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09-25-2011, 07:41 AM
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That's what I hope buddy, that's what we all hope...
I'm just reporting what I've heard from REALLY reliable sources. He's not an angel for his coaches, he's a special specimen but I think that Drummondville is the perfect place for him to thrive... Especially if Couturier and Palat are being sent down. He has the skill, just like many other busts, he just needs to screw his head on straight. I think he can become a pretty good contributer for this team... He didn't get picked first overall in the Q draft because he was cute after all...
You're not incorrect - he did have some attitude issues in Val D'Or, and it's one of the reasons he was traded, but this was a 16-year-old kid picked first overall...not the first young lad with an over-developed sense of self worth and won't be the last. Being traded should have been a wake-up call for him...he now knows he wasn't bigger than the team, and I wouldn't be surprised to see him mature quickly. Mike Hoffman is a good example of a kid who wore out his welcome with TWO organizations..and almost two leagues, before ending up in Drummondville and turning his attitude around
Timmins and co. heard the talk... but they also saw the talent. After trading down for a third pick in the 4th round, it was decided to take a chance on him..then they took a hands on approach and brought him into Montreal to work with NHLers this summer.
Based on what I saw from him last night...he's catching on. Looks like a very good prospect, and I expect a big year from him production-wise.
Good article in the Globe last week...
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