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07-01-2012, 06:12 PM
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Desjardins has all the talent to be a NHL goalie, but he has serious durability issues, hopefully that's behind him.


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07-01-2012, 06:13 PM
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So pumped!! I was calling for Desjardins for a week now. He's an NHL caliber guy, IMO.

Blunden is great depth too. I liked him a lot last season.
That he couldn't stick with Tampa despite their complete lack of goalie depth makes me skeptical Desjardins is NHL calibur. He's a good AHL goalie though, and I'm happy to have him back.

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Blunden is a brutal NHL player but he's fine in the AHL. Lets just hope he stays there.

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07-01-2012, 06:16 PM
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I remember when the Habs board was a mess when they traded Desjardins. He's going to really help the Dogs be a good team.

Blunden adds depth.
I think he'll be backing Price up next year.

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Not really sure about bringing Blunden back after our signings today.

Desjardins is a great goalie for our AHL team.

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Gives us quality depth in Hamilton. With Conboy not coming back, Blunden will take that physical role to the Bulldogs. He's also insurance if Armstrong gets injured.

Desjardins is a great pick-up. Much better having him as our #3 guy over Mayer.

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07-01-2012, 06:18 PM
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Not sure if serious.
very serious.

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I think he'll be backing Price up next year.
Budaj and his 1way 1.2M next season goes where?

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Nice!! VERY happy that Blunden is back with the Habs/Dogs. Desjardins, too, was a good signing.

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I think he'll be backing Price up next year.
Budaj is better than Desjardins.

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Desjardins has all the talent to be a NHL goalie, but he has serious durability issues, hopefully that's behind him.
at very worst he can be a NHL back up take Budaj spot...

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That he couldn't stick with Tampa despite their complete lack of goalie depth makes me skeptical Desjardins is NHL calibur. He's a good AHL goalie though, and I'm happy to have him back.
Tampa had Smith and Ellis that year and he played well in his two games around Christmas. But Yzerman didn't want to rely on him (as a rookie) to battle for a division title so they traded for Roloson. Even as the trade was made, Yzerman said they considered CD an NHL goalie and hoped he'd be around the following year. Then they signed Garon and he went to LE.

It would be nice if he had a real opportunity at unseating Budaj for the backup job, but they probably have little concern about waiving him to Hamilton since so few teams need a goalie around the league.

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Budaj and his 1way 1.2M next season goes where?
By next year I mean next year, not this uPcoming season.

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Budaj is better than Desjardins.
Kind of hard to judge that. Desjardins hasnt really had a chance. The small chance he did have, he was unreal.

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Tampa had Smith and Ellis that year and he played well in his two games around Christmas. But Yzerman didn't want to rely on him (as a rookie) to battle for a division title so they traded for Roloson. Even as the trade was made, Yzerman said they considered CD an NHL goalie and hoped he'd be around the following year. Then they signed Garon and he went to LE.

It would be nice if he had a real opportunity at unseating Budaj for the backup job, but they probably have little concern about waiving him to Hamilton since so few teams need a goalie around the league.
I hope I'm wrong, but I think the first thing is for CD to solidify the net in Hamilton. I want the Bulldogs to be good next year to help all the talent coming in. Budaj did a good job last year.

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Depth. Be great if they can help the Dogs.

Busy day for M. Bergevin, if even it's mostly small potatoes.

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Funny how Desjardins got his first NHL win against us and now he's back with us.

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So pumped!! I was calling for Desjardins for a week now. He's an NHL caliber guy, IMO.

Blunden is great depth too. I liked him a lot last season.
No he's not. He's a great AHL goalie.

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No he's not. He's a great AHL goalie.
If he can stay healthy he is.

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No he's not. He's a great AHL goalie.
I see no reason he can't be a quality NHL backup. I've seen him play a ton, and he's improved so much.

I question his longevity, so I don't think he could ever be a starter, but I think he's proven enough to get a chance as an NHL backup.

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Blunden is a good emergency call-up if you run into a lot of injury issues (which is possible given some of the guys on our team now). He's also somewhat helpful to the Bulldogs.

Desjardins is a fantastic AHL goalie that could become a good backup for us. Worst case scenario is that he really helps out the Bulldogs.

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Finally, we get some goalie depth!

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That he couldn't stick with Tampa despite their complete lack of goalie depth makes me skeptical Desjardins is NHL calibur. He's a good AHL goalie though, and I'm happy to have him back.
Well I'm not sure what else he could have done. He got called up, got 2 wins, only gave up 2 goals while with the big club.

That's the only NHL action he's seen.

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07-01-2012, 06:44 PM
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So Both Bouillon and Desjardins are back.

Nice to see Bergevin repairing Gainey's mistakes.

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07-01-2012, 06:48 PM
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Very nice additions for Hamilton. Now I hope they find a way to get rid of Mayer, and sign a 5th goalie for the ECHL. Blunden is a solid vet for the young kids in Hamilton to be around, he worked hard when he was down there this past season.

Perhaps a Blunden Dumont Schultz line could work.

A Desjardins-Delmas combo I like a lot!

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Happy we are keeping Blunden, good AHL depth and a good guy for call-ups.

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