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05-04-2013, 08:10 AM
Join Date: Jan 2008
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with galchy , collberg , Bozon , Galagher, Eller, Kristo , Vail, Hudon etc...... we have a ton of talent and speed , we have crap secondary players and no size
at pick 25 Mackinnon isint going to fall on our lap my friend
yes you take talent over size but if a 220 pound potential 20 goal banger is there at 25 , u take him over a 180 lb marginally better skilled guy at this point
in the second and third rounds is where you find these Bickel `s , Troy Brauer types we so desperately need
simply put we arent winning anything until our secondary support players are upgraded , and more size on the top 6
u dont go to war with Moen , Colby , Dumont , etc...
this draft can fill those needs with our top 6 picks , if we chose that route
yes we look at skill but u can only have so many skilled players , many cant adjust and play bottom six roles
Look at the Bruins , when you have Paille, Thornton and Campbell on your fourth line and Kelly, Peverly on your third line to go with your skill and size on your top 6
thats whey they are contenders , solid mix
Go check how Boston acquired Thornton Paille and Campbell. They didn't cost high draft picks. Trying to draft depth bangers/grinders early in the draft would be mornic for the Habs. You NEVER have too much skill, because if you have extra it's great trade bait to add missing pieces to a contender or to get more high draft picks.
If you draft depth players you take them with late pick or sign them as FA's.
PLUS I don't find the Habs are hurting for thise type of players, if you look at last night Halpern White Moen and Prust all had strong games. If you need to add go the FA route or make a minor trade, but NEVER use premium picks on 4th liners...NEVER!!!
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