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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Habs4ever</b></div><div>I just posted my roster but it is for 2 years from now. So this adds 2 years to Suze, KK, Poe, Cauf, Ylo, Evans, Guhle, Romie. So you have a really good team. The issue I am seeing is Habs have two rosters. Web's, Price, Petry, then a ton of good players between 19 and 27 years old. People are saying they should go for it this year. If they do, you know the other teams are asking for the young studs we have. So which nucleus do you build around and go for it?</div></div>
If we look at any recent cup teams, they always have two groups of players. Veterans and younger up and coming players. It's tough, but I don't see Montreal coming anywhere close to a cup unless Price someone starts playing like Price again. He's an anchor.
If at all possible, we build around the younger team, but we have too many contracts that we wouldn't be able to trade to be able to achieve that.
Forum: NHLTue at 12:34 pm Forum: NHLTue at 12:33 pm <div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Habs4ever</b></div><div>The thing about Armia is his game disappears for several games, then he has an amazing 1 to 4 games, then disappears again. With his size if he hit like Anderson but he does not seem to have any nasty to his game. He seems like the nicest guy in the world.
Within two years both Caufield and Ylonen are in Habs line up. Maybe not both next year but the year after they both should be. So that is two bodies that need to come off. They must play in top 9 for their skill set. So 4th line is excluded. Of the 9 other players 3 of them are Centres. Leaving 6 wingers. Of those 6 wingers, which two come off the roster to open the door for those 2 ? keep in mind Anderson, Gally and Tofolli have long term deals. Now down to 3 wingers, Tatar, Armia and Drouin. Drouin is the youngest of the 3, so he probably gets kept. So you are correct Tatar and Armia are probably the two that will be leaving.</div></div>
I have no problem with Armia playing on the 4th line. I think that's where he plays best.
Obviously those lines aren't perfect and a few players could switch around, but that's ideally what they look like next year. If we end up letting Armia walk, and somebody in our top 9 gets injured, I don't see a clear replacement level player that could do as well as Armia has when he was given the chance. We could even keep Tatar and replace him on the 3rd line with Poehling and give Poehling another year in the AHL or keep Tatar and let Armia walk and put Poehling on the 4th line.
Forum: NHLMon at 10:50 am