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Which center will have to go away?

View Poll Results: Who will have to be moved in the next 2-3 years?
Tomas Plekanec 37 22.98%
David Desharnais 36 22.36%
Lars Eller 15 9.32%
Louis Leblanc 3 1.86%
Alex Galchenyuk 1 0.62%
None. 2 of them can play on the wing. 69 42.86%
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06-22-2012, 11:13 PM
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Which center will have to go away?

In 2 or 3 years maximum, or maybe as soon as next year, the Habs will have the following centermen in their line-up :

Tomas Plekanec
David Desharnais
Lars Eller
Alex Galchenyuk
Louis Leblanc

While I think Leblanc can continue to be used as a winger, I don't think it's realistic to ask any of them to be our 4th line center. We could conclude than one of them will eventually have to be traded. Unless another one can be used as a winger?

Which player among them do you think will have to be moved, eventually?

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06-22-2012, 11:15 PM
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If Eller improves next year, they will trade Plekanec.

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06-22-2012, 11:15 PM
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Probably Plek. But by the time we get there, he will probably have 1-2 year left to his contract

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What about Gomez

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06-22-2012, 11:18 PM
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What about Gomez
That's funny. I never even thought about him when making the poll.

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Let him develop first guys..

DD can easily be converted to wing and Leblanc isnt a center anymore.

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Plekanec out, we need to get rid of the small softies... OUT PLEKY!

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Both LL and Desharnais can be converted to the wing, Galchenyuk isn't NHL ready yet.

Seriously, everyone complained about our C depth, now they are dying to trade Plekanec? Why?

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Plekanec out, we need to get rid of the small softies... OUT PLEKY!
second it oh wait if the NHL gets no touch icing Pleks will be a god no still would be soft as butter!

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I had trouble to reply to my own poll, but I have to agree that Plekanec could be moved eventually, when Galchenyuk becomes very good. In 2013-14, even without considering future UFA signing, we could have this kind of line-up :

Pacioretty - Desharnais - Cole
Gallagher - Galchenyuk - Gionta
Bournival - Eller - Leblanc
Conboy/Schultz - Engqvist/Nattinen - White/Palushaj

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Are you assuming Gomez is out?

Gal won't be in Montreal next year, so we won't make any moves soon.

When he does move up, hopefully Louie and Eller are studs so we won't need Pleks.

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None. Let Galchenyuk develop.
OP said 2-3 years. So Galchennyuk will be 20years old. You don't send these kind of player to Hamilton. You wanna develop him in your team.

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few years down the road (by this time Plek will be on a new, ideally cheaper contract or else he's out):

Gally- 1st line C
Eller- 2nd line C
Desharnais- top 6 winger
Plek- 3rd line C
Leblanc- bottom 6 winger

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Plekanec out, we need to get rid of the small softies... OUT PLEKY!
and DD is not a softie?
really?

Plek gets the hard minutes
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and he's soft?

LMFAO

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second it oh wait if the NHL gets no touch icing Pleks will be a god no still would be soft as butter!
Patofqc is a given, but this is especially great coming from a poster named after Gomez.

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Plekanec out, we need to get rid of the small softies... OUT PLEKY!
Judging by your historical posting, I can only imagine what your opinion would be if his name was Plecanier...

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Galch isn't ready to be a complete top 6 center now. Might not even be ready for the NHL. Leblanc will be a winger.

We need talent, let's not trade players with talent just because.

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Galch isn't ready to be a complete top 6 center now. Might not even be ready for the NHL. Leblanc will be a winger.

We need talent, let's not trade players with talent just because.
Seriously, it's classic Habs board. Talk how we "need" a center, and then start complain we have two many of them. Why would we trade Plekanec when Galchenyuk isn't ready yet and Eller and Desharnais can't replace him as of now?

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Plekanec is our best forward... people who want to get rid of him because he's "old" (which is hilarious- he's not) are idiots. On any other team he'd get way more respect. Us Hab fans never know what we've got til it's gone.

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Eller can play LW for sure, and I'm pretty sure Leblanc can play RW. Just use them as wingers down the road.

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like DD but not sold on him long term. was owned by other teams top centers on road. curious to see what he does this year. i like his chemistry with maxpac but then watched plekanecs have a terrific game filling in for him on that line in that win vs canucks 4-1 in Vancouver. prefer to keep pleks, eller and galchenyuk

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Plekanec is our best forward... people who want to get rid of him because he's "old" (which is hilarious- he's not) are idiots. On any other team he'd get way more respect. Us Hab fans never know what we've got til it's gone.
plekanecs would be a regular 70 point center on a good team. amazing how quickly people forget how solid he is - and he's signed to a friendly cap hit for the next 4 years

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