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07-13-2010, 10:58 PM
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Who was Shawn Belle?

How good was he?
What role did he play in the Bulldogs playoff run?
Do you see him ever making an NHL career?

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Former 1st rounder (Dallas I think)

Can hit, skates decently, that's about it

Probably not

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Good size and above-average speed for his frame. Stay-at-home type of d-man, decent breakout pass, pretty much no offensive side to his game.

Don't know if he'll ever make it as an NHL regular even in a #6/7 journeyman role. Seems to me like a career AHLer, nothing more. He's still only 25 but he hasn't many any strides that would lead you to believe he's going to reach half the promise he showed as a former 1st round selection.

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A guy I went to school with.. I swear.. LOL!!!

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Former 1st rounder (Dallas I think)

Can hit, skates decently, that's about it

Probably not
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Good size and above-average speed for his frame. Stay-at-home type of d-man, decent breakout pass, pretty much no offensive side to his game.

Don't know if he'll ever make it as an NHL regular even in a #6/7 journeyman role. Seems to me like a career AHLer, nothing more. He's still only 25 but he hasn't many any strides that would lead you to believe he's going to reach half the promise he showed as a former 1st round selection.
Thanks for the info.
Do you guys know what # D-man he was on the farm? A #3/4 guy?

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Physical marvel, skates very well for his size but he has ZERO hockey sense. Has all the tools to be a top D but I doubt that he'll put it all toghter one day.

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Physical marvel, skates very well for his size but he has ZERO hockey sense. Has all the tools to be a top D but I doubt that he'll put it all toghter one day.
If Matt Carkner can do it then possibly Belle can. Belle has more skill but less hockey sense as many point out.

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How good was he?
What role did he play in the Bulldogs playoff run?
Do you see him ever making an NHL career?
Why are you speaking about him in the past tense? Did he die or something?

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Why are you speaking about him in the past tense? Did he die or something?
He just signed a two-way contract with the Oilers

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=327460

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Wasn't he on the superstar gold-winning Canadian U-20 team?

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Remember him from his days in Calgary and wish he could have gotten on track with the Habs. I thought he was okay when he was called up last season as one of many fill-ins for the injured (Markov, O'byrne, Gill).

I wish him luck.

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Thanks for the info.
Do you guys know what # D-man he was on the farm? A #3/4 guy?
He was mostly on the 2nd pairing behind Alex Henry. Was very solid for Hamilton during his time there.

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Former 1st rounder (Dallas I think)

Can hit, skates decently, that's about it

Probably not
To be accurate, he was selected by St. Louis Blues round 1 #30 overall in 2003 and traded to Minny

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I had not seen enough of him play at the NHL level to truly judge his hockey sense, as those first few games in a call up, players usually play above their heads.... but...

he looked good to me. Size, mobility, toughness. No real idea why he never made it as a NHL'r up to now.

Then again, I thought JP Cote looked good when he was called up to the Habs in 2005.

It is way too difficult to really judge a developing player by watching 2 or 3 games on TV because consistency is the difference between a prime time player, and a guy who has a cup of coffee and gets sent back down to the farm.

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I had not seen enough of him play at the NHL level to truly judge his hockey sense, as those first few games in a call up, players usually play above their heads.... but...

he looked good to me. Size, mobility, toughness. No real idea why he never made it as a NHL'r up to now.

Then again, I thought JP Cote looked good when he was called up to the Habs in 2005.

It is way too difficult to really judge a developing player by watching 2 or 3 games on TV because consistency is the difference between a prime time player, and a guy who has a cup of coffee and gets sent back down to the farm.
I wondered what Belle was lacking too, but you're absolutely right to say you can't judge a guy on his first few games after getting called up. If we did, we'd all think Matt D'Agostini is the next Crosby.

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I know that he is NOT PK Subban!

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07-14-2010, 02:15 PM
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who was shawn belle

he was aguy who never got a chance to show what he could do with the habs. i watched him in 2 playoff games against manitoba and he was rock solid. i can never figure out how pro teams work. belle should have been given a chance to ligitimately show his stuff.

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He was great in the playoffs when he got to take Markov's minutes while he was injured. Showed promising things. Can't wait to see him get a full time spot on the roster next season.

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He was great in the playoffs when he got to take Markov's minutes while he was injured. Showed promising things. Can't wait to see him get a full time spot on the roster next season.
Hum... yeah !

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I know that he is NOT PK Subban!
Too bad he didnt make it as a pairing with PK Subban, i mean we would have had, i think, the 1st all Black defense pairing in the NHL.

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