2012-2013 Lineup thread (post FA period)
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07-31-2012, 04:57 PM
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I wish Bergevin would take the excuse of "I'm a 1st year GM and want to build towards the future my way" approach and go with (gulp) a re-build:
Step 1: trade Plekanec + Collberg + 3rd round pick for home town flavor Jonathan Huberdeau. This will show fans and press that the future is more important then the yearly 8th place struggles.
Step 2 : trade Gionta,Bourque weber and Diaz for picks or prospects...build depth while weakining this year's roster a little.....just enough to be in the draft lottery for 1st overall next year.
Making the team not too unsimilar from last year with all the injuries and such.
Moen- Eller- Armstrong
Geoffrion - Gomez - LeBlanc
Prust - Noke - White
The team would be another "one line team" like last year, but with the chance of getting next year's #1 pick (McKinnon).....along with Galchenyuk it reminds me of Chicago drafting Toews (#3) then Kane (#1)...add a strong looking defensive core + Huberdeau, Gallagher, kristo, Pacioretty, DD, LeBlanc
finally you let certain contracts (kaberle) runout or continue to move the veterans (Moen) who have value in trades to build depth in the farm team. you move Gomez to the AHL or ECHL or Europe or where ever to make sure that the money saved on his contract will go to other contracts for extensions and such.
a few year's down the road:
Huberdeau - Galchenyuk - McKinnon
Pacioretty - Desharnais - Kristo
Gallagher - Eller - LeBlanc
Goeffrion - Bournival - White
Beaulieu - Subban
Tinordi - Gorges
Emelin - Ellis
Ah well, one can
Your proposed lineup is worse than Colombus' and
worse than last year's. Am I the only one here yearning for good hockey? I don't think I'd bother watching the Habs the entire year and would have to put up with the mockery of foolish nordiques fans yet again. When you say ''well, my team exists!'' and they can truthfully answer ''I don't think they qualify as an NHL team'' well...
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