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06-23-2013, 09:26 AM
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Signing some undrafted guys is nice, but I was hoping for some AHL vets to get added to hamilton.
Nothing stopping them from adding 2-3 AHL vets once July 5th comes around.

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I hope you meant less potential...
No I meant more potential. Feel free to think else-wise

Stats don't lean that way, but Desjardins has never played with a guy like Couturier either.

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I would assume that they were just invited, would seem to be a little odd to sign them to NHL contracts right before the development camp.



That link to the nhl.com roster also has players on it that are no longer in the organization like Patrick Johnson (who was never signed to begin with so no clue why he's listed).



agreed on the tryout part, but the Habs are at 38 contract currently although 3 of those should slid and 1 should be bought out. That leaves 34 contracts, with 6 UFA's, 8 RFA's. So depending on how many won't be back from the 14 expired contracts, we'll see how close they are to 50 but my guess would be at least half of those contracts won't be re-signed, leaving the Habs around the 40 mark. So they should have a few open contract spots to fill at some point this off-season.



2 of the 3 went undrafted, the other unsigned (much like Delmas and J.P.-Cote were when we signed them)

The interesting thing to me about Gabriel Desjardins is that perhaps the Habs liked what they saw from his teammate, Jean-Sebastien Dea who was passed over at the 2012 draft but perhaps after the season he just had he won't get passed again. Though I've never seen him so just going off the big jump in stats from his rookie year last season to this past season.

I would think they'd prefer the play of Andrighetto, who was carrying Dea pretty hard.

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06-23-2013, 09:52 AM
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two questions and im quite serious:

are they tall?

can they fight?

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I like this approach, whether these particular guys work out or not. Bergevin seems determined to rebuild the organization at all levels and hopefully his success ratio when it comes to undrafted free agents is better than his predecessors.

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06-23-2013, 09:58 AM
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Repeating thoughts of others here, but I highly doubt all 3 players have been given ELC's with the organization. This is most likely a case of all 3 being given dev camp try-outs. I can see Duffy and McAuley playing for the Bulldogs next season. I like this approach though, as it doesn't hurt to give young players a shot.

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It's a try out. Desjardins confirmed it on Twitter

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Reminds me of a bus boy sweeping crumbs off a linen tablecloth, but who knows?

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Fournier can probably land an ELC somewhere, doesn't need to scrounge for try-outs. I hope we have an ELC for him. Even if he can't quite get up to the speed of the NHL, he'll still be a useful role player for the farm, worst case.

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My reports on the guys:

Duffy: Would never draft him...but clearly deserved a shot at least at our development camp. He could clearly help the Dogs but is probably nothing more than a future AHL'er. Yet...if it helps the Dogs, I'm extremely glad about it.

McAuley: Always this guy would be serviceable. Don't see NHL potential too but again, could be really interesting for the Dogs with potential callups. Could be a future Wyman. Yet, will still need to improve his foot speed and frankly it is a little concerning as I didn't see him improve it that much throughout his junior career.

Desjardins: Most interesting name out there. As he kinda progressed really fast towards the end of his junior career. Not exactly the biggest one out there, really fast feet, wants to be involved, not exactly physical but doesn't really shy away. Good wrister. Funny strides sometimes but gets going real fast. Could end up not doing anything...but really interesting to see what he could become. But let just say that Desjardins got his ticket during the Huskies vs Québec series....Somehow....you feel that the Habs brass were watching this series very closely thanks to Erne, Etchegary, Sorensen and Co. Let's hope they also got a good look at Andrighetto.

I don't understand the non-interested for Fournier though. Really puzzled about that one. Is Josh Currie available? And if not picked again in this upcoming draft, I'd invite Cédrick Henley despite his lack of footspeed. I'd actually be okay with inviting 2 other ex-sabres in Shipley ( who I loved very much in his draft year...) and Sutch.

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06-23-2013, 10:39 AM
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Also nitpick, it isn't Confirmed. You have a link but it's speculation.

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06-23-2013, 10:48 AM
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Can we get the thread title edited? There are two spelling errors in MacAulay alone, and this Halifax boy ain't lettin' that slide.

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My reports on the guys:

Duffy: Would never draft him...but clearly deserved a shot at least at our development camp. He could clearly help the Dogs but is probably nothing more than a future AHL'er. Yet...if it helps the Dogs, I'm extremely glad about it.

McAuley: Always this guy would be serviceable. Don't see NHL potential too but again, could be really interesting for the Dogs with potential callups. Could be a future Wyman. Yet, will still need to improve his foot speed and frankly it is a little concerning as I didn't see him improve it that much throughout his junior career.

Desjardins: Most interesting name out there. As he kinda progressed really fast towards the end of his junior career. Not exactly the biggest one out there, really fast feet, wants to be involved, not exactly physical but doesn't really shy away. Good wrister. Funny strides sometimes but gets going real fast. Could end up not doing anything...but really interesting to see what he could become. But let just say that Desjardins got his ticket during the Huskies vs Québec series....Somehow....you feel that the Habs brass were watching this series very closely thanks to Erne, Etchegary, Sorensen and Co. Let's hope they also got a good look at Andrighetto.

I don't understand the non-interested for Fournier though. Really puzzled about that one. Is Josh Currie available? And if not picked again in this upcoming draft, I'd invite Cédrick Henley despite his lack of footspeed. I'd actually be okay with inviting 2 other ex-sabres in Shipley ( who I loved very much in his draft year...) and Sutch.
I think Josh Currie is going to the Coyotes summer camp. Duffy is a great playmaker with fantastic vision. He was a lot more physical and better defensively (but still average) than at the beginning of the season. For PEI, I would have rather sign Currie. He is everything Duffy is (minus great skating), but more. And I was sure we would at least try Fournier at the camp. He is a great leader with underrated skills.

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Also nitpick, it isn't Confirmed. You have a link but it's speculation.
Well it is confirmed by Gabriel Desjardins himself...

https://twitter.com/gdesjardins21/st...88304159834112

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Can we get the thread title edited? There are two spelling errors in MacAulay alone, and this Halifax boy ain't lettin' that slide.
Took the spelling in the article. Didn't look further to check if the spelling was right

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06-23-2013, 11:21 AM
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Well it is confirmed by Gabriel Desjardins himself...

https://twitter.com/gdesjardins21/st...88304159834112
Juste un try-out... then if anything he isn't signed and the title is wrong.

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06-23-2013, 12:13 PM
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Took the spelling in the article. Didn't look further to check if the spelling was right
Funny enough, though, the article has his first name spelled wrong right now (Stephan instead of Stephen), not his last.

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Isn't Fournier Pittsburgh's property???

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Gab Desjardins said on Twitter that hes just on a tryout

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Juste un try-out... then if anything he isn't signed and the title is wrong.
True. I thought that's what the thread was originally all about...

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Isn't Fournier Pittsburgh's property???
I don't see him anywhere on their depth charts.

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Desjardins reminds me a lot of Dumont, but I think he has more offensive potential. Same heart and soul type of player.
Desjardins is a lot bigger. Like 6' 210lbs.

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Could Ben Duffy becomes Corey Locke? If so, great pick up for the Dogs but nothing more. People, nobody can expect that any of those 3 will one day play for the Habs....not even as a callup. But we need to build a better Dogs team for the sake of our real prospects.

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Interesting that Gallant was behind bringing Macaulay in.

So draft on Sunday, development camp on Monday. Finally some news to read.

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Could Ben Duffy becomes Corey Locke? If so, great pick up for the Dogs but nothing more. People, nobody can expect that any of those 3 will one day play for the Habs....not even as a callup. But we need to build a better Dogs team for the sake of our real prospects.
Anything to help improve the dogs offense, their PP was painful to watch most nights.

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Interesting that Gallant was behind bringing Macaulay in.

So draft on Sunday, development camp on Monday. Finally some news to read.



Anything to help improve the dogs offense, their PP was painful to watch most nights.
In the end that is what matters, maybe they don't make the NHL but if they can help in Hamilton for the next couple of years that would be nice.

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