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02-10-2013, 12:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Lafleurs Guy View Post
That's why over the years I've suggested we go after prospects (at least they were prospects at the time) like Bobby Ryan and JVRD. We need big talented forwards and we've needed that forever. But we haven't been willing to pay the price.
And you've been right for years.

Right now though, Bergevin better hurry up. There's a flip side to your and my and others analysis that the Habs cup contention window is opening soon: it also means that the rebuilding window is closing soon. Once Galchenyuk, Tinordi, Beaulieu, etc become good players and once Gionta, Kaberle, etc have their cap hits cleared from the team the rebuilding window will be closed. We will be an 8th or 9th place team even if everything goes wrong.

We're running out of time to stack the deck, I think this season is it, it's now or never to get another top-5 pick and to sell some veterans for 1st rounders. If we don't do it now, we'll have to wait until the next rebuilding cycle in 2020 or so or probably beyond to compile a championship-caliber roster.

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