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11-14-2012, 08:07 PM
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Originally Posted by NewHabsEra View Post
I think calling Beaulieu a safe pick at this point is an overstatement.. He started the year nicely but I think it was more on the adrenaline to make a good first impression cause lately he has been quite brutal.. As I said numerous times, he has to get stronger and work on the fundamentals of the game, will have to take the next off season seriously and builk up a huge deal.. Typical case of a kid thinking talent alone is enough to play in the big league.. We are lucky the new management hired Brisebois and Lapointe to work with the kids, Beaulieu is a one that should benefit alot from this..
I think you are expecting a little too much of him, it was widely predicted Beaulieu would struggle for at least half a season as skill-first defenders usually do when they move up a level. Subban's development curve spoiled a lot of people.

Beaulieu is clearly a step above in skill from the rest of that team IMO, I think he's pretty safe to make it in the NHL as a puck mover and power play specialist, the question is if he can improve his defensive game enough to be a top pairing type..which really comes down to decision making for him since he has the speed and fairly good size.

The Dogs are pretty brutal overall right now, which isn't helping.

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