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07-04-2011, 01:36 PM
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Originally Posted by BobBarker View Post
If our D develops the way it supposes to we'll prolly have the chips to trade a 1 to possibly get something good in return.
I think this has to be the hope. The Habs now have a great crop of young talent on D.

I do think there is a deficiency young of talent at forward. There are some two way players who don't project to be scorers (Leblanc, Bournival, Dumont, Nattinen), some players with offensive talent who may be longshots to make it (Gallagher, Avtsyn), and some players who are quickly running out of time to show something more than they have (Palushaj, Kristo). IMO this is less than most organizations have to show at the forward position.

3 years goes fast, from a development point of view. If you don't have forwards in the system who project as Cammalleri and Gionta level players (IMO we don't, unless Gallagher continues to surpass expectations), whoever gets drafted in 2012 will almost certainly not be ready for top line duties in 2013-14. At that point, you're looking at either making those D for forward trades, or signing more UFA's.

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