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01-30-2014, 09:02 PM
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Nathan Beaulieu

This kid is good.

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This kid is good.
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...Brolieu...it's Brolieu now...

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Barely 21 and has huge upside. His defensive play has really improved. Slam the Hamilton coaches if you want but they are developing the players!

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Will he ever be comparable with Yandle?

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I like the way he plays. He's fast, he's makes good passes, he's not afraid to jump into a rush. Now Therrien is going to knock him down a bit and tell him he has to grind.

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His skating is definitely impressive. I hope Brolieu stays with the club. Waive Drewiske or Bouillon.

Btw, where does the name "Brolieu" comes from?

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He reminds me of Kevin Shattenkirk.

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Told you guys he has big time upside...

He isn't all the way there, but he's made big strides in the last year since he had a cameo last year, much more assetive at both ends and has closed the gap with opponents on defense.

I can see him being a 40 point 22 minute #2-3 guy at 24-25. He can be as good as he wants to be. His tools are as good as Subban's, obviously Subban is ultra driven and competitive so Nb may never be as good as him, but he can be really good.

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Skating: reminds me of 80s' Paul Coffey
Hands: kinda like Viacheslav Fetisov.

I think he has potential to be a 40-50 points player.

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Imagine in 4 years if Beaulieu and Subban played for Canada together

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Beaulieu's game is really starting to be refined. Better decisions with the puck, not forcing plays, being creative, being responsible. His skating is unreal. If he can be turned into a top4 guy, a Beaulieu-Subban pairing could be amazing.

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Beaulieu's game is really starting to be refined. Better decisions with the puck, not forcing plays, being creative, being responsible. His skating is unreal. If he can be turned into a top4 guy, a Beaulieu-Subban pairing could be amazing.
It's better to have them on separate pairs, makes you dangerous 45-50 minutes a game.

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Told you guys he has big time upside...

He isn't all the way there, but he's made big strides in the last year since he had a cameo last year, much more assetive at both ends and has closed the gap with opponents on defense.

I can see him being a 40 point 22 minute #2-3 guy at 24-25. He can be as good as he wants to be. His tools are as good as Subban's, obviously Subban is ultra driven and competitive so Nb may never be as good as him, but he can be really good.
Told u guys? Majority know he has great upside, the question has always been his defense and if his head was on straight.

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01-30-2014, 09:33 PM
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His skating is just wow, soo smooth, Subban is a great skaters, but man I can't remember the last Hab to skate like the wind like that.

You gotta get a stay at home dmen to play with him to allow him to free lace. IMO a Gorges Beaulieu would be great down the road.

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Told u guys? Majority know he has great upside, the question has always been his defense and if his head was on straight.
When you are 6'2 or 3, great hockey sense and skate like the wind, you can be as good as you want defensively.

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His playing style is similar to letang IMO.

At this point, its his spot to lose, especially since the team desperately needs a puck mover. I said in training camp that beaulieu is a threat to a guy like diaz, I just didn't expect it to unfold the way it has.

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Be Bad For Ekblad.

Tinordi - Subban.
Beaulieu - Ekblad.

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Told you guys he has big time upside...

He isn't all the way there, but he's made big strides in the last year since he had a cameo last year, much more assetive at both ends and has closed the gap with opponents on defense.

I can see him being a 40 point 22 minute #2-3 guy at 24-25. He can be as good as he wants to be. His tools are as good as Subban's, obviously Subban is ultra driven and competitive so Nb may never be as good as him, but he can be really good.
He should train with Subban then.

http://nesn.com/2012/08/pk-subbans-o...om-farm-video/

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When you are 6'2 or 3, great hockey sense and skate like the wind, you can be as good as you want defensively.
If he wants, thats been the question.

You don't need to act like no one else saw his upside. Almost everyone and their dog can see his skating and hockey iq, the concerns were if he would polish his defensive game and if he would get his head screwed on straight

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01-30-2014, 09:43 PM
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Funny how long he had to wait to play. Play the damn kids!

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Outstanding skating...really dynamic.

Good awareness around the boards....defensively.

Everything else....huge question mark.

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So many people looking to trade him before, and some still.

Thank you Marc Bergevin, for not following the advice of HFBoards lol

You're all gonna love this guy.

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Beaulieu has the tools, there's no doubt. More importantly, though, he doesn't panic when he has the puck on his stick, opponent nearby, even. You can't teach composure or the confidence level he has right now.

That's good news for the kid…

Tinordi, in comparison, isn't yet as composed as we have seen Beaulieu in the last few games, wants to unload the puck too quickly….

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Be Bad For Ekblad.

Tinordi - Subban.
Beaulieu - Ekblad.
Dirrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrtyyyyyy


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