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Montreal signs Francis Bouillon [1 year, $1.5M]

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07-01-2012, 06:33 PM
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I guess It's just making sure we won't have to call up one of Tinordi/Beaulieu/Ellis next year if injury problems arise next year. 1 year? I'm fine with it.

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07-01-2012, 06:41 PM
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Oh god... not again.

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07-01-2012, 07:18 PM
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The more I think about this signing, the better I am liking it. Frankie will bring more stability to our very fragile defense.

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07-01-2012, 07:40 PM
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I'm OK with this.

Some D's will be injured, and I prefer the Cube to Weber/St-Denis/Campoli as a 6th D in these cases.

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07-01-2012, 07:43 PM
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Cube can add some ruggedness on the 3rd pairing... which is desperately needed. Not the ideal choice, but its something. I was hoping for Bryan Allen to fill that void. This remains a work in progress.

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07-01-2012, 08:05 PM
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He looked pretty good in Nashville last season, why the hate?! I understand we didn't really need him, but he adds some cheap toughness and we're getting rid of Kaberle and Weber anyway.

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07-01-2012, 08:11 PM
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I am indifferent/borderline disappointed with this signing. We'll see how it plays out. It's only one year. MEEEHHHHHH signing.

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07-01-2012, 08:13 PM
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I am indifferent/borderline disappointed with this signing. We'll see how it plays out. It's only one year. MEEEHHHHHH signing.
I'm hoping for a signing like this at forward as well.

Nothing earth shattering, but ensures no young guys will be rushed.

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07-01-2012, 08:13 PM
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Bouillon >>>>>>>>>>>>>> Campoli & Weber

Good signing as a #6/7 defenseman, worst case is we trade him at the deadline for a pick.
^^this^^

Markov, Kaberle, Diaz, Saint-Denis and Weber are redundant; Bouillon bring toughness AND experience. The guy did eat a lot of minutes for a very strong NAS team last season... I think we can use him!

That's a very good depth signing.

Welcome home Francis.


PS our support cast will be full of grits... what's not to like?

PPS haters (the usual suspects) gonna hate.

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07-01-2012, 08:45 PM
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Totally agree with this and real happy as well. Total warrior, plays bigger than his size and the guy is just fine as a #6/#7 role. Will not hurt you, will make a good first pass, will punish some guys with his hits, will come to a teamate defense, will play a role with the medias in the room (yes, yes, it is ALSO a reason whether you'd want to pretend as if the Habs aren't playing in Montreal...), so he will be valuable in his own role. Perfect team player that in the end won't hurt you. That's 1 year by the way....not 10. Calm down. Some people will be extremely surprised to see what he can do when they'll see that he was not the worst part of the Dandouillon pairing....Welcome to the reality when it's going to strike you. An average of 15 minutes in the playoffs with a +7 rating ( I know, he wasn't playing against a tough opposition....yet, that opposition was in the playoffs)

I would prefer to have seen a Bryan Allen. Or a bigger and tougher player so we'll see. You don't win Cups at the UFA period. It doesn't end there. But you add some parts. And Bouillon is a good part to add.

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07-01-2012, 09:03 PM
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For the first time in Bouillon's career he's got not one but two players shorter than him on his team.

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07-01-2012, 09:06 PM
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Back from helping a friend moving and looking at Habs signings..

Armstrong? Cool! Risk of injuries but one year so its ok.

Prust? Well, more toughness can't be bad in the Habs case. Much better than plugs like Staubitz.

BOUILLON? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Seriously, why? WHY?

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For the first time in Bouillon's career he's got not one but two players shorter than him on his team.
And like 8 to 9 players that should be ahead of him on the depth chart. I might be too hard on him but I'm afraid he's going to be this year's version of the coach's pet that is always on the ice even tho he sucks. Sure he's apparantly had good years in Nashville but WHY? WHY?

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07-01-2012, 09:06 PM
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Terrible on so many levels. I don't get this one at all. He is not as gritty as he once was, he is small and brings nothing that the team does not already have. Where will he play? This obviously means another dman or two will be moved since their are already to many as it is.

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07-01-2012, 09:09 PM
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I like the guy but I don't know where he is on our depth chart now...

Markov - Subban
Gorges - Emelin
Kaberle - Bouillon

Diaz? Weber?

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07-01-2012, 09:12 PM
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I like the guy but I don't know where he is on our depth chart now...

Markov - Subban
Gorges - Emelin
Kaberle - Bouillon


Diaz? Weber?
That pairing is gonna be the butt end of so many jokes it's terrifying . The best hope for Kabs is that we sign Jagr and along with Pleks they form some kind of badass gang

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07-01-2012, 09:13 PM
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If he has a decent season, what draft picks could he bring st the deadline? 2nd, 3rd not a first would he?

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07-01-2012, 09:22 PM
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Ya he is small

Ya, when he scraps he is better then Prust

Ya, when he lines someone up in the corner he almost hits as hard as Emelin, a frickin truck!

What's not to like? Solid D, always was and will be.

Of course he's small which means nothing when it comes to the Cube but penis envy in Montreal is still a sad issue that won't be resolved until our team is full of 6'6 giants on all lines and someone like the cube still kicks the snot out of them.

Im happy The Cube is back. I live in Nashville and delivered here too.

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07-01-2012, 09:24 PM
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That pairing is gonna be the butt end of so many jokes it's terrifying . The best hope for Kabs is that we sign Jagr and along with Pleks they form some kind of badass gang
Kabouillon or Kaberbouillon?

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Ya he is small

Ya, when he scraps he is better then Prust

Ya, when he lines someone up in the corner he almost hits as hard as Emelin, a frickin truck!

What's not to like? Solid D, always was and will be.

Of course he's small which means nothing when it comes to the Cube but penis envy in Montreal is still a sad issue that won't be resolved until our team is full of 6'6 giants on all lines and someone like the cube still kicks the snot out of them.

Im happy The Cube is back. I live in Nashville and delivered here too.
More like he's 36 and was brought back entirely because its Therrien's fantasy to coach him. I couldn't care less how tall he his.

And I doubt he scraps better than Prust and that he hits harder than Emelin. Emelin skates faster, is meaner and weights more. Its Pronger physics at some point.

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07-01-2012, 10:19 PM
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So we complain because he's a 36 year old that used to play for the Habs, yet people complained that the Habs needed some experience on the backend and should bring back 38 year old Hamrlik, in the meanwhile talking about how the defense needs to be more mean, something Bouillon has over Hamrlik.

When will people be happy. Seriously.

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So we complain because he's a 36 year old that used to play for the Habs, yet people complained that the Habs needed some experience on the backend and should bring back 38 year old Hamrlik, in the meanwhile talking about how the defense needs to be more mean, something Bouillon has over Hamrlik.

When will people be happy. Seriously.
I think a lot of the dislike for Frankie is that he will be taking ice time away from Diaz. For whatever reason, Diaz is a fanboy's dream for many here and Boullion is far better than him or Weber on D.

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07-01-2012, 10:25 PM
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So glad to have Frank B back.Always a great warrior for Habs .
Always laying some big time hits , taking out big guys, always fun to watch him .
I was unhappy when he went to Nashville.

How can anyone argue about the defense getting tougher and harder to play against ? Frank the tank, 150 hits will be welcome on the blue line .

Welcome back home Frank, you deserve to go out a Habs , i hope you retire one.Always had great respect for you , as you always gave it your all for the Habs ,wore the CH proud.

Your another guy who got tons of GUTS and won't back down .

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So we complain because he's a 36 year old that used to play for the Habs, yet people complained that the Habs needed some experience on the backend and should bring back 38 year old Hamrlik, in the meanwhile talking about how the defense needs to be more mean, something Bouillon has over Hamrlik.

When will people be happy. Seriously.
I'm sorry, but Hamrlik is a much much better d-man than Boullion, even at 38. He isn't the minute eating top 4 d-man he was with the habs, but I'd still take him over Boullion.

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07-01-2012, 10:33 PM
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I don't think we need him, but 1M/ 1 year...I really don't care

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