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04-06-2012, 08:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Aceekay View Post
Barring injuries? Our only significant injury this year was Gionta and since markov came back we haven't been doing any better, i'm willing to wait till next year before saying we were wrong since i think he'll be better next year. I think if were to do better next year we need to get a very good gm/coach and sign a big name free agent suter/parise since our top 9 is **** and our depth on defense isn't any better, until then I'm expecting the same results.
I'm less pessimistic than you. I foresee an improved defense with the players on hand. Gionta and Moen will help and I expect additional secondary scoring from Eller and Leblanc. The Habs might get lucky with their first draft pick (or even one of their seconds). Some poster (I forget who) suggested the possibility of packaging that pick with other assets or picks in a trade to get Huberdeau. That may seem like a stretch but it's far more plausible than signing Suter or Parise.

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