The Habs have way too many veteran forwards
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07-10-2012, 02:54 PM
Join Date: Oct 2011
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During my lunch break, my brother told me to start a blog about the Habs, so I did:
There are already tons of Habs blogs out there, I'm well aware, but I figured it's time that I spent my time doing something I actually enjoyed for a change...
In my first blog post, I'm positing that the Habs have way too many veteran forwards (in my assessment, anything above the age of 28 is considered a "veteran"). If you look at the past 3 cup champs, those teams didn't have a lot of veteran forwards.
The Habs signed two UFA forwards this offseason, and are rumored to be interested in Doan. Some veteran leadership is good, but the reality is that forwards beyond the age of 28 start to decline, and we now have way too many declining assets at the forward position.
Accordingly, I'd stay far away from Shane Doan, as much as he's still a useful player (today anyway).
Do you think we have too many veteran forwards on the team?
No. For argument's sake, how would you decrease the number of veteran forwards? Players become UFAs at 27, or 25 if they enter the league at 18, so we can rule out the UFA market. We are left with trades and drafting. What young forward could we trade for? Who would we trade?
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