The Habs have way too many veteran forwards
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07-10-2012, 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by
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I don't understand how having established, veteran players is a bad thing.
Who said it's a bad thing?
Having too many veterans playing forward may be a sub-optimal allocation of cap space. The last few cup winners didn't have this many veteran forwards, and their core consisted of established forwards who were younger.
1. It takes roster spots away from younger forwards who could give you almost the same performance at a fraction of the cost.
2. It requires too much spending on forwards at the detriment of spending on veteran D-men, where the discrepancy in performance between veteran D-men and young D-men is much greater than the discrepancy in performance between veteran forwards and young forwards.
3. While a number of expensive declining forwards will be off the books in 2 years, they are currently taking playing time away from younger players who could have used the playing time to develop more rapidly in order to become key contributors by then.
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