I know, hes already in the AHL, I can just assume that he already knows how to play a good level of hockey for the NHL. I'm just saying i'm sure they dint called him up because of his hockey sense other wise they would call Beaulieu...
Now i'm just hoping and its just a hope that he knows how to fight. I dont understand why people jump on me?
Because you don't bring in blue chip prospects to fight... Hockey sense is more than just passing and scoring. It implies reading the play, knowing how to position yourself, etc... Beaulieu wasn't called up because the Canadiens lead the league in goals by a defensemen. What the habs need is a D that can clear the front of the net, which takes good hockey sense to have the presence of mind to know where the puck is and who to check and in which direction to clear the puck.
Reports from the training camp mentioned that, even vs speedy NHLers, he was really tough to beat 1 vs 1. I was wishing for a 3rd pairing of Tinordi – Diaz in 2013-14 (with Bouillon as the #7D)... so I am happy to see this big stay at home D in action sooner than expected!