I'm absolutely blown away with how good he was. WOW. He looked like an nhl player. A good one at that. REALLY good. And against a full nhl roster. WOW. I wouldn't push him. Another year in junior can't hurt at all, but holy ****, I have him ranked #3 on our defense. He's better than gorges, and yemelin too. Imagine when he get's older. aaarghhrh,,(drool) aaaagrghr
Worse thing you could do. Defensemen take longer to mature. The only way you could put him into the lineup was if we had a Hall of Fame dman to teach him the ropes. Think of an older Robinson or Savard to teach him and we don't have that right now so better for him to be a stud in juniors and to also gain some strength and weight.
I know he's young, he's still in the Q. But I found he had a very solid all round game playing against basically an NHL roster.
Of course I don't want him in the NHL this year, it would be a fail on our management. But from what I saw, He has the ability to handle himself against NHL'ers which is more I can say compared to some other players out there tonight on the Offense...
He could stay here tho he will likely go back to juniors. BUT I would so keep him in the NHL for a few games this year while Markov is injured.
How much games a guy can stay up till he gets sent back to juniors?
9, but I really don't expect him to play even a single regular season game. He'll go back to Jr., hopefully play for Team Canada, and win another Memorial Cup - all those are great experiences for him to get.
Beaulieu's birthday is in December and he's already played 3 QMJHL seasons, so I'm pretty sure next year we will have the option of sending him to the AHL, which by then will be a better option for him than Jr.
I mean he looked good as an 18 year old especially in the offensive zone... but this has got to be a joke.
If you had to pick six defensemen based only on these two games, he'd be easily on the second pairing. Obviously he has to show much more to prove that he is NHL ready, but the way he played tonight made him earn the right to be at least considered.
No, this is not a joke, he just might've played himself into contention.
I thought he was very impressive. His ice time was something, especially in the second. Sure he's still raw, so he made some mistakes, it is expected. But I think a year in Hamilton learning a few tricks and improving his bulk should be good for him. I think he would get burned out after a few games if we decided to put him in now.
its NHL potential, for sure, and he'll make it, but its preseason guys lets not overblow things, the kids good, lets just be happy with that for now
he will only get better.
Worst thing about drafting prospects is hearing "has to work on his skating", its the most dreadful term, cuz it just slices your chances of making the NHL in half, but with Beaulieu? all we could hear about was how he was one of, if not the best skater in the draft, how do you NOT draft that?
I keep hearing how hes not a real big threat to make team canada this year, i dont know but i think he will prove them all wrong.