The Official Ex-Habs Thread Part IV (All Former Habs Players Discussed Here!)
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03-07-2012, 02:25 PM
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Pouliot, from the moment he was let walk, I thought that was a huge mistake right there.
You can't sign a super talented (but inconsistent, OK) 24yr old, fix foot three+, fast skating forward, to a 1 million dollar contract? A guy whom you had traded a decent asset in Latendresse for, just let him walk just like that? Not even looking at the Lats trade though, seriously? Pouliot is maybe not tearing it up this year, and maybe he won't next year, but he is definitely a very talented big forward with speed and a little mean streak if you get in to a fight with him and piss him off. He has some issues, but he is still young and I think it was definitely a mistake to let him go for nothing.
Screw Gainey, and screw Gauthier.
Pouliot has some skills...but calling him super talented is quite comical.
Retaining him here would have cost 1.5 mil qualifying offer, they offered him around with no takers and decided to non tender him.
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