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04-12-2013, 10:40 AM
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He reminds me of Karl Dykhuis
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You mean the size and look, I hope ?

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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.
I'm not a fan of Ryan Murphy, other than him I think the other defenders taken ahead of him were good picks. Even Oleksiak.

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The future of this team is bright, we have so many good prospects. Gauthier was great at drafting, but his personality was terrible.

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I'm sure likemost, I was not only surprised but really stoked that we got him with the 17th pick. I never would have thought he'd fall that far.

That being said, I was at the game last night and it's incredible how much more you see when the camera is not on that player.

Although he showed some great moves and patience with the puck, he does need a lot more seasoning on his defensive play. There were times when he was caught out of position and his forwards or partner covered up. A few mis reads here and there as well. Suffice it to say, I wasn't as impressed with him as many who watched the game were.

I will say this. He looked better on the Habs than the few games I saw him play with the Bulldogs. I guess some players play better in the NHL than AHL.

No doubt about it, this kid has a very bright future. Once he develops and gets used to the speed of the game, he will no doubt be a dominant defensman for many years. I'm so happy no only with the team but with the young core we have going forward. Gauthier and Gainey weren't all bad, our prospects are a testament to that.

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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.
I believe a lot of mock drafts had him going to the Bruins because they needed a good defensive prospect that can move the puck. Then things went awry when the Jets surprised everyone and took Scheifele, pushing down Hamilton to the Bruins.

Beaulieu got caught up in the draft game of teams having him ranked just behind another guy that is available. I highly doubt any teams had him ranked 17th overall.

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The future of this team is bright, we have so many good prospects. Gauthier was great at drafting, but his personality was terrible.
Yes, but it's time for Bergevin to surround them with some bigger, tougher teamates. I hope he won't missed his chance in the off-season.

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Yes, but it's time for Bergevin to surround them with some bigger, tougher teamates. I hope he won't missed his chance in the off-season.
Why?

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Yes, but it's time for Bergevin to surround them with some bigger, tougher teamates. I hope he won't missed his chance in the off-season.
Isn't Beaulieu himself a pretty tough customer? I mean, he can throw them pretty well.

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Oh, and watching him weave through ice near the end of that game so effortlessly was amazing. Subban could from him. (yes, I'm serious).

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he reminds me of a bigger defensive version of denis savard without the spino-rama

(i just felt like saying this for no good reason)

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he reminds me of a bigger defensive version of denis savard without the spino-rama

(i just felt like saying this for no good reason)
I think he did two spinoramas last night, though.

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I think he did two spinoramas last night, though.
According to google, it's spelt spin-o-rama

and according to google spell check, ''spelt'' is not a word?! wtf

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According to google, it's spelt spin-o-rama

and according to google spell check, ''spelt'' is not a word?! wtf
SERGE Savard was using it BEFORE DENIS Savard.

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SERGE Savard was using it BEFORE DENIS Savard.
Let's not get political here.. both were awesome french guys

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SERGE Savard was using it BEFORE DENIS Savard.
Thanks, GOOD use of the CAPS lock at RANDOM places in your sentence.

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The future of this team is bright, we have so many good prospects. Gauthier was great at drafting, but his personality was terrible.
If by Gauthier you meant Timmins, yeah.

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Let's not get political here.. both were awesome french guys
French-canadian, please.

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Let's not get political here.. both were awesome french guys
Serge was THE MAN. The most relaxed Dman I have ever seen play. He just never ****ed up in our zone. Ever. Yvan and Serge, my habs heroes forever.

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If by Gauthier you meant Timmins, yeah.
Both, Gauthier is also great at finding talent. Look at his track record.

Edit: Not just in Montreal, everywhere he's been.

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Let's not get political here.. both were awesome french guys
"political"...??????????????????

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Serge was THE MAN. The most relaxed Dman I have ever seen play. He just never ****ed up in our zone. Ever. Yvan and Serge, my habs heroes forever.
so what you're saying is that when The flower was smoking cigs between periods, Serge was taking bong hits?

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What I hope is that the Habs keep it up with letting Beaulieu and Tinordi develop in the AHL for next season. Well, unless we don't sign another D and it becomes unavoidable that we need somebody up full-time. But even though IMHO they've both shown they can "do okay"/"get by"/"look pretty good at times" in the NHL, I'd still aim for letting them fully ripen in the AHL with another season each. They will still get call-up chances like this year. But if we can go Subban-Gorges-Markov-Emelin-Bouillon-Diaz-UFA(Drewiske?) next season as the default out of the gate, then there's no need for these awesome young guys to start out with anything but 25-minute top duty in Hamilton.

I'm not sure the team would ideally want to start 2014-15 with both as rookies in the regular lineup, though. But then, both will presumably have had frequent cameos and injury-replacement duty with the Habs, so maybe it won't seem like such a big deal.

I don't want any of them frequently scratched or just around as extras, though. Keep the bluechip prospects playing.

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I have nothing to add other than,

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What I hope is that the Habs keep it up with letting Beaulieu and Tinordi develop in the AHL for next season. Well, unless we don't sign another D and it becomes unavoidable that we need somebody up full-time. But even though IMHO they've both shown they can "do okay"/"get by"/"look pretty good at times" in the NHL, I'd still aim for letting them fully ripen in the AHL with another season each. They will still get call-up chances like this year. But if we can go Subban-Gorges-Markov-Emelin-Bouillon-Diaz-UFA(Drewiske?) next season as the default out of the gate, then there's no need for these awesome young guys to start out with anything but 25-minute top duty in Hamilton.
Like usual, great analysis.

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