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07-14-2011, 01:10 AM
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Was there any point getting Wilsie when you can't even fit Berger and Massé in the line-up?
If Berger and Masse can't beat two of Schultz, Nattinen, Lefebvre and Bishop for spots in Hamilton, they should be in Wheeling. Internal competition is a good thing.

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Was there any point getting Wilsie when you can't even fit Berger and Massé in the line-up?
Masse isnt good. Berger will have to sit for some games I think. Wilsie is a very good AHLER( PPG). Its a developement league but you also need good veterans to help the youngsters.

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07-14-2011, 09:53 AM
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Was there any point getting Wilsie when you can't even fit Berger and Massé in the line-up?
To improve the team by adding a solid AHL vet. You need some vets in the lineup.

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Masse is such garbage, lol.

Honestly, I gotta think that Berger takes Fortier out of the line-up somehow.

I don't think Fortier or Masse have any foreseeable future with the organization.
So how does Berger a LW, take a roster spot of Fortier a center?

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I think the Habs can survive without Engqvist, he's just a fringe NHL player. Wasn't dominant at the AHL level, won't be a big loss.
He was dominate in the AHL, easily one of the best defensive forwards in the AHL as a rookie.

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Masse isnt good. Berger will have to sit for some games I think. Wilsie is a very good AHLER( PPG). Its a developement league but you also need good veterans to help the youngsters.
The Randy's seem to like Masse a good bit, he works hard and is solid in his own end.

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Edmontreal, thanks!

Someone should do a proposal about acquiring more Swedish fans.

Like others, if Eller is out for the first month, I think Engqvist will start the season with the habs, too.

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I too wonder if Palushaj will have what it takes to be a top-6. He's a very good all-around player, but you're always looking for some elite aspect of a player's game to convince yourself he has a shot on a NHL offensive line.

On the other hand, Palushaj case kind of reminds me of a home-grown player who used to be seen the same way back when he was playing in the AHL. They don't play the same position but back then, people were also wondering if Plekanec could ever be anything more than a potential third-line player.

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Palushaj is a likable prospect, but I hate to bring up the never ending size thing. Montreal experimented with speed, but after your arch rivals in Boston win the Stanley Cup! Hell, The North-East Code of Hockey has been re-written overnight! We haven't even begun what has to be done! Started with Cole. Most of the upcoming prospects have some size. Brian Gionta's are the far exception, heck even Chris Nilan has announced he's moving to Montreal for the up coming season... War Time!

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Masse is such garbage, lol.

Honestly, I gotta think that Berger takes Fortier out of the line-up somehow.

I don't think Fortier or Masse have any foreseeable future with the organization.
Fortier was pretty good in the playoffs with Dumont and Engqvist...

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07-15-2011, 01:57 AM
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I think the Habs can survive without Engqvist, he's just a fringe NHL player. Wasn't dominant at the AHL level, won't be a big loss.
Nobody is confusing Engqvist with a Stamkos.
Given Engqvist was signed as an un-drafted free agent, the Habs has very little invested in him and I would guess he won't get many second chances.

If he do however continue to improve and establish himself as a solid NHL:er, he has a pretty intriguing skill set.

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07-15-2011, 04:37 PM
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Wonder what the D will shape up to look like?

Mitera Diaz
Nash St-Denis
Henry Stejskal

Still need some bodies on defense since we don't have any extras.

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Wonder what the D will shape up to look like?

Mitera Diaz
Nash St-Denis
Henry Stejskal

Still need some bodies on defense since we don't have any extras.
You watch Hamilton more than I do. Did Nash and Freddy play together for extended periods?

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07-16-2011, 01:02 AM
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NHL/AHL

Left handed:

Markov
Gill
Emelin
Spacek (has been playing right side but not very good at it...)
Gorges (but can play either side)
Mitera
Henry
St-Denis
Nash

Right handed

Subban
Weber
Diaz
Stejkal


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07-16-2011, 04:41 AM
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NHL/AHL

Left handed:

Markov
Gill
Emelin
Spacek (has been playing right side but not very good at it...)
Gorges (but can play either side)
Mitera
Henry
St-Denis
Nash

Right handed

Subban
Weber
Diaz
Stejkal

Many of the left-handed players are either at the end of their careers or replaceable minor league depth. A year from now the list would probably look something like this before new additions:

RD:
Subban
Gorges
Weber
Diaz
Stejkal
Pateryn
Ellis

LD:
Markov
Yemelin
Nash
Mitera
Beaulieu
Tinordi

Not counting veteran NHL/AHL players added or retained for depth roles. Moving forward the two sides are pretty balanced in the organization. This is actually somewhat unusual as LHD are more common than RHD.

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07-16-2011, 11:40 AM
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You watch Hamilton more than I do. Did Nash and Freddy play together for extended periods?
No most of Nash's time was with Carle and Klubertanz.

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07-16-2011, 02:03 PM
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You watch Hamilton more than I do. Did Nash and Freddy play together for extended periods?
No most of his time was with Carle. But Nash is a little shaky in his own end, and good in the offensive zone, so a partner like St-Denis would be good for him since he could make up for Nash's mistakes/mental errors.

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Emelin
St-Denis
Like Gorges, St-Denis and Emelin have played on the right side.

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07-16-2011, 03:16 PM
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Maybe they see a spot for McFadden on the Dogs PP? Or Nygren is coming over earlier than planned?

They definitely need a puck mover to replace Carle.

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Maybe they see a spot for McFadden on the Dogs PP? Or Nygren is coming over earlier than planned?

They definitely need a puck mover to replace Carle.
Diaz..?

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07-16-2011, 04:55 PM
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Like Gorges, St-Denis and Emelin have played on the right side.
I knew someone would say that... but as you said for St-Denis, he has mostly played on the left side (mostly with Carle). He is probably the one that will be switched though...

As for Emelin, having to adjust to NHL style and speed is already difficult enough, I don't think making him play on his off side is a good idea.

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07-17-2011, 10:23 AM
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Diaz replaces Klubertantz nicely but Mitera won't replace Carle.

Stejskal has a big shot, maybe he plays the point on the 2nd PP?

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Fortier was pretty good in the playoffs with Dumont and Engqvist...

Fortier was playing with Palushaj and Dawes on the first line before his injury.
Engqvist with Russell and Wyman, Conboy with Dumont and boyd.

Fortier wont play on the 4th line as a few suggested, he will be the 1-2 line center.

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NHL/AHL

Left handed:

Markov
Gill
Emelin
Spacek (has been playing right side but not very good at it...)
Gorges (but can play either side)
Mitera
Henry
St-Denis
Nash

Right handed

Subban
Weber
Diaz
Stejkal

Revised:

Left handed:

Markov
Gill
Emelin (can play either side)
Spacek (can play either side)
Gorges (can play either side)
Mitera
Henry
St-Denis
Nash

Right handed

Subban
Weber
Diaz
Stejkal

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Maybe they see a spot for McFadden on the Dogs PP? Or Nygren is coming over earlier than planned?.
Even if they sign McFadden, they will likely need another body or two for depth. Nygren confirmed he's staying in the SEL next year, and with the transfer agrrement in place between Sweden/IIHF/NHL, he would have had to have signed by this past Friday in order to come over I believe.

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I knew someone would say that... but as you said for St-Denis, he has mostly played on the left side (mostly with Carle). He is probably the one that will be switched though.
St-Denis moved to the right side when Carle moved up to be paired with Nash. So he can play on the right side.

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Diaz replaces Klubertantz nicely but Mitera won't replace Carle.

Stejskal has a big shot, maybe he plays the point on the 2nd PP?
Stejskal played on the PP his entire time at Dartmouth, so he could see time on the PP. Assuming Diaz is in Hamilton, I would think he and Nash would be on the 1st PP with St-Denis on the 2nd.

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Losing Carle is going to help Nash develop I think.

On a side note....PG has done a good job adding some beef to the organization. Two questions...is Alex Henry going to be back? Do the Bulldogs have a tough guy, is Bonneau signed this year?

It's going to be nice to be able to call up Conboy & Blunden for those mid-season games against the bruins to fill in for injuries.

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Stejskal played on the PP his entire time at Dartmouth, so he could see time on the PP. Assuming Diaz is in Hamilton, I would think he and Nash would be on the 1st PP with St-Denis on the 2nd.
Really excited to see Stejskal get a full year in the AHL. It would be so nice to have a project like him work out, even if it's just as a depth guy. Even though I can never spell his damn name without cheating!

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07-17-2011, 09:37 PM
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Two questions...is Alex Henry going to be back?
Yes, Henry is still signed for one more year. (for 2011-12)

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Do the Bulldogs have a tough guy, is Bonneau signed this year?
AFAIK, he didn't re-sign with the Dogs or gone anywhere else at this point.

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Yes, Henry is still signed for one more year. (for 2011-12)


AFAIK, he didn't re-sign with the Dogs or gone anywhere else at this point.
Thanks! I'm glad Henry is back. He seems like a good stabilizing force for the dogs. Maybe they figure Schultz is ready to be the tough guys this year?

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Anybody know why the Bulldogs bus is in Halifax? Do I have the chance to see some hockey? Come on guys, I'm going batty already.

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