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10-26-2012, 11:55 PM
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The puck looked like it always just out of reach for Tinordi tonight. Reminded me off his first year in the OHL. There's going to be growing pains with him and that's what were seeing right now. He'll be fine.

Holland - Bournival - Gallagher line was awesome. Every single one of their shifts ended with all of them in the crease . In total they shot the puck 15 times. The line is very well balance and they are all very smart, fast, and skilled players.

Quailer was awesome tonight. He was all over the ice. He reminds me of a less physical Erik Cole. If he finds consistency in his game, I think we could have a very good NHLer in him.

Beaulieu wasn't the offensive dynamo that he normally is, but he more than made up for it with his defence. He was very very solid. Looked very calm and poised. Used his stick very well and never seemed pressured. I hope to more efforts like this from him in the future.
I dont share your point of view on Quailer, he still makes alot of mistakes about everywhere on the ice.. He has some nice skills and a big reach, but he is still pretty raw..

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10-26-2012, 11:59 PM
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I dont share your point of view on Quailer, he still makes alot of mistakes about everywhere on the ice.. He has some nice skills and a big reach, but he is still pretty raw..
I agree about Quailer, he's not a natural decision maker the way some of those guys are out there, which is somewhat to be expected for a big guy like that but he's still a project. I didn't know much about him before but now I see the appeal, with that skill and size he's worth watching for sure.

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This was the best game I saw from Beaulieu yet. He seems to have find his rythm and gained in confidence. If he can shortens a bit his learning curve in the AHL and get rid of his occasional brain farts, watch out Habs!

Tinordi still struggles a lot. I can see nothing but a long learning process in his case.

Bournival-Gallagher-Holland deserve a big Wow! They are a menace as soon as they hit the ice. Gallagher found his game as soon as he scored his first goal in the AHL. We could almost feel the change in his play.

Geoffrion didnt impress me tonite; some giveaway and many soft plays. Cant see a future for him with the Habs.

They deserved the win tonite........maybe with Cedrik....

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Gallagher 10 shots!!

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10-27-2012, 12:23 AM
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I really liked Holland and Gallagher tonight but Im so happy to see Bournival play that well..

Beaulieu already looks like an AHL all star..

Tinordi is a liability right now for the Dogs, by far the one struggling the most on that D squad..


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Damnit, Delmas.

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Like I keep saying......Desjardins will be a difference maker on this team. Because he's good and because the other ones cannot be #1 goalies in this league. Having said all of that....it's not solely the goalies' fault. There will be a lot of games like that this year.

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I have no idea how Delmas didn't stop that...it wasn't a blistering shot and he got over in time.

Between that and the near-goal with 5 seconds left in regulation, Delmas was the anti-clutch tonight.

Can't wait for Leblanc and Desjardins to get healthy..

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I dont share your point of view on Quailer, he still makes alot of mistakes about everywhere on the ice.. He has some nice skills and a big reach, but he is still pretty raw..
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I agree about Quailer, he's not a natural decision maker the way some of those guys are out there, which is somewhat to be expected for a big guy like that but he's still a project. I didn't know much about him before but now I see the appeal, with that skill and size he's worth watching for sure.
I agree with both of these posts.

Being raw and consistency are two things that usually go hand in hand. Consistency to me seems to be his biggest issue. He had 2 shifts in a row tonight where controlled the game. He went quiet for a period before having another really strong shift.

He's a project, but he's everything you look for in a hockey player. Size, speed, quick hands, and a good hockey sense.

The flashes of skill are there, now it's time to work on consistency and round his game. He absolutely has his fair share of mistakes, especially defensively. Very rarely does he float, but he sometimes loses track of who he's covering or forgets to block the passing lane and chases the puck.

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Like I keep saying......Desjardins will be a difference maker on this team. Because he's good and because the other ones cannot be #1 goalies in this league. Having said all of that....it's not solely the goalies' fault. There will be a lot of games like that this year.
I was so happy when I heard that we signed Desjardins. He alone could make us trouble makers if/when the playoffs come around.

What to say about this game? Gallagher is coming into his own. He's finally displaying the shiftiness that got him so many points in the dub. What a beast.

Glad Corbin seemed to get sat a bit tonight. His Peewee level pivot on that first goal made me cringe. Still don't understand how that goal didn't get waved off.

Quailer was quiet tonight. Saw him protect the puck real well a few times, though. He'll be an interesting player once he adds more mass.

Tinordi still has to work out a few kinks, but that being said he still played a very effective game tonight.

How ****ing smart is Morgan Ellis? Hardly has a camp, recovers from injury and is already anchoring that blue line. Really patient with the puck. Waits for his lanes to open and then fires crisp breakout passes. Love this guy.

Beaulieu didn't scare me half as much as he normally does in the defensive zone. He's another one that's improving as every game goes by. People shouldn't forget that he was only drafted a year ago.

Geoffrion is disappointing me. He should be an offensive leader on this team and just isn't bringing it. Same thing with Palushaj.

How can you not love Dumont?

Bournival also showing some nice things. I don't expect him to carry the load offensively, but he's just another smart, reliable kid.

Dogs deserved this one, but I don't really care about the W's or L's this year. More about the progress of the kids. REALLY happy with how the boys played tonight. Was a treat to watch it in HD and I don't regret waiting til 10pm to watch it.


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10-27-2012, 02:10 AM
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Tinordi still has to work out a few kinks, but that being said he still played a very effective game tonight.
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you cant be serious here.. you are probably the only one who think Tinordi was even close to be effective tonight.. Was out of position and turned the puck over all game long, its just going too fast for him right now..

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10-27-2012, 02:21 AM
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Even more than Geoffrion, who at least has been chippy and getting chances, I'm disappointed at Palushaj. If he's ever going to be an NHLer he needs to at least be showing offense that would translate to depth scorer at the NHL level, and so far he's being outplayed by rookies.

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10-27-2012, 02:35 AM
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you cant be serious here.. you are probably the only one who think Tinordi was even close to be effective tonight.. Was out of position and turned the puck over all game long, its just going too fast for him right now..
He was getting the puck lost in his feet a lot. I thought he did well at breaking up rushes into his defensive zone and while he wasn't fantastic, I didn't see any major **** ups on his part either. He's not someone who should be handling the puck all that much, that much is clear. I'll agree that the play is going a bit too fast for him sometimes, but he still recovers and gets the job done.

Perhaps my expectations for him are a bit lower, but I just saw lots of small, timing based mistakes. Nothing huge or egregious that would be cause for concern. There was also a marked improvement from his last game against the Marlies that I took into account.

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Holland stands out the most for me too, whenever he is out there he's the smartest guy on the ice. Bournival plays very smart too but Holland even more so. He's great at keeping possession too.
Agreed. One thing I love about Holland is how he chips the puck at the goalie when he's coming down the wing and has no real options. He's caused some real chaos on more than one occasion doing that.

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Even more than Geoffrion, who at least has been chippy and getting chances, I'm disappointed at Palushaj. If he's ever going to be an NHLer he needs to at least be showing offense that would translate to depth scorer at the NHL level, and so far he's being outplayed by rookies.
Aaron Palushaj is a 5'11" forward with no defensive ability, and thus he has to succeed as an offensive player to succeed in the NHL, but thus far he has shown little offensive ability.

He is of the 2nd round of the 2007 draft class. To give you an idea of how little he's accomplished, Ryan McDonagh, Lars Eller, Max Pacioretty, PK Subban, and Yannick Weber are all 2007 draftees. That's how far he is behind the curve.

I don't think he has a future in the NHL.

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10-27-2012, 03:41 AM
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Aaron Palushaj is a 5'11" forward with no defensive ability, and thus he has to succeed as an offensive player to succeed in the NHL, but thus far he has shown little offensive ability.

He is of the 2nd round of the 2007 draft class. To give you an idea of how little he's accomplished, Ryan McDonagh, Lars Eller, Max Pacioretty, PK Subban, and Yannick Weber are all 2007 draftees. That's how far he is behind the curve.

I don't think he has a future in the NHL.
Yeah, I agree. Palushaj has shown glimpses of talent here and there, but for all the talk about how much he worked out over the summer, there's not much to show for it. Considering we have better options for bottom 6 roles, if anyone is going to run out of time first it's him.

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Always found that Geoffrion had limited*talents, permanent Ahler in my book.

But i had a few hopes with Palushaj. He was goood in the first period last game against Rochester, but he vanished since then. Time to wake up Aaron!

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I've been impressed with Beaulieu as well. I really have expected a harder adjustment for him, but as you said, he's playing a mature game. Most of his farts I find come on the offensive side of his game. For example, late in the third, there was a loose puck at the top of the faceoff circle in the offensive zone and he hesitated on going for a slapper, when he did, the opposing player closed the gap and Nathan tried to hurry up his shot which he ended whiffing on...almost caused an odd man rush.

Bournival, Holland and Gallagher are impressive for players coming right out of the chl. Holland for me is the best of the bunch, what a surprise, didn't expect this at all.
As a dogs season ticket holder I was never concerned about him. He is a gem imo. He lacks some defensive polish, but he's not the liability he's made out to be. I think the fact he was used as a 7dman primarily in an offensive/pp specialist role at the WJC has influenced fans with limited exposure to miscast him drastically.

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