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01-09-2009, 03:41 PM
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Could the CHL move the Memorial Cup

I mean Rimouski does not look good on paper so maybe someone can fill us Ontario guys in.

A .500 host club doesn't cut it.

Are they this bad, I always thought they were a year early and would be better next season.

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01-09-2009, 04:44 PM
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I can hardly see them winning the Memorial Cup next May, but they are a better team than a .500 team for sure imo. First they had a lot of injured players. One of their best forwards, Kevin Veilleux, is out for the season and will only come back for the Mem Cup tournament. Also they went to get some pretty good players during the last trade period, including defensemen Marc-André Bourdon and Maxime Ouimet and forward Logan MacMillan, so they improved. And with what they paid for these guys and the players that are going away next year (Cornet might go in Rouyn next year as part of the Bourdon deal), they won't be better next year, in fact I think they'll go back in the bottom of the standings. But they still have a very doubtful goalie in Maxim Gougeon, and with Tavares going to London he's going to have a very tough time there if the Knights make it there.

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The cup should be in Shawinigan, good team, new arena.

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They paid the price at the trade window and are now a worthy host...

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01-09-2009, 10:59 PM
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Their "healthy" roster is pretty good now.

Cornet - Cormier - Caron
MacMillan - Fortier - Veilleux
Cunti - Lefrançois - Asselin
Silik - Delisle-Houde - Samoluk

Bourdon - Piché
Ouimet - Kavanagh
Boudreau - Fournier

Gougeon
Dopud

I'm still not sure about the goalie...

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01-10-2009, 06:03 AM
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Thanks everyone for getting back to me.

My friend is a huge Drummondville fan and lived through some lean years, so he is pumped.

I should of names this thread " Are Rimouski Worthy of Host " title.

How does the QHL stack up now in power rankings. Not going by some league stat thing but what fans really think.

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The OHL Western Conference showdown in the OHL should be London/ Windsor which will be a war. Both are so loaded with talent they are sick. London now have 4 NHL first round picks with many other picks as well. It's a shame both are in same Conference because both are the two power house teams.

Keep us up to date Q,lers.

ps. Tavares is on London now but they were already sold out for the season. All it's done now is brought a heavy amount of scalpers to town from Toronto. A set of game tickets can now fetch 200 to 400 bucks...for four.

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Rimouski, Shawinigan, and Drummondville are all close together as 1, 2, and 3 in any order...Quebec and Moncton are a bit back at 4 and 5...

If Riki is healthy, and Dopud is in nets, I think they're the best we have...of course, they haven't been healthy all year...

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It happened...

The Hamilton Dukes of the OHL were the hosts of the Memorial Cup in 1990. The team (according to Wikipedia) dropped out from hosting the tournament due to it's poor record.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1990_Memorial_Cup

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Their "healthy" roster is pretty good now.

Cornet - Cormier - Caron
MacMillan - Fortier - Veilleux
Cunti - Lefrançois - Asselin
Silik - Delisle-Houde - Samoluk

Bourdon - Piché
Ouimet - Kavanagh
Boudreau - Fournier

Gougeon
Dopud

I'm still not sure about the goalie...

i would put desrocher ahead of silik on the 4th line

btw, really like this kid Deslisle-houde (hardworking guy with underated skills)

hope dupod is good because gougeon is ****ing awful, but now they have 3 d-man that can play over 25-30min a game with bourdon, piche and ouimet and 2 17yo pp specialist with kavanagh and fournier and an underated quiet d-man in alexandre brunet

on offense they should be fine with 3 good line (they need cornet and caron to take their game to anothe level like cormier did this year)


here my lineup

cornet-cormier-caron
macmillan-fortier-veilleux(??)
deslisle-cunti-lefrancois
desrochers-samoluk-asselin
silik

bourdon-piche
ouimet-fournier
brunet-kavanagh

gougeon ()
dupod

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01-11-2009, 07:31 AM
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Rimouski, Shawinigan, and Drummondville are all close together as 1, 2, and 3 in any order...Quebec and Moncton are a bit back at 4 and 5...

If Riki is healthy, and Dopud is in nets, I think they're the best we have...of course, they haven't been healthy all year...

How do you figure this out. Quebec and Drummondville are 25 points ahead of Rimouski. The Oceanic finally won last night over door mat Val'Dor but are still 2 wins in their last 10.

I have a suggestion to the QHL league. If Rimouski does not get out of the first round of playoffs they are eliminated from the Tournament but can still host as a city only.

It would be far better to have two of those better teams in the Mem Cup.

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Thing is Rimouski have a good team..



Look at there line-up

Cormier , Caron , Cornet , Bourdon , Piche , MacMillan , Ouimet , Cunti , Fortier , Veuillux

I know Goaltending is a issue but ...

Now take some of them are injured / have been injured .
They really do have a good team , with great coaching .
I think people are shoving them under the bus a little early . Its not what happens in the regular season , its whats happens in the playoffs . Why dont we wait until then before you kick them out of the mem cup.

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Last year, they had many injured players all season and they were finally healthy for the playoffs. They eliminated top team Baie-Comeau in 4 games. If they're healthy, they'll be competitive enough for the Memorial Cup.

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01-12-2009, 01:09 AM
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They could peak at the right time. Other Veilleux, who are the top players still injured on the team ? Is Fortier back ? If not, when will he be back ?

With Cormier back and on top of his game, I could see Caron having a monster second half. If he does that, he might sneak in the first round of this summer's NHL draft !

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They could peak at the right time. Other Veilleux, who are the top players still injured on the team ? Is Fortier back ? If not, when will he be back ?

With Cormier back and on top of his game, I could see Caron having a monster second half. If he does that, he might sneak in the first round of this summer's NHL draft !

foriter is expected to be back later this month and after that i dont think they have a serious injury other than veilleux

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Rimouski went out made themselves significantly better during the trade window...they improved their weaknesses...their record (including mountains of injuries) should not effect their ability to host given that they are definitely a top team on paper now...

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Keven Veilleux is out for the entire season and probably the Mem Cup. He'll have an operation on his shoulder and will be heading to Wilkes Barre for his 4 months reabilitation.

It sucks for him.

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Keven Veilleux is out for the entire season and probably the Mem Cup. He'll have an operation on his shoulder and will be heading to Wilkes Barre for his 4 months reabilitation.

It sucks for him.
i dont get it!!! he got injured in november and his only going to get the operation on jan23rd??????????????

thats a full 2 month......

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Because of the inflammation. You can't operate until it's completely gone...

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dont look now but rimouski has now 9 straight win

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From what I've seen, a Rimouski healthy lineup is better than Shawinigan and Drummondville. They have a great depth up front, the best QMJHL defenseman and they're big.

Watch out for them.

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02-15-2009, 10:07 PM
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thats the problem they had their full lineup for what 1 game this year???

Veilleux has been really good since he returned from the injury list and their newcomer are all doing a great job

Ouimet: i really like him, great defensively, block shot, hit (lead the league in hit once again) play much bigger than his size

Bourdon: has been great so far offensively and along the board but has made some mistake in his own zone but thats not a big deal

MacMillan: didnt realized how good he was but he's playing sound two-way hockey + he hits/fight...playing on a line with cormier and caron (all 3 member of that line over 6"2 200lbs, thats a power forward line)

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What's your impression of Luca Cunti? His stats are pretty decent, maybe a bit less than expected of a 19-year old with his skill playing in an offensive league. Which line does he play on? PP/PK time? The knock on him was that he looks lazy sometimes and soft in his own end.

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Cunti is good on the third line, but he wasn't when Rimouski was plagued by injuries. Anyway, now that everyone is back, he's right where he should be on the third line. Like you said, he's often lazy and doesn't use his size enough. For a 19 yo euro, he should be more dominant, but he isn't. He is not that bad but I don't think he'll be in the NHL one day.

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02-17-2009, 03:56 PM
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Cunti is so lazy he made kovalev look like the hardest worker the hockey universe as ever seen

seriously, cunti got great skill level, can play center or wing, he's pretty strong along the board but he play when he want to. really similar to Kovalev for his effort level and skill level

right now he playing on a line with 17yo Patrick Deslisle-Houde and 18yo Felix Lefrancois

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02-17-2009, 05:47 PM
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What I see of Rimouski this year : they're very inconstants... They win 5 games, they lose 5, they win 4, they lose 7, they win 11, etc.

They have a lot of over-rated players like Logan MacMillan and Maxime Gougeon! Especially the last one... When Groulx told to the press that he found his weakness, he just became to much stress and we know the following.

OK, they have some players who's gonna return soon (or they are maybe already) like Keven Veilleux and Olivier Fortier, but everybody know that it's not two players that change a team... especially in the junior!

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