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01-31-2006, 02:57 PM
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That is the kind of attitude that needs to be avoided at all costs. That is the sign that he is NOT a gamer.

Saying he'll be more mature when he joins the Habs is the same rejection of reality that some women have when they think that an abusive boyfriend will stop smacking them around after they are married, or after their first baby.

As a rule of thumb, people do not change. If he is a slacker now, he will be a slacker forever.

If he could not rise to the occassion to play in an international tournament...what makes you think that the re, white and blue jersey will be any different.

I am really disappointed. Ribs #2, someone here said....I hope not.
WELL SAID.

Latendresse needs to wake up. He's been crying about it enough. He's had plenty of time to readjust to the Q and he hasn't. Don't expect him to make the team any time soon.

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01-31-2006, 03:07 PM
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I don’t think we should read too much into this. Sometimes players just get into a funk, but that doesn’t warrant such intense media scrutiny. Ten years ago, before the Internet made tracking prospects so easy, we wouldn’t even start talking about a kid like this until he was 20 and turned pro. Now, you’ve got 10,000 armchair GMs tracking his career from Draft Day, and they flip out when he doesn’t dominate the game in junior.

Looking at this kid as our saviour is a mistake. He’s a prospect, just like all the others, which means he can boom or bust. Take a deep breath and relax. It might be another three years before we see what he can do.

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01-31-2006, 03:34 PM
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I don’t think we should read too much into this. Sometimes players just get into a funk, but that doesn’t warrant such intense media scrutiny. Ten years ago, before the Internet made tracking prospects so easy, we wouldn’t even start talking about a kid like this until he was 20 and turned pro. Now, you’ve got 10,000 armchair GMs tracking his career from Draft Day, and they flip out when he doesn’t dominate the game in junior.

Looking at this kid as our saviour is a mistake. He’s a prospect, just like all the others, which means he can boom or bust. Take a deep breath and relax. It might be another three years before we see what he can do.
true, true.

But that news doesn't make me warm and fuzzy inside.

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01-31-2006, 03:39 PM
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he wouldn't make the team without trying, though.
he tried at training camp. that's the point i'm making. what he does now in junior should be taken with a grain of salt, as to me he's proven that he can compete at the NHL level. Plus with a coaching staff like ours, his 'behavior' can be molded into something more 'acceptable' for the pro level.

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01-31-2006, 03:42 PM
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Sounds like someone has the same disease Pavel Brendl has. Another fine draft pick by the Montreal Canadiens! Headcase number 58 coming through in the last 10 years of drafting.

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Too bad

Strange thing. Latendresse didn't have any kind of bad rep before being drafted. He "almost makes" the big club, then immediately sags into whatever attitude he has now.

Then you have a guy like Rob Schremp who supposedly has a bad attitude (not really, but that was the knock from 2003-2004 trade request to get out of Mississauga) who "almost made the big club" with Edmonton as a "power play specialist". He comes back to the O and is racking up just short of 3 points a game, is blocking shots, killing penalties, playing mega minutes, and anything else asked of him. And yet at the WJC the press was harping on the old attitude story. Some labels stick whether deserved or not.

You can't measure character by reading the newspaper. The guys will show what they are made of on the ice AND off the ice. This is what the really good scouts pick up on.

I sincerely hope that this bad press on Latendresse is just that, "bad press". If it is true, it sounds like the Habs wasted a pick. Not too many guys develop character "later".

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Lats is coming here (PEI) tomorrow to take on the Rocket, so I'll give a review of his game when I return.

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Just came back from the game here on PEI.
Rocket led 3-1 but the Volts came back and won it 4-3 in OT.
As for Latendresse, the guy was a total non-factor out there.
VERY dissapointing.
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Brassard was awesome, picked up the hat trick and was a force all game.
Great speed and had some sick moves.

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overhyped player that let the media get to his head.

I remember talk that his agent was going to ask for the rookie max if Latendresse made the team. LOL this kid needs so much more time its unbelievable.

however i hope he picks it up bc the habs could use his physical play in the near future.
Coincidentally Gainey sent him back the following day before a match, even if he had just made the cut.

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