New Draft Strategy The only Way...
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12-26-2011, 08:12 AM
Join Date: Aug 2009
Originally Posted by
The Goalie Mask
Are only only hope to improve this current team is a a more aggressive new draft strategy for this upcoming draft especially!
We need to get the first round pick from the bottom feeders - Columbus, Carolina, Islanders or Anaheim to position ourselves for the lottery pick...
We don't need to tank.....We can swapt our first round pick with a package of players that aren't part of our future to any of these 4 teams which would secure for us a lottery pick. Most teams don't believe the habs will finish high so our first & second round picks would be attractive to these team if packaged properly.
That would allows to
secure a future russian offensive star which we desperately need to add to our core group
and will be available in this years draft.
We should focus on making Montreal the go to place for Russian players and french players that way we can tap into top talent. Much like Detroit is the go to place for swedish players Montreal should do the same with talented russian players. Montreal is the perfect place for russian players to transition into north america because of it's european lifestyle. Russians once in Montreal love the city.
We should also get
Alexander Radulov from Nashville
Semin from Washington
We can also get Brassard from Columbus.
Our focus in the draft and young prospects should be
top russian & quebec talent
. We should also make our environment comfortable for these 2 groups by having language support, housing support, culture support and vet players to help them transition in Montreal.
What do you guys think?
1. That just sounds wrong. I think the last thing is that the Habs need to secure a Russian. I understand both are slated to be good players. We are only having problems, look how long it took the media to give Kostitsyn a break. He still gets it once and awhile. Now I know that these guys will have more potential. Just too be honest I think the Habs need to start building around North American players. That way no question marks and drama about them bolting to Russia and never reaching their potential in Montreal. I want to start getting a more physical, forechecking, star power team. Plus I would hate to see a player like them come into a crap storm which we have going on and probably all the way to the draft. We don't even know if we will have the same GM or Coach.
2. I would not be interested in Radulov, its the same crap every year, we don't know if he is coming back. Always reports every sing year about him coming back and he never does. Just a show. Wouldn't want that here it would just be a drama fest with the media is he ever took off again.
3. With all the crap going on in Washington and him supposely being a distraction last week. I wouldn't touch that to bring him here.
4. This is probably the worse. I wouldn't want this team built around Russians and Quebecois. Quebec's talent pool has died down a bit, not where it used to be before. Russians while fancy foot work and dangling. Just not too many of them in the league that can take hits and body work. This would be the worst combination to have on the roster. The funny part about it would be Russians talking to the Russians in Russian and the French talking to the French in French. I could just picture a split right down the locker room right now. Plus we have been slowly moving away from that old thinking. Finally drafting North American talent with grit and heart. Picking up Bournival in a deal. Gallagher, Leblance, Beaulieu, and Kristo. I like where this team is going. The thing I like right now is they are getting French players to please fans, but are French players with talent rather than plugs. Which is great for our future.
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