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03-05-2012, 01:22 PM
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Originally Posted by hogtownhabsfan View Post
I think it'll be a 1 year rebuild much like you guys did. Our roster is littered with a great young mix in their mid 20 or younger. Price, Subban, Pacioretty, Desharnais, Emelin, Eller, Gorges, Leblanc, White...

Throw in some vets like Cole, Plekanec and Bourque, and Tinordi and Beaulieau who are both about a year away and alot of the pieces are in place. We just need to hit on this 1st rounder big time.
It's not a one year rebuild man... not unless we're just going for the playoffs.
Originally Posted by GeneralManager View Post
people complaining about the habs being a last place team need to get their head scoped. being last place will finally allow us to get a legitimate lottery pick to grow and develop into a star. we ARE in last place because we have a moronic gm who has no clue and a clueless coach who has no idea what he's doing either...keep in mind he was also thrown under the bus by both his gm and owner. oh yah we are also missing our 30 goal scoring captain and the general who makes everything tick in andrei markov who we failed to find an adequate replacement for.

Our problems can be fixed quite quickly...
Way too much has to go right for it to happen quickly.

- Markov is a crapshoot. We should plan around him being hurt. Anything from him is bonus.
- Gionta probably should be shipped out. He's not going to do anything for this team with the state we're in.
- The top draft pick (which you are right we are finally getting) probably shouldn't play next year.

We've got huge holes everywhere on this team and we'd be smart to take our time addressing them. What's probably going to happen though is we'll go for quick fixes (again) in the free agent market and hope for the best.
Originally Posted by hogtownhabsfan View Post
Well obviously you aren't too familiar with our roster.

Subban has turned it around since his awful sophomore slumpish start. I think by this time next year he'll be held in the same regard as Karlsson, less points for sure, but better defensively and way more physical. Desharnais has been a PPG for over 2 months now. Eller is a stud in the making. Emelin has already made himself the best hitter in the game. Leblanc and WHite look like top end bottom 6ers.
- Subban is developing at his own pace. He could break out or not. He'll be great in the future but it's too soon to expect him to be an All-star. He's getting there though.

- DD is playing well and putting up numbers in large part because he's with Pacman. Pac looks like he could actually become a 40 goal man. He's produced with everyone he's been with. DD is creative but folks are overrating this guy. He needs to be sandwiched between bigger players to be effective.

- Eller is a stud in the making? I don't see it. Maybe he'll be a 2nd or 3rd liner based on what I've seen. Maybe you and I have different definitions of what 'stud' means. When I think 'stud' I think of Subban, Price or Pac. Eller doesn't come to mind.

We've got some stuff to build around and the top pick will help for sure. But we're a long ways away from competing for a cup. It's a crapshoot as to what happens with us next year. I'm sure we'll make more quick fix moves and go from there.

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