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11-28-2012, 11:30 PM
Et le But
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The Habs have always had elite Quebecois talent because of scouting and development more than going out of the way for Quebec players over all else. It's no coincidence the decline coincided with the growth of European and American NHLers and a decline in Quebec player development - Quebec is no longer the talent mecca it was, and we shouldn't focus entirely on one nationality when building a team.

The next generation of great Habs Francophones will come more than anything else from Bergevin improving our player development to what it once was and ensuring every corner of Quebec is scouted. Hopefully we continue to get steals in later rounds like Hudon with great upside.

Drouin is a very nice prospect but if the Habs have an opportunity to draft Barkov and Lindholm and pick Drouin, I will be suspicious of the reasons. I could be wrong, Drouin could surpass everyone in this draft but I think Barkov is something special. A core of Galchenyuk and Barkov will make us set for over a decade.

Of course the reality is we will probably end up with neither.

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