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04-12-2013, 09:04 AM
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He reminds me of Karl Dykhuis

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He looked great last night, I was really impressed with his skating. I'm sure he's a bit nervous right now being up in the NHL but once he settles in I think he'll be a really good top-4, maybe even top-2 guy.

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In his last junior season, I saw him live 3 times, and he was pretty physical, even borderline dirty at times. I have seen him play with the Bulldogs at the beginning of the season, and he seemed a bit shy in that department, but haven't seen him lately. I think we'll be surprised by that aspect sooner or later, cause he got the size to be physical, and he's a surprising fighter too.
In order to be abrasive physically in the NHL he probably needs another 15lbs...195-210lbs. In junior 6'3" 195lbs is big, in the NHL it's average(weight anyways).

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04-12-2013, 09:12 AM
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Diaz was very good defensively when he was playing, he certainly isn't a liability.
It's not about defensive liability as much as type of player. You can't have a lineup full of guys whose natural tendency is offence. Gorges, Cube, and Whiskey are all stay at home type d. Emelin brought a physical part to his game that Diaz or NB don't have. Whiskey is the closest to be able to partially replace that. The front of the net is a war zone in the playoffs and we need guys that can clear people out. Right now that's not NB or Diaz.

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04-12-2013, 09:15 AM
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The truth is... When Diaz will comeback, Beaulieu will be out of the lineup.

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04-12-2013, 09:17 AM
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I have seen posts comparing him to Chelios, not a chance, PK is who I would compare Chelios with. As for Beaulieu, I think he reminds me of, and has the potential to be in the mould of Eric Desjardins. That would be sweet.

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04-12-2013, 09:22 AM
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He is a great skater, Scott Niedermayer Was also a great skater.
I was just thinking the very same thing.

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04-12-2013, 09:28 AM
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This might not go over well with all the witch-hunters around here but I'll go ahead and give Lefebvre some credit (yes, Lefebvre!) for how well prepared Beaulieu and Tinordi (and Gallagher... and Dumont...) looked when given the chance to play with the big club.
I'll give him plenty of credit for the D's considering they are 20 and it's very hard to play in the NHL at that age as a D. With that said, they should be doing good work with them considering he was a former D and they also have Dufresne on the staff. It would be very disappointing otherwise considering that's their domain of expertise.

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04-12-2013, 09:55 AM
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The kid has swag, that's for sure. He's getting better as his confidence grows. Seems like the more icetime he gets, the better he gets. Almost like PK in that regard.

I could see Bergevin really liking him because if I recall correctly, the Blackhawks tried to swap picks with the Habs in 2011 when Nathan dropped. Gauthier said no and the Hawks had to settle for McNeill.

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04-12-2013, 09:58 AM
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Love what I'm seeing. In terms of puck movement he can already hold his own in the NHL.

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It's not about defensive liability as much as type of player. You can't have a lineup full of guys whose natural tendency is offence. Gorges, Cube, and Whiskey are all stay at home type d. Emelin brought a physical part to his game that Diaz or NB don't have. Whiskey is the closest to be able to partially replace that. The front of the net is a war zone in the playoffs and we need guys that can clear people out. Right now that's not NB or Diaz.
Yes you can, Subban is one of the best in his own zone on this team, Diaz is amazing in his positioning and stick use and also a very good pker. Beaulieu isn't there yet, obviously but when all of your so called "offensive" d-men are good in their own zone you can have 4 of them. Drewiske isn't physical and is not going to replace Emelin's physical play, no one is. And the natural offensive tendency is just plain wrong, they're defenders first and foremost the only difference is that when they have the puck on their stick they can do something with it.

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04-12-2013, 09:59 AM
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I could see Bergevin really liking him because if I recall correctly, the Blackhawks tried to swap picks with the Habs in 2011 when Nathan dropped. Gauthier said no and the Hawks had to settle for McNeill.
Yup...



21:27 Bowman and Gauthier talking as we were on the clock.

No wonder Chicago hired PG after seeing that convo, lol.

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The kid has swag, that's for sure. He's getting better as his confidence grows. Seems like the more icetime he gets, the better he gets. Almost like PK in that regard.

I could see Bergevin really liking him because if I recall correctly, the Blackhawks tried to swap picks with the Habs in 2011 when Nathan dropped. Gauthier said no and the Hawks had to settle for McNeill.
I also remember the fans wanted us to draft Mcneill to add more grit, glad we didn't this guy looks like the real deal. Mike Commodore also helped him alot.

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Yup...



21:27 Bowman and Gauthier talking as we were on the clock.

No wonder Chicago hired PG after seeing that convo, lol.
Gauthier confirms it in the interview...glad we didn't tarde the pick and end up with Biggs.

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I also remember the fans wanted us to draft Mcneill to add more grit, glad we didn't this guy looks like the real deal. Mike Commodore also helped him alot.
I remember the draft so well and I wanted us to pick a forward so badly because we were so thin at that position but I am so happy we picked up Beaulieu. Timmins working his magic again.

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what happened to those posters who last week were saying that he couldn't skate?

The only negative I heard about his skating was at the draft where it was said that his transitions, esp. to the left, needed some work. Guy is a sweet skater

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Gauthier confirms it in the interview...glad we didn't tarde the pick and end up with Biggs.
Biggs was always on my DO NOT WANT list. I saw him as a 3rd liner at best. Same thing with Miller

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He seemed like a different player last night. Much more confident. Maybe he had a Eller-like talk with Therrien?
See what some experience can do for you?

I'm glad he is up over Tinordi. The latter isn't as ready and has less skills.

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what happened to those posters who last week were saying that he couldn't skate?

The only negative I heard about his skating was at the draft where it was said that his transitions, esp. to the left, needed some work. Guy is a sweet skater
Anybody saying Beaulieu can't skate is either blind or a moron. His skating 9 to 9.5 on a scale of 1 to 10. Just as fast as PK and more effortless.

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See what some experience can do for you?

I'm glad he is up over Tinordi. The latter isn't as ready and has less skills.
He will take some time to polish out. I think that he will be a regular in 2-3 years and will slowly develop and peek in his late twenties early thirties.

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Biggs was always on my DO NOT WANT list. I saw him as a 3rd liner at best. Same thing with Miller
His 19 year old season in the OHL did nothing to prove he isn't a a 3rd or 4th liner, below 1 PPGM.

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04-12-2013, 10:37 AM
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Biggs would have been great...in the second round.

I didn't pay huge attention to that year's draft class but I didn't think Beaulieu would ever fall to us. Wasn't he consistently ranked in the top 10 of North American skaters? That was a good year for defenders but he was better in many ways than the 3 defensemen taken just before him.

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Wayne Gretzky.
I thought Gallagher was Gretzky

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No, Nazem Kadri is.

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Anybody saying Beaulieu can't skate is either blind or a moron. His skating 9 to 9.5 on a scale of 1 to 10. Just as fast as PK and more effortless.
He is a smooth skating defensemen.

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