Francis Bouillon will miss first month
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08-04-2006, 04:20 PM
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It's got little to do with lack of respect for Bouillon, most Habs fans are on his side and are happy he stayed. You maintain people are 'missing the point' about the minutes Bouillon logged last year... I think you should take a step back and see that you are also missing the point everyone is trying to make to you - Bouillon played big minutes because he filled in (not too badly either) for other DMen who would normally have played those minutes. At this stage of the (off) season, Bouoillon isn't looked at to provide 30 minutes a game starting in game one, more like 15. This is why everyone says it's not a big dael, and you are mistaking that for lack of respect.
And even if you don't think that Streit or Cote can fill in for Bouillon, if Habs management agrees with you they could easily dress 7 Dmen, and have Streit and Cote split the difference on the third pairing with 8 minutes apiece or so. I think either of them could handle that easily.
no i dont think it got anything to do with me misunderstanding .
you guys can say boullion is easily replacable which is true if you TRADE outside the orginazation
to say Bouillion is replacable within our orginazation at this current time ........ ill never buy it
dont get me wrong i dont rank Bouillion up there with Bobby Orr
and yes he is a number 5 or 6 defensemen BUT if the reason Bouillion played 20 to 32 mins a game close to 40 times last year was because he was filling in for other defesemen that were injured thats great.
why couldnt Mark Streit or Mike Komisarek play 20 to 30 minutes a night instead of Bouillion?
ill never argue the fact Bouillion cant be replaced because he can outside our orginazation . as i said maybe komo can play more minutes this year but then again maybe he wont . will see ..
all i know is Bouillion the so called "number 5 or 6 defensmen "
played close to 40 games over 20 mins a night
Mike Komisarek played 3 games over 20 mins the entire season
to listen to how easy it will be for him to be replaced with striet (who also might need surgery ) and cote is quite laughable
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