Habs roster looking good for '07-'08

Ok…I’m bored and I felt like doing a little analysis on the Habs for a 2007-2008 roster analysis.

I took a quick look at the RFA’s they have to re-sign and who they have signed currently.

Right now it looks like they are able to resign anyone already on the roster…unless that player refuses a deal. So given that everyone they need resigns, the roster could look like this next season and even with Kovalev and Samsonov benched we’d still have cap room to sign the star center. Hopefully we could get rid of them and bulk up our Defense.

A. Kostitsyn – N/A – S. Kostitsyn
Higgins – Koivu – Ryder
Plekanec – Lapierre – Latendresse
Milroy – Begin – Chipchura

Souray – Markov
Dandenault – Komisarek
Boullion – Gorges


I’m not saying the roster is going to look like this…it’s really just to show how much talent we have in the organization and with some smart shuffling….we should be able to have a cup contender this year. I put the Kostitsyn brothers on a line together for the same reason the Sedin’s are on a line together. They know each other’s styles and it would help them develop quicker on the first line with a star center.

P.S. I realize we are letting go of Bonk and Johnson..but they aren’t all that consistent despite their defensive talent they aren’t needed enough to resign.