The case for a 1-year surgical tank for the Habs
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08-03-2012, 12:47 PM
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Location: Canberra, Australia
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I don't think those recruits, promising as they appear to be, will have much impact in the next 2 seasons. Assuming my estimate is reasonable, the likelihood that the Habs will escalate dramatically in that time frame is not great. Therefore, the window for drafting talented juniors and Europeans will not close for some time. In light of that, the need for an urgent overhaul is somewhat diminished.
I think Galchenyuk is likely to score 40 points in his rookie season, 2013-2014, as that is what players of his caliber often do. That's an impact right there. However, we'll have to clear some deadwood from our roster to make space for him. We should give Bourque easy minutes this year so that he has 15+ goals at the deadline and somebody actually wants to trade for him. We should also trade Gionta imo.
Leblanc will be no worse than an effective 3rd line winger, possibly a good 2nd line winger in 2013-2014.
Tinordi, Beaulieu, and Ellis rocked the CHL last year. They will adapt to the AHL next year. If each of them has a 33% chance to be ready for bottom pairing duties in the 2013-2014 season, then we expect one of them will be ready for the 2013-2014. If we're lucky two of them will be ready.
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