Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 2011-2012
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08-19-2011, 10:58 PM
Join Date: Dec 2004
Here's my take on tonights game for all the Armada fans out there.
Max Smith - He was flopping all over the place, but has some good basic skills. With some coaching he could become a reliable tender. The Blainville defense really let him down in the 3rd.
William Racicot - Nothing special for a 19 years old... he was alright. Will probably make the team ahead of Smith and be Marcoux's backup.
JL Beauchemin - He was very good tonight, he is huge on the ice, was one of the better skater too. Should be a solid 20 years old for the team if none of Lefebvre/Aubry/Parkes/Roussel come back which they probably won't. I was imrpessed. Great goal and good fight.
Jeremy Barriault - Mediocre. Fell down on one play which led to a goal, gave up the puck behind the net which led to another, didn't do anything at all for me. For a 19 years old player I wasn't impressed at all. Tried to fight Archambault near the end but didn't work. Cut.
Sebastien Gauthier - Looked small out there and kept giving up the puck at the beginning of the game. Was alright for the most part, great skater, and made an awesome defensive diving play, but was overmatched physically. Listed at 155 lbs... better luck next year.
Aaron Hoyles - Ouch. Responsible for Drummondville's first two goals. Didn't do anything good during the game. Not impressed either. He played physical a bit but it just wasn't enough for his lack of vision out there.
Michael Hladin - Not very noticeable, I guess he was okay, not the kind of player I'd take on the team. A little bit physical, but that's about it. A solid skater though. Might make it as a #7... but I doubt it.
Elie Berube - Great skater very fast, nice hands and vision, but the kid tried to do everything on his own. Gave up the puck way too much trying to deke out 5 skaters... and he's a dman. Was also overmatched physically, he's very small out there. Only 16 years old... he should be a good offensive dman for us next year.
Philippe Fontaine - Was wearing the C, he was great, lots of speed, good on the PK, likes to go to the corner. Created some offensive chances, and was always the first in the corners. Very good game for him. Should be one of our 20's.
Alex Lemieux - Guy looks tall out there, good skater, likes the rough stuff. He isn't much of a hockey player but he will be able to get a spot on our 4th line since we're re-building. Had a nice goal and a decent fight.
Felix Plouffe - Was really noticeable in the first period. Great speed and hustle and decent playmaking ability. I'd like to have a better look at him but he seems to have good skills. He could be a guy that would earn a spot right now.
Matt Provost - I am not sure why but Provost was playing as a forward tonight. He is supposed to be a defenseman. He was pretty good, good poise and was dishing out the hits out there. Also dropped down to block shots on the PK. I am not sure what is up with him and where he will play this year.
Olivier Sylvestre - Scored a BEAUTY top shelf goal in the first, but was barely used by coach Houle. Each time I saw him on the ice he was great, backchecked and made some good heads up plays. He has good size and at 17 would fit in well with the rebuild. I want him on the team.
Toliver Bergeron - Was physical and has good wheels but wasn't that noticeable tonight. He was alright, didn't do anything special.
Danick Martel - This guy is THE surprise of the night. He was everywhere, he is extremely fast and isn't afraid to throw the body even at 5'8 150 lbs. The guy was very good, created all sort of scoring chances for his linemates. Very involved in the play. Should be on the team for sure.
JC Laflamme - I thought he looked slow out there, wasn't very good. I was expecting a lot more from him. He should be worried about Sylvestre and Martel stealing his spot.
Nic Parisella - I wasn't impressed. He threw some good checks and was involved in the play but didn't take very good decisions. Not a whole lot offensively and gave up the puck fairly often. I wouldn't take him on the team.
Marc-Olivier Roy - I have nothing bad to say about him, he was very good, used his body well. Showed some sweet hands, good speed, and a willingness to play in the dirty areas. I liked him tonight.
Samuel Aquin - WOW! this guy is good. Similar to Martel he is a smaller guy but is very involved in the play and has great wheels. Good shot, scored twice tonight. Has great offensive flair and doesn't mind taking the body. He's making the team.
Michael Clarke - I thought this guy was the better 'Q' player for the team tonight. He played a very mature game, used his speed and size quite well and created a number of scoring chances. He will be on the team for sure.
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