Thread: News Article: Draft: Danger - Bertrand Raymond
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11-30-2011, 11:43 AM
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Kriss E
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Originally Posted by chewBACHa View Post
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"Giroux a été repêché deux rangs plus tard par les Flyers. Cette gaffe est aujourd'hui monstrueuse. Bien sûr, d'autres équipes ont passé leur tour sur Giroux, mais le Canadien, qui n'a pas souvent l'occasion de réclamer un joueur francophone d'impact, n'avait pas le droit de rater pareille occasion."


Giroux was drafted two picks later (reffering about Fisher) by the Flyers. This is now monstrous blunder. Of course, other teams have passed on in turn Giroux, but the Canadian, who has little opportunity to claim a french player speaking of impact, had no right to miss such an opportunity.


later in this article
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"Si la loterie de la Ligue nationale avait permis au Canadien de profiter du quatrième choix au lieu du cinquième, c'est Benoît Pouliot que l'équipe aurait réclamé. ... Il avait la carrure voulue avec ses six pieds, trois pouces et ses 200 livres. Et il était Francophone.

Dans son évaluation finale, le Canadien n'avait sans doute pas remarqué que Pouliot avait un problème qui se situait entre le coeur et la volonté. Comme quoi les plus petits détails peuvent parfois conduire aux plus grandes erreurs.

L'acquisition de Pouliot aurait fait régresser le Canadien de quelques années. Celle de Price lui permet de vivre d'espoir."


"If the lottery of the National League allowed the Canadians to enjoy the fourth instead of fifth choice is Benoit Pouliot that the team would have claimed. ... He had the stature required with six feet, three inches and 200 pounds. And he was Francophone.

In its final assessment, the Canadian had probably not noticed that Pouliot had a problem that was between the heart and will. Like what the smallest details can sometimes lead to major errors.

The acquisition of Pouliot would have set back the Canadian a few years. Price of one that permits a life of hope"
With the way Gainey always spoke of Price, I strongly doubt we'd have picked Pouliot over him.
Gainey never went out of his way to pick Quebecers, and Raymond says that himself, so it makes no sense that he would have done it then. Just a way for him to bash the Habs as he loves to do it.

I can't believe some people actually facebook liked his article...

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