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02-28-2012, 11:21 AM
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TonyTinglebone
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2007-2008 - Regular Season - Montréal Canadiens – 104 points

Andrei Kostitsyn – Plekanec – Kovalev
HigginsKoivu - Ryder
LatendresseLapierreKostopoulos
BéginSmolinskiDandenault

Markov – Komisarek
Hamrlik – Gorges
StreitBouillon

Huet
Price

Plus: Sergei Kostitsyn (52 GP but I don't remember his linemates!), Halak, Grabovski, O'Byrne, Brisebois, Chipchura, D'Agostini...


Talk about stability eh?

What I find the most disheartening is the fact that a lot of those players were young and effective: Latendresse, Grabovski, Lapierre, Sergei Kostitsyn, Andrei Kostitsyn...
So a top line winger and starting goaltender are out of the league from that team. A top pairing d-man is a healthy scratch on a bubble playoff team. I understand stability, but keeping a core from that team does not put the Habs further ahead than they are now. There are no top line players in the league that played on that team, Pleks is probably the best. Streit could be a top-4 defenseman, but he never played D in the NHL until he left Montreal (should be listed as 4th line forward here anyways).

There is little that should be left from a team that was filled with a bunch of tweeners.

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