Habs built to win for the future?
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01-21-2013, 04:17 PM
Join Date: Jan 2006
I think that Montreal should be building for the future. Right now, I don't really see the current team having any type of significant success. I am usually an optimist but thats just how I feel. I hope I am wrong though.
On the other hand, what I do see is a great opportunity for Habs management to build a future team around Price, Subban, Pacioretty and Galchenyuk. These 4 players are a good
in developing a strong core to move forward with. They also have young players and prospects like Eller, Emelin, Gallagher, Tinordi, Beaulieu, Collberg and Hudon, that can hopefully continue to develop and become solid NHL players (I guess Eller and Emelin already have). With this said, I think if the Habs are going to be successful, it will be 3-4 years in the future. That gives them time to either draft, develop or aquire other players of similar age groups to the guys mentioned above.
If the Habs are going to focus on the future (which I hope they do), they have a great vetern presence on the team with good role models to help make this transition more smoothly. Its great to see guys like Moen, Prust, Plekanec, Gionta and Cole on the team because they are all respectful players, with good work ethic and level heads. They will really help our younger players mature.
In the end, I don't see them doing too well this year. Fortunately for us, if the Habs season is a failure, chances are they will have a pretty good draft pick letting them potentially add another key player to their young core.
The Habs have a great opportunity here to maybe not rebuild, but just re-assess their objectives and longterm goals.
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