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04-11-2013, 11:21 PM
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Nathan Beaulieu

Who would you compare Beaulieu to? Do you think he can have a positive impact on the team in playoffs to compensate for the Emelin loss? What do you think his upside is?

Personally, I see alot of Mike Green in him, maybe a bit less offensive upside but probably less of a liability defensively.. One thing is for sure to me, we have a very good one!!

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Who would you compare Beaulieu to? Do you think he can have a positive impact on the team in playoffs to compensate for the Emelin loss? What do you think his upside is?

Personally, I see alot of Mike Green in him, maybe a bit less offensive upside but probably less of a liability defensively.. One thing is for sure to me, we have a very good one!!
Wayne Gretzky.

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He might not have Subban's strength but damn can he fly.

Guy is an ELITE skater.

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Mathias Brunet compared his style similar to Letang's.

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Yes. He really looked like a bigger version of Brian Campbell.

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Yeah, I can see the bigger Campbell comparison too.

Hopefully Beaulieu is like a sponge around Markov and Subban. Hard to think of 2 better examples for him.

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I really liked his game tonight. He really has the tools to be a dynamic player out there.

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Future potential Dennis Wideman or best case scenario Alex Edler.

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Who would you compare Beaulieu to? Do you think he can have a positive impact on the team in playoffs to compensate for the Emelin loss? What do you think his upside is?

Personally, I see alot of Mike Green in him, maybe a bit less offensive upside but probably less of a liability defensively.. One thing is for sure to me, we have a very good one!!
I see lot of Alexander Edler in Beaulieu. Same size, same style and Beaulieu could reach the same point total as Edler (40pts). But I would like to see him use more his body and work on his positioning. If he do that, he could be a top pairing player with Subban.

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I hope he can get his 1st NHL goal before being sent down as he has room to develop his game. Kudos to the JJ Daigneault for putting him out there in positions to succeed. The occasional pairing with Subban was pretty fun to watch. Hard to believe he was drafted in 2011 and just 20 years old.

Not sure whether this is a testament to Timmins just drafting better or Bergevin's new development plan but it seems the Habs prospects are getting NHL ready a lot quicker.

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I love how he skates. At the end of the third, he toyed with a Sabre just with his skating, it was beautiful.

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Beaulieu is a better skater than Subban but I see him becoming a poor man Subban.

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Beaulieu is a better skater than Subban but I see him becoming a poor man Subban.
Different skating style.

Subban is more of a 'brute force' skater, his feet moves so frequently.

Beaulieu looks more effortless. I see him becoming more in the line of a 'very poor man's Karlsson'.

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Strictly speaking of playing style, I see some letang in him

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Different skating style.

Subban is more of a 'brute force' skater, his feet moves so frequently.

Beaulieu looks more effortless. I see him becoming more in the line of a 'very poor man's Karlsson'.
Why very poor though??

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Don't really care but I like to see him play with Subban.
PK who was a liability sometimes last year is now able to make Beaulieu look better.
Nice pairing.

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Different skating style.

Subban is more of a 'brute force' skater, his feet moves so frequently.

Beaulieu looks more effortless. I see him becoming more in the line of a 'very poor man's Karlsson'.
Not comparing their ability because Karlsson is pretty much the best in the world but I've noticed similarities in the way they look on the ice. Same build and same skating style.

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He seemed like a different player last night. Much more confident. Maybe he had a Eller-like talk with Therrien?

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With Diaz returning soon, I'd much rather play Beaulieu over Drewiski.

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Probably one of the best offensive D prospect out there, I think he'll get some criticism for being a little soft (he says he's a big fan of jersey shore). With guys like Emelin, Tinordi, Thrower and Gorges I think the habs are set to have an all-star blue line with players with various awesome aspects to their game.

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Why very poor though??
That's not a knock on Beaulieu. Karlsson is just that good.

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Beaulieu reminds me alot of Mathieu Schneider with speed and size.

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Probably one of the best offensive D prospect out there, I think he'll get some criticism for being a little soft (he says he's a big fan of jersey shore). With guys like Emelin, Tinordi, Thrower and Gorges I think the habs are set to have an all-star blue line with players with various awesome aspects to their game.

soon
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Markov-Emelin
Gorges- Beaulieu
Thrower
I just don't see Tinordi become a 1st pairing guy...he did great while he was up here and I'd be happy if he could even become a decent 2nd pairing guy which is also an uncertainty

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