pieceofme wrote: WOLF wrote:
Thoughts on the Habs so far WOLF?
I think Marc Bergevin, our GM, overreacted to an early playoff exit last year and made too many changes this past off season. He should be fired.
Habs had a good defensive squad last year - it wasn't all Price. They could not score in the playoffs, but Lundqvist played incredibly, and they got a bit unlucky - hitting posts, etc. It happens.
He had to tinker, not make huge changes. Turning over 2/3 of your defence is ridiculous. Markov should have been resigned, Beaulieu and Emelin played roles and were fine if used properly, and Sergeachev - although netting Drouin - will be an elite puck moving D for the next 10 years.
Essentially, he didn't improve the offence, as adding Drouin and losing Radulov is a wash, for now. He made the defence much less mobile and sound and the team is paying an enormous price. We also have 8.5 million of cap space and nobody decent to use it on.
Hindsight is 20/20, but if we still had Subban and/or Sergachev back there, amongst others, we would be way better off.
I'm shocked a team with Price, Weber, Drouin, Pacioretty, Galchenyuk, Gallagher, etc. is so bad though. Something needs to happen. Personally, I would try a Leafs like rebuild. This is a good draft year. Habs have assets that could net a lot of draft choices and young talent.
Should be interesting..,,