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07-07-2013, 10:05 AM
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This the smart thinking of the Habs, no risk here, free guy.

big too, hope the habs spend the time and effort to work with this young guy.

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07-07-2013, 10:52 AM
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I remember during memorial cup games, I google'd this guy's name to see what team have drafted him, and was totally shocked that he wasn't even drafted. He looked very solid to me. I like this signing.

Do you know if he's going back to junior or is he eligible to go the AHL?

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07-07-2013, 11:40 AM
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I remember during memorial cup games, I google'd this guy's name to see what team have drafted him, and was totally shocked that he wasn't even drafted. He looked very solid to me. I like this signing.

Do you know if he's going back to junior or is he eligible to go the AHL?
AHL/ECHL

He was in his overage year for the Moose.

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07-07-2013, 01:53 PM
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His skating must be much better than Prybil's...

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07-07-2013, 02:00 PM
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His skating must be much better than Prybil's...
Well, his character is.

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Don't know about that signing. The guy has a really awkward stride and I'd say weak skating.

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07-07-2013, 09:38 PM
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yeah, and the year before, had almost the same amount of point (1 year younger) playing with Victoriaville..... Where were Drouin and MacKinnon then???
Lol, love the snappy reply, I was merely pointing it out. There's obviously holes in his game, its why he went undrafted.
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Love the posts by many Halifax fans who followed the Mooseheads.
Great to read all the details on Fournier!!
Thanks!! Cheers!!





p.s.: just one question...sounds like a great signing, but wondering why no team drafted Fournier in the first 5-6 Rounds? (no matter...glad the Habs signed him).
The thing with him is, there's holes in his game, he isnt the fastest guy out there but seems to have a good head on his shoulders and is well liked. So if nothing else, is a good guy to have around your teams. Doubt he makes it to the NHL but hey, you never know.

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Lol, love the snappy reply, I was merely pointing it out. There's obviously holes in his game, its why he went undrafted.


The thing with him is, there's holes in his game, he isnt the fastest guy out there but seems to have a good head on his shoulders and is well liked. So if nothing else, is a good guy to have around your teams. Doubt he makes it to the NHL but hey, you never know.
Don't be fooled. If anyone thought Fournier would be exactly as good as he is right now, someone would have drafted him back when he was 18. He has proven and improved a LOT in the relatively short time since he first became an overage draft-eligible, but he has been a character player the whole way.

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07-08-2013, 12:13 AM
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Lol, love the snappy reply, I was merely pointing it out. There's obviously holes in his game, its why he went undrafted.


The thing with him is, there's holes in his game, he isnt the fastest guy out there but seems to have a good head on his shoulders and is well liked. So if nothing else, is a good guy to have around your teams. Doubt he makes it to the NHL but hey, you never know.
The Habs usually have many FAST/SUPER FAST players, so they can surround Fournier on the 3rd or 4th line with fast players...what they need is more players who will go to the corners to battle and win and pay the price to get garbage goals and make life tougher for dmen...Fournier sounds just about right. But, I get it...someone always has to come here (usually a Leaf fan or Bruin fan) who has to be a killjoy! there are many here (Halifax Moosehead fans) who watched Fournier and think he will have a career as a solid 4th or 3rd liner. We're all going to be rooting for Fournier to keep getting better and better.


Also...I'm very impressed with his 16 goals in 17 playoff games. Very impressive for a future 4th line warrior (or possibly a 3rd line warrior...maybe a taller Prust!).

Go Fournier Go!!!! (from Dorval, Que!!).
Welcome to the Habs!!

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07-08-2013, 12:23 AM
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there are many here (Halifax Moosehead fans) who watched Fournier and think he will have a career as a solid 4th or 3rd liner.
Woah, woah. Shift down big truck. "Could", not "will".

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Woah, woah. Shift down big truck. "Could", not "will".
Haha!! No problem...gear shift change has been done!
(Fournier could be a solid 3rd or 4th liner one day for our Habs!).

Maybe he'll get his cup of tea at 22 or 23 yrs old?
We'll see...but I'd give him all the time to develop...would prefer him ready for the 4th line vs not so ready (too raw).

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Well, his character is.

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The Habs usually have many FAST/SUPER FAST players, so they can surround Fournier on the 3rd or 4th line with fast players...what they need is more players who will go to the corners to battle and win and pay the price to get garbage goals and make life tougher for dmen...Fournier sounds just about right. But, I get it...someone always has to come here (usually a Leaf fan or Bruin fan) who has to be a killjoy! there are many here (Halifax Moosehead fans) who watched Fournier and think he will have a career as a solid 4th or 3rd liner. We're all going to be rooting for Fournier to keep getting better and better.


Also...I'm very impressed with his 16 goals in 17 playoff games. Very impressive for a future 4th line warrior (or possibly a 3rd line warrior...maybe a taller Prust!).

Go Fournier Go!!!! (from Dorval, Que!!).
Welcome to the Habs!!
So because I'm a Leaf fan my opinion isn't valid? Not trying to play "killjoy", I've just seen him play many times. Mooseheads are my favorite junior team and typically when they get signed to an NHL team I go to that board and give my (honest) 2 sents regardless of which NHL team signs them. Most have probably barely seen him play and junior stats can be misleading. I want ex-Mooseheads to be successful.

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Woah, woah. Shift down big truck. "Could", not "will".
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Don't be fooled. If anyone thought Fournier would be exactly as good as he is right now, someone would have drafted him back when he was 18. He has proven and improved a LOT in the relatively short time since he first became an overage draft-eligible, but he has been a character player the whole way.
He was a big time prospect at 15, but fell in the draft because he broke his leg late in the year. He missed a big chunk of his 16 year old season so it basically set him back a year. I wanted him drafted/signed at 19 as he put up 32-33-65 in 64 games with 96 PIMs.

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He was a big time prospect at 15, but fell in the draft because he broke his leg late in the year. He missed a big chunk of his 16 year old season so it basically set him back a year. I wanted him drafted/signed at 19 as he put up 32-33-65 in 64 games with 96 PIMs.
I was a couple years ahead of him at school and in hockey but we have a lot of mutual friends and I remember, Fournier was involved in an accident on a ski hill, while tubing. He broke his femur and as many people know, it's the most painful bone to break in your body and it comes with the longest rehab time. There's no doubt in my mind it set back his development and his stride never recovered.

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