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11-13-2003, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Mike8
I feel Montreal could learn a lot from Edmonton. There's 6 NHL ready youngsters in Montreal right now by my count (Ryder, Higgins, Plekanec, Hainsey, Komisarek, and Hossa), and *none* of them have had a steady spot in the lineup.

When you look at Edmonton, you see Hemsky played next to Moreau all season until he started looking more NHL ready and played on the first line. Torres has been placed in a role where not much offense is expected of him and he's told to go to the net and wreak havoc; he has, and he's excelled.
Edmonton builds their club around skating, and usually draft accordingly. Montreal used to do this as well, but haven't drafted like this for a few years.

Sigh... remember when Hab fans were yelling to get Torres...

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