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05-08-2013, 12:07 PM
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Like I said in the other thread, as long as we have guys like Diaz, Gorges and Gionta playing major roles on this team, the kind of breakdowns that happened yesterday will keep happening. These are passive players. We can't keep playing passive with the kind of team we have. We need size and muscle if we want to be able to sit back and neutralize the other team's chances.

That being said, that series is constructive in the sense it gives our direction a clear idea of what's needed to get more success from now on. That, and Galchenyuk is proving he's ready to become a main actor in the success of this team. He's so good it's not even funny. Probably our best player in this series.

For next season, the plan:

- Trade Gionta, let Ryder leave
- Trade Gorges
- Let Armstrong, Halpern leave
- Give Raffi Torres a 1.5M/per contract to play on the 4th line
- Give Ryane Clowe a 4.25M/per contract to play on our top-6
- Give Douglas Murray a short-term, 3M/per contract
- Buyout Kaberle

Pacioretty - Galchenyuk - Gallagher (Pacioretty with his usual 65 points, Galchenyuk will step up to be a 55+ points player next year, Gallagher 50 points too)
Bourque - Plekanec - Clowe (Bourque and Pleks are good for 50 points+, Clowe for 40+)
Prust - Eller - Desharnais (Prust 20 points, Eller 35 points, Desharnais 40 points)
Moen - White - Torres (Torres is a good grinder capable of playing good hockey)

Markov - Emelin
Tinordi - Subban
Bouillon - Murray
Diaz

Price
Budaj

On the PP, you put:

Pacioretty - Galchenyuk - Gallagher
Markov - Subban

Bourque - Plekanec - Clowe/Eller
Diaz/Emelin - Subban

You have some major grit with:
Clowe
Prust
Moen
White
Torres
Murray
Emelin
Tinordi

You have some pure skills with:
Galchenyuk
Eller
Plekanec
Desharnais

You have some scorers in:
Bourque
Pacioretty
Gallagher

You have a D with good skills (Markov, Subban), good grit (Bouillon, Emelin, Murray, Tinordi), good size (Emelin, Murray, Tinordi), and in the case where a game like last Sunday happens, you're not afraid of anybody.

I mean, how great would it have been?

Kassian vs Clowe
Neil vs Prust
Smith vs Moen
Cowen vs Murray
Phillips vs Tinordi

And then, you got guys like White, Torres, Emelin, Bouillon and Bourque still running around and hitting everything in sight without anybody doing anything about that.

Boston wants to play it tough?
Lucic vs Clowe
Thornton vs Murray
Campbell vs Prust
McQuaid vs Moen
Ference vs Tinordi

then, you got some guys like Bouillon, White and Torres to take care of the rest.

And most importantly, all of those guys can play solid hockey.
Close. I would find a way to move DD and Moen. Add Stalberg and Bickell to play with Eller. Bordeleau as 13/14 forward and Prust on 4 th line to start. He can always move up with injuries or changes.

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I am also a big fan of Diaz, however, his production can be filled by Beaulieu, Markov's can't. Coburn is a very mobile skater for his size. Pretty good speed and offensive know-how. Who's our #2 when Markov leaves?
Funny how Diaz was a hero the 1st 20 games and now he is being run outta town.

Philly has no defence so they will never trade Coburn.

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We have to make a decision regarding DD and Gionta, in my opinion. Plekanec has nothing to do with it. He was our most consistent center this series (like every other) and shut down the Alfredsson line in the first two games.

I've seen a few positives:
-Gallagher has shown that he can elevate his game further in the playoffs.
-Galchenyuk isn't phased by the big stage.
-Tinordi will be a beast even though he showed some signs of youth this series. We just called him up from the AHL to replace Emelin.
-Bourque has emerged as a legitimate top 6 forward. We need him going forward.
-Halpern proved his worth. He should have been taking big draws over Plekanec last night in the third.
-We've dominated everything but the third period this series. We've won about 75% of the periods in this series. We've got to ask ourselves why we can't close games out. Experience? Endurance? Worn out by the third?

What we need is to stop building this team for regular season success. I don't care to come 2nd overall. I want playoff success and I understand there's a difference between being build for the regular season and playoffs.

This is what I think we have to do:

Keep-
Pacioretty
Plekanec
Bourque
Galchenyuk
Gallagher
Eller
Ryder
Prust
White
Halpern
Dumont

Subban
Markov
Emelin
Tinordi
Diaz

Hard to let go-
Gorges

Replace-
Desharnais
Gionta
Bouillon
Moen

We need-
Two top six forwards that are built for the playoffs. Clowe / Hartnell / Simmonds type players. Guys with size and skill. I'm sick of small players that take a beating and can't last by the third period because they're too worn out.
Another big defenseman who can clear the front of the net.
Experience. This will be good for the kids.

Who are top 6 players with size and skill who can bring experience to this group? Bill Guerin types who will go to the net in the playoffs and just calm the team down.
As soon as you said to keep Ryder you totally lost me. This guy is not even trying. Boullion has been okay and works hard.

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05-08-2013, 12:13 PM
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As soon as you said to keep Ryder you totally lost me. This guy is not even trying. Boullion has been okay and works hard.
Ryder was our leading scorer in the regular season. He's a great depth guy who has really rounded out his game. In this day and age, you need eight top 6 forwards on your team to have three really solid lines and to cover for injuries.

Plekanec, Pacioretty, Galchenyuk, Eller, Gallagher, Bourque and Ryder are 7. We need one or two more.

My problem is that right now, only Plekanec is a 1st line player. The rest are second line players, either too young or unproven as first line talent.

Ryder is doing no less than Pacioretty right now. At least Ryder had a great year.


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You think the Coyotes would do

Josh Georges
Nathan Beaulieu

for

Keith Yandle

?

Or

DD somehow into the mix ?


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Close. I would find a way to move DD and Moen. Add Stalberg and Bickell to play with Eller. Bordeleau as 13/14 forward and Prust on 4 th line to start. He can always move up with injuries or changes.
This season, Bordeleau played more with Mark Olver than any other player. Olver's ES on-ice numbers this season, per 20min...

...with Bordeleau: .57gf, .95ga, 14.63corsi for, 18.43ca

...without Bordeleau: .59gf, .82ga, 20.95cf, 20.49ca

If the consensus is that Moen was disappointing this season, you really don't want to see what would happen with Bordeleau on his line.

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EXPENDABLE
1. Ryder
2. Bourque
3. Desharnais
4. Gionta - doubt he moves though
5. Kaberle
6. Weber
7. Armstrong
8. Halpern
9. Drewiske
CENTER
1. <#1/2/3 C capable of playing 2way game and good at faceoffs>
2. Plekanec
3. Eller
4. White

LEFT W
1. Pacioretty
2. <Top 6 LW with size>
3. Galchenyuk
4. Moen

RIGHT W
1. <Top 6 RW with size>
2. Gallagher
3. Gionta
4. Prust

LEFT D
1. Markov
2. Gorges
3. Emelin

RIGHT D
1. Subban
2. <Right handed top 4 D - preferably with grit>
3. Diaz

GOALIE
1. Price
2. Budaj

BENCH
1. Dumont
2. Boullion
3. <goon>


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05-08-2013, 12:23 PM
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I am also a big fan of Diaz, however, his production can be filled by Beaulieu, Markov's can't. Coburn is a very mobile skater for his size. Pretty good speed and offensive know-how. Who's our #2 when Markov leaves?
Beaulieu needs to be eased in, we should not get in a situation where we put too much pressure on our young D, Diaz is not expensive yet, he has lots of upside and can bring us a very good return if we wait long enough.

3 years down the road our top 4 should and will be Bealieu, Subban, Tinordi and Emelin. Georges is not going anywhere and Diaz well I guess we will see. I can see him becoming a very good player. I would hate to see him traded before he gets there. If we do trade him once he gets there then go for it.

What I would like to see next year is the following (Small tweaks):
Pacioretty, Eller, Gallagher <--- plan here is to keep these guys together
Galchenyuk, Plekanek, Bourque <--- Plan here is to have Gallchenyuk replcing Plekanek when his contract ends
Prust, Desharnais, Leblanc < --- plan here is to have leblanc replacing Desharnais when his contract is midway
Moen, Dumont, White <--- I like Dumont a lot even if he is small

On D:
Emelin and Subban
Tinordi and Diaz
Markov and Georges <--- give these guy less responsability


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05-08-2013, 12:27 PM
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EXPENDABLE
1. Ryder
2. Bourque
3. Desharnais
4. Gionta - doubt he moves though
5. Kaberle
6. Armstrong
7. Halpern

CENTER
1. <#1/2/3 C capable of playing 2way game and good at faceoffs>
2. Plekanec
3. Eller
4. White

LEFT W
1. Pacioretty
2. <Top 6 LW with size>
3. Galchenyuk
4. Moen

RIGHT W
1. <Top 6 RW with size>
2. Gallagher
3. Gionta
4. Prust

LEFT D
1. Markov
2. Gorges
3. Emelin

RIGHT D
1. Subban
2. <Right handed top 4 D - preferably with grit>
3. Diaz

GOALIE
1. Price
2. Budaj

BENCH
1. Dumont
2. Boullion
3. <goon>
Plekanec is a #1 center. The problem is you have to surround him with first line talent.
I don't like Galchenyuk and Gionta together.
Bourque should be kept after this playoff run.

What we need to do is package our 2nd line talent into first line talent. The only other way is to draft well and build from within.

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Big flashy trades and free agents are great. Look at Gainey's big rebuild summer. But it isn't what is needed here. It's out bottom 6 and Physical Dman that needed addressing. Tinordi has shown me he can fill in a 3rd pair and do his thing. So that's one need filled.


1.Kaberle - buyout (obvious I know)
2.Weber - traded for a pick (deserves a shot to play, won't get it here)
3.Resign Drewiskie (I know, I know, he's cheap and a good depth though, good team 1st guy, solid 3rd pairing in a pinch)
4. Let Ryder Walk, he'll want more than 4M over 3-4yrs. If he accepts 3.5 over 2, ok....but not likely
5.Sign a couple UFA's
-a. Eric Nystrom - excellent 4th line replacement, he actually plays a gritty finish your check game
-b.Try to sign a tough 3rd line type. Clarkson? Clowe? Bickell? (Bickell would be my 1st choice)



Doing more would be unlikely.
Trade Gionta...sure, but where and for what?
Trade DD....ok, but who wants him at what cost? Besides, move him to LW and he can be more useful in the short term.
Trade Moen. Ok, good luck with the new cap.


Surround Galchenyuk with some skill, leadership and experience on the 3rd line to help him along


Pacioretty - Plekanec - Gallagher
DD - Eller - Bourque
Bickell - Galchenyuk - Gionta
Moen - Prust - Nystrom
White
(Maybe Halpern to taxi in with White if you feel White hasn't proven enough)


Gorges - Subban
Markov - Emelin
Tinordi - Diaz
Bouillion
Drewiskie


Callups
Dumont
Leblanc
Bournival
Beaulieu
Pateryn


EDIT:
As the next deadline nears. Moen can be moved. Diaz will be worth alot more, and if Beaulieu is showing ready, Diaz could be moved too. At this point in time, even Markov becomes expendable to me. If we have youth that can fill a role as well as the expensive vet...why not trade and maximize your assets?

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05-08-2013, 12:31 PM
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Kristo for Matteau

Both nearly NHL ready, both have had "character issues", one of our strengths (skilled fwds) for one of our weaknesses (grit/pwf). They both project to be 2nd liners, just in different roles. I don't think dangling Gionta would get the job done. I've got a feeling that Kristo will be gone next year unless he makes the big team out of training camp. He's awesome but we've got too many players like him and too many obvious weaknesses. Seems like a hockey trade to me.
If Matteau ends up on your 2nd line you probably don't have a playoff team. I wouldn't call him gritty either, he's more of a garbage goal scorer than a guy that works his bag off to create chances for others. Plus the guy is a punk. Kristo's character is fine.

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Plekanec is a #1 center. The problem is you have to surround him with first line talent.
I don't like Galchenyuk and Gionta together.
Bourque should be kept after this playoff run.

What we need to do is package our 2nd line talent into first line talent. The only other way is to draft well and build from within.
That was just depth chart from my view not lines haha.

I think Bourque+Desharnais should be packaged for a C upgrade. My #1 target is Stastny but who knows what they want for him. For wingers, I'd go the UFA route: Clowe for LW and Stalberg for RW.

Pipe dream:

Pacioretty - Stastny - Gallagher
Clowe - Plekanec - Gionta
Galchenyuk - Eller - Stalberg
Moen - White/Dumont - Prust

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I think Diaz can have a role on a hockey team and that is the role of a PP specialist. However, Markov and Subban soak up most of the PP time at the moment. That leaves Diaz in the role of a penalty killer and a guy who can play tough minutes... and neither of these roles suit him.

So, while Diaz is a smart player and works hard, his skillset doesn't match with our needs at the moment. If we could move him for an asset that fills a need I would do it and it has nothing to do with his pass to Eller.
The Habs won't go anywhere with 2 PMD's and a bunch of stay at home guys. You need at least 3 if not 4. Look at LA last year, they had 3 smooth PMD's, Greene was a banger, Scuderi and Mitched stay at home/shutdown types.

I think moving Diaz this summer for anything short of highway robbery would be dumb. His cap hit is low, he can help the PP and PK and play 20 minutes a night. The guy who fits our needs is Emelin...plus maybe somebody to bridge for a year while Tinordi is ready. In 2 years if your top 6 includes Tinordi Subban Gorges Diaz Emelin Markov/Beaulieu that should be a contender level defense core.

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If Matteau ends up on your 2nd line you probably don't have a playoff team. I wouldn't call him gritty either, he's more of a garbage goal scorer than a guy that works his bag off to create chances for others. Plus the guy is a punk. Kristo's character is fine.
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Big flashy trades and free agents are great. Look at Gainey's big rebuild summer. But it isn't what is needed here. It's out bottom 6 and Physical Dman that needed addressing. Tinordi has shown me he can fill in a 3rd pair and do his thing. So that's one need filled.


1.Kaberle - buyout (obvious I know)
2.Weber - traded for a pick (deserves a shot to play, won't get it here)
3.Resign Drewiskie (I know, I know, he's cheap and a good depth though, good team 1st guy, solid 3rd pairing in a pinch)
4. Let Ryder Walk, he'll want more than 4M over 3-4yrs. If he accepts 3.5 over 2, ok....but not likely
5.Sign a couple UFA's
-a. Eric Nystrom - excellent 4th line replacement, he actually plays a gritty finish your check game
-b.Try to sign a tough 3rd line type. Clarkson? Clowe? Bickell? (Bickell would be my 1st choice)



Doing more would be unlikely.
Trade Gionta...sure, but where and for what?
Trade DD....ok, but who wants him at what cost? Besides, move him to LW and he can be more useful in the short term.
Trade Moen. Ok, good luck with the new cap.


Surround Galchenyuk with some skill, leadership and experience on the 3rd line to help him along


Pacioretty - Plekanec - Gallagher
DD - Eller - Bourque
Bickell - Galchenyuk - Gionta
Moen - Prust - Nystrom
White
(Maybe Halpern to taxi in with White if you feel White hasn't proven enough)


Gorges - Subban
Markov - Emelin
Tinordi - Diaz
Bouillion
Drewiskie


Callups
Dumont
Leblanc
Bournival
Beaulieu
Pateryn


EDIT:
As the next deadline nears. Moen can be moved. Diaz will be worth alot more, and if Beaulieu is showing ready, Diaz could be moved too. At this point in time, even Markov becomes expendable to me. If we have youth that can fill a role as well as the expensive vet...why not trade and maximize your assets?
There's no change in your lineup from this year to next. We need to package all this second line talent for first line talent. One change in our top 9 isn't going to do jack.

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The Habs won't go anywhere with 2 PMD's and a bunch of stay at home guys. You need at least 3 if not 4. Look at LA last year, they had 3 smooth PMD's, Greene was a banger, Scuderi and Mitched stay at home/shutdown types.

I think moving Diaz this summer for anything short of highway robbery would be dumb. His cap hit is low, he can help the PP and PK and play 20 minutes a night. The guy who fits our needs is Emelin...plus maybe somebody to bridge for a year while Tinordi is ready. In 2 years if your top 6 includes Tinordi Subban Gorges Diaz Emelin Markov/Beaulieu that should be a contender level defense core.
That D doesn't have enough experience and crease clearing ability. Get one experienced guy in who has been there before at least. Scuderi helped LA win because he won with Pittsburgh. We need one of those guys here.

Subban, Tinordi, Emelin, Markov, Beaulieu, Gorges and Diaz are the group. How do we upgrade on that?

Scuderi / Regehr? Both are UFAs this year.

I would go out and try to get both.

Regehr - Subban
Markov - Emelin
Gorges - Diaz
Bouillon

Let Tinordi and Beaulieu marinate in the NHL for another (half) season.

We need to send guys out who will go to war to win. I would even package Gorges and Diaz in a trade to Edmonton for some game breaking ability.


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The Habs won't go anywhere with 2 PMD's and a bunch of stay at home guys. You need at least 3 if not 4. Look at LA last year, they had 3 smooth PMD's, Greene was a banger, Scuderi and Mitched stay at home/shutdown types.

I think moving Diaz this summer for anything short of highway robbery would be dumb. His cap hit is low, he can help the PP and PK and play 20 minutes a night. The guy who fits our needs is Emelin...plus maybe somebody to bridge for a year while Tinordi is ready. In 2 years if your top 6 includes Tinordi Subban Gorges Diaz Emelin Markov/Beaulieu that should be a contender level defense core.
Well said, sir!

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28 points in 35 QMJHL games and kicked off his team, not a great year for an 18 yaer old 1st round pick.

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28 points in 35 QMJHL games and kicked off his team, not a great year for an 18 yaer old 1st round pick.
It sure looks better for a 22 years old sniper who got 0 goals in his first 10 AHL games, and who almost lost a foot out of pure stupidity.

This is not a move I'd actively be looking to do, but to suggest Matteau is not a PWF and that Kristo has proven to have a good attitude as a whole is definitely pushing it.

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The Habs won't go anywhere with 2 PMD's and a bunch of stay at home guys. You need at least 3 if not 4. Look at LA last year, they had 3 smooth PMD's, Greene was a banger, Scuderi and Mitched stay at home/shutdown types.

I think moving Diaz this summer for anything short of highway robbery would be dumb. His cap hit is low, he can help the PP and PK and play 20 minutes a night. The guy who fits our needs is Emelin...plus maybe somebody to bridge for a year while Tinordi is ready. In 2 years if your top 6 includes Tinordi Subban Gorges Diaz Emelin Markov/Beaulieu that should be a contender level defense core.
The Kings sure got nowhere with Doughty and Voynov as their only "proven" PMD last season...

Same with Boston with Seidenberg and Kaberle as their main PMDs...

And what can I say about Chicago, who had Keith and... yeah, that's it... Keith.

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That D doesn't have enough experience and crease clearing ability. Get one experienced guy in who has been there before at least. Scuderi helped LA win because he won with Pittsburgh. We need one of those guys here.

Subban, Tinordi, Emelin, Markov, Beaulieu, Gorges and Diaz are the group. How do we upgrade on that?

Scuderi / Regehr? Both are UFAs this year.

I would go out and try to get both.

Regehr - Subban
Markov - Emelin
Gorges - Diaz
Bouillon

Let Tinordi and Beaulieu marinate in the NHL for another (half) season.

We need to send guys out who will go to war to win.
I agree with what you're saying, but the guy we bring in has to be a 1 or at max 2 year deal. You don't want to block Beaulieu and Tinordi after next year.

Regehr could play with Subban most times but I don't think you can play him above 20 minutes, maybe send Gorges or Diaz out once in awhile(with Subban).

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If Matteau ends up on your 2nd line you probably don't have a playoff team. I wouldn't call him gritty either, he's more of a garbage goal scorer than a guy that works his bag off to create chances for others. Plus the guy is a punk. Kristo's character is fine.
Matteau projects as a 2nd/3rd line power forward. He plays physically, has a good shot and is quite good in front of the net. Those are all things we need. I've watched several of his games this year in junior and when he was in NJ, I liked what I saw.

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Assets: Has prototypical power forward qualities, including size, physical toughness, pretty good hands and big hitting ability. Complements skilled forwards with aplomb. His own skills are also solid.
Flaws: Is a bit raw in all facets of the game, so he may need a little extra time in order to fully develop. Needs to cut down on the number of bad penalties he takes in order to maximize his NHL potential.
Career Potential: Power forward with upside.

Kristo is also a "punk". I'd say they're about even punk-wise. Are we forgetting his off-ice stuff? You hear a lot of people talking about drafting BPA and trading for size later. I'd say that this is our chance, a lateral move that benefits both teams.

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I agree with what you're saying, but the guy we bring in has to be a 1 or at max 2 year deal. You don't want to block Beaulieu and Tinordi after next year.

Regehr could play with Subban most times but I don't think you can play him above 20 minutes, maybe send Gorges or Diaz out once in awhile(with Subban).
I agree with you but the more I think about it, you need experience in the playoffs over youth. We should be providing a deep, leadership-oriented environment for our young players to join and learn from in the playoffs. Guys like Regehr and Scuderi give us that experience while those young players like Tinordi and Beaulieu earn their stripes. I'd rather have too many top tier defenseman than too few. Plus, Markov is in decline. And Diaz / Gorges can be dealt for an upgrade in the top 6 forward group. I think we need to create sustainability first. Then deal with providing opportunities.

Your concern about playing Regehr with Subban for 20 minutes, remember, Regehr doesn't get PP time. You can adjust time on ice on the fly.

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The Kings sure got nowhere with Doughty and Voynov as their only "proven" PMD last season...

Same with Boston with Seidenberg and Kaberle as their main PMDs...

And what can I say about Chicago, who had Keith and... yeah, that's it... Keith.
Martinez had excellent playoffs.

Chicago had Keith and Campbell plus Seabrook who is good both ways and had 11 points those playoffs.

Boston is the only team in recent memory that had mostly stay at home d-men. If you look at other post lock out cup winners they had a lot of blueline skill.

Pittsburgh had Letang Goligoski(inj) Gonchar

Detroit had Lidstrom Raflaski Kronwall

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Matteau projects as a 2nd/3rd line power forward. He plays physically, has a good shot and is quite good in front of the net. Those are all things we need. I've watched several of his games this year in junior and when he was in NJ, I liked what I saw.

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Assets: Has prototypical power forward qualities, including size, physical toughness, pretty good hands and big hitting ability. Complements skilled forwards with aplomb. His own skills are also solid.
Flaws: Is a bit raw in all facets of the game, so he may need a little extra time in order to fully develop. Needs to cut down on the number of bad penalties he takes in order to maximize his NHL potential.
Career Potential: Power forward with upside.

Kristo is also a "punk". I'd say they're about even punk-wise. Are we forgetting his off-ice stuff? You hear a lot of people talking about drafting BPA and trading for size later. I'd say that this is our chance, a lateral move that benefits both teams.
The stuff Kristo did wasn't detrimental to the team or go against teammates. Matteau is a very seflish kid who thinks he is better than his teammates. Maybe he'll grow out of it but I wouldn't pay the cost to get him.

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