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MONTREAL -- Holding the third overall draft pick made things relatively simple for Marc Bergevin a year ago at his first NHL draft as general manager of the Montreal Canadiens. This time may be trickier, as Bergevin and his staff go into Sundays draft holding the 25th overall pick. However, having six picks in the first three rounds could make it interesting. "Last year we only had two picks before ours and we had a good idea of what we were going to do," said Bergevin, who selected forward Alex Galchenyuk. "This year, its completely different." And this time there is unexpected extra pressure on Bergevin in the form of centre Vincent Lecavalier. Montreal fans are pushing hard for the Canadiens to sign Lecavalier, who entered the unrestricted free agent market on Thursday when the Tampa Bay Lightning announced they were buying out 33-year-olds hefty contract. The Canadiens have not had a French-Canadian star in many years, and Lecavalier would fit that bill. They also want to get bigger up front, and Lecavalier is six-foot-four. And, with 20 players signed and $9 million in salary cap space open, they should be able to afford him. Even Mathieu Darche, a former Canadien and Lightning, urged Bergevin on his blog for RDS to sign the slick centre who scored 52 goals in 2006-07. The temptation to make a play for his former teammate in Tampa would have to be enormous, even if it seems to go against Bergevins philosophy. Only a week ago, Bergevin said he was leery of using free agency for anything but acquiring role players to fill gaps in the roster, as he did last summer with Brandon Prust and Colby Armstrong. "To me, free agency is a tool, but its not a way to make your team a top team," he said. "Its overplayed. You have to be really careful with free agency." He does not rule out making a deal to move up in the draft, however. The Canadiens have three second round picks, including the 34th and 36th overall from previous deals, as well as their own 55th pick. They also draft 71st and 86th overall in the third round. "I can say were always looking to improve our position, but theres a price to pay," he said. "You dont build a team through free agency or trades, you build it through the draft. And you need to be patient with these guys. Look at the teams that have success, like Chicago. The core of their players, most of them came through the draft. And it took years for them to become the elite team they are now. Its not a secret recipe, how to build a hockey team." He gave no indication on what sort of players he and scouting director Trevor Timmins are looking for. After his smaller-than-average team was eliminated in the first round of playoffs by Ottawa, he said he would like more "balance" between big and small players. So they may look for some bigger bodies. The organization is also thin on goalies, having not drafted one since they took Petteri Simla 211th overall in 2009. They have selected only two since they got Carey Price fifth overall in 2005. So they may be tempted by Halifax Mooseheads goalie Zach Fucale. There are a handful of other prospects from Quebec who may be available if that is a consideration, including defenceman Samuel Morin and forwards Laurent Dauphin, Anthony Mantha and perhaps Frederik Gauthier. The flashy Jonathan Drouin, expected to go in the top five, is likely out of their reach. Bergevin said it would take more than offering a first and second round pick to move up that high. "Its not just to draft the players available, but to draft the players you like," he said. "If you can move up and get that player, and it comes at a price you feel is not too steep, then I will do that." What he has to offer is other draft picks. "Especially in the early second (round)," he said. "The 34th and 36th. Those are really good picks. Theyre appealing picks." Montreal has its best collection of picks since it had five in the top 73 in 2007. That year, they got Ryan McDonagh (now a New York Ranger) 12th, Max Pacioretty 22nd, Norris Trophy winner P.K. Subban 43rd and defenceman Yannick Weber 73rd. Their off-season moves so far include buying out rearguard Tomas Kaberle and signing depth defenceman Davis Drewiske to a new deal. Custom Nike Washington Nationals Jerseys . Doug Fister allowed two runs over seven innings and Washington hit three solo homers in a 6-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night. Custom Nike Baseball Jerseys Online . The 26-year-old Redditch, England, native played three of his past four seasons under Rennie with the Carolina RailHawks of the North American Soccer League. 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The (28-25-5) Jets are sixth in the Central Division with 61 points.? They trail Vancouver by two points for a Western Conference wild card playoff spot. Ondrej Pavelec (18-21-4, 2.95, .902) will start in goal.? He has a 7-2 record in his last nine games. Jets Projected Lines: Ladd-Little-Frolik Thorburn-Scheifele-Wheeler Setoguchi-Jokinen-Byfuglien Tangradi-Wright-Peluso Enstrom-Bogosian Stuart-Trouba Pardy-Ellerby Andrew Ladd is on a three game point streak which includes one goal and three assists. Washiington is coming off a 1-0 loss to the New York Islanders Tuesday night.dddddddddddd They are 3-7-3 in their last 13 games. The (25-23-9) Capitals are seventh in the Metropolitan Division with 59 points.? They trail Detroit by three points for an Eastern Conference Wild Card playoff spot. Michal Neuvirth (4-6-2, 2.82, .914) will start in goal. 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