Wannabe Leafs GM
Joined: Jul 2018
The issue the Habs have, in my opinion, not saying I am right. Is this:
They have three 3rd lines and one 2nd.
To explain this, they have all of these young players that are definitely NHL ready. I even think most of them are not just NHL ready, but good enough/ready enough for a third line work load. That being said if you moved any of the players on the "top line" to another team, I dont see them actually making their top lines. Drouin, Domi and Gallagher maybe one of the best 2nd lines in the league. But a true number one line? I just don't see it.
No matter how you slice this cake, it is painfully apparent that management has completely mismanaged their assets and development. Its a damn shame and not fair to half of the players on this roster. In a huge way it reminds me of Toronto 5-10 years ago. Complete mismanagement and poor development destroying a team. How can you have a team of third and 2nd liners in today's NHL? If they had a true #1C and maybe a complete stud on the right side, this team looks completely different. Now Habs faithful will state that is coming and in many ways I see that it is. But right now, I feel for you guys, because this is hard to watch.
Sorry for the rant, and if you disagree, I completely understand, its just my opinion.