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The Habs finished off the season looking like they need a major overhaul and bringing in some HUGE pieces.
Let's take a step back and look at what we got(these are the positions they can play at):

LW: Higgins, Plekanec, A.Kostitsyn, S.Kostitsyn, Begin

C: Koivu, Higgins, Plekanec, Bonk, Begin, Lapierre, Chipchura, Grabovski,
R. White, Maxwell

RW: Kovalev, Ryder, Latendresse, A.Kostitsyn, Perezhogin, Johnson
D'Agostini, Ferland, Milroy

D : Markov, Souray, Komisarek, Bouillon , Dandenault, Gorges, Streit
Valentenko, Sanford, O'Byrne, Fischer, Emelin

G : Huet, Halak, Danis, Price

Needs: We need a true #1 Center that can take the pressure off Koivu and then Koivu can be moved down to center the 2nd line and we can keep the Kid line together for the 3rd and have a very good 4th line. We could also use a LW as that seems to be one of the positions where we don't have much depth.

Wants: We want a power forward, preferably a C or a LW or both if we can.

What we got: We have tremendous potential in nets and at the blueline and are only a player or 2 short up front. We have some very good youth coming up and all they need is a chance to prove themselves and that will not happen if we go out and get too many players.

We have all been complaining and screaming for the Habs to play their youth, well guess what, this is the perfect opportunity to do it. In a cap world this is even better as the kids who play well can make the team and get a spot and not cost us very much. Leaving us with a lot of cap room to truly get an impact player(s) to fill in the gaps.
We aren't in as bad of a shape as some people think.
I for one look forward to the youth movement.
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April 11, 2007 5:35 PM ET | Delete
Nice blog.As for the power forward, Latendrese showed glimpses this year that he might be able to fill that role in the future, but he is simply too young and inexperienced to fill that role now. Chipchura could also be that guy, but for the same reason he can't be quite yet. Andrei Kostitsyn is one player I'm looking forward to seeing mature, as he has a lot of skill.If the Habs made a splash in the FA market, it should be to sign a top-end guy like Briere. I'd prefer someone with a little more size, but who else is available? Maybe Jokinen can be had out of Florida if he gets fed up with missing the playoffs. It'll cost us prospects, but we have a few to spare, probably.At least one of Chipchura or Grabovski will start next year in Montreal, probably.
April 11, 2007 6:28 PM ET | Delete
"what we got" -- Bonk, Souray, Ryder, Johnson, Komisarek, Higgins, Perezhogin, and Plekanec are all unsigned (according to hockeyanalysis.com at least, but they've been wrong before). And Samsonov's $3.5M contract is still very much on the books for next year (and boy do I wish the Hurricanes had claimed him off waivers when we had the chance).
April 12, 2007 7:19 PM ET | Delete
caveman, you can have Samsonov if you want. What will it take to pry Erik Cole from you? BTW, I still think Williams is an asshole for what he did to Koivu last year. Carolina doesn't escape the first round if he didn't do that...or if he got he major and game misconduct he deserved...
December 10, 2009 12:58 PM ET | Delete
Corrupt Mod= BraidanCheck out my blog on how Braidan's E-Power has gone to his head.
June 1, 2010 9:53 AM ET | Delete
you don't scare me bitch, wait and see what happens baby. you're gonna love it.
January 11, 2011 11:27 AM ET | Delete
I can't beleive you have time to post your own blogs when your at Yan's beck and call. Do you wear an E collar that Yan controls the remote to?
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