Actually, I tend to agree with the original poster. The Habs have some good prospects, but I think the Habs ought to look at improving for the short-term future rather than the long-term future. Why? Theodore is in his mid to late 20's and is approaching the prime of his career. Imagine, say, the Habs move a couple prospects, picks, and chaff, pick up, say, a good defenseman and a 2nd line forward with a bit of size. Then go into the off-season, spend some cash and sign up one more first line forward. The Habs aren't all that far off from being a Cup Contender type of team. With that kind of goaltending, they have the huge luxery of only needing to ice a 'pretty good' team, rather than stack up like the Avs have to do in front of David Aebischer.
third round pick
Habs aren't really looking for a top 2 line center, moreso a checking third line center, or big top 2 line wingers. However, if BG and CJ want to make a cup run this year (which I think is still very possible), this is the kind of trade I could see them do.
its going to be tough to give all the habs prospects a shot, there are alote of them, but you have the showcase your prospects talents to get good value for them, which i feel is impossible to do for all of them in montreal so i wouldnt go trading them just yet.
as for theo entering his prime which waz stated earlier in a post, i believe a goaltenders prime is much later then most think around 31-36, so to speed up building a contending team is not really to needed, plus this teams about 2 forwards and a defencmen short of being a contender.
I may be a little off as to which side certain D-men play, and there's one slot left empty, but this roster looks killer to me, and if it's what we have in 3-4 years, then it will have atleast 5 years of staying power as it is. We're soo young and soo good. heh.
Bringing in other reasonably young guys as rumours have discussed, guys like Cole or Smyth, could only help. If we go by the roster I listed above, we have lots of guys to trim, like Dackell, Juneau (will retire), Brisebois, Quintal, Rivet, Dagenais, Langdon (I never liked him personally), Perreault, and more.
For once in my life, the both the future AND the present in Montreal look bright on the hockey front.
i think hainsey would fit in as a ranger, kovalev is eaxtreamly talented individual wouldnt you think sather would want more?
also kovalevs tag anyone know what it is?
Kovalev would be a nice addition for the playoffs and is as great team lpayer
the Rangers are rumored to be sellers at the deadline for the first time ever... so I think Hainsey would be a nice addition to the club for the long term and Kovalev wouldnt cost the Habs much, like 1.5 million or so