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06-16-2006, 06:52 AM
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Geoffrion's grandson is ready for draft

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The fans wouldn't stop cheering.

That's what Brentwood's Blake Geoffrion remembers most about the night in Montreal three months ago, the night the Canadiens retired the No. 5 jersey of his grandfather, Hockey Hall of Famer Bernie "Boom-Boom'' Geoffrion.

Blake stood at center ice with the rest of his family, gazing out at the appreciative Bell Centre throng while trying to reconcile wildly conflicting emotions:

Only hours earlier, on the very day his jersey was to be raised to the rafters, Boom-Boom Geoffrion had died of cancer.
http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs....606160412/1028


I thought that Hab Fans might be interested in this article. Enjoy

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Does anybodt know is ranking by the CSB?
If he is in the 3rd or 4th round why not..

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This idea may be born more from sentimentality than need, but is Blake the kind of guy we might be looking to draft? (I really don't know that much about him)

Could we end up picking him and if so, what kind of player is he? He sounded very impressed by the Montreal fans love of his grandfather so maybe if we were to draft him, playing in Montreal could be a further source of inspiration for him (especially with the comment from Boom Boom about seeing him play which in the literal sense won't happen now, but with the Habs ghosts legends it may be something he would like to happen).

Again, I'm just suggesting this from a sentimental view, but what are peoples thoughts about him and any potential future with the CH?

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06-16-2006, 07:19 AM
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Does anybodt know is ranking by the CSB?
If he is in the 3rd or 4th round why not..
CSB has him ranked at #33 for NA skaters

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The sentimental angle didn't work with Danny. One of the the Habs' many first-round busts through the years. Mind you I beleive the Habs have had more first-round picks than any other team in the draft's history thanks to "Swindlin' Sam".

Sam figured any kid with Howie Morenz as a grandfather and Boomer as a father would be good eventually. Danny certainly wasn't thought of as first-round material in his draft year, and justifiably so, he wasn't very talented as we all found out.

But if Blake is still around in the third or fourth round, I wouldn't mind the Habs taking him. He'd certainly be aware of the Habs history, and have no lack of motivation.

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Blake is a good prospect. There some kind of hype around Clutterbuck but I believe Blake, who's somewhat the same kind of player, could have a biggest upside than Clutterbuck could have. So I even won't mind if he's a 2nd rounder, though I would prefer picking on the 3rd round. Won't be there in the 4th, in my opinion.

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Although it's possible that Geoffrion could be available in the 3rd round, I'm sort of predicting that he'll go in the 2nd. He is perhaps a bit more of a "safe" player, and to me he looks like his size is better than listed, skates well, and has the advantage of "fresh visibility" in scouts mind from playing really well at that WU-18. And maybe it is also an advantage now that he's American and going to a good university program where a team will be able to retain his rights for 4 years without having to sign him.

Some say that his hometown Thrashers may take him in the 2nd, before our pick.

I'd be quite satisfied if the Habs could find a way to take him, perhaps even 50th, although I'm still quasi-convinced there'll be a defenseman there who interest me more. He looked like a good solid up-and-down winger with a strong shot and a willingness to play the body. Not much flash, but I was thinking he'd look like a decent Adam Hall/Ethan Moreau type, which is pretty useful for filling out the lineup. I don't know how accurate that impression is, since I only saw him at the WU-18, but that's what I came away with, anyway FWIW.

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Geoffrion??

I just read the article on Blake Geoffrion at canadiens.com:
http://www.canadiens.com/eng/news/re...ewsItemID=5061

Without knowing much about him, is his name worth taking a shot if he's available in the 2nd round?

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Here's a thread from about a week ago, hopefully there is some useful info for you in there and hopefully some more people can add to the discussion because I'm intrigued by the possibility of us drafting him as well.

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that picture of JFJ

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that picture of JFJ
with the habs shirt and everything!

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Would be sweet if we could get Blake in the 2nd or 3rd round.

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His father, Danny, was a total bust whom Sam Pollock drafted in the first round in the vain hope that he would be good. This Geoffrion does not rate a second round pick or perhaps even a third or fourth. The genetic lineage fizzled.

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06-24-2006, 05:48 AM
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His father, Danny, was a total bust whom Sam Pollock drafted in the first round in the vain hope that he would be good. This Geoffrion does not rate a second round pick or perhaps even a third or fourth. The genetic lineage fizzled.
I agree....his last name is causing him to be overrated. No to say he cannot be a good NHL player someday, but the third round or more likely the fourth round is the earliest I would take him

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I agree....his last name is causing him to be overrated. No to say he cannot be a good NHL player someday, but the third round or more likely the fourth round is the earliest I would take him
I totally agree. I hope they won't loose a second rounder for him. Let's hope some other teams will pick him so the Habs won't have a conscience problem...

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Blake Geoffrion LW

Blake Geoffrion LW NTDP-18 (USA) 6-1/190 ... Famous bloodlines - The grandson of Bernie 'Boom Boom' Geoffrion

Will the habs draft him? What round?

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06-24-2006, 08:17 AM
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I think he will go in the second. I know Nashville wants him.

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I think he will go in the second. I know Nashville wants him.
But we draft ahead of Nashville. Does Nashville have an additional 2nd round pick?

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How many threads on him do we need ?...

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Round 1 - 1. St. Louis; 2. Pittsburgh; 3. Chicago; 4. Washington; 5. Boston; 6.
Columbus; 7. NY Islanders; 8. Phoenix; 9. Minnesota; 10. Florida; 11. Los
Angeles; 12. Atlanta; 13. Toronto; 14. Vancouver; 15. Tampa Bay; 16.
Montreal; 17. Minnesota (from EDM); 18. Colorado; 19. Anaheim; 20. San
Jose; 21. NY Rangers; 22. Philadelphia; 23. Washington (from NSH); 24.
Buffalo; 25. New Jersey; 26. Calgary; 27. Dallas; 28. Ottawa; 29. Detroit;
30. St. Louis (from CAR).

Round 2 - 31. St. Louis; 32. Pittsburgh; 33. Chicago; 34. Washington; 35. Washington
(from BOS); 36. Columbus; 37. Boston; 38. Anaheim (from NYI-VAN); 39.
Philadelphia (from PHX); 40. Minnesota; 41. Phoenix (from FLA-PHI); 42.
Philadelphia (from L.A.); 43. Atlanta; 44. Toronto; 45. Edmonton; 46.
Buffalo (from VAN); 47. Phoenix (from T.B.-PHI); 48. Los Angeles; 49.
Montreal;
50. Boston (from EDM); 51. Colorado; 52. Washington (from ANA);
53. San Jose; 54. NY Rangers; 55. Philadelphia; 56. Nashville; 57. Buffalo;
58. New Jersey; 59. Calgary; 60. NY Islanders (from DAL); 61. Chicago (from
OTT); 62. Detroit; 63. Carolina. [Notes: Pick 37 - assigned to Boston for club not signing 2000 first-round pick Lars Jonsson; Pick 45 - assigned to Edmonton for club not signing 2002 first-round pick Jesse Niinimaki; Pick 48 - assigned to Los Angeles for club not signing 2001 first-round pick Jens Karlsson.]

Round 3 - 64. St. Louis; 65. Pittsburgh; 66. Philadelphia (from CHI); 67. New Jersey
(from WSH); 68. Boston; 69. Columbus; 70. NY Islanders; 71. NY Islanders
(from PHX); 72. Minnesota; 73. Florida; 74. Los Angeles; 75. Atlanta; 76.
Toronto; 77. St. Louis (from VAN); 78. Tampa Bay; 79. Montreal; 80.
Edmonton (conditional to ATL); 81. Colorado; 82. Vancouver (from ANA); 83.
Anaheim (from SJ-NYR); 84. NY Rangers; 85. San Jose (from PHI); 86. Los
Angeles (from NSH-PHI); 87. Calgary (from BUF); 88. NY Islanders (from
N.J.); 89. Calgary; 90. Dallas; 91. Ottawa; 92. Detroit; 93. Carolina. [Notes: Pick 80 - See pick 110.]

Round 4 - 94. St. Louis; 95. Chicago (from PIT); 96. Chicago; 97. Washington; 98.
Boston; 99. Chicago (from CBJ-CAR); 100. NY Islanders; 101. Phoenix
(optional to PHI); 102. Minnesota; 103. Florida; 104. Los Angeles; 105.
Nashville (from ATL); 106. St. Louis (from TOR-CAR); 107. New Jersey (from
VAN); 108. San Jose (from T.B.); 109. Montreal; 110. Atlanta (from
EDM-NYI-MIN); 111. Chicago (from COL); 112. Anaheim; 113. San Jose; 114. NY
Rangers; 115. Philadelphia (optional to PHX); 116. Pittsburgh (from NSH);
117. Buffalo; 118. Calgary (from N.J.); 119. Phoenix (from CGY); 120.
Dallas; 121. Ottawa; 122. Washington (from DET); 123. Carolina. [Notes: Pick 101 - Philadelphia has the right to switch its 4th-round pick in 2006 and 3rd-round pick in 2007 for Phoenix's picks in each of these rounds; Pick 110 - If Edmonton re-signs Michael Peca, Edmonton will instead transfer its 3rd-round pick in 2006 to Atlanta.; Pick 115 - See pick 101.]

Round 5 - 124. St. Louis; 125. Pittsburgh; 126. Boston (from CHI); 127. Washington;
128. Boston; 129. Columbus; 130. NYI (conditional to PHX); 131. Phoenix;
132. Minnesota; 133. Florida (conditional to EDM); 134. Los Angeles; 135.
Atlanta; 136. Columbus (from TOR); 137. Washington (from VAN); 138. Dallas
(from T.B.); 139. Montreal; 140. Edmonton; 141. Colorado; 142. Columbus
(from ANA); 143. San Jose; 144. NY Rangers; 145. Philadelphia; 146.
Nashville; 147. Buffalo; 148. New Jersey; 149. Calgary; 150. Dallas; 151.
Ottawa; 152. Detroit; 153. Carolina. [Notes: Pick 130 - If Phoenix does not re-sign Oleg Kvasha, the Islanders will transfer this pick to Phoenix; Pick 133 - See pick 193.]

Round 6 - 154. St. Louis; 155. Florida (from PIT); 156. Chicago; 157. Washington;
158. Boston; 159. Columbus; 160. NY Islanders; 161. Phoenix; 162.
Minnesota; 163. Florida; 164. Los Angeles; 165. Atlanta; 166. Toronto; 167.
Vancouver; 168. Tampa Bay; 169. Chicago (from MTL); 170. Edmonton; 171.
Colorado (optional to S.J.); 172. Anaheim; 173. San Jose; 174. NY Rangers;
175. Philadelphia; 176. Nashville; 177. Washington (from BUF); 178. New
Jersey; 179. Calgary; 180. Toronto (from DAL); 181. Ottawa; 182. Detroit;
183. Carolina. [Notes: Pick 171 - Colorado will transfer its 6th-round pick in the 2006 or 2007 Entry Draft to San Jose, at San Jose's option.]

Round 7 - 184. St. Louis; 185. Pittsburgh; 186. Chicago; 187. Calgary (from WSH);
188. Toronto (from BOS); 189. Columbus; 190. NY Islanders; 191. Detroit
(from PHX); 192. Minnesota; 193. Edmonton (from FLA); 194. Los Angeles;
195. Atlanta; 196. Toronto; 197. Vancouver; 198. Tampa Bay; 199. Montreal;
200. Edmonton; 201. Colorado; 202. San Jose (from ANA); 203. San Jose; 204.
NY Rangers; 205. Philadelphia; 206. Nashville; 207. Buffalo; 208. New
Jersey; 209. Calgary; 210. Dallas; 211. Ottawa; 212. Detroit; 213. Carolina. [Notes: Pick 193 - If Florida re-signs Alexei Semenov, Florida will instead transfer its 5th-round pick in 2006 to Edmonton.]

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I read Boomer's autobiography and he said that Danny was doing well but management told him to bench him. Of course, the Boomer was known for wild exaggeration, so whatever truth there is there, who knows?

Also, I don't think Pollack had much of a hand in the drafts in the latter part of his reign. A hockey committee led by Al McNeil, Ruel, and I believe Curry made all the decisions with input from Beliveau. This was the case under Grundman as well, the guy who takes all the blame for the Wickenheiser pick when it wasn't even his decision.

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I think he will go in the second. I know Nashville wants him.
Well of course and they did.

They're not going to get a chance to get a local for at least an other decade.

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So the Habs didn`t get him..? damn

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that picture of JFJ
Looks just like Kovalev.

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