I know someone recorded the list from the RDS broadcast. Can that person post the whole list? All I know is that LeBlanc was 9th!!!
And is it just me or it's stupid to post this BEFORE the Habs pick? They could have waited after the pick because I'm sure some Quebec scouts were watching the broadcast...
Also, I think it's lame RDS spoiled the moment by showing Timmins note before his announcement.
#9 which was the top name we could see on tv....Louis Leblanc.....
beetween 10 and 14......
the list end at 18 under the title "acceptable"......
15 is Kulikov
17 is Kreider
18 is Kadri....
Thanks to the user "Alec"
Interesting to see a few highly rated players who were still available. Moore and Schroder could bite us if LeBlanc don't become the player he is supposed to. And really interesting to see Kadri 18 while he went 7th overall. There was really some concern on his character! He said himself he's a bit of cockiness and self-confidence....yuk!
Last edited by Freaky Habs Fan: 06-27-2009 at 08:05 AM.
I was so mad when they showed the paper where Timmins' announcement was written. But also, it was understandable, imagine the cameraman seeing that on the table, he can't just let it sit there without filming it.
I don't understand how anyone chose to watch the draft on RDS instead of TSN.
I was watching TSN, but like I always do, I tuned up RDS for the Habs pick because I find it interesting to see how stupid they can be. And anyways, I'm working tomorrow in a station where we recorded the draft so I'll be able to watch it again.
I watched the whole draft on TSN, and tuned on RDS for the Canadiens pick. I was also greatly frustrated by them filming Timmins' paper.
I won't do it again, that's for sure! I was really waiting for the official announcement! It killed the hype a bit. At least, it was fun to see LeBlanc in the stands not knowing he was going to be picked while we knew all about it. That's the only pros for me...
This year he sounded like he was hable to speak french, he had a great prononciation.
He does do the effort. I remember last year at the development camp in the summer, he tried his hardest to do his interview in french, but at the end he gave up and finished his sentence in english. Maybe he practiced those lines in front of the mirror last night
I'm talking about the paper where it was written Timmins' announcement. Something along the lines of :
"Le club de hockey Canadiens sélectionne, des Lancers d'Omaha, originaire de Kirkland, Québec, Louis Leblanc"
It scrapped all the suspense, and it was simply not needed.
I found that pretty pathetic as is most of the RDS crew. I hope CTV getting into the deal to buy the Habs will somehow force Frappier of getting rid of some of this irritating bunch, but I guess its only wishful thinking.
It totally lacked class.
Also why did they not try to show the list of other teams too... might have been interesting and useful to spot those lists, they were showing his "poker hand" (the expression Timmins used) and they did it several picks before the Habs picked. Doing this for only the Habs is detrimental and simply doing it for any team is so unprofessional.
The stooges at RDS like to take shots at the Habs every day on L'antichambre, but I think its high time these loonies get a reality check.
I didn't know, watched on TSN. Honestly, if i have the choice between TSN or RDS, even for games, it's TSN. They are by far #1 in hockey related news. Not to mention, their analysts aren't *******s. Their job isn't based on how much ******** you start and how criticizing the habs will be entertaining. Rds isn't a complete disaster, but they should clean house a bit, they have several joke analysts and 'insiders'. What about former players? Please not from 25 years ago. I don't want to see a coach that think he knows **** but hasn't even been related to hockey since before I was born.
Pfff, come on you guys. I thought that was pretty awesome they could do that. I felt like I was "in" on the action. Then they could show his face for the 20 seconds before the announcement. He turned red and was breathing hard, it was pretty funny and cool to see.
I watched the whole thing on TSNHD, but I'd switch it up during commercial breaks as neither had them on at the same time (TSN had the interviews, went to commercial while RDS took over the latest draftee).
That really pissed me off. Not only did I have to put up with them constantly praising Quebecers but then this. It killed the suspense and it made me feel like I've waited for that moment for nothing. I think I'll start watching TSN from now on. The only reason I watched RDS is because I'm a bit better in french
I watched the show on TSN because RDS are pretty much clowns. But I switched over for the Habs pick because I wanted to see some celebration from commentators. I thought RDS showing the list sort of killed the suspense, yet it was interesting at the same time.
Now. The few times I turned on RDS during the draft those were the most innept comments ever. That's not surprising though...because they had one Junior Hockey expert and it was Stéphane Leroux...and he wasn't doing any commentary he was mainly doing the interviews. Talk about badly using your people. The rest we have get this Demers, Houle and Brunet who knew nothing about these kids. So they have no insight to give the viewers and it was them talking from their own @$$. Sometime saying things like "oh yea this guy is the kid of this former player". I spent like 5 minutes maximum of the whole draft on RDS and it was the stupiest thing ever. Sad for you that had to watch RDS during a long draft it must have been torture.
Then you had Alain Crete being the usual cold fish frank self with comments like "hey Claude, you must be happy with your best coach win. Did it make you forget your elimination?". Or "Hey Alain it seems to me the Canucks have trouble signing the Sedins...". Another one:"Mr. Homlgren doesn't getting Pronger gives you problem with the cap? Aren't you going to have to make trades to sort it all out?".