Saturday, September 08, 2007

Habs are Deep in Blue

The Montreal Canadiens are a team with plenty of question marks going into the coming season. They have to be one of the more exciting prospect teams coming into the year with kids like Carey Price, Kyle Chipchura, Ryan White and Sergei Kostitsyn emerging as possible full-time players, you might be able to sneak a sleeper or two out of Montreal.

The Habs haven't made a lot of changes to their line-up in the month of August, except for adding veteran blueliner, Patrice Brisebois, to the mix. The Canadiens are deep on possibilities for blueline combinations with the pick-ups they made in the last season and the off-season. Josh Gorges should have a long look as a young defenseman who will thrive with more minutes. Bouillion and Dandenault probably don't have their jobs sewn in, but there is a good chance that the Habs will carry at least 7 defensemen on the roster at all times.

Alexei KovalevSaku KoivuMichael Ryder
Christopher HigginsBryan SmolinskiGuilliaume Latendresse
Tomas PlekanecGarth MurrayAndrei Kostitsyn
Max LapierreSteve BeginTom Kostopoulos
Roman HamrlikAndrei Markov
Mark StreitMike Komisarek
Francis BouillionMathieu Dandenault
Patrice Brisebois
Josh Gorges
Cristobel Huet
Jaroslav Halak

Come the week of the pool draft, I'm sure all of those defensemen questions will all but resolved. Stay tuned for more Habs news as it comes closer and closer to cut time. All major cuts will be announced.

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