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05-04-2012, 07:52 AM
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Habs sign André Bouvet-Morrissette to try-out

Has anyone seen him play?


http://www.journalexpress.ca/Sports/...ers,-a-Emond/1

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Bergevin getting busy already?? Must have been something he saw in this kid when he was with the Hawks...

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Read the article....He was not signed he was invited to the Combine.
HE has no contract in hand.



«Ce que j’en comprends, c’est qu’ils veulent profiter de l’occasion pour m’évaluer. C’est un premier pas. J’espère les impressionner suffisamment pour recevoir une invitation au camp de perfectionnement, et ultimement, une offre de contrat», a fait savoir Bouvet-Morrissette, qui en a profité pour remercier l’organisation des Voltigeurs pour le rôle qu’elle a joué dans son développement.

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Bergevin getting busy already?? Must have been something he saw in this kid when he was with the Hawks...
He brings some intriguing elements, has pretty good size(though he still needs to fill out), hands and he skates pretty well, aloso not afraid to get his nose dirty or defend temmates.

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this is a perfect example of what the team should be doing. Finding Quebec based players who may not have had a chance or been drafted to try out, prove something. At the very least if he does wll, he can sign an AHL contract and be used in Wheeling or Hamilton until he steps up to earn a 2-way deal. If not, no harm in trying

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Is he related to Nugent-Hopkins or Svensson-Paajarvi?

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Is he related to Nugent-Hopkins or Svensson-Paajarvi?
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this is a perfect example of what the team should be doing. Finding Quebec based players who may not have had a chance or been drafted to try out, prove something.
Not that they haven't been doing that all these years, but I agree that they could try harder.

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this is a perfect example of what the team should be doing. Finding Quebec based players who may not have had a chance or been drafted to try out, prove something. At the very least if he does wll, he can sign an AHL contract and be used in Wheeling or Hamilton until he steps up to earn a 2-way deal. If not, no harm in trying
I like the fact that Bergevin brings some outside the box thinking to the Habs organization...as time goes by, I think the legend of the Ghost is going to get magnified, and not in a good way...

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lol what?

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Right wing, 6'3" and 192 pounds

He had 39 goals, 33 assists and 72 points with Drummondville this season in 63 games, if you compare him to others, it seems like he is a pretty decent player/prospect and apparently he can hit/fight too.

Maybe a 3rd line player one day!

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Bergevin getting busy already?? Must have been something he saw in this kid when he was with the Hawks...
Or Timmins might have suggested it since he likely saw Morrissette when watching Archambault with the Volts this year.

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He brings some intriguing elements, has pretty good size(though he still needs to fill out), hands and he skates pretty well, aloso not afraid to get his nose dirty or defend temmates.
Do you know if he got much playing time with Archambault?

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Not that they haven't been doing that all these years, but I agree that they could try harder.
I know. They did this with Desharnais. But they could try to invite at least one every year.

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I know. They did this with Desharnais. But they could try to invite at least one every year.
They pretty much do. The problem with undrafted players is that the vast majority went undrafted for a reason.

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I know. They did this with Desharnais. But they could try to invite at least one every year.
They do. Lefebvre, Malka, Desjardins, Desharnais, Mayer, etc....

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I like the fact that Bergevin brings some outside the box thinking to the Habs organization...as time goes by, I think the legend of the Ghost is going to get magnified, and not in a good way...
What outside the box thinking?

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I like the fact that Bergevin brings some outside the box thinking to the Habs organization...as time goes by, I think the legend of the Ghost is going to get magnified, and not in a good way...
It will be interesting to see how history judges Gauthier's short reign. Most of our bad contracts are done after two years, so it's not like he has irreparably damaged the team or anything.

Who knows, maybe in a couple years Holland, Bournival, Tinordi, and Eller will all be big parts of the team and it will turn out that he did more good than harm. He also left the incoming GM with an additional 3 2nd round picks in the next 2 years.

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They do. Lefebvre, Malka, Desjardins, Desharnais, Mayer, etc....
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They pretty much do. The problem with undrafted players is that the vast majority went undrafted for a reason.

this is true, but even if they get one servicable player in 10 by doing this, it's woth the effort. And it quiets the press down.

The added scouts in Quebec would help make these choices much easier and more likely to find that gem.

There doesn't need to be a massive "let's draft and sign francophones" push. But doing this will help us along. I mean, Desjardins has proven to be a solid AHL starter and Desharnais, well, another year like this one and I think there will be a few GMs kicking themselves for not giving him more of a chance (looking at you Snow)

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Why does everyone assume that this is a Bergevin move?

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this is a perfect example of what the team should be doing. Finding Quebec based players who may not have had a chance or been drafted to try out, prove something. At the very least if he does wll, he can sign an AHL contract and be used in Wheeling or Hamilton until he steps up to earn a 2-way deal. If not, no harm in trying
The Habs have been doing this all along...not sure why this is suddently a "new direction" by Bergevin.

G.latendresse LeBlanc Desharnais Archambault Fortier Lapierre Masse St.Denis Danis Dumont Lefebvre Bonneau Carle Lehoux O.Latendresse Desjardins Beauregard Lacasse Darche Lacroix Curadeau Bisaillon are all Quebecers the Habs have given a shot to the last 4-5 years.

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Or Timmins might have suggested it since he likely saw Morrissette when watching Archambault with the Volts this year.



Do you know if he got much playing time with Archambault?
Maybe at times but non on a regular basis....at least the times I saw Drum.

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Watch all the people praise Bergevin for this even though the Habs do this every year.

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The Habs have been doing this all along...not sure why this is suddently a "new direction" by Bergevin.

G.latendresse LeBlanc Desharnais Archambault Fortier Lapierre Masse St.Denis Danis Dumont Lefebvre Bonneau Carle Lehoux O.Latendresse Desjardins Beauregard Lacasse Darche Lacroix Curadeau Bisaillon are all Quebecers the Habs have given a shot to the last 4-5 years.

I'm not talking about drafting these guys like Lats, Leblanc.

More like an "open tryout" concept that brought in St-Denis, Desjardins, Desharnais. Scour the area, maybe a few become pros. But the optics of it help the team calm the crazed media a bit.


I am not one to push to draft more francophones just for the sake of it. Draft the best possible player, but the invites idea is a good way to go



And I know they've done this at times, not every year, but close to it. But no harm in doing it more.

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I like the fact that Bergevin brings some outside the box thinking to the Habs organization...as time goes by, I think the legend of the Ghost is going to get magnified, and not in a good way...
Where does he bring "outside the box" thinking?

Gauthier definitely made mistakes but he still left a good situation for Bergevin. Didn't trade away any picks, prospects or core players and added some good young assets during his reign...traded up for Tinordi, Eller, Schultz, Holland, 2012 2nd 2x 2013 2nd

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