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Mr. Hab 02-05-2013 05:54 PM

Bouillon the brave one
 
Not sure if there is already a Bouillon thread...if not I'm quite surprised. I've always been a Bouillon fan and I think he deserves a thread imo. And is it me or Bouillon looks like a PP specialist out there!! (very patient with the puck). I've always loved Bouillon as a #5-6 dman...and these days (+ ice-time) he's playing like solid #4 dman. Surprised he's on the PP but can see why he's getting PP time.

Keep it up, Bouille!!:handclap:


P.S.: seen Bouillon in person long time ago (not more than 5'9 - 5'10 but he's built like a fridge and plays like he's 6'3!). Always loved that was/is still a warrior in playoffs for us and Nashville...very underrated dman...glad Therrien/Bergevin went to get him back...should have been re-signed last time...management should never have let him go in the first place imo... you always hold on to the warriors, ex: Moen).

LeMAD 02-05-2013 07:12 PM

Totally impressed by Bouillon so far this year. He's been great in all aspects...even offensively...

As you said, he's playing like a legit #4.

MarkovsKnee 02-05-2013 08:03 PM

Pretty funny watching him challenge Scott after he punched P.K. in the face. He definitely has guts.

Mr. Hab 02-07-2013 04:48 AM

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Originally Posted by MarkovsKnee (Post 59126251)
Pretty funny watching him challenge Scott after he punched P.K. in the face. He definitely has guts.

He's always had guts...very brave.

He's a pitbull out there.
Playoffs warrior + iron man.

habsfanatics 02-07-2013 04:58 AM

A big Bouillon fan myself. I find he gets unfairly criticized around here, but he's easily a top 6 dman on most teams and provides an element the Habs lack, he's been everything I expected.

Mr. Hab 02-07-2013 05:39 AM

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Originally Posted by habsfanatics (Post 59212091)
A big Bouillon fan myself. I find he gets unfairly criticized around here, but he's easily a top 6 dman on most teams and provides an element the Habs lack, he's been everything I expected.

I don't understand the criticism either.

Bouillon is a gritty iron-man (really has to be injured to miss action).
Rarely makes mistakes.
Good on the PP (never knew this!)...I guess I don't remember seeing him on the PP when he was a Hab (I just remember him on the PK).
Playoff warrior...solid in playoffs.

Height? He's got a lot of heart!
(Bouille in person is approx. 5'9, maybe 5'10).

By the way...not important but just curious...Bouillon is half french Quebecois and half Haitien? (may have read this once but could be wrong).

Go Bouillon Go!!

MasterDecoy 02-07-2013 05:44 AM

he surprised me to say the least. he still got wheels, tough, plays decent on the powerplay, and made me laugh last night when he tried to do his bets impression of subban last night with the spinorama. im impressed

hototogisu 02-07-2013 09:31 AM

I wasn't too enthused about the signing but he's been great this year. Can't ask for much more of a depth defenseman than what he's bringing to the table so far.

Et le But 02-07-2013 09:37 AM

Whenever he's asked to do too much it's not nice to see, but his 5 on 5 play has been impressive.

Joe Cole 02-07-2013 09:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Mr. Hab (Post 59212435)

By the way...not important but just curious...Bouillon is half french Quebecois and half Haitien? (may have read this once but could be wrong).

Go Bouillon Go!!


...but he's 100% American! ;)

The Russian General 02-07-2013 09:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Mr. Hab (Post 59212435)
I don't understand the criticism either.

Bouillon is a gritty iron-man (really has to be injured to miss action).
Rarely makes mistakes.
Good on the PP (never knew this!)...I guess I don't remember seeing him on the PP when he was a Hab (I just remember him on the PK).
Playoff warrior...solid in playoffs.

Height? He's got a lot of heart!
(Bouille in person is approx. 5'9, maybe 5'10).

By the way...not important but just curious...Bouillon is half french Quebecois and half Haitien? (may have read this once but could be wrong).

Go Bouillon Go!!

Yes, he's half-half and born in the U.S.

Ohashi_Jouzu 02-07-2013 09:42 AM

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Originally Posted by hototogisu (Post 59217321)
I wasn't too enthused about the signing but he's been great this year. Can't ask for much more of a depth defenseman than what he's bringing to the table so far.

Technically, he's not a "depth defenseman", although imo he should be. He's a member of the starting six, which means there's an awful lot he's actually responsible for "bringing to the table".

hototogisu 02-07-2013 09:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Ohashi_Jouzu (Post 59217731)
Technically, he's not a "depth defenseman", although imo he should be. He's a member of the starting six, which means there's an awful lot he's actually responsible for "bringing to the table".

I guess it depends on your definition of the term, I'm thinking strictly as someone who most thought we signed to be a #5-6 guy...I would call that a depth defenseman. Even though he is proving to be better than that so far this year.

Ohashi_Jouzu 02-07-2013 09:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr. Hab (Post 59212435)
Bouillon is a gritty iron-man (really has to be injured to miss action).
Rarely makes mistakes.
Good on the PP (never knew this!)...I guess I don't remember seeing him on the PP when he was a Hab (I just remember him on the PK).
Playoff warrior...solid in playoffs.

Height? He's got a lot of heart!
(Bouille in person is approx. 5'9, maybe 5'10).

Those bolded points... could only come from a super fan, which is cool I guess. This is a Bouillon fan-inspired thread, after all. But let's look at your points in order.

- A defenseman who is 37, has 12 NHL seasons under his belt, and yet has only played 70+ games 4 times in his career ON TOP of not being a 20+ min/night defenseman is NOT an "iron man". Sorry.
- Without getting into your definitions of "rarely" and "mistakes", suffice to say I find he does make mistakes - some of which I find "unexpected" from a guy with his experience; including, but not limited to, situations he's sometimes faced with because he's simply unable to control the front of his own net, and not blessed with much in the way of puck skills for dealing with pressure.
- "Good on the PP"? That's... um... generous.
- I don't know how "solid" I consider him in the playoffs. He has been about as unproductive as you can be, and almost always sees his icetime reduced come playoff time. He has 41 career post season games, and we saw the 11 game, 0 point, -6 sample that represents more than 1/4 of his playoff resume.

bcv 02-07-2013 10:50 AM

I liked him when he had 18:00 TOI. I'm not a fan of Subban carrying him.

Analyzer 02-07-2013 11:07 AM

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Originally Posted by MarkovsKnee (Post 59126251)
Pretty funny watching him challenge Scott after he punched P.K. in the face. He definitely has guts.

Any video ? I must have missed that one.

Frank the tank. I've been impressed by his play so far, too

I said I would have preferred Carkner. I didn't imagine cube playing so well

Madevilz 02-07-2013 11:15 AM

great 6th dman, couldnt ask for more.
Id sign him for another year if Tinordi/Beaulieu are not ready for next season

Jakomyte 02-07-2013 12:48 PM

He seems much more calm and poised with the puck than I remember him being during his last stint with the Habs. No panic in his game.

bcv 02-07-2013 12:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Analyzer (Post 59221801)
Any video ? I must have missed that one.

Frank the tank. I've been impressed by his play so far, too

I said I would have preferred Carkner. I didn't imagine cube playing so well

He wasn't challenging him at all, he was simply talking to him in a none agressive way.

Playmaker09 02-07-2013 01:23 PM

Was expecting some Gandalf/LOTR references and photoshops. I am disappoint.

Analyzer 02-07-2013 02:29 PM

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Originally Posted by bcv (Post 59227919)
He wasn't challenging him at all, he was simply talking to him in a none agressive way.

Don't be running our players, or I'll get a step ladder and knock you the **** out ? :laugh:

Still good on Cube. I still remember him taking on Orr when Hollweg smoked Sergei Kostitsyn from behind because Kovalev elbowed him.

PsychoticHab 02-07-2013 02:50 PM

"It's not the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dog"-Mark Twain

I have a hard time thinking of anyone that exemplifies this quote better than Bouillon does.

bcv 02-07-2013 03:06 PM

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Originally Posted by PsychoticHab (Post 59234401)
"It's not the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dog"-Mark Twain

I have a hard time thinking of anyone that exemplifies this quote better than Bouillon does.

Rick Rypien.

Nice avatar btw.

PsychoticHab 02-07-2013 03:25 PM

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Originally Posted by bcv (Post 59235431)
Rick Rypien.

Nice avatar btw.

It's true, I forgot about him.

And thanks.

Monctonscout 02-07-2013 04:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Ohashi_Jouzu (Post 59217731)
Technically, he's not a "depth defenseman", although imo he should be. He's a member of the starting six, which means there's an awful lot he's actually responsible for "bringing to the table".

Bouillon would be top 6 on just about any NHL team. More a #5-6 than 3-4 but I don't know of any team that has a clear better options at #5-6.


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