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08-30-2011, 05:15 PM
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Good Man, best of luck to him for the next two seasons.
Hell yeh, this guy is class. He's gonna miss all of us

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Why is he training here and not Washington? I like the guy but he's not a Hab anymore. I don't like the new way of thinking where all these players are all friends. I say he's a Cap now and should train with them.

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on CKAC. He's training with our guys in Brossard.
yup, still upset he wasn't offered 2 year deal. will be in the city for 2 more weeks. hasn't even found a place to live in DC yet

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on CKAC. He's training with our guys in Brossard.
I wish Hamrlik the best. He has a great opportunity to play with some world class talent in Washington.

And towards the Montreal organization he has done nothing but offer respect and gratitude. He's been class all of the way despite what he's gotten in return from some of the fanbase and some of the media.

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He looked in a good shape back in July. Wondering if he still has improved since July.

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09-02-2011, 04:56 PM
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I have to be consequent....you know my position on Hammer....I'll say there is some chance we will miss him dearly. A Hamrlik who plays his spot is still really really valuable. Though we will have a good D squad, I would have prefered Hammer to Gill and Spacek.

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Latendresse traded for Benoit Pouliotte...now Pouliotte with the Bruins...watch Latendresse score 30 goals.... I'm looking forward to see this board implode.

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Read on the Bruins board that Pouliot put on 15 pounds of muscle. There's also a video of him there...he's looking pretty ripped.

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Read on the Bruins board that Pouliot put on 15 pounds of muscle. There's also a video of him there...he's looking pretty ripped.
For the record I never wanted him gone.

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For the record I never wanted him gone.
Someone on the Bruins board made a comparison between Pouliot and Dan Cleary. At first, I didn't think much of it but after reading the careers of both players lined up against each other, it seems to be a mirror image.

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For the record I never wanted him gone.
I didn't understand all the hate either. If you ignore that he was drafted 4th overal, for $1.5m, he's a great 3rd liner that can put up 10-15 goals. Teams need these type of cheap producers to add secondary scoring. Next year, we are going to have a void on the 3rd line with AK leaving and hopefully Eller graduating to a 2nd line role.

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I didn't understand all the hate either. If you ignore that he was drafted 4th overal, for $1.5m, he's a great 3rd liner that can put up 10-15 goals. Teams need these type of cheap producers to add secondary scoring. Next year, we are going to have a void on the 3rd line with AK leaving and hopefully Eller graduating to a 2nd line role.

Palushaj will probably fill the void on the 3rd line + $$$ for a UFA

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For the record I never wanted him gone.
Me neither....but it would be nice if Pouliot would have put some muscles when he joined us....Though for his sake...he had to go. But some will say for our sake too.

The problem with that trade is that it made no sense. You trade the type of guy that might NEVER be able to flourish under Martin....to get EXACTLY the same type of player and guess what...he didn't flourish either. Pouliot might not be what Latendresse can become. But he surely should be a better and more valuable player under a Julien's system.

I have no idea how our enemies keep bugging us like that...and we seem unable to do it. At best, the only guys we took from the enemy whether Boston or Toronto and that it pissed some of their fans were....Metropolit and Gill. And in the history...well we have to go back to Russ Courtnall.

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Palushaj will probably fill the void on the 3rd line + $$$ for a UFA
I'm a BIG Palushaj fan. Big one. Well especially the Michigan Palushaj, he was so great to watch over there. But in this NHL, the biggest complain we had about Pouliot was his balance and lack of power.

Take Palushaj and multiple by 10. Watch the latest Palushaj vid when he said he gained 8 pounds of muscles....you wonder where he put it. I had bigger shoulders at 16 years old....and it wasn't fat.

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09-05-2011, 05:39 PM
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Since when does putting on muscle make you a smarter hockey player?

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Since when does putting on muscle make you a smarter hockey player?
Where did anyone say that?

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15 lbs of muscle???? how do you do that

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Where did anyone say that?
The "I never wanted him gone!" posts seem to me like a knee-jerk reaction, implying that Pouliot has somehow already proven the Habs wrong for giving up on him. As if all he needed to do to improve beyond anything the Wild or Habs had seen was to add muscle.

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The "I never wanted him gone!" posts seem to me like a knee-jerk reaction, implying that Pouliot has somehow already proven the Habs wrong for giving up on him. As if all he needed to do to improve beyond anything the Wild or Habs had seen was to add muscle.
After the second half of last season most of hfboards began grumbling that BennyP had to go. After the playoffs it was w loud, regular occurrence.

I want(ed) Hamrlik, Spacek, Gomez and Moen gone. But never Pouliot because he showed tons of potential and had size.

And now he's a Bruin with a chip in his shoulder.

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The "I never wanted him gone!" posts seem to me like a knee-jerk reaction, implying that Pouliot has somehow already proven the Habs wrong for giving up on him. As if all he needed to do to improve beyond anything the Wild or Habs had seen was to add muscle.
Oh, I misunderstood your meaning. Well it's true that it doesn't make you a better player, but we know that terrible balance and being knocked around a bit too easy was one of pouliots worst qualities. I liked pouliot, although I think it's clear martin didn't. We'll see next year if we have another Sergei situation on our hands.

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Oh, I misunderstood your meaning. Well it's true that it doesn't make you a better player, but we know that terrible balance and being knocked around a bit too easy was one of pouliots worst qualities. I liked pouliot, although I think it's clear martin didn't. We'll see next year if we have another Sergei situation on our hands.
Cant see the Sergei situation happening. Everyone knew SK has the ability to do what he is doing he just burnt his bridges here. Pouliot has had multiple chances on different teams to show something and he will in a 10 game spurt then go full retard for 20-30 games while falling all over the place. He wont even get a shot in the bruins top 6 unless the injury bug hits, hell he isnt even guaranteed a roster spot.

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Like I've stated before, it's pretty clear that a motivated Pouliot is a dangerous Pouliot. He just doesn't show that side of him nearly enough.

My bet:

He starts off hot, then cools down and spends a chunk of the season either on the 4th line or even out of the lineup.

Oh, and he'll definitely come out to play against the Habs.

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I always liked Pouliot. During his tenure as a Hab he pulled some of the most clever and niftiest moves I've seen from any Habs' player in recent years. In that respect he did remind me of SK74 a bit.

His balance or lack thereof was bothersome but so was Pacioretty's. I wish Pouliot would have been retained for at least another year despite his fetish for penalties. It just seemed to me his time in the penalty box was spent out of frustration for his own situation. It was like there was no room for error because he was on a short leash.

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Toe Blake

This morning Spectors drew my attention to a Red Fisher article in the Gazette discussing Toe Blake and an arena named after him in Coniston, Ontario (where the bilingual Blake was born). I followed the Spector (Lyle Richardson) piece to the end and downloaded the names and pictures of all of Blake's teammates and players. I was surprised to see how few of his Canadien teammates were Québécois. I suggest that members of this board look it up. It calls into question the commonly held belief that the old time Habs (late 1930s-early 1940s) were predominantly francophones playing before their friends and relatives.

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Pouliot put on a lot of weight last summer as well. I think he came into camp at ~210 pounds. He wasn't able to keep it on as the season progressed.

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