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What should the Habs do with our 1st pick?

View Poll Results: What should the Habs do with our 1st pick?
Stay put 177 73.75%
Trade up 29 12.08%
Trade down 14 5.83%
Mega trade for established player 20 8.33%
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06-05-2012, 10:51 AM
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Package the pick with someone and trade it to Pittsburgh for J. Staal.
Pierre McGuire???

Is that you???

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06-05-2012, 11:00 AM
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If a reasonable trade up is possible for Yakupov, it would be a once in a blue moon opportunity. I don't see how the Habs could pass it up, unless they know something we don't about Nailz.

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06-05-2012, 11:34 AM
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Hmm... Still, it's something to consider. We need a centre, but we don't need a disabled centre.

What's his style of play like?
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The one thing for me that stands out is his shiftyness and vision. Almost as good as Nail.
Shiftiness... yeah, that's pretty close. He's fairly agile and sneaky, and he's quick to get to good places on the ice, but to me it's his edge work that lags behind the guys like Yakupov or Grigorenko. Having said that, I consider Murray to be a top 2 pick, and his edge work, despite some of the successful crazy lines he takes making some of the plays he does, looks like barely-controlled chaos, lol. Athleticism for ya there.

But to answer you Troy, his bread and butter is those hands, and their ability to put pucks in the net 1000 different ways. Creativity is also one of his strengths, I'd say (kind of obviously). Not just "fancy pantsing around" unnecessarily, but creatively solving how to get the puck from point A to point B and get into shooting position. I agree with Ozy that he's almost as good as Nail. Just needs (needed?) stronger lower body (or something) to control those edges even better for the speeds and cuts he makes if he wants to create similar separation at the NHL level. If/when that happens (with NHL training, of course), he might even find "another step", which is scary.


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06-05-2012, 11:47 AM
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Hmm... Still, it's something to consider. We need a centre, but we don't need a disabled centre.

What's his style of play like?
That "disabled" center was a star at the NHL draft combine doing physical tests. I'd say his knee passes the test.

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06-05-2012, 12:07 PM
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That "disabled" center was a star at the NHL draft combine doing physical tests. I'd say his knee passes the test.
Knee injuries, not unlike concussions, can get worse every time. He may be fine now, and that's great, but all it takes is one knee at high speed or simply falling down awkwardly to put him out for six months. That's why I wanted to know how serious it was. I'm not a doctor, but knee injuries still make me cringe.

Remember Andrei Markov?

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06-05-2012, 12:16 PM
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Now that we got Therrien, I hope Bergevin gonna trade our 1st pick to pitts for Staal.

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06-05-2012, 12:29 PM
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If this GM is as good as they say he is then he should be able to shock and amaze me, so here goes......

Find a way to draft Yakupov and land Nash at the same draft and i'm dumbfounded and impressed if he falls short on either then Bergevin is just a wannabe that may never be......
want some stamkos with that

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06-05-2012, 06:24 PM
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The max I will give to trade for first overall is a 2rd pick.
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06-05-2012, 06:45 PM
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Keep our pick, I'd like to see the Habs grab Forsberg or Galchenyuk

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06-05-2012, 09:25 PM
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Stay put and draft the best player at 3rd.
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06-05-2012, 09:34 PM
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Get the best possible talent but with a win win attitude.A bigger Bobby Clarke type player as an example.Daigle was a talented player but didn't have the drive to be a champion.

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want some stamkos with that
don't be silly

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Trade up. Make it happen. We'll never have such an opportunity to land the 1st overall. Seize the day. I'm sure Therrien would love to tell Crosby bedtime stories to Yakupov.

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06-05-2012, 10:55 PM
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I would have them on stage and make them announce the pick
I'd feel sick after we find out who they'd draft.

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06-07-2012, 06:59 AM
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Stay put.
If it was Crosby at #1 I'd say go for it but we should get Galchenyuk or Forsberg,either of them would make the season worthwhile and keep the other picks for Timmins to use.


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06-07-2012, 07:18 AM
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I changed my mind (I usually do eh). I would be as happy with Grigorenko, Forsberg or Murray as with Galchenyuk or Yakupov. Grigorenko is higher risk, but I think with Therrien in Montreal and Roy in Quebec there's very little chance these 2 can't put any passion in his game.

We should stay put and snob the other teams, just like Edmonton haha.

Edit: not to mention Teravainen & Dumba which are perfectly fine as well. There's just as many flaws and promise on every candidate. We just need to see who fits the most in Trevor Timmins & the Montreal Canadiens' plans.


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06-07-2012, 07:40 AM
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I changed my mind (I usually do eh). I would be as happy with Grigorenko, Forsberg or Murray as with Galchenyuk or Yakupov. Grigorenko is higher risk, but I think with Therrien in Montreal and Roy in Quebec there's very little chance these 2 can't put any passion in his game.

We should stay put and snob the other teams, just like Edmonton haha.

Edit: not to mention Teravainen & Dumba which are perfectly fine as well. There's just as many flaws and promise on every candidate. We just need to see who fits the most in Trevor Timmins & the Montreal Canadiens' plans.
Roy didn't succeed at putting any passion in his game last year.

I prefer a guy that's equally skilled but more motivated and better work ethic in Galchenyuk. Why take a needless risk?

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06-07-2012, 07:49 AM
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Roy didn't succeed at putting any passion in his game last year.

I prefer a guy that's equally skilled but more motivated and better work ethic in Galchenyuk. Why take a needless risk?
You say that like picking a guy limited to 8 games this year with a knee injury isn't a pretty big ("needless"?) risk, given the available choices. How are you measuring motivation and work ethic, btw?

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My first choice would be to trade it for a good, established star in a multi-player/prospects/picks trade. It would have to be someone young and with an impact, no veteran with a couple of years left though.

Otherwise, stay put and pick third.

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You say that like picking a guy limited to 8 games this year with a knee injury isn't a pretty big ("needless"?) risk, given the available choices. How are you measuring motivation and work ethic, btw?
That guy who played only 8 games tested among the best at the NHL combine so his knee is obviously fine.

Motivation and work ethic are measured by watching games not just looking at height and weight and looking at stats.

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My first choice would be to trade it for a good, established star in a multi-player/prospects/picks trade. It would have to be someone young and with an impact, no veteran with a couple of years left though.

Otherwise, stay put and pick third.
Most of those guys are not on the trading block...Seguin, Tavares, RNH, Benn, Kopitar, Stamkos etc

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Now that we got Therrien, I hope Bergevin gonna trade our 1st pick to pitts for Staal.
sorry but I don't agree.
Staal is a very good player YES.
BUT. Stall made 4 mil last year and now he will want a big raise to maybe 6-6.5 mil for 5 years. So all the very best years are all in the Pens Bank. the first 3 years at ELC pay for a great player. Those years are all in the Pens bank. Now it's time to pay-up big time and you want the Habs to PAY-UP to huge contract.
NO.
Pick Galchenyuk or Grigs

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My first choice would be to trade it for a good, established star in a multi-player/prospects/picks trade. It would have to be someone young and with an impact, no veteran with a couple of years left though.

Otherwise, stay put and pick third.
The name that is in my mind when I think of that possibility is Bobby Ryan.

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That guy who played only 8 games tested among the best at the NHL combine so his knee is obviously fine.

Motivation and work ethic are measured by watching games not just looking at height and weight and looking at stats.
I'm not necessarily worried about height/weight/stats since your claim is that Gally is "equally skilled", "more motivated", and has "better work ethic". I'm willing to accept any good answers you may have as to why you think this to be the case. And while I'm encouraged by his combine performance as well, understand that the only thing he "ranked among the best" in was anaerobic peak power output, and I believe that was measured on the bike, which is a non-impact exercise on the knee. Where did he rank in the jumping and vertex leg power stations? Just sayin'.

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sorry but I don't agree.
Staal is a very good player YES.
BUT. Stall made 4 mil last year and now he will want a big raise to maybe 6-6.5 mil for 5 years. So all the very best years are all in the Pens Bank. the first 3 years at ELC pay for a great player. Those years are all in the Pens bank. Now it's time to pay-up big time and you want the Habs to PAY-UP to huge contract.
NO.
Pick Galchenyuk or Grigs
Pffft. Staal's best hockey is still ahead of him, so of course he's going to deserve a raise. Always glad to hear insider information about what "he will want", though.

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