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03-31-2013, 10:41 AM
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I hope Beaulieu's game last night and future potential he has shown supresses the trade him crowd .He looked pretty good overall.Wow ,we should be so happy ,the future looks very good for the Habs.

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Was at Bell Center for the Rangers game. Kept a close watch on Nathan Beaulieu's play. You can see the speed and offensive flair in his game, however, defensively he did not look good at all today... must have been the nerves of his first NHL game! Hopefully he'll settle down a little in the next game and get going.
Totally agree. Had some good seats last night. He was interesting on offense but on defense he looked nervous and lost a couple of times. Give him a few more games and some confidence. I think he's one year away from helping us full time.

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His offensive instincts already look really good at the NHL level. If he improves them steadily for the next 4-5 years, we'll have a stud on our hands. Obviously we knew his defensive game would need some work, but I can't say many people expected him to look that good in his own end at the NHL level this early. Great showing by the kid.

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I hope Beaulieu's game last night and future potential he has shown supresses the trade him crowd .He looked pretty good overall.Wow ,we should be so happy ,the future looks very good for the Habs.
Who were the trade him crowd honestly? I haven't seen alot of people wo wanted to trade our top prospects. Anyway with Bergevin at the helm you can be certain that the prospects won't be traded. He learned from the best at building teams through the draft in Chicago.

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He will be a machine offensively. Got all the tool. His desire level will need to be challenged all the time. But defensively, he's nowhere close to be NHL ready. He will need some more grooming.

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He will be a machine offensively. Got all the tool. His desire level will need to be challenged all the time. But defensively, he's nowhere close to be NHL ready. He will need some more grooming.
What do you mean his desire level needs to be challenged? I've never heard anything about him not having the desire to be a great player. Stop with the speculation.

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03-31-2013, 10:54 AM
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Who were the trade him crowd honestly? I haven't seen alot of people wo wanted to trade our top prospects. Anyway with Bergevin at the helm you can be certain that the prospects won't be traded. He learned from the best at building teams through the draft in Chicago.
Guilty.

But not because I wanted to get rid of him. My argument was simply that during last year's draft; about 12 of the first 15 picks were defensemen. SInce the high-end D prospect was diminishing, my argument was that we could have traded him for a nice 15th-20th round pick to score a top-5 offensive prospect.

Didn't happened. It wasn't that I disliked Beaulieu, just that his selling price was high.

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He will be a machine offensively. Got all the tool. His desire level will need to be challenged all the time. But defensively, he's nowhere close to be NHL ready. He will need some more grooming.
At the same time, that will come from experience. The pro game is significantly different from the juniors. I expect Beaulieu to make mistakes but I also expect him to learn from those as it is these experiments that will ultimately make him a better hockey player. He has the complete package to be a solid top-4 defenseman.

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Who were the trade him crowd honestly?
I've read people talking about trading Beaulieu countless times in the Habs on Tradecentre threads.

Beaulieu should be as close to an untouchable as you can be without being one. Markov won't be here forever as our lefty shooting offensive D. Beaulieu is needed long-term without a doubt.

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I luckily got to watch those monster Saint John seadog teams with Huberdeau, Phllips, Depres, Beaulieu, Jurco and Galiev and his talent level matched or exceeded all except Huberdeau. The kids is a prospect that has all the "tools" but is missing the full "toolbox" to use them effectively. I'd say he's a boom/bust type for potential. We're guaranteed to at least get a bottom 6 powerplay specialist but we could have a top 2 offensive defensemen in Beaulieu. I can't wait until he fills out abit because I watched him lay down quite a few mean hits in Saint John.

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What do you mean his desire level needs to be challenged? I've never heard anything about him not having the desire to be a great player. Stop with the speculation.
With the SeaDogs, he was known to fall asleep at the wheel.

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Him and Tinordi need another year seasoning in the AHL before becoming regulars on a top team which is fine because Bouwmeester or Klesla's contract expire after 2013-2014 season

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I've read people talking about trading Beaulieu countless times in the Habs on Tradecentre threads.

Beaulieu should be as close to an untouchable as you can be without being one. Markov won't be here forever as our lefty shooting offensive D. Beaulieu is needed long-term without a doubt.
Yup that's exactly what I said on another thread yesterday. Some people think there's no room for him. Umm have you seen our second powerplay unit? He's the only offensively gifted D prospect we have.

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Yup that's exactly what I said on another thread yesterday. Some people think there's no room for him. Umm have you seen our second powerplay unit? He's the only offensively gifted D prospect we have.
Dietz? Magnus?

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With the SeaDogs, he was known to fall asleep at the wheel.
Oh come on... He was known? This is just pure speculation and is just like the P.K is a bad teammate talk.

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Dietz? Magnus?
Both are righties.

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Totally agree. Had some good seats last night. He was interesting on offense but on defense he looked nervous and lost a couple of times. Give him a few more games and some confidence. I think he's one year away from helping us full time.
ne needs one more year in the minors , he isnt ready

skills are off the charts , his own end isnt NHL caliber

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Both are righties.
I don't care. The argument was "He's the only offensively gifted D prospect we have".

So I told him how he was wrong. He didn't said "The only offensively gifted left-handed D prospect"

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Dietz? Magnus?
I was talking about left handed shots.

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I don't care. The argument was "He's the only offensively gifted D prospect we have".

So I told him how he was wrong. He didn't said "The only offensively gifted left-handed D prospect"
Forgot to mention it.

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ne needs one more year in the minors , he isnt ready

skills are off the charts , his own end isnt NHL caliber
He played pretty well in his own end despite the two turnovers which could've been costly if Price wasn't our goalie. He was quick to make a breakout pass and to get the puck out of the zone.

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03-31-2013, 11:13 AM
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If someone has a shot at it for us, outside of P.K., who will win it this year, it's Brolieu.
He has the talent to be a 50-60 first pairing Dman.

Keep in mind that what you want from a Dman at first is good physical attributes(Check) and good offensive instinct(Chaching.). Defensive instinct can be taught.
Nathan will never have the mean streak you want , if he can be a decent defender in his own zone I dont see how he cant be a 12 year Pitkanen type hopefully less injured

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With the SeaDogs, he was known to fall asleep at the wheel.
Wrong Beaulieu I think. Was a Season ticket holder and his work ethic was never in question. I use to watch him run laps around the Harbour station prior to the games.

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Dietz? Magnus?
Dietz maybe the best of our D prospects in 4 years , I have this feeling he will be a solid #2- 3 like Hamrlik

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Dietz maybe the best of our D prospects in 4 years , I have this feeling he will be a solid #2- 3 like Hamrlik
I could see a Tinordi-Dietz Pairing in the future

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