Do the Habs need defense depth?
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07-13-2012, 06:57 AM
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Unless we're very unlucky, we should be fine to start the season. We, at this time, have 8 defensemen available to play in the NHL. I'm personally still high on Weber. I hope he can turn things around this next season.
My point is, if given some time, we should have a lot of depth in the AHL. Subban came in as an injury replacement in his first season in the AHL. I believe Tinordi, Beaulieu and Ellis can do the same thing if needed. So no, I don't think we need depth.
My prediction is this: we will have some injuries. Diaz and/or Weber will get some extra ice time because of it and cement their place in the line-up. If that doesn't work, one of our AHL "big three" will get a call-up and stick in the NHL afterwards.
I'm almost certain that before the end of the season, one of those three guys will have made the team permanently.
I'd add St-Denis to this list.
I wonder why Weber is considered better than St-Denis at this point -- there absolutely nothing to support this.
This said, I'd give full-time duties to Diaz.
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