2014 NHL Entry Draft Part 2
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02-14-2014, 02:49 PM
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nhl.com's mock drafts
Mike G. Morreale
Pasternak, Scherbak and Schmaltz for the Habs
I wonder if these guys ever pay Attn. to the GM's of the teams, when predicting the player each will choose. I know it's supposed to be BPA, but every different Head Scout will have different Top Thirty players and this year after Top Four there will be huge differences, in my case Ekblad has clearly been the best.(Sam Bennett no viewings, he may take #1) Michael Dal Colle is pretty good too, Sam Rinehart isn't a shoo-in for #1 by any stretch of the imagination.
If I'm Bergevin, trading for draft choices in quantity by the deadline would be the direction to head. But, that could mean losing his job, especially if the Habs went from playoff team to lottery pick team. Moving Markov, Gionta, Bourque, Murray, Parros, Briere and possibly Leblanc, Naatinen and Czarnik all RFA's next season.
That's six veterans and three prospects to trade for draft choices, leaving room in next years lineup. The competition for jobs between prospects would be immense, knowing their opportunity to earn a role on the Habs will never be better. Plus the prospects gained in this draft should be based upon their suitability as complimentary players, for the playmaking prospects from the last two drafts.
Players that can produce offence like Andrighetto, Lehkonen, Collberg and even DLR. Surrounding these types with players whose unique specialties will make each other successful in the pros. Galchenyuk can do this due to his "Elite" talents, the others will need help to reach their absolute upsides. Only by having lots of quality depth can the Habs avoid having to trade later for complimentary players, thus losing in another area.
Go for the Gusto and get it done this summer and next, then the march for the SC should begin in earnest, with the type of quality depth the Habs had in the past. Always at center, goal and defence the way that our Dynasties were built, the centers that don't cut it become wingers, as it always was in the past. Great playoff teams always have great centers, they create possession and the team that has the puck the most usually wins, unless a goalie can't be beaten.
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