Future appears bright for Montreal Canadiens
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10-20-2012, 05:09 PM
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Canberra, Australia
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Agreed. Few years ago, I was so excited that we had Perezoghin, Higgins, Sergei K, Grabovski, Latendresse, Chipchura, O'Byrne and so on. I thought we will be very good for long time. Oh boy ...
It's always like this, most (not all) Habs fan over-estimate the prospects.
In my opinion, only Galchenyuk will become a top 6 forward, but he won't be a superstar though. Leblanc may have a shot. All the rest (Holland, Gallagher, Dumont, Nattinen, Bournival, etc.) will be probably a marginal 2nd liner, or 3rd liner caliber.
Sometimes, reality hurts.
Perezhogin is one of the top-10 scorers in the KHL a lot of years.
Higgins is a 2nd liner on one of the best teams in the league, the Vancouver Canucks.
Sergei K is a 2nd liner on one of the better teams in the league.
Grabovski we traded for valuable assets, 1 season of Robert Lang and good defense prospect Gregory Pateryn.
Latendresse' career was derailed by injuries.
Chipchura is an effective 4th line center on a team much better than the Habs.
O'Byrne is an effective shutdown dman, a 4th dman, on a better team than the Habs.
Overall, it's not our prospects that were bad, it's our asset management. The only well-managed asset in the above list is Mikhail Grabovski.
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