Habs built to win for the future?
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01-23-2013, 07:46 AM
Join Date: Jul 2007
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If Galchenyuk develops well then we should have most of the building blocks for a contender. We have 2/3rds of a first line with MaxPac and Gally, a good top defensive pairing in Gorges - Subban, and an elite goalie.
We need one more "first" liner that can carry the offensive load on the 2nd line (60-70pts) and another top pairing defenceman to really solidify our D. Markov could be that guy but that's still way up in the air
I think it's a mistake to count Markov as a building block. He's an older player with a history of injury problems. We can't count on him being part of the future.
This is not a reflection on him or his talents. He's been a great player for us but we've got to accept that he's a huge injury risk and planning the future with him in mind would be a grave mistake. Anything he provides for us should be considered a bonus. If he produces... great. But we shouldn't be expecting anything from him.
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