Nathan Beaulieu sent down to Hamilton (April 18th, 2013)
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04-07-2013, 01:49 PM
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Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Vancouver, BC
Nate is 6ft2 so its not like he's another smurf out there. And perhaps the gap isn't too big right now since Tinordi wasn't really any more physical than him. Add in Nate's offence and our desperate need to improve our #2PP pairing, it seems like the right decision.
I think Drewiske could prosper like many have with Markov, while Markov usually benefits from a bigger partner. Drew could be the gorges to Markov's subban. Not that bad a band-aid IMO.
Finally, Beaulieu will fit nicely with Boullion, since Boullion has enough puck moving skills to work with him on the breakouts and the Ozone. I think Beaulieu might be challenged playing consistent NHL minutes and possibly playing those minutes in the playoffs, but he'll still be a bottom pairing guy, it will be a lot less pressure than when Subban came in as a rookie and had to be a shutdown guy. I have confidence in MT to protect and nurture Beaulieu properly.
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