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06-25-2011, 03:28 PM
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Not a big fan of this pick...would have like a big abrasive guy or higher upside.

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06-25-2011, 03:29 PM
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Not a big fan of this pick...would have like a big abrasive guy or higher upside.
You wanted a hostile player you mean

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06-25-2011, 03:31 PM
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Just like PG said, (subtely bashing the Biggs Selection IMO)

"we prefer to select guys that still look like they can improve and get bigger, stronger rather than guys who already look like formed men, those are more dangerous for a scout. We prefer finding players that are still not done with their development and direct them to fit our mold"

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“I’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time and to hear the Canadiens call my name was really exciting,” described Archambault, who was emotional after being drafted by his childhood team. “I still can’t believe it when I look down and see I’m wearing this jersey – it’s a dream come true. I used to go to games at the Bell Centre as a kid and now the idea that I could skate on that ice someday is just incredible. I’ll be working hard for the next few years to earn my shot with the Canadiens.
It's awesome to see how passionate he is about being drafted here! Hopefully because he is drafted by his boyhood team he will work hard and resolve his character issues. But by this quote you can see how passionate he is to get better and improve to try to make the team, and it is encouraging to see. I hope he fulfills his potential!

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06-25-2011, 03:40 PM
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Meet Olivier

http://video.canadiens.nhl.com/video...d=66&id=119714

looks highly emotional

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06-25-2011, 03:41 PM
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My favourite pick of the day.

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06-25-2011, 03:42 PM
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My favourite pick of the day.
Ya I agree, he's got sick hands and stuff, nice pick.

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06-25-2011, 03:55 PM
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It will be interesting to see his progression over the next two years. He had a lot of expectation as the first overall pick in the Q but now that he is with the Voltigeurs he will play/train with good players like Palat and Couturier (if they stays there next year.) You usually get better by playing with better teammates so I'm optimistic to see him get better.

He will also be very near the organization in Drummondville, so it's another plus.

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06-25-2011, 03:59 PM
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Not bad, maybe a future Brad Marchand?
It says right there he's weak. How the **** is that Marchand?! The guy is built like a bull (a short bull, but still).

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06-25-2011, 04:11 PM
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Just like Marchand, Archambault asked to be traded from Val d'Or.

http://prohockey.forumactif.com/t514...er-les-foreurs


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06-25-2011, 04:14 PM
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He's going to a good program in drummondville, theyll do wonders with him.

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06-25-2011, 04:18 PM
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At first I was like: whatever...

But the more I read about him, the more interested I am. As a 4th round pick, he really is a nice gamble.

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06-25-2011, 05:42 PM
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He's a dynamic player. He creates a lot of chances all by himself, with his moves or his blazing speed. By far the most talented player with Val-d'Or last year. I'm pretty sure he'll be a dominant player in the QMJHL as early as next year, especially if he has the chance to play with Sean Couturier.

However, I think that he needs to be in a top 6 in order to be succesful at the NHL level. He's clearly not a good candidate for a bottom 6.

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06-25-2011, 05:45 PM
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Ya I agree, he's got sick hands and stuff, nice pick.
Did this guy just reply to himself again???? Or perhaps I am seeing things?

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Just reminding you guys this is a 4th round pick...

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06-25-2011, 06:12 PM
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Looking forward to hear how he does with the Volts.

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06-26-2011, 01:01 AM
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I agree with the poster who said that he looked highly emotional. Thats a good sign because it shows that he wants to be a hab. It also shows that he still needs to learn how to ground himself better. In time, once he matures, we may have a gem here.

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06-26-2011, 01:10 AM
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I'm telling you, I love this kid. He's going to be a star.

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I'm telling you, I love this kid. He's going to be a star.
I saw him live one game and is was extremely noticable out there. Easily the most skilled guy on either team. A good passer as well. We will see what happens. Ribeiro was skilled and had attitude problems..

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06-26-2011, 08:26 AM
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Just like PG said, (subtely bashing the Biggs Selection IMO)

"we prefer to select guys that still look like they can improve and get bigger, stronger rather than guys who already look like formed men, those are more dangerous for a scout. We prefer finding players that are still not done with their development and direct them to fit our mold"
What's the point of inviting Biggs at our Habs combine then?

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06-26-2011, 09:19 AM
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What's the point of inviting Biggs at our Habs combine then?
To take a closer look?

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06-26-2011, 09:39 AM
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What's the point of inviting Biggs at our Habs combine then?
You don't know the context of his answer..it sounds like a "journalist" was bugging him about drafting "smaller" players.

What he says makes a certain amount of sense. All things being equal you want to pick the player who you think will improve the most. that's not to say you won't take the more physically developed prospect if he's the BPA on your board when you pick.

It's not like Beaulieu is a little guy... BTW If Beau was gone at 17, Biggs would have been seriously considered along with Murphy.

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06-26-2011, 09:47 AM
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TT sent me an email this morn saying "I'm banking on Archambault cranking it up in Drummondville next season."

Trevor is glad that he was traded to Drumm - better team and better coaching..plus he'll be able to train full-time with Montreal's strength coach.

Olivier has some maturing to do like a lot of teenagers..sounds like he was a little self-centered and whiney in VD. Hopefully Couturier returns to Drummondville and some of his maturity rubs off on Archambeault... Couturier already acts like a mature pro on and off the ice.

i wasn't crazy bout this pick initially, but in retrospect..he is a fourth round pick, and he does have good potential. If he reaches that potential the Habs have themselves a great pick. He has the skill to one day compete for top-line duties if he figures things out.

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06-26-2011, 09:49 AM
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I've never seen him play but for some reason I feel we will like this pick and he will tear it up next season in the Q. Just some weird hunch.

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What's the point of inviting Biggs at our Habs combine then?
If he had drafted Biggs he'd be going on around about the advantages of drafting a physically developped player and how he can help the team sooner rather than later!

Gauthier will say the absolute minimum to the media, whether he believes it or not, just enough to keep them from revolting! A true politician!!

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