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09-21-2011, 09:19 PM
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I'd send him back to the juniors no matter what, hope he makes the world juniors and give him an actual 9 game try out the year after and go from there.

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Beaulieu will not start the season in the NHL, there is no point discussing this

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But is he more important than Yemelin??

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The real question is ''Is the NHL Beaulieu ready?''

He makes superstars of the likes of Mike Komisarek and Dion Phaneuf look overrated.

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09-21-2011, 09:21 PM
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The real question is ''Is the NHL Beaulieu ready?''

He makes superstars of the likes of Mike Komisarek and Dion Phaneuf look overrated.
Maybe he should do a "Hello World" commercial

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09-21-2011, 09:22 PM
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He didn't look out of place, but I'd give him 1-2 more year(s) in junior before making the jump to the NHL. He does have a bright future on this team though, that's for sure.

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The real question is ''Is the NHL Beaulieu ready?''

He makes superstars of the likes of Mike Komisarek and Dion Phaneuf look overrated.
Beaulieu is definitevely not NHL ready, and will most probably never be as good as Dion Phaneuf, who is still a really good, and probably underrated defenseman.

That last sentence was just pointless.

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09-21-2011, 09:31 PM
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But is he more important than Yemelin??
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yemilin is the most important dman, aren't you current on hf ?

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09-21-2011, 09:33 PM
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Lots of skill. But an NHL season is whole 'nother beast. The kid is not physically ready and we're not in a position where we need him.

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09-21-2011, 09:34 PM
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Beaulieu is definitevely not NHL ready, and will most probably never be as good as Dion Phaneuf, who is still a really good, and probably underrated defenseman.

That last sentence was just pointless.
Hahaha! Dion Phaneuf and underrated in the same sentence...

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09-21-2011, 09:36 PM
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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?

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09-21-2011, 09:37 PM
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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

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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.

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09-21-2011, 09:47 PM
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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...

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09-21-2011, 09:55 PM
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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.

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Would you compare him to Letang? I didn't have a chance to watch the wole game but late in the third....he was interesting to watch. I liked what I saw in Gallagher too.
My first impression when I watched him play for the first time was Hainsey like.. I still think he looks a bit like him but he is gonna become a way better player IMO..

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09-21-2011, 10:04 PM
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this is a joke right?

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.

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09-21-2011, 10:05 PM
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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.

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09-21-2011, 10:06 PM
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No ...he's AT LEAST 1 year away from the NHL

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09-21-2011, 10:08 PM
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Really liked PK's attitude toward him tonight. More than a few time, instead of rushing himself, I saw Subban passing him the puck like saying: "Your turn buddy, show what you got"

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MAGodin Marc Antoine Godin
Gorges on Nathan Beaulieu: "This kid is going to be a superstar one day."

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He's likely going to take the same path as Leblanc, honestly.. seeing him in less than 2 years in a CH uniform.. to me is not a wise decision at all.

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Beaulieu = David Runblad?

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If you had to pick six defensemen based only on these two games
But you'd never need to make a decision based on only two preseason games.

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No, not NHL ready, we have to calm down

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.

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