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How many more years will Bouillon be a Hab?

View Poll Results: What to do with Bouillon
Let him go to UFA 120 67.04%
Sign him for 1 year 21 11.73%
Sign him for 2 years 14 7.82%
Sign him for 3+ years 2 1.12%
Keep him here until he retires 6 3.35%
Trade him during this season 16 8.94%
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08-10-2008, 03:31 PM
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How many more years will Bouillon be a Hab?

As of now, the Habs' D looks like this

Markov - Komisarek
Hamrlik - O'Byrne
Bouillon - Gorges
Belle/Henry/Dandenault

With the potential youngsters coming up very soon (Valentenko, Carle, Weber, etc.) and Bouillon being a free agent after this year, is there any room for him to return?

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08-10-2008, 03:34 PM
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Nope. Last year as a Hab.

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I think he'll make a more than fine 7th defensman.

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08-10-2008, 03:39 PM
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I think he'll make a more than fine 7th defensman.
Maybe. But it shouldn't be how he views that. He'll be sure he could be a top 6 somewhere, will try it and then when time comes, might accept that #7 role and could come back if we have room for him.

As of now, I just don't see him just settling for a #7 spot. Accepting that role is more than just a small thing....

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08-10-2008, 03:49 PM
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If he want to sign under 1 million, I'd keep him.

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08-10-2008, 03:55 PM
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He'll be gone at the end of the year.

Next year's d will be something like:

Markov - Komisarek (hopefully)
Hamrlik - O'Byrne
Gorges - Valentenko
Belle

With Carle as a possible call-up, while Subban and possibly McDonagh join the 'Dogs. With the wishful thinking putting Emelin there too.

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08-10-2008, 03:56 PM
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I'd gladly keep him as a depth defenceman, but I doubt that's his ideal position so assuming it's best for both parties, I voted Let him go UFA.

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08-10-2008, 04:01 PM
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I would not be upset if he was gone before the season started.

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I would not be upset if he was gone before the season started.
I encourage his immediate departure.

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I encourage his immediate departure.
To be immediately replaced by who (or whom, never remember my english grammar regarding this....)?

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To be immediately replaced by who (or whom, never remember my english grammar regarding this....)?
By a rookie that wins the spot.

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08-10-2008, 04:24 PM
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I agree with the mass, it will be his last year here. He'll still work in the league if he wants to though.

Evolution will just have passed him by in this town, with the amount of D prospect we have. I expect Valentenko to replace him.

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08-10-2008, 04:50 PM
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I hope we at least trade him at the deadline. He won't fetch much but you never know who may surprise after being traded.

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08-10-2008, 05:04 PM
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I love how Valentenko-Carle, etc..haven't played 1NHL game and yet people are saying they'll be part of our top6 D in 09-10.

Yet some people aren't even confident with O'Byrne in our line up next year. I'm all for it, I think he can do a pretty decent job.
But in 09-10, I'm not sure having O'Byrne-Gorges-Valentenko/Carle would be the wisest decision.

This will be determined next season after seeing how Valentenko/O'Byrne/Gorges/Carle are all developing. Its just way too early to have a rational prediction.

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I think Bouillon is a good player, not extraordinary, but a good player. Fights well, solid 6-7th, good character, all around good guy. I don't understand the hate. I like him as a player.

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Id take him for 2 more years if he give a discount so i would have no problem trading him if someone outplays him.

I think he would get around 2.5M on the UFA market so id take him back for around 1.4M wich is about what a 1st pick like
McDonagh will cost.

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08-10-2008, 06:04 PM
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In a league where plenty of experienced marginal free agent defensemen are getting decent contract offers, I can see him seeking a raise and going elsewhere for more money, imho. I don't see a defenseman of his type and with his attributes making a big difference to any contending team looking for help at the deadline so I doubt he has any real trade value like perhaps Huet and Ryder had last season. I'd like to see him traded for a pick or a youngster that improves the organization in an area that needs it, but I suspect he might be kept with the team all year as veteran depth and then allowed to walk.

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08-10-2008, 07:43 PM
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Last season. Time to move on with promising, less expensive youth. Unlike the centre situation, where there is no replacement for Koivu in sight, the Habs have depth in the system at defence.

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08-10-2008, 07:46 PM
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I hope we at least trade him at the deadline. He won't fetch much but you never know who may surprise after being traded.
Premature. He may be needed in the playoffs and, as you say, the return wouldn't be great anyway. I don't foresee a Gorges + Pacioretty windfall in Bouillon's case.

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08-10-2008, 07:51 PM
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Bouillon would be too expensive to re-sign. Not enough bang for the buck.Besides, there are prospects with more upside.

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08-10-2008, 08:12 PM
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Love Bouillon's style of play but just doesnt have the offensive upside that some young d-men in our system have. I'd rather see some youngster getting some ice time on the 3rd pairing and evolving rather than a hard-hitting Bouillon. He's not massive enough ( even though he plays like he is 230 lbs) to clear the front of the net and doesnt have a very long reach. Im sure he could be useful on some other squad but with our depth at D, he's just gonna slow some prospects development.

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08-10-2008, 08:18 PM
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I think Bouillon is a good player, not extraordinary, but a good player. Fights well, solid 6-7th, good character, all around good guy. I don't understand the hate. I like him as a player.
i agree ive never had much to complain about with Boullion. I like the way for a smaller guy he plays like he is 6'6. He fights he can hit , i mean the guy dropped the gloves and actually hung in there with COLTON ORR witout getting killed.

The guy is a warrior and on the bottom pairings i hope we keep him around for a few more year yet.

THE PROBLEM was over the years here was he was getting TOP 4 minutes at times due to injuries etc .

If he plays out his career in a Habs jersey over the next 3 years as a 6 or 7 im fine with that.

Id take 3 more year of Boullion over Breezer for sure. Boullion will fight and he plays physical something we dont get in Breezer as a 6 or 7 dman .


Again i respect Bouillon and i can tell you any of our "7th" dman wouldn't do what he does in this situation, im betting instead they would get up and skate towards the bench . I think FB doesnt get the respect he deserves.



FB vs Tucker
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gskY6Oar6Q

Bouillon vs Reich
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyWFw...eature=related

FB vs Ovy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPRWIXTdQLs&NR=1

Colton Orr vs Francis Bouillon
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTl72ZgsexM&NR=1

Francis Bouillon vs Tom Poti
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vo1_a...eature=related

Bouillon hits Moore
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ty4A1BuUxj8


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytrAR...eature=related


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08-10-2008, 08:24 PM
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Option #1 or option #6.

Anyone who wants to sign him will need to give him a Top-6 spot, because that's what he wants. He knows he's good enough to be a Top-6 player. With our depth at defense though, he's just hurting the organization by not letting other develop.

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Id take 3 more year of Boullion over Breezer for sure. Boullion will fight and he plays physical something we dont get in Breezer as a 6 or 7 dman .
I think most people would take Bouillon over Brisebois as the #7 d-man. The thing is, I'm very doubtful Bouillon accepts a role as #7 after playing very good hockey in two of the past three years.

Brisebois is a #7 defenseman at this stage of his career. Bouillon is a bottom pairing defenseman at this stage of his career.

Saying you'd take Bouillon over Brisebois as your #7 D-Man is like saying you'd take Niklas Lidstrom over Roman Hamrlik as our #3. (A role Lidstrom wouldn't like to have).


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08-10-2008, 08:54 PM
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Can't trade a guy that has no market value. Under sized, underskilled, no offence, mediocre defence. In his prime, he went in the expansion draft, but was picked again by Mtl when he couldn't crack the top seven of an expansion team (if memory serves). His good days are long gone, and he just reminds me of a smaller Quintal. His one hit on a third/fourth liner per game are just not enough for me, and I would rather see a young d-man getting that icetime with the knowledge that he has a future with the team. I guarantee that no GM has ever contacted BG about cube's availability during the year or at trade deadline. Enough said-can't wait to see someone else in his roster spot.
p.s.when I play nhl on xbox, roster move #1 is remove Bouillion from my team. I like to win.

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I like the cube !he fights and is fast,If we can have him cheap Id say yes.
But dont play him in no dangerous situations.

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