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07-09-2006, 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by RC51 View Post
I think you right.

If Gainey could have landed some help at the right price, ok
but that did not happen. OK SO WHAT !

Gainey and Carbo must evaluate the prospects and rookies and then
see what these do in preseason. The Habs have some good ones and things can realy change. Sure fire improvments with an Elias type is one thing, But buying a UFA just for the sake of spending some CAP room is just plain wrong.

It's not a matter of plan "A" or plan "B", it's plan "A" all along.
Assess your club, assess the actual impact of what you already own ( prospects&rookies) on you NHL club. Once you have the correct information then look to plug the holes ( if any)
Even if the Habs wait till next years trade deadline to plug and holes, SO WHAT, the kids need a ton of ice time anyway.

Since the Habs have many good prospects&rookies who knows who wins a job this year. Don't forget Hamilton, Chip will lead his AHL team this year and thier are some real talented Hab prospects joining him. Look for the Dogs to be way better then last year.
Example: If Grabo does not crack the Hab lineup right from the start, then he is a HUGE impact player for the Dogs. He is not 19 years old, he has some seasoning, He might need a few months to adjust to the North American way of life but that's about it.

When the top 9 will work this way, not a lot of teams will stop us imo. Ryder is not good in 5 v 5, never was. Use him on the first PP and on the 3rd line. Use Lats to make a ton of space of Koivu and Higgins. And the all russian style 2nd line, at last, a 2nd line that can put up pts. This might not be this year.

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