Beaulieu needs to grow. Again DMEN take longer to grow into their position. He did not look that bad up here with his play and with some seasoning in Hamilton he will improve. Until we develop more players I would not be willing to trade picks unless there is a significant player coming back.
So unless it is a significant player coming back I hope we are not making a trade
Oh I agree with you. I don't dislike Beaulieu. And I agree trading such prospect should bring something valuable. It's just that I don't think trading Beaulieu, who's just one player, is jeopardizing the whole future that much.
If Bergevin is going to make a huge splash, I hope it's not form Gaborik. The guy has 17 goals and 21 assists for 38pts in his last 64 games. He wont help us more than a Danny Briere.
If the 'big splash' is Pacioretty to Winnipeg for Kane, I wouldn't mind.
I'd rather deal in order to get a guy like Simmonds out of Philly. We need more grit on the first two lines. That's the key. Bergevin wanted to add physicality to this team by building a tough 4th line... the problem is that the 4th line doesn't play that much, so the Habs still play a soft brand of hockey for like 90% of the time. We need those Kanes and Simmonds in the line-up.
Wouldn't mind a guy like Tim Gleason in the line-up too...
Well... I dunno about a trade or a bigh splash, and that's just rumors. But you exagerate a bit here. Beaulieu is just one piece and isn't showing all that much, while I do think he'll end up in the NHL. Leblanc has 3rd line upside at best. And you can trade a 1st or a 2nd from time to time without jeopardizing the future that much. The team's young core is allready in the NHL. Adding only one good young player every 2 years would be enough if Bergevin is able to fill the holes with useful role players, no matter their age.
Please explain the bolded part - and what we have had to do to this point to have you feel that he IS showing alot?