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07-16-2010, 07:53 AM
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Chouinard attempting an NHL comeback

Remember Eric Chouinard? Habs first round bust? He's trying to make a comeback with the Devils. Here's the article:

http://www.nj.com/devils/index.ssf/2...y_on_eric.html

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Good luck for him!

But dam what a bad pick that was...

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That was yesterday and he didn't get a contract offer.

http://www.nj.com/devils/index.ssf/2...html#incart_rh

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Good luck for him!

But dam what a bad pick that was...
I agree.. But he's no different then half of the Habs first pics.. LOL!!!

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You know, the guy is still a lucky mofo for being able to earn a living playing a game he loves. It must be hard to swallow to be so close to a dream, but just not have the goods to make it happen.

Imagine how hard it is to judge how a 17 year old will develop physically, and mentally, and what his talent ceiling will be.

With Chouinard the Habs thought he ticked all the boxes, size, talent, NHL DNA... but he just never put it all together.

Still, I do not feel that bad for him, he still gets to play for a living. I have to pay to play.

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Good luck for him!

But dam what a bad pick that was...
It ended up being a 'bad' pick since he didn't pan out as well as the scouting community figured he would.

Nevertheless, he was even rated before Simon Gagné in his draft year.

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You know, the guy is still a lucky mofo for being able to earn a living playing a game he loves. It must be hard to swallow to be so close to a dream, but just not have the goods to make it happen.

Imagine how hard it is to judge how a 17 year old will develop physically, and mentally, and what his talent ceiling will be.

With Chouinard the Habs thought he ticked all the boxes, size, talent, NHL DNA... but he just never put it all together.

Still, I do not feel that bad for him, he still gets to play for a living. I have to pay to play.
Good post. Kudos to Chouinard for trying and for making a good living doing domething he loves, playing hockey. Wish we were all that "lucky" and committed.

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You know, the guy is still a lucky mofo for being able to earn a living playing a game he loves. It must be hard to swallow to be so close to a dream, but just not have the goods to make it happen.

Imagine how hard it is to judge how a 17 year old will develop physically, and mentally, and what his talent ceiling will be.

With Chouinard the Habs thought he ticked all the boxes, size, talent, NHL DNA... but he just never put it all together.

Still, I do not feel that bad for him, he still gets to play for a living. I have to pay to play.
This part seriously make me think about Pouliot...

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Good luck for him!

But dam what a bad pick that was...
For sure but at least boobie clarke helped us out by giving us a 2nd rounder in one of the deepest drafts on record which turned into Lappy.


Good luck to him though.

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Watching Gagné and Chouinard play for the Remparts, I thought both would have a great career in the NHL. Gagné was more skilled but Chouinard wasn't too far from him and he was bigger. The mentality at the time was to draft the bigger guy.

Chouinard was 6'3 and 204 lbs

Gagné was 6'0 and 165 lbs

End of the story.

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we recieved a 2nd from Philly for him which turned out being Lapierre....not Gagne but better than nothing

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and it looks like it's already over,back to Europe for him

http://www.rds.ca/hockey/chroniques/302676.html

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Watching Gagné and Chouinard play for the Remparts, I thought both would have a great career in the NHL. Gagné was more skilled but Chouinard wasn't too far from him and he was bigger. The mentality at the time was to draft the bigger guy.

Chouinard was 6'3 and 204 lbs

Gagné was 6'0 and 165 lbs

End of the story.
Often the Habs have mistaken "bigger" with "tougher". Why we picked Chouinard, Urquhart, Aubin.....

The mentality was ALSO to go for bloodlines. A mentality that Timmins is still going for.

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This part seriously make me think about Pouliot...
Pouliot is already much better tho. Chouinard never played a full season in the NHL and never scored more than 3 goals in one. Pouliot had 17 last year (more than Chouinard's career total) and would have easily hit 20 or 25 without injuries.

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Could this be the winger with size the Canadiens are missing?

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Could this be the winger with size the Canadiens are missing?
He's not a winger, doesn't use his size, was never trying out with MTL in the first place and since it's July 16th, is officially committed to Europe for another year.

So I'd go with no.

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Often the Habs have mistaken "bigger" with "tougher". Why we picked Chouinard, Urquhart, Aubin.....

The mentality was ALSO to go for bloodlines. A mentality that Timmins is still going for.
I would go bloodlines too if all things equal/similar. We chose Carle before Geofffrion in 06. Not all about bloodlines for timmins.

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He's not a winger, doesn't use his size, was never trying out with MTL in the first place and since it's July 16th, is officially committed to Europe for another year.

So I'd go with no.
I was poking fun at the people on here that say such and such would be a perfect player for top six winger the second they are over 6 feet.

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I was poking fun at the people on here that say such and such would be a perfect player for top six winger the second they are over 6 feet.
Fair point.

My bad!

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