Who will Gauthier target next? in Habs & Hockey Talk Posted July 5, 2011 Look you prove a couple of valid points about these kids just getting their feet wet and the habs continuing to build from within, I agree with you that engvist can turn out to be a solid player in the nhl one day, but I don't see him as the replacement for halpern for "next year". considering their are better options out there in free agency I would play it safe and sign a veteran, and then give engvist his chance after another year in the Ahl. As for palushaj in my opinion he is a bust considering I expected him to make the club last year, and yes he did show some glimpses of speed and going to the net in his 3 game call up with montreal but i find it quite a stretch to compare him to pouliot who we all know is probably the most frustratingly incosistent player in the league, but who was a double digit scorer with montreal, and considering palushaj has yet to record a point in the NHL there is no argument here. And I would bet you that Avtsin has more of a chance to crack the lineup than he does. Palushaj made progress last year and Avtsin drowned. Avtsin could make the team in the future, but NO WAY will he play in the NHL this season. Palushaj is going to be the go too guy for offense in Hamilton and I think he is most likely to see a call up.