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06-07-2013, 02:58 PM
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HCH
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Originally Posted by Wandering Maroon View Post
I know that our focus is on the Habs but success at the AHL level eventually turns into success at the NHL level - Senators, Bruins,Leafs (to a certain degree) all had good AHL teams. Look back to the 86 Habs that were stacked with guys who won in Sherbrooke (Roy, Lemieux, Corson)

Assuming Leblanc, Dumont and Tinordi make the team out of camp (highly unlikely but possible), and we don't know if they'll renew Blunden, Schultz, Delmas & Stejkal

Here's what we can expect:

G Mayer or Tokarski
Condon

D Ellis, Beaulieu
Nygren, Pateryn
Dietz, Corbin
F Bournival, Holland, Quailer
Nattinen, Kristo, Lefebvre
???
???


MB has to make some kind of minor league depth trade to get some bodies into Hamilton or they're finishing last again.
Leblanc is not going to make it out of training camp, Tenute and Blunden could be back and so could Belzile. Thrower also has a chance to make the team and Drewiske could stay in the organization.

Depending on how it plays out the team might only need to sign one or two veteran leaders to round out the roster. It's a little early to panic.

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