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05-23-2013, 07:36 PM
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Teufelsdreck
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As I said in an earlier post, the Habs should definitely be able to improve their depth but I don't want to hear another tired anecdote about lower round picks who become first line forwards or first pairing Dmen (e.g., Subban or Markov). All of you have seen dozens upon dozens who shuttle between the NHL and the AHL. Sure, having 7 picks in the first 120 improves the odds of finding a gold nugget, but it guarantees nothing. Nor do all first rounders. For example, Louis Leblanc might earn his way back to the NHL, but we already suspect that he'll probably not play on the first line. In conclusion, I see a much improved team in a few years but I'm not convinced it'll be a championship team.

Does that make the case for 'surgical tanking'? That would probably end of prolonging the misery with no assurance of ultimate success. I suppose selective trading and UFA signing should at least be considered. It worked for LA and Boston.


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