Thread: Speculation: Brian Burke vs. Marc Bergevin
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09-20-2012, 12:37 AM
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Leafs are at the edge of their rebuild, Montreal is at the beginning/middle.

They got Pacioretty(#1 winger), Subban(top pairing D-man) and Price(#1 G). Everything else is either prospects like Galch(potentially a #1 C but he's a few years away) or filler guys. Plekanec(solid 2nd line C)

We got Phaneuf(top pairing d-man), Kessel(Elite #1 winger) , Lupul(solid top 6 winger), JVR(Potential powerforward top 6), Grabo(solid 2nd line C) Gardiner(top 4 d-man) and an a high end prospect in Reilly(top pairing d-man).

The problem with MTL is they are badly lacking offense and are quite small up front. Pacioretty is really their only bigger guy. We have size now in Kulemin and JVR. Skill in Grabo, Kessel and Lupul but we are missing the #1 C.

MTL beats us in goaltending though. Ultimately though I'd say Toronto is farther along in development and is on the cusp of a breakout year(but we need actual goaltending.)

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