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09-15-2013, 01:09 PM
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At the moment the Habs have a lot of interesting prospects and invitees/signings for their minor league development system. The challenge is finding a way to keep these guys in the organization while keeping the the team under the 50 man roster limit. That means signing some of the players to AHL/ECHL contracts and hoping they don't get a better offer from another NHL team if they have a good season.

It doesn't necessarily mean that Hamilton or Wheeling will be championship caliber teams because it looks like they will be young but there is definitely potential among the individual players and it will be interesting to see how it develops.

In keeping with that organizational depth theme, it wouldn't surprise me to some minor trades and/or package deals during the season to free up some roster space for the next wave of prospects.

It will be one of the most interesting years in a long time at every level of the organization from the Habs on down through the minor leagues and the amateur prospects.

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