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04-19-2006, 07:24 AM
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I think Latendresse will be a modern day Claude Lemeiux.

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Lemieux was more of an agitator Latendresse is a power forward.

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I think Latendresse will be a modern day Claude Lemeiux.

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Now thats funny.... thats like comparing Cam Neely with Mike Ribiero...thanks for the morning laugh though

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I guess if you think Latendresse is a small, soft, whiny and dirty player than you're right.

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I think Latendresse will be a modern day Claude Lemeiux.

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Both are built like bulls. Lemieux played less of a power game though He stalked the front of the net. Lemieux had a wicked shot. Lemieux improved his temendously between the ages of 18 and 20. I remember serge commenting on it.

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I guess if you think Latendresse is a small, soft, whiny and dirty player than you're right.
Small and soft? Uh ok. Sure you're not thinking of Jocelyn Lemieux? Don't know about whiny either. Dirty? Yeah, that's probably accurate. But so was Messier, and both were significant contributors to Stanley Cups victories.

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Now thats funny.... thats like comparing Cam Neely with Mike Ribiero...thanks for the morning laugh though
Nice hyperbole.

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It is a good comparison.

People here who didn't see Claude play as a junior can't compare them. Claude with Verdun and Claude with the Habs were 2 totally different players.

Claude was oversized for his age in the juniors. He didn't always used his physical attributes, but when he did, he was punishing. As Tender.

Both were killers in front of the net. Both had a mellow, nearly lackadaisical attitude in the juniors. But claude developped his mean streak in the AHL, and in the NHL.

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I think history has cast Lemieux in an unfair light. He was a little dirty on the Habs, but as anon said, no worse than Messier (or Rick Vaive, or Glen Anderson, or a dozen other guys). Granted, the Draper incident wasn't pretty, and maybe he did get a little dirtier toward the end of his career, when his skills started to diminish, but on the Habs he was a gritty clutch performer. Nasty to play against? Hell yeah, but he wasn't the kind of guy who would go out and injure someone on purpose, like Samuelsson or Marchment.

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I guess if you think Latendresse is a small, soft, whiny and dirty player than you're right.
According to TSN
Claude Lemieux 6-1 227 lbs and average 118 PIM per year. That is small and soft compared to Latendresse who is 6-1 216 lbs

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I guess if you think Latendresse is a small, soft, whiny and dirty player than you're right.
God, who ever wrote that

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I think history has cast Lemieux in an unfair light. He was a little dirty on the Habs, but as anon said, no worse than Messier (or Rick Vaive, or Glen Anderson, or a dozen other guys). Granted, the Draper incident wasn't pretty, and maybe he did get a little dirtier toward the end of his career, when his skills started to diminish, but on the Habs he was a gritty clutch performer. Nasty to play against? Hell yeah, but he wasn't the kind of guy who would go out and injure someone on purpose, like Samuelsson or Marchment.
In '86 Roy won the Conn Smyth but Lemieux had to be second. He was on fire that playoff year.

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According to TSN
Claude Lemieux 6-1 227 lbs and average 118 PIM per year. That is small and soft compared to Latendresse who is 6-1 216 lbs
Lats is 230 if I recall correctly (he said on C'est pas fini), I don't think he's only 6'1" either.

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04-19-2006, 12:59 PM
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Claude punished some unexpecting players in his day. He always hit hard and he was a very solid player. He also was not afraid to stand in front of the net, that is why he produced so well. I never seen him drop his gloves but he sure knew how to get on someones nerves. And he had one hell of a shot. He never got the power forward recognition he deserved but Im telling you this,, their isnt one player in his day and age that wanted to play against Claude Lemieux in the playoffs

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Lats looks somewhat bigger than Claude Lemieux. Hey anyone think he might have a Steve Bernier type season next year?

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That would be awesome.
Have you seen some of Berniers goals.....WOW

I think the Claude Gui comparison is a good one.
I would love for Gui to turn out to be a gritty playoff player who will win multiple cups!

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I would be happy if he became 1/3 of the player Claude was.

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the guy plays jr hockey wait and see.

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I would be happy if he became 1/3 of the player Claude was.
Me too. Claude was a favourite!

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Claude Lemieux was never supposed to be the player he became. As a junior, some considered him overrated, because he didn't always put in the effort.

Kinda weird that some say the same about Tender.

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Claude Lemieux was never supposed to be the player he became. As a junior, some considered him overrated, because he didn't always put in the effort.

Kinda weird that some say the same about Tender.
Well, being a big, not-always-physical forward, who can be a heavy hitter and offensive talent, but sometimes lazy and inconsistent isn't exactly a rare description for junior players.

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Claude Lemieux - 3 cups with 3 teams:

1985-86 Montreal Canadiens 20GP / 10G / 6A
1993-94 New Jersey Devils 20GP / 7G / 11A
1995-96 Colorado Avalanche 19GP/ 5G / 7A

His last cup was probably his best, he was an absolute nightmare.
The above doesn't include twice he scored 13 goals in the playoffs.

19 career game winning goals in the playoffs, second only to Gretzky.

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we never saw Latendresse playing a real NHL team, gimme a ****ing break.

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Well, being a big, not-always-physical forward, who can be a heavy hitter and offensive talent, but sometimes lazy and inconsistent isn't exactly a rare description for junior players.

I know, but I'm one of them who had badly judged Lemieux. I recall when he came to the Bob and all I was thinking was: "what in the hell did the Habs see in this hulky, lazy bum?" Then, he scored 2 goals and STILL looked lazy doing it. I thought to myself: this guy ain't going anywhere unless he changes his attitude towards the game.

Next thing I know, he's with Sherbrooke and scoring winning goals. Then, with Montreal, he goes Kamikaze on the ice, like I never seen him play with Verdun.

The point is: Latendresse is exactly like Lemieux was. The difference being: the first hasn't stepped on an NHL ice yet, while the latter did adapt marvelously to it.

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According to TSN
Claude Lemieux 6-1 227 lbs and average 118 PIM per year. That is small and soft compared to Latendresse who is 6-1 216 lbs
Claude was usually listed as 5' 11" 220 lbs. Great shot

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we never saw Latendresse playing a real NHL team, gimme a ****ing break.
Man you're one lousy killjoy.

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