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01-22-2013, 04:31 PM
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Blind Gardien
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Originally Posted by JohnLennon View Post
The Detroit model that I think the Habs need to strive for is maintaining a healthy and effective management group, build around a great core of star players, draft well in all rounds, develop prospects as best we can and most importantly, get beyond stellar coaching. Detroit is the class of the league in the manner of how they compose themselves and run their organization, and if the Habs used that club as a role model I guarantee we would have more success.
Agreed. The Habs have some self-imposed limitations in that respect, however, but it shouldn't be impossible to overcome them. I think they "got their man" with Bergevin. I think they "settled" with Therrien, however. I don't think "settling" is going to get them where they need to be.

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