Would you be upset if the new GM did a rebuild?
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04-12-2012, 10:05 AM
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Schnieder is 26 years old. He might be a great starter wherever he ends up going. Price already is a great starter at 24 years old. And two years further away from being a UFA. So tell me, on what planet does it make sense to trade Price for Schneider?
There's one gigantic difference between Montreal and Calgary - all of the good players on Calgary are old and/or approaching UFA status.
Iginla = 34
Kiprusoff = 35
Jokinen = UFA
Tanguay = UFA
Bouwmeester = Horribly Overpaid
They also have a completely empty cupboard on the farm. Their future looks terrible. Their best player on the roster under 25 is Mikael Backlund and he put up 11 points this year. In fact he's one of their only players under 25 that saw any significant time. TJ Brodie is the other.
Now look at Montreal. Its 3 best players are under 25 in Price, Subban and Pacioretty. They have one potential star at each position. Those 3 players have a future. As thin as people claim it to be, Montreal has a far better group of prospects than Calgary, plus Montreal picks # 3 this year which will only help.
Kiprusoff and Iginla aren't going to get better any time soon. Calgary should be blowing it up. Montreal should not.
Amen. Some people need to see that "blowing up" a team isn't always the best option and to step back from the ledge of just a bad season. We were a decent PP away from making the playoffs, even with all our problems. We'll be ok.
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