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06-12-2013, 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by dcal64 View Post
People keep saying we shouldn't draft for needs, yet if you look at the Habs, most of our core players are Habs draft picks.

All of our forward prospects are on the smallish side (Collberg, Kristo, Hudon), not sure where we will magically find a big gritty Top-6 forward if we don't draft him.

If you think we can sign a UFA big gritty Top-6 forward, just look at our cap space, and see what Clarkson will fetch this year (every team wants big gritty forwards and will overpay for them).

What other options is there, trading for one? Who do we have that we can spare that would fetch us one?

Why do people keep ignoring what Bergevin said at his year-end conference that this team will be built through the draft, and that he wants the team to get bigger.

There's no way we draft Petan in the 1st round, we only draft Petan if he falls to #55 where he becomes a value pick.
Not often you can come out of a draft with 80-90 point guy. You never pass up drafting another Giroux to draft another Bickell. Size can be obtained other ways... Skill is far and away thing to be looking for in draft. If size is what you a Desnaishais and Gionta and use the cash to sign another Prust, Bryan Bickell couple of guys like that. Presto you have the size you wanted with Hayden and McCarron. They are even ready now, don't have to wait 3-4 years for them to mature.

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