NHL Free Agency Thread 7 (Legit Sources ONLY) Shane Doan visiting Montreal (Post 400)
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07-30-2012, 04:06 PM
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An average team? That average team almost made the play-offs. Where did our team finish, do you remember?
Personally you'd rush two prospects who aren't ready for the NHL into scoring roles, rather than bring back a guy who can provide, and proven he can provide, 20 goals, solid defensive play, big hits, and good playmaking ability?
Personally, while I doubt we're re-signing Kostitsyn, I'd rather sign Kostitsyn than go with your plan of rushing prospects. It is why we finished 15th in the East last season.
Winnipeg is an average team, and the Habs were worst. Yes, I remember where we finished.
Not saying we should rush two prospects, but Leblanc showed nice things last year and I believe Gallagher could make it with a strong camp. Even if both doesn't make it next year, I prefer keeping the money for something valuable since Kostitsyn won't make us better.
I'm really not seeing Kostitsyn's abilities as you do. While I agree that he showed he could score 20 goals in his career, laying big hits and playing good defensively is not part of his abilities, otherwise he would still be with this team. You actually described the perfect first or second line winger, and Kostitsyn is pretty far for that, isn't he?
My plan isn't to rush prospects. Yes, I do believe Leblanc or Gallagher could make it. If not so be it.
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