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06-07-2013, 09:24 AM
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bjac
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Originally Posted by Lafleurs Guy View Post
We have the core that MIGHT be a winning team in a couple of years.

Subban, Price, Max, Galchenyuk, Gallagher + whoever pans out from Tinordi, Beaulieu and this years' draft...

That's a pretty good core to move ahead with.

But we need to flesh out that lineup with size for sure and the D needs some help.

Would've been a lot better if we did a lot more rebuilding in the past but at this point we're just probably going to go ahead and build with what we've got. McDonnaugh would've been beautiful to add to what we have but it is what it is...

Gorges, Eller, Plecanek... they can all help for the future. But we need to get bigger if we want a cup. Size isn't everything but we're just too freaking small.
I just chose to quote LG because it is the closest to my personal opinion. The Habs have a good core moving forward (albeit a young core...), but a weak supporting cast. The core itself has a good spread of skill, size and character. In 2015, when the UFA portion of the team turns over, hopefully the RFAs and new UFAs that are brought in to replace the existing ones are an improvement to the team. Physicality and the defense have to be addressed. They have already aquired the hardest pieces (Galchenyuk, Subban and Price) and have some of the supporting cast too (Gally, Patches, Tinordi, Eller and Beaulieu), but still have a ways to go.

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