Thread: Confirmed with Link: Canucks sign D Yann Sauve
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05-26-2010, 10:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Drop the Sopel View Post
That's good to hear - was he recognized as such by the league? All-defense team?

All I have to base my opinion of Sauve on is the 2 training camps he attended in Vancouver. The first one he looked like a complete trainwreck that obviously didn't belong and the 2nd one he looked much better, though nowhere near NHL ready.

Though I don't see Sauve as a blue-chip prospect it is encouraging to know at one point he was looked at as one of the top defensemen in the world at his position and age - I just hope it wasn't because he hit puberty before everybody else. I think we'll find out the answer next season.
He was a finalist for defensive defenseman of the year and defenseman of the year. No accolades for being the best D for two rounds, except for Saint John making it to game 6 of the finals with only 5 D at the end (Sauve and Despres were literally alternating shifts)

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