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Kafka 05-15-2006 01:21 PM

Good news: Habs supervise Latendresse training program!
 
I don't know if it was previously mentioned, but I remember journalists were wondering this past winter how the Habs organization helped Latendresse when he went back to Drummondville and had some difficulties. Well, at least, they now make him follow a training program and he has to show up at least 3 times a week at "le Centre Bell". I never heard our prospects were followed that much in the past... maybe it happens only because he lives on the south shore. Anyone knows if Maxime Lapierre and Mathieu Aubin have to show up at the Bell Center also?

Freaky Habs Fan 05-15-2006 01:25 PM

Maybe the Habs are hoping to see Latendresse in Montreal for the nest season. I was looking at Steve Bernier with the Sharks and I thought that it would be great to have that kind of player in Montreal.

Maybe he will be more ready then ever after this summer...anyways, good news!

CaptCrunch 05-15-2006 01:31 PM

Finally!

It was god damned time!

Hopefully habs management will understand that habs prospects have to be taken care of too.

toshiro 05-15-2006 01:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Kafka
I don't know if it was previously mentioned, but I remember journalists were wondering this past winter how the Habs organization helped Latendresse when he went back to Drummondville and had some difficulties. Well, at least, they now make him follow a training program and he has to show up at least 3 times a week at "le Centre Bell". I never heard our prospects were followed that much in the past... maybe it happens only because he lives on the south shore. Anyone knows if Maxime Lapierre and Mathieu Aubin have to show up at the Bell Center also?

I hope that power skating is included.

Habsfan 32 05-15-2006 02:08 PM

I think the management have realised they could have a really special player and they want to give him every chance possible. I think they see him playing in Montreal next season.

ti-vite 05-15-2006 02:09 PM

source? link? :dunno:

Matrix 05-15-2006 02:38 PM

Is it me or for the older ones, Claude Ruel was never replaced accordingly. We keep saying that our drafts were not great, maybe it's a combination of drafts and development. If they didn't believe in following their kids and accompany them thorugh tougher time, it may not be a coincidence that when Gainey starts speaking about how the key is the draft and the development of our youth, we start hearing about how they take good care of them and follow them.

Scouts are needed but do development specialist in players already drafted needed as well????I hope it's not Savard and Timmins job to do that to 'cause there's only 24 hours in a day.

P.S. Anybody hearing that Pierre Gauthier may be a name for the GM's job in Colorado????

jcpenny 05-15-2006 02:42 PM

What are they waiting for to do the same with Ribs?

Gros Bill 05-15-2006 02:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Matrix
Is it me or for the older ones, Claude Ruel was never replaced accordingly. We keep saying that our drafts were not great, maybe it's a combination of drafts and development. If they didn't believe in following their kids and accompany them thorugh tougher time, it may not be a coincidence that when Gainey starts speaking about how the key is the draft and the development of our youth, we start hearing about how they take good care of them and follow them.

Scouts are needed but do development specialist in players already drafted needed as well????I hope it's not Savard and Timmins job to do that to 'cause there's only 24 hours in a day.

P.S. Anybody hearing that Pierre Gauthier may be a name for the GM's job in Colorado????

Good point. Claude Ruel's contribution to the Canadiens of the 70's was huge.

Bob Bastards 05-15-2006 02:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Matrix
Is it me or for the older ones, Claude Ruel was never replaced accordingly.

Sorry for my stupid question, but who was Claude Ruel?

TroyM 05-15-2006 02:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Bob ********
Sorry for my stupid question, but who was Claude Ruel?

He was a scout for Montreal up until fairly recently if I'm not mistaken.

sXe 05-15-2006 02:47 PM

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Originally Posted by CaptCrunch
Finally!

It was god damned time!

Hopefully habs management will understand that habs prospects have to be taken care of too.

I wouldn't be surprised if they did the same with every prospects in the past also. It's just that it's been a long time since people were all over a prospect like this and maybe no one cared to find out.

In any case, Latendresse isn't that special that they would do it only for him.

Gros Bill 05-15-2006 02:48 PM

Claude "Piton" Ruel was a member of the Habs organization in the 60's & 70's (exact title, anyone?), coached the AHL team, was coach of the big club for 1 (?) season. He was known as a hard but loveable taskmaster, apparently using only 3 words in practice : patine, shoote, and patine.

Matrix 05-15-2006 02:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Gros Bill
Claude "Piton" Ruel was a member of the Habs organization in the 60's & 70's (exact title, anyone?), coached the AHL team, was coach of the big club for 1 (?) season. He was known as a hard but loveable taskmaster, apparently using only 3 words in practice : patine, shoote, and patine.

Was a coach for 2 seasons 1/2, but was mainly known after as a scout for the organisation and was known as a scout that took the extra care with the prospects, always there when needed, follow the kids already picked, gave them hints to succeed and all that stuff required to see that the kid will not be left alone....

Gros Bill 05-15-2006 03:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Matrix
Was a coach for 2 seasons 1/2, but was mainly known after as a scout for the organisation and was known as a scout that took the extra care with the prospects, always there when needed, follow the kids already picked, gave them hints to succeed and all that stuff required to see that the kid will not be left alone....

Sounds about right. Patine! was the idea he liked to communicate, in all it's depth.

Artie 05-15-2006 03:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Bob ********
Sorry for my stupid question, but who was Claude Ruel?

As mentioned, Claude was a member of the organization for many years. One of his responsibilities was to work with the young players and gey them ready for the NHL. He would often stayed after practice to work with them on their development.
It was part development and part mentor so that the youngsters were ready when they got the call from the big club.

turnbuckle* 05-15-2006 03:03 PM

I was introduced to Mr. Ruel about three years ago in Hull at the rookie tournament. He was still scouting for the Habs, don't kid yourself.

Every Hab fan should know about Claude, there hasn't been a longer-serving front office member for any team.

Ruel coached the Habs on two occasions - from 1968-69 (when he won a Cup as a rookie coach) until partway through the 1970-71 season when he was replaced by Al McNeil (who won a Cup) and in 1979-80 when he took over from Boom Boom Geoffrion 30 games into the season, until the end of the 1980-81 season. Ruel coached the Habs for 305 games - he won 172, lost 82 and tied 51 for a stellar .648 winning percentage, one of the highest in NHL history, mere percentage points less than Scotty Bowman's career record of .654.

He was Scotty Bowman's assistant coach in montreal throughout the 70's, and after his second coaching stint he remained with the Habs as it's main Quebec birddog. A great eye for talent, he was taught by the best in Selke Sr. and Pollock.

One time Claude was trying to expalin to the defencemen during a practise what they should do, and he explained that "Each pair take a man." His English was never "pure."

Kafka 05-15-2006 03:04 PM

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Originally Posted by ti-vite
source? link? :dunno:

Someone in my family that knows him very well. There is no way a journalist, even a desperate one, writes an article about this news. ... still, I was pleased to ear he was training at the Bell Center + in a gym in Saint-Constant... at least, he will be ready for next season (I expect him to join Drummondville again so he can dominate the league for his last season there). I don't remember a 19th year old guy making the club except Ribeiro.

turnbuckle* 05-15-2006 03:08 PM

I think the Habs are taking advantage of the unique opportunity of having one of their prospect living close to the Bell Centre, so they are making certain that they can supervise his training closely this summer, especially after he showed up at last year's WJC camp out of shape.

It's a win-win sitution for both sides. Hopefully Scott Livingston is involved - you can't get any better training/guidance than that.

Artyukhin* 05-15-2006 04:49 PM

Latendresse will be here in a montreal jeresy in sept ..

he has nothing left to prove in the Q absoulty zero .... you seen what he can do when he decided to turn it up ....

lantrendse could have put up richard zednick numbers , perirre daganais numbers , sundstrom numbers and would have given us a big body presence in front of the net when no one else on our team was willing to do so . i think gainey seen he probally made a mistake . espically after having to send down daganais to halmiltion ....


this year mark this post .. he will come to camp in top shape and his a$$ will be on the bench with carbo standing behind him and he is going to be a force driving to and out front of the opponets net...

sXe 05-15-2006 04:57 PM

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Originally Posted by doug mckenzie
Latendresse will be here in a montreal jeresy in sept ..

he has nothing left to prove in the Q absoulty zero .... you seen what he can do when he decided to turn it up ....

lantrendse could have put up richard zednick numbers , perirre daganais numbers , sundstrom numbers and would have given us a big body presence in front of the net when no one else on our team was willing to do so . i think gainey seen he probally made a mistake . espically after having to send down daganais to halmiltion ....


this year mark this post .. he will come to camp in top shape and his a$$ will be on the bench with carbo standing behind him and he is going to be a force driving to and out front of the opponets net...


Putting up Pierre Dagenais /Sundstrom numbers would mean he would have been sent down.
That's just wishful thinking.
Mark my words ; Latendresse will come in overweight and will be criticised by the media in Sept. It means nothing until he actually does it.

Artyukhin* 05-15-2006 05:07 PM

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Originally Posted by sXe
Putting up Pierre Dagenais /Sundstrom numbers would mean he would have been sent down.
That's just wishful thinking.
Mark my words ; Latendresse will come in overweight and will be criticised by the media in Sept. It means nothing until he actually does it.


maybe i should be more clear..

he"Latendresse" would have been more of a asset/useful in our line up than all 3 Pierre Dagenais /Sundstrom or Zednick and ill argue even Alex Perezhogin .....


anyone who doesnt think Latendresse couldnt have outplayed Perezhogin is off base ...we gave Perezhogin 67 games and he bagged 19 pts

digitalmonkey* 05-15-2006 05:08 PM

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Originally Posted by sXe
I wouldn't be surprised if they did the same with every prospects in the past also. It's just that it's been a long time since people were all over a prospect like this and maybe no one cared to find out.

In any case, Latendresse isn't that special that they would do it only for him.


In Montreal? Smoke much?

Rise from the Ashes 05-15-2006 05:13 PM

We'll see... Savard said that its not likely.

sXe 05-15-2006 05:16 PM

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Originally Posted by digitalmonkey
In Montreal? Smoke much?

Concerning a prospect? Read much?


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