If I had it my way, we'd be trading a LOT today. Campoli, Kostitsyn, Kaberle, Plekanec...not many untouchables. But I doubt that will happen, so let's just hope we hold on to our 1st and Gauthier/Molson don't do anything stupid.
Maybe Molson is saying "get us a start player, no matter what! You're gone anyway at the end of the season, no one will care if you look bad!"
I think this team, after this brutal year needs the buzz off a top 5 pick. They really do. A lot of people aren't happy with the disaster of the 100th year and now this. An 8th place finish(or battle for 8th) won't exactly cheer people up. A top pick gives optimism. As a marketing guy, Molson knows this. That pick is going nowhere. I fear for our young players however.
To appease the impatient fanbase and media always look for additional veteran players and not willing to rebuild properly.
Now that we are rebuilding properly, everybody is saying how terrible the front office is.
Not sure I understand. I keep reading here that THANK GOD the organization doesn't listen to fans. And then how can you already determined that we are in the process of a "proper rebuild"? The Kaberle acquisition? The Campoli one? Going with Bourque who is the type of player we can't get going like AKost....Lats....Pouliot? Thing is, I have no problem with the rebuild. Yet, name it that way. Gauthier goes on and states that it's now time for us to be a top tier team. Yet, he goes with one of the worst defense to start a year. That defense is a rebuild one....not a top-tier one.
I mean, do whatever you want as an organization. But you had something right in your assessment....do it PROPERLY. And clearly, the only reason why there is hope right now has NOTHING to do with Gauthier nor Gainey but it's all Timmins right now.