All Encompassing Tanking/Rebuilding/Selling at Deadline Thread 2.0
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02-10-2013, 12:16 AM
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Middle of Nowhere
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Like I said many times,
Pacioretty-Desharnais-Cole became Kostitsyn-Plekanec-Kovalev which became Higgins-Koivu-Ryder.
Whenever the Habs put together a genuine 1st line, it's gone the next year, due to various problems. The main pattern here, I think, is that our 1st lines are not built on skill, they're based on players overachieving and having career seasons. That's not a repeatable formula.
The simple fact that you believe that the Desharnais was 1st line caliber just kills any credibility in your speech.
(Lets remember that they did play 2nd liners, if not 3rd liners during the vast majority of the season last year).
Its too bad that these losses are starting to kill the confidence of the team (and in the team), because they werent playing that badly at all, in fact, they were even quite good. Still i have some doubts about the roster management.
I dont want to be misguided by my judgement, but by now, he really should have seen that Subban and Eller were badly misused in their current roles. The PK is also quite poorly run considering the personnel we have.
Fixing this should be enough to give a good boost to this team and putting it on a more stable road.
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