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[2008] David Desharnais - Can he become an NHLer or is he too small?

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02-29-2008, 07:19 PM
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I hope he keeps up the Good effort and keeps putting up points. Who knows, one day he may become the next Corey Locke!

No, wait...

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02-29-2008, 07:22 PM
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How is his skating?? He's gonna need to be a great skater to make the NHL at that size.

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02-29-2008, 07:27 PM
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How is his skating?? He's gonna need to be a great skater to make the NHL at that size.
Better than Locke, worse than St. Louis.

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Size isn't an issue, weight is. 180 is enough. If he's strong, he can play with a long stick.

I'd say the lower limit to play as a forward in the NHL would be 160 pounds, and you'd need to be one hell of a hard 160 pounder.

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02-29-2008, 08:31 PM
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No such thing as too small.

If you are 5'1" but have Gretzky talent, you'll make it in the NHL. You might be overlooked, but hey, those teams will be kicking themselves when you come in.
So I do have a chance! All I have to do now is go out and develop Gretzky-like talent.

Umm... anyone know how to do that?





















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03-01-2008, 09:55 PM
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I'd worry about him making the AHL first. In his call up he didn't impress all that much as his lack of strength and the speed of the game seemed to effect him. But we'll see if he can make the jump to hamilton full time and then see what he does there.

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03-01-2008, 10:03 PM
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Yes, he is too small and weak. He's not that talented also and the guy can't even play in the AHL...

And with our core group of not very big forwards, a 5'6 guy will not make this team, mark my words.

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UPDATE

23 game point streak.

He played 2 more games since this thread was started, adding 3 points.

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03-02-2008, 01:37 PM
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Wait to see what he can do in the AHL. I remember him get something like 70% in faceoff circle back to his Chicoutimi's years. Second coming Yannick Perreault?

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03-02-2008, 02:24 PM
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Im going to go with the too small option.
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03-06-2008, 09:13 PM
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UPDATE

24-game point streak.

1 goal, 3 assists, 4 points, +5 on Monday night.

Desharnais will go for a 25-game point streak tomorrow night.

Stats for season now;
51 GP, 17 G, 57 A, 74 PTS, +30, 14 PIM

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03-06-2008, 09:49 PM
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I'd worry about him making the AHL first. In his call up he didn't impress all that much as his lack of strength and the speed of the game seemed to effect him. But we'll see if he can make the jump to hamilton full time and then see what he does there.
Well speaking negatively about his size is not fair, you can clearly see on this following picture that he's not that short.


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03-06-2008, 10:44 PM
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Well speaking negatively about his size is not fair, you can clearly see on this following picture that he's not that short.

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Height is not much of an issue when you have pure skills ... However, as good is stats are over the last 21 games, I seriously doubt this is enough to earn an offensive spot as a NHLer...

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03-07-2008, 12:30 PM
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Height is not much of an issue when you have pure skills ... However, as good is stats are over the last 21 games, I seriously doubt this is enough to earn an offensive spot as a NHLer...

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It's 24 games now .. going for 25 tonight.

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03-07-2008, 02:37 PM
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When I went to the rookie camp at the Bell center before the season started there was an old man sitting next to me.. He seemed to know his hockey. He noticed a lot of things I missed about the players. On one of Desharnais' shift, during a scrimmage, I looked up at the old man after Deharnais was fighting with the puck and laying a lot of body checks, to see his reaction.. He just looked at me and said, "That kids got a lot of heart..."

I don't know if he will make it or not but I'm going to guess that he turns into a Corey Locke who I really like but don't expect to see in a Habs uniform on a regular basis.

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03-07-2008, 03:52 PM
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David Desharnais
* Member of the Cincinnati Cyclones

HEIGHT: 5 feet, 6 inches (5'6")
WEIGHT: 180 LBS
AGE: 21-years old

GAMES: 48
GOALS: 14
ASSISTS: 53
POINTS: 67
+/-: +25
PIM: 12


Now the reason I ask this is because the kid is currently on a 21 game point streak! Over those 21 games he has scored 34 points.

Aside from going one game without a point before the 21 game point streak started, he scored 6 PTS in 2 games.

So over his last 24 GP he's scored 40 PTS.

He has scored in every single game the Cyclones have played in 2008.

I know he's really small.. but is there a possibility there? He seems really thick for his height...

EDIT: Corrected a little bit of info.
I think he deserves a shot in the AHL...if he dominates at that level(at least 1 PPGM) then you see what he can do in the NHL. At this point, he is a longshot, but worth a look, same for Beauregard and Desjardins. Those 3 are FA so anything the Habs get from them is a bonus.

Desharnais is a pretty responsible player defensively also so that's one thing in his favor, but at 5'6" you have to be pretty damn good offensively.

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03-07-2008, 04:35 PM
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Well, like every small player, Desharnais will have to tear up de league to be in the NHL.

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03-07-2008, 11:53 PM
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25-GAME POINT STREAK
Following a 3 point performance tonight, including 2 goals.

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25-GAME POINT STREAK
Following a 3 point performance tonight, including 2 goals.
I know he broke the concecutive assists record, any idea of what the points streak record is and if he's closing in on it?

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I know he broke the concecutive assists record, any idea of what the points streak record is and if he's closing in on it?
38 games (Trevor Jobe).

But that was back when the ECHL was a complete joke and no more competitive than probably Junior "C" hockey.

I doubt he will reach the 38 point mark, but I'm sure most people will look at this streak as a "modern day" accomplishment, considering the old streak was in a joke league.

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03-08-2008, 12:58 PM
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I'm also 5'6", 180 pounds. He must be built like a small tank, which means he is probably extremely balanced. Don't discount his size; it might be an advantage.

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I'm also 5'6", 180 pounds. He must be built like a small tank, which means he is probably extremely balanced. Don't discount his size; it might be an advantage.
180 pounds for a 5"6 is a lot As a comparison, D prospect David Fischer was 185 pounds 6"3 when he was drafted. Similar weight, yet almost a foot shorter...

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180 pounds for a 5"6 is a lot As a comparison, D prospect David Fischer was 185 pounds 6"3 when he was drafted. Similar weight, yet almost a foot shorter...
LOL it really depends on the body type. I have very wide shoulders, so I have a wider build. Think Tazz from the old ECW days.

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