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08-01-2013, 03:11 PM
Kriss E
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Originally Posted by dreamingofdrouin View Post
I'm saying that we will have a better window in the years after the proposed subban five year contract would have been up than in the next 4 years.

I'm saying that bergevin is a better GM than gainey and gauthier ever were and if they can create, pretty much everything that we have right now, than bergevin should be able to do a better job with the future of the team....neither of us can say with certainty which regime will be better but I have a wild guess that it's bergevin. i'd rather have that cap space in the years when his draftee's start to come to fruition than in the era of the players of the old regime, because even though i know we can be a pretty good team right now and maybe adding that big name would be enough to push us to the top, i think there's a far better chance that are best years are still off in the distance. I think the development of our defence and a finding better number 2 is going to take longer than just 2-4 years.

There could have been cap savings in the immediate future, and there will be cap savings in the distant future. The amount we could have/will save are probabley around the same, but even if it was more savings sooner rather than later i would rather take it later, in the era I believe will have the better montreal canadiens core.

But how do you know that we'll be better in the years 5-6-7??? You just don't. It's all good to believe in it, but the whole team could be different by then, so who freaking knows.
What we do know is what our current club looks like, and which youngsters in the AHL should be making their ways to the NHL this upcoming season, or the next. We should have guys like Colberg, Beaulieu, Tinordi, Emelin, PK, MaxPac, Price, Eller, Gally, Galla, possibly Diaz, on our club within the next few years playing some decent-great hockey for us. You surround them with great veterans and we could very well be a top contender. We don't have to wait for 7 years, we know we have a chance of being solid within the next few years.
So any extra cap would have helped.

As for comparing regimes, I have no idea what that's about. I never brought up the old administration once.

And again, in terms of PK himself, if we do sign him to that 8y/8M deal the author is going on, then he will not be at a discounted price in 7 years.

I don't think you understand much of what I'm saying.

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