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n8 03-18-2004 05:05 PM

oh the irony
 
http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=1762391

Right wing Alexandre Daigle is the Minnesota Wild's nomination for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, given annually to an NHL player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverence, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.

:joker: :handclap:

proof what a good coach can do for a player.

Park #2 03-18-2004 05:15 PM

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Originally Posted by n8
http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=1762391

Right wing Alexandre Daigle is the Minnesota Wild's nomination for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, given annually to an NHL player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverence, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.

:joker: :handclap:

proof what a good coach can do for a player.

Or what good medicine can do.... Daigle was always a head case and this was the first time in his career that he chose to play for the team rather then himself or the money. His skating skills were always strong - I don't know that he ever liked to actually play. He liked running around LA with Pam Anderson and Playmates a little better.

in the hall 03-18-2004 05:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Park #2
Or what good medicine can do.... Daigle was always a head case and this was the first time in his career that he chose to play for the team rather then himself or the money. His skating skills were always strong - I don't know that he ever liked to actually play. He liked running around LA with Pam Anderson and Playmates a little better.

i think lemaire had much to do with his success as well.. the next step is becoming a star which i still believe is in reach under the right circumstance and this certainly appears to be that... daigle is someone you can never give up on because he has the skill, has the intangibles (ie: hockey sense etc), just needed the desire

Edge 03-18-2004 05:56 PM

Daigle is certainly one of the more....er.....interesting characters in the NHL today.

Basically he was a good looking kid who wanted to act and do other things, but he was REALLY good at hockey. Now when you're 18 and someone throws several million dollars at you {esp a team from your home country} you gotta take it.

Until now he never really had a reason to try in hockey. He got to try hollywood out and now he needs to earn some extra money.

For all the talk of his play this season, his numbers are VERY front half loaded...in fact they're very front quarter loaded.

In all reality he's just as likely to be gone in two years as he is to be playing. There was never a question he could at least play in the NHL {his skill level was too high not to} but more so if he could be an impact player which even now he is not.

Fact of the matter is that he's been "good" but not "Great" and there are a lot of other players who can do exactly what he is doing this year. The difference is that as a former first overall pick, there will always be someone out there willing to give him a chance and his skill level is so high that he'll always tempt someone.

It's really no different then other high picks busts like Brian Lawton and Sylvain Turgeon. They pop up now and again. But guys like Daigle are a prime example of why I've never been a huge fan of drafting out of the Q.

Park #2 03-18-2004 06:00 PM

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Originally Posted by in the hall
i think lemaire had much to do with his success as well.. the next step is becoming a star which i still believe is in reach under the right circumstance and this certainly appears to be that... daigle is someone you can never give up on because he has the skill, has the intangibles (ie: hockey sense etc), just needed the desire

He will never be a star.... He will probably stick around in Minnesota earning a paycheck for the next 2-3 years and then will move on.... He is just playing within a system, and when a guy with his skills is willing to do that, he stick around in a 30 team league.


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