades. Everybody else are support players and tradeable. Right now we need a core young center and that should be the focus.

Right now Gauthier doesn't not have young core player vision and that is why he only does patch work trading. He is overating our good prospects and our vets. Our vets are good but are not core star players.

Our current good vets (not to old):

Cami, Gionta, Markov,Pleks,Gorges, Wisniewski

Again we need to build are team around star young cores that are the same age so that they can peak together.

All young core players should be untradeable. Everybody else can be tradeable for the right price.

Keep in mind that vets with good leadership and experience are also important to guide and help develop our core young players but they don't need to be untouchables if the right trade comes along to get a core young player. Especially if you are not serious cup contenders yet.

Gauthier much like Gainey plays it safe because he's vision of core players is not the winning formula. Hence no big trade improvements or no top star draft picks. That is why are team is not improving to be a top tier team that can be a serious cup contender.

On another not, we should always be drafting best player available so that we can either use them for our team or trade them for what we need. Best player available strategy allows us to be more successful when we we need to trade.

Lets hear other peoples opinions about management strategy of core young players and top tier team building.
The Habs' yung core doesn't have nearly the depth of the Blackhawks' young core when they won the Cup last season. Nor do they match the KIngs'. It will take time (and a few high draft picks) for the Habs to build up to their level.

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