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08-25-2011, 07:17 PM
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SouthernHab
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Originally Posted by Roulin View Post
Nilan, Ferguson.

Thornton, McQuaid, Campbell, Boychuk.

Do these guys really belong in the same category? Thornton played less than 7min/g in the playoffs. Nilan and Ferguson were serious players.

I don't think you'll find anyone who will say that Chara wasn't a fantastic signing, and Lucic wasn't a great draft pick. Great moves by the Bruins, even if it wasn't for their fighting ability - that's just icing on the cake. Of course, Lucic was passed up 49 times in his draft year, by many winning organizations. Many thought Chara was a product of playing with Redden, including his own team at the time. Full credit to the Bruins for these moves, but they were far from obvious.
While the Canadiens management and a portion of the Habs fanbase wait for the "perfect" fighter/scorer to magically appear, other teams make moves to increase their toughness in the modern NHL.

Surely those other organizations do not know what they are doing. We, the non-violent Habs know better than they do, right?

This will be a defining year for the Habs. We have Martin the passive and Gauthier the pacifist in complete control of the team with their offseason acquisitions and non-acquisitions.

With a team loaded with talent and skill and a lack of fighters, the Habs should be able to prove the rest of the GM's as being grossly wrong with regard to fighting.

But what if we dont? Then what?

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