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11-13-2012, 05:22 PM
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I don't understand the obsession with small, weak forwards. Surely we've had enough of those over the past 25 years???
We need to get solid, good sized, talented forwards. Enough smurfs. Monahan, Lazar, Kerby Rychel, are all solid tough skilled players. MacKinnon would be an obvious choice... Erne, Barkov would be great as well.
Time to get bigger though, and I really like the thought of Monahan/Galchenyuk up the middle.
The last time the Habs tried to draft size in the first round, it was the 1990s.
1990, 12th overall, Turner Stevenson, 6'3"
1991, 17th overall, Brent Bilodeau, 6'4"
1992, 20th overall, David Wilkie, 6'3"
1993, 21 st overall, Saku Koivu, 5'10"
1994, 18th overall, Brad Brown, 6'3"
1995, 8th overall, Terry Ryan, 6'1"
1996, 18th overall, Matt Higgins, 6'2"
1997, 11th overall, Jason Ward, 6'2"
1998, 16th overall, Eric Chouinard, 6'2"
In the 1990s the Habs tried to draft size in the first round and you can see the result. There was one year, 1993, when they went for skill and not size, and they got a different result.
You want to pick BPA. Size is possibly the most overrated attribute on draft day and thus you end up with losses. You can get size on the UFA market, and in any case the Habs are not as small as they used to be.
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