TSN: Habs Reluctant to trade Shaw

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  1. lamp9post

    lamp9post Registered User

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    No, we should shelter and develop our young players, especially at 18/19 years old. No need to throw them to the wolves next year (unless developing at the NHL level is in the best interest of their long-term development). We can sign placeholders to fill the roles until the youth emerges.
     
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    That's sarcasm ! But where is the solution?
     
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    Is this a mystery? They are reluctant to trade Shaw because they won’t get NEAR what they gave up to get him. Without a good excuse, they would have to admit they screwed up which they are afraid to do.
     
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    groovejuice Without deviation progress is not possible

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    Then we'd better concentrate on European or US College prospects so they'll get some proper development and not be stunted by our coaching at every level.
     
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    Very good reply ! Some work on this post. I see 3 new players : Stastny, Perron and Vermette. Is it too much for Bergevin? 3 names that aren't like King, Martinsen and Ott. I wish Bergevin can bring that quality players.
     
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    So that is a clear signal that there is a major change, for the best ...or the worst.
     
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    Looks like déjà vu, sign vets to fill roles until young wolves are ready. But what about the quality of the placeholders and what about their motivation?
     
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    ImNeverWrong THE HF ALPHA

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    Lol that's true. Bargainbin will never admit he's wrong so he will double down on his mistakes and continue tumbling down to the bottom of the standings. For example That's why galchenyuk can't move to center.
     
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    You’re not going to get a #1C for Pacioretty so that’s the only option.
     
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    Hey, the more dice-rolls we have at a quality prospect, the better. Particularly when we're rebuilding (hopefully that's what we're doing) we should be more attractive to unsigned prospects because we have NHL spots potentially available.
     
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    What do you mean by deja vu?

    The placeholders will be motivated to make the best of the prime ice-time they'll be afforded if they sign with us. As an example, do you think a guy like Bozak could do better than to get a #1C job with us? Do you not think it would be in his best interest to give his best efforts in such circumstances?
     
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    groovejuice Without deviation progress is not possible

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    I guess sometimes it's a benefit to be miserable, unsuccessful and short on talent. :laugh:
     
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    Haha, yes! It's not an ideal place to be in, but while we're here we should make the best of it. We do (or should) have a competitive advantage when it comes to recruiting unsigned C prospects because they have a better chance at an NHL job here than they might have on other teams.
     

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