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12-23-2003, 06:08 PM
  #105
Thomas
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Originally Posted by Munchausen
Got that right. -10... The guy plays his worst hockey ever. He was good 2 years ago, bad last year and awful this year. His mistakes and Bouillon's are the most costly, time after time. They (especially Rivet) panic with the puck and if they do a mistake, they actually create a bigger one trying to solve it. That's lack of talent IMO.
Rivet was our second best defenseman last season, and the guy who helped Markov emerge as our #1 defenseman. Its not a lack of talent or skill IMO, its the fear of getting booed when you return home. You make a mistake, your booed everytime you touch the puck the next game. rivet plays his heart out, played 82 games last season with a wrist injury and he gets repaid by getting booed at the bell center.

There was an interview on Sportsnet a few weeks back, where Brisebois said the fear of being booed and the criticism made him ask for a trade because he couldnt play here anymore. And that once BG stood up for him, all the weight was lifted off his shoulders and up to now hes been solid for us. Playing Rivet with Bouillon may not be the best solution, considering both are having trouble this season.

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