Nathan Beaulieu sent down to Hamilton (April 18th, 2013)
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04-07-2013, 01:36 PM
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Renfrew, ON.
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I didn't see him nor concentrated on him this year, does seem that he struggled. But he was really fine when he was called up last year. Nothing extraordinairy, I know. Not a big loss at the NHL level. My point was more about how we need to be better in the farm. This BS about learning despite the record is just that...BS. We have to be better next year. We have to improve and improve in a better atmosphere than a losing one. So St-Denis, at the AHL level, was still a vet. You need vets in this league too. So lose St-Denis all you want. But go get 1 or 2 vets to play as a D EVEN if it means sending 1 or 2 kids in Wheeling. They'd learn more to play there often than to be healthy scratch in Hamilton or to play on such a young squad that they again don't win that much next year as well.
That's why I mean by losing him will suck. He is a veteran and could help out, but even at the AHL level he isn't the best choice.
Not a dman, but the best choice would be Alexandre Giroux. Guy is tremendously skilled, and a veteran. He'll help the team win and help them learn.
Unfortunately he's unsigned so he might be a bit rusty, but a dman the habs should look at would be Brad Lukowich.
He's older (36), but he might take the opportunity to play in the A with some great young players, be a leader and help develop. Sure, Lukowich wasn't the best dman, but he has 658 games played. Dogs should have room for 1 veteran dman at least.
Another veteran the habs should target is Ryan Hamilton. I doubt Toronto lets him walk, but if they do. Sign him.
Lastly if we can deal Weber out west for a AHL veteran I'd do it.
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