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04-24-2013, 11:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Kimota View Post
The lack of the physical aspect and lack of size is really starting to hurt the Habs right now. They are getting manhandled to the puck the magority of times. This was not adressed by MB.
It's not necessarily something you can address overnight. Making 2-3 dumb trades at the deadline is just a band aid.

I'd rather play smaller veterans than rush our jumbo prospects and hurt their development like Gainey did with Price.

The size thing long term is not a big deal. Gionta and Bouillon won't be here forever, Gallagher plays like he is 6'5". DD may or may not be here long term. Guys like Eller Galchenyuk are big guys who should move into bigger roles over the next 2 years. We need our bottom 4-5-6 forwards to be meaner/tougher. Hopefully MB adds a heavyweight enforcer and maybe another guy Moen's size(who plays like Moen of last year). I do think they will try and draft some bigger forwards this year, may not be the early picks though.

On defense in a couple years if you have Emelin and Tinordi plus Beaulieu and possibly Pateryn, that makes the defensive core bigger and more physical. Maybe sign a 1 year "bridge" player if Tinordi is to start AHL next year.

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