yeah he needs time to readjust to the speed of the nhl. the same way bergeron went down for 3 games before being called up.
hamilton is playing sunday and tuesday, and the habs have two games wednesday and thursday. thursday is against the wild, so i expect pouliot to return then (i think francois gagnon mentioned he'd definitely be back for that game).
and no, montreal is most definitely not the place for him to do this.
why? because he hasnt played in a really long time and he would totally suck and cost the team.
Okay but the Dogs' next game is on Sunday... so that means that until today, he was not ready to play in a game. Now they consider he can but prefer him to start in Hamilton to get back in shape... so he has to play at least two games with the Dogs I guess... which mean he'll probably be back to play his first game in a Habs uniform against his former team on thursday...
maybe they realize that he will be highly scrutinized in his first game with the habs, which will be difficult for him since he's a new player in a new system with new teammates. guy boucher will teach him a bit about our team and martin's philosophy, and the no-pressure games in hamilton will let him adjust. it doesn't mean he sucks...
When reviewing press clipings, It's obvious the Habs picked up Pouliot well aware of the extent of his injury. The Minnesota press was saying at the time that it was serious enough that Pouliot couldn't even hold his stick...
Wtf does Renaud Lavoie know anyway, he isn't in Bob Gainey's office or an inside man. RDS is even saying that he is a left wing instead of a center, like, really? Based on what, one practice where he wasn't even healthy?
renaud lavoie just said pouliot will stay in hamilton for two weeks.
Pouliot will stay in AHL as long as it'll take. I doubt he'll be back here to play vs Wild unless he's burning it up and we have new injuries.
But I think he'll be there for at least a week and a half.
They have one game on the 13, one of the 15th and then the 18th. So really, it's only 2games in 1week from now. But after it gets busier as they'll play the 18-19-20th.
After that, I'm guessing he'll get called up.