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05-04-2013, 07:57 PM
S Bah
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Originally Posted by Monctonscout View Post
Not sure I understand your point.

Of those 3 only Nurse will be an NHL skill player and he'll be a top 10 pick(or he may slide to 11 or 12). Zadorov will be similar to Tinordi, a big bruising #2-3-4 defenseman. Diaby may never play in the NHL, he could be a solid #5-6 like McQuaid or a career minor leaguer, high bust potential IMHO.

Bottom line, winning in the NHL you need all elements, skilled and buising players up front and on defense and a top goalie. Drafting 5-6 big stay at home d-men is not a shortcut to winning a cup.
Who said anything about drafting 5-6 defencemen or are you trying to control the flow of information to get a point across, if so just blurt it out please? Having a big defenceman that can skate, make a good breakout pass and deliver a hit without getting caught out of position is a must for each defence pairing IMO. The Habs if they can draft a few big forwards to blend in on the top nine,(Power forwards with a little nastiness) San Jose, Boston, Toronto will just have to learn to be intimidated by the Habs.

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