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07-02-2012, 03:16 PM
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What is a strong bottom 6 in the league that you look at compared to the Habs and think it is weak?
If we look at last year's rosters, since this coming year's rosters are incomplete:
Boston: Kelly, Peverley, Pouliot, Campbell, Thornton, Paille looks a lot stronger to me
Colorado: Jones, McGinn, McClement, Mueller, Kobasew, McLeod looks comparable
Detroit: Helm, Cleary, Abdelkader, Holmstrom, Eaves, Miller
Nashville: Tootoo, Hornqvist, Bourque, Smith, Halischuk, Yip
NJ: Sykora, Clarkson, Josefson, Carter, Bernier, X goon
PHI: JVR, Schenn, Talbot, Read, Couturier, X goon
PIT: Kennedy, Cooke, Sullivan, Park, Adams, Asham
STL: Stewart, Sobotka, Langenbrunner, D'Agostini, Arnott, Nicholl/Crombeen/Reaves
Vancouver: Booth, Hansen, Pahlsson, Hodgson/Kassian, Lapierre, Malhotra
Washington: Knuble, Chimera, Ward, Perreault, Hendricks, Halpern
even Chicago, with Bolland, Kruger, Brunette, Bickell, Carcillo and Mayers looks comparable/stronger, and the Hawks have known they've had serious weaknesses with regards to depth.
Essentially, almost every playoff club had better bottom-6s than Montreal is looking to have this coming season. And Montreal's paying a fair bit for bottom-6 forwards that don't generate offense. Ultimately, that's my problem with this bottom-6: Montreal doesn't have top tier offensive players in the top-6, and instead of compensating for that with a bottom-6 that can generate offense, they've loaded the bottom-6 with grinders.
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