Would you be upset if the new GM did a rebuild?
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04-12-2012, 12:02 PM
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I'd rather we trade for a prospect with Pleks rather than a pick, esp if it's for D. If we got a pick it's going to take longer for him to develop and defensemen on average take longer than forwards do. You're probably right at 30 he won't get Schenn unless we include something else with him. Maybe some of the 2nds we have could get the job done.
Please don't talk about McDonnaugh it still hurts me to think about.
Schenn this year was abysmal defensively in easy minutes (and he has gotten worse over the last two seasons). In terms of on-ice performance Luke Schenn is Theo Peckham or Luca Sbisa but with draft pedigree. Schenn's contract isn't exactly team-friendly given how poor he has been either.
If the Habs are dealing a #1/top-end #2 centre like Plekanec for a defenseman they better be getting someone who can handle top-4 defense minutes already while being very likely to reach the potential of being able to play top-pairing minutes and outplay the opposition.
Edit: Sbisa/Peckham comparison is from
, it uses your favorite "advanced" stat in Corsi
(though it's adjusted for the zone-starts). If you take a look at the high-res version of the chart you'll get even more heart-ache from seeing where McDonagh is (further right & larger dark blue circle = better. Further left, larger white circle = worse).
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