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07-01-2007, 05:30 PM
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says who?

personally im not sold on him... he just sounds like a slower perrin to me....



"Sounds like a slower Perrin?"....Really makes it sound like you haven't even seen him play which would really make the inappropriate.

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Not a bad pick-up... Let's hope he works well with Richards...

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Michel Ouellet is a goal scorer and has been throughout every level of his career," Feaster said. "He is extremely effective on the power play and he has a knack for burying his chances in the offensive zone. We feel his game is best suited to playing in a top-two line role and he will get that opportunity in Tampa.
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LOL I called it ... I think it will be a good thing if he can pick it up with the Richards line...

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I hope he does well, but now that we have him, the only thing we can do it wait and see him in action with the TBL. Then we can say how bad he is, and what a mistake it was to pick him up.

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07-02-2007, 01:52 AM
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find a picture of Michel and you should understand

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07-02-2007, 07:23 AM
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Tampa would have been better off keeping Fedotenko. He's fine when he is standing on the side of the net immobile, but he's a liability at all other times. Get ready to have a lot of Vinny and Richards scoring chacnes ruined.

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07-02-2007, 07:27 AM
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AHAHAHAHAHAAHA I knew we'd go for Ouellet. Our second line is a joke!

Hlavac-Richards-Ouellet

Good god, we'll be lucky to make the play-offs.

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As a Pens fan, you all have my sympathies. The only reason Ouellet got the ice time in Pittsburgh that he did is because he was Therrien's lapdog. He can score garbage goals, that much is true. Expect around 20 this year. But he doesn't do anything else. Some Pens will tell you he'll "bang bodies". Sure, he'll feebly attempt to lay a check or two or three in a game, but he looks almost as pitiful doing that as he does skating. He's poor defensively, not a great passer and he's slower than molasses.

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07-02-2007, 07:36 AM
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As a Pens fan, you all have my sympathies.
I'd give them sympathies, but they beat us every damn time we play them, and Vinny alwyas has a field day

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He will negate any speed advantage they had over the pens no matter what line they put him on.

I cannot wait to see the Caveman at Fergs

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After Lecavalier and Richards, you guys got the last ex Océanic de Rimouski player to complete your first line !

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07-02-2007, 01:35 PM
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"Sounds like a slower Perrin?"....Really makes it sound like you haven't even seen him play which would really make the inappropriate.
um except i have...AND every single pens fan is saying how slow he is and immobile and cant skate...and that he misses wide open nets and great scoring chances...

so please tell me how he ISNT a "slower version of perrin"

1.2M for this guy versus 750k for perrin.... id rather have perrin honestly.

for the record i hope he proves me dead wrong....but as of now i dont like the signing.

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19 goals on Malkin's line and the PP unit for much of the season. Good luck, bolts fans.

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Question. I was playing the video game NHL 05 yesterday for old times sake, and I wanted to see if I could make the Lightning 07-08 team. It had Hlavac, and I was able to find Holmqvist through the swedish league. The interesting part was when I came to Ouellet. They listed him as a defensemen. Does anybody know if he use to be a defensemen, and transfered into a forward, or was this just a mistake? Looking at his stats, it looks like this was a mistake, but maybe he played a couple games on D, so the developers wrote him down as Defensive?

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After Lecavalier and Richards, you guys got the last ex Océanic de Rimouski player to complete your first line !
Crosby?

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07-21-2007, 12:28 PM
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New Bolt Ouellet Expects Easier Adjustment

BRANDON - As Michel Ouellet served as a guest instructor in a youth hockey camp Friday morning, the rumbles of a powerful thunderstorm boomed outside the Ice Sports Forum, indoctrinating the forward to real Tampa Bay lightning.

One of Tampa Bay's key free-agent acquisitions, Ouellet flew to town for this weekend - naturally, his flight into Tampa on Thursday was delayed twice because of thunderstorms - to familiarize himself with the area and find a home for himself, fiancee Maude Fournier and their two dogs.
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Welcome to Tampa Michel! Looks like Ouellet could fit in nicely.

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07-21-2007, 04:35 PM
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Welcome to Tampa Michel! Looks like Ouellet could fit in nicely.
Ouellet is a nice guy, puts in the effort and is a goal-scorer. If I were you, I wouldn't jusdge this signing upon Pittsburgh fans comments, some of them have such hatred for Ouellet that it has become irational. With Brad Richards all year long, expect a solid twenty-five goals. Still, he does have flaws (most notably is pedestrian speed) but what do you expect from a 1,2 million player ? Flawless excellence ? Give me a break.

For are the hatred in Pittsburgh, he still gave them 19 goals (while missing a few games) and a good work ethic for little more than the league minimum.

Take him for what he is and you will appreciate him. Especially while Fedotenko makes nearly twice as much ...

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07-24-2007, 09:04 PM
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Q&A with Michel Ouellet

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Q&A With New Lightning Right Wing Michel Ouellet
July 24, 2007

New Lightning right wing Michel Ouellet came to Tampa Bay for the first time recently after signing as a free agent on July 1. Ouellet comes to the Lightning as a highly-regarded goal scorer who has scored 11 power play goals in each of his first two NHL seasons while finishing last season one goal shy of 20 overall. TBL.com correspondent Erin Chenderlin sat down with Ouellet at the Ice Sports Forum in Brandon after he finished skating with kids at the Lightning’s Summer Hockey Camp to talk about his reasons for signing with Tampa Bay, his younger days playing with Brad Richards, his childhood idol and more.


TBL.com: You had several offers on the table during the first day of free agency. What was the main factor in your decision to come to Tampa Bay?

Michel Ouellet: There is a winning team here in Tampa Bay. It’s not like going to a team that was losing, like two years ago when I was called up to Pittsburgh. It is tough at the end of the season when you are not going into the playoffs. So being on a good team is going to help me be a better player and is going to make the transition easier.


TBL.com: Being from Canada and then playing hockey in Pittsburgh, what interests you about the Tampa Bay area since it’s so different?

MO: For sure it’s going to be different. The weather is going to be different, but for me it was more about the hockey game, not really the city or the town. Having the summer all year long is going to be nice as well.
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