: Prospect Info:
Is our prospect pool okay or weak?
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08-09-2011, 10:54 PM
Et le But
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: New York
It's definitely below average, but that's because we have a lot of good graduates. If you include Price, Subban, MaxPac, Eller, Weber, White and DD as "prospects", suddenly things are very different.
The goaltending depth is nonexistent, which is logical as many of us see Price as a franchise player for years to come, though it's something that needs to be addressed eventually because there's always the slight risk of a Dipietro-like situation.
When it comes to defense we are in very good shape. Beaulieu has top pairing upside and Tinordi, while unlikely to be an elite player, already has that mix of size, toughness and speed that ensures he will have some role in the NHL, add in a 22 year old potential franchise player in Subban, and some NHL ready prospects like Weber, Emelin and Diaz with top 4 upside and it's hard to not feel confident in the future here.
Forward prospects are below average...we have a lot of good role players in the system but those with top 6 potential are longshots to reach it. Having Leblanc as our best forward prospect isn't that thrilling.
That being said considering we haven't had a high draft pick in a while, the Habs are in pretty good shape, this team is looking to win sooner rather than later.
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