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07-05-2012, 03:15 PM
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I remember him setting up Leblanc for a breakaway goal vs Florida:



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07-05-2012, 03:18 PM
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He's good.. better than Weber and Diaz last year.. he seems to have that solid dependability that we overlooked in Beauchemin

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07-05-2012, 03:24 PM
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Good for him he surprised me when he was called up ... I like the way he played

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07-05-2012, 03:28 PM
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I remember him setting up Leblanc for a breakaway goal vs Florida:



Good signing
3 on 0 and keeps the puck?

Leblanc.. more like Lebust.

I like St-Denis, but with the depth on D prospects, I don't see him ever cracking that line-up :

Subban, Tinordi, Gorges, Emelin, Beaulieu, Ellis, Thrower, Dietz, Didier, etc.

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07-05-2012, 03:32 PM
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3 on 0 and keeps the puck?

Leblanc.. more like Lebust.

I like St-Denis, but with the depth on D prospects, I don't see him ever cracking that line-up :

Subban, Tinordi, Gorges, Emelin, Beaulieu, Ellis, Thrower, Dietz, Didier, etc.
Had he screwed up on that shot he would have looked like a jerk

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07-05-2012, 04:00 PM
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1-2 months he'll be playing top 4 minutes because of injuries.

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1-2 months he'll be playing top 4 minutes because of injuries.
I could see that happening based on our horrible luck with injuries.

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07-05-2012, 04:10 PM
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Had he screwed up on that shot he would have looked like a jerk
He would have gotten a bucketload of **** on these boards lol.

P.S : Can I say "He would have gotten" or is this gramatically incorrect?

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He would have gotten a bucketload of **** on these boards lol.

P.S : Can I say "He would have gotten" or is this gramatically incorrect?
Meh, it works. English people don't know how to speak English anymore and it's infinitely better than "He would of gotten"

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Glad I'm not the only one who thinks he would have been better than Bouillon...

He's going to be Hamilton's no1 defensemen to start the season, he's a very solid if unspectacular player. By drawing the hardest AHL assigments he will allow good and safe development of our 55254 defense prospects.

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hate this signing

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3 on 0 and keeps the puck?

Leblanc.. more like Lebust.

I like St-Denis, but with the depth on D prospects, I don't see him ever cracking that line-up :

Subban, Tinordi, Gorges, Emelin, Beaulieu, Ellis, Thrower, Dietz, Didier, etc.
He didn't knew there was MacPac and DD behind him.

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Meh don't ever see him cracking the lineup here.
Gorges praised Saint-Denis last season and I agree with him. He is ahead of Weber in our Ds depth chart and the more I see him play the closer he gets to Diaz.

In the current context Saint-Denis will be fighting for the 7th D spot; the guy has the potential to become Gorges version 2 imo.

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07-05-2012, 05:13 PM
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He didn't knew there was MacPac and DD behind him.
Yah I remember him saying that and joking around about it that if he missed...

He scored though and some nice hands.

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07-05-2012, 05:13 PM
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He's nowhere near Gorges. Not even in the same area code.

And if he was ahead of Weber or Diaz (two rookies last year) he would have played more than those two players.

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07-05-2012, 05:16 PM
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Great for Hamilton. Hopefully injuries don't plague the team again this year but if they do, it's nice to know a capable guy like St-Denis is ready to go.

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He's nowhere near Gorges. Not even in the same area code.

And if he was ahead of Weber or Diaz (two rookies last year) he would have played more than those two players.
I don't think he said he was near Gorges, but his game is similar to Gorges' style of play. No doubt Gorges is the better defenseman, no argument there, but St-Denis does play that same, safe defensive style.

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Gorges praised Saint-Denis last season and I agree with him. He is ahead of Weber in our Ds depth chart and the more I see him play the closer he gets to Diaz.

In the current context Saint-Denis will be fighting for the 7th D spot; the guy has the potential to become Gorges version 2 imo.
He's too old to expect that much more improvement, I'm afraid. He's not better than Diaz, though. Weber; maybe. Regardless, we have 8 NHL D, even if you discount Weber that makes 7. Unless a real injury crisis hits, he'll be in Hamilton.

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07-05-2012, 05:19 PM
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He's nowhere near Gorges. Not even in the same area code.

And if he was ahead of Weber or Diaz (two rookies last year) he would have played more than those two players.
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Great for Hamilton. Hopefully injuries don't plague the team again this year but if they do, it's nice to know a capable guy like St-Denis is ready to go.



I don't think he said he was near Gorges, but his game is similar to Gorges' style of play. No doubt Gorges is the better defenseman, no argument there, but St-Denis does play that same, safe defensive style.
Just to be clear: Gorges > Saint-Denis!

But... just read how Gorges described Saint-Denis... it's like he is talking about himself!

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French:

(... une description qui ressemble étrangement à celle de Josh Gorges. Un autre arrière de petite stature boudé par les 30 formations lors du repêchage.

« Je l’ai aimé dès le départ. Il accomplit toutes les tâches qui lui sont assignées sans rechigner. Il travaille dur, gagne des bagarres le long des rampes, bloque des tirs », a décrit Gorges. Il est maintenant plus sûr de lui. Il hésite moins à manier la rondelle. Sa prise de décision est très bonne. »

Selon le vétéran défenseur, le parcours de St-Denis pour atteindre la LNH prouve à lui seul la combativité et l’acharnement du Québécois.

« Il était prêt à se battre jusqu’au dernier souffle pour atteindre l’objectif qu’il s’était fixé et ça transparaît dans son jeu. Il agit de la même façon sur la patinoire », a déclaré Gorges
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English:

"... I liked him since day 1. He gets the job done and he never complains. He works hard, wins his battles along the boards, blocks shots... He is gaining confidence and that translate in him handling the puck more often. His hockey IQ is very good. The road to the NHL was not an easy one for him: he had to work hard to reach his objective... and that attitude translate into his play" - Gorges

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French: http://www.journaldemontreal.com/201...de-gros-points

English (google translate… sorry!): http://translate.google.ca/translate...de-gros-points

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According to Richard Labbé, Gorges also mentioned that Saint-Denis is NHL ready: http://www.lapresse.ca/sports/hockey...n-audition.php


PS Beendair Donedat... Saint-Denis was also a rookie.


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07-05-2012, 05:21 PM
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Glad I'm not the only one who thinks he would have been better than Bouillon...

He's going to be Hamilton's no1 defensemen to start the season, he's a very solid if unspectacular player. By drawing the hardest AHL assigments he will allow good and safe development of our 55254 defense prospects.
You're a funny guy

I have no problem with St-Denis in the AHL but in the NHL he was a joke. Weber and Diaz are way better than him

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07-05-2012, 05:22 PM
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Depth signing:

St Denis
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Nygren???

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Not a guy I want to see with a regular spot but a good depth guy, and good veteran pressance in Hamilton.

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Great signing.

The guy deserves a serious shot at the NHL soon. He was very reliable here. Definitely good enough to be a #7 and potentially Top-6. He's a smart player with decent offensive instincts.

I seriously don't know what more he'd need to prove to be a guy we look at in the future.

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You're a funny guy

I have no problem with St-Denis in the AHL but in the NHL he was a joke. Weber and Diaz are way better than him
Apparently you missed every game he played in the NHL.

99.9% of comments on him were that he did more than expected and didn't look out of place at all.

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I remember him setting up Leblanc for a breakaway goal vs Florida:



Good signing
That pass was disgusting.

I think he's an NHL'er for sure.

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You're a funny guy

I have no problem with St-Denis in the AHL but in the NHL he was a joke. Weber and Diaz are way better than him
We must have been watching different games. St-Denis played very well when he was called up.

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