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07-14-2010, 05:47 PM
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Really happy and REALLY hope he has a real chance this year. This kid will make it in the NHL, with us or not. Let's hope it's with us. As much as I'm obsessed with size, I'd make some concessions for the gifted players. And he's gifted.

Sick vision and gets things going despite his size. Let's hope it's translated in higher levels. But let's hope he gets decent linemates to prove it....

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The little we've seen from Desharnais in the NHL is enough to make me optimistic he can become a regular. He's become dominant in every league so you know there's a good progression curve there. In any case, I'll always cherish the memory of him going around and under Chara in preseason last year. That was priceless!

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People puts way too much important into size. Yes, he is very small but size isn't everything, he isn't below 5 feet atleast. Look at Gionta, he is a small hardworking player with some offensive pop. We can say the same about Desharnais (maybe his skating isn't that good). The kid has skills, he deserves a chance.

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Can I get an honest opinion of what type of player he is? Is he soft, rugged... physical.. gritty.. a warrior?
You are old enough to remember J-F Sauvé from the Nordiques. It is a bit the same situation; very small guy, very effective/dangerous on the PP, physically a bit weak for much time on ice, so he should be used as a PP specialist first. I saw most of his goals from the Bulldogs highlights and wow, he has no problem finding some space and scoring goals.

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07-14-2010, 06:33 PM
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His point is clear. He likes to be in the contingent who have nothing relevant to say from a hockey perspective, but like to hang around here and ***** about things anyway.

As for anyone who thinks Lapierre should be considered as a centre on this team going forward...
chill, i was joking about JM nothing againsg the original poster.. why so serious?

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People puts way too much important into size. Yes, he is very small but size isn't everything, he isn't below 5 feet atleast. Look at Gionta, he is a small hardworking player with some offensive pop. We can say the same about Desharnais (maybe his skating isn't that good). The kid has skills, he deserves a chance.
the problem with desharnais isn't only that he's small, it's that he doesn't have the speed to make up for his stature.

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07-14-2010, 06:34 PM
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The little we've seen from Desharnais in the NHL is enough to make me optimistic he can become a regular. He's become dominant in every league so you know there's a good progression curve there. In any case, I'll always cherish the memory of him going around and under Chara in preseason last year. That was priceless!
literally under? which game?

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07-14-2010, 06:41 PM
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78 pts in 60 games (and 23 in 19 in the playoffs) is pretty good, in any way you put it. If he doesn't make it here I wouldn't be surprised if he makes it somewhere else.

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the problem with desharnais isn't only that he's small, it's that he doesn't have the speed to make up for his stature.
That or the leg strength.

That's what separates good small players from great ones like St. Louis. Speed and leg strength.

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78 pts in 60 games (and 23 in 19 in the playoffs) is pretty good, in any way you put it. If he doesn't make it here I wouldn't be surprised if he makes it somewhere else.
Alexander Giroux puts up better numbers and he's bigger, but never makes it. He has a chance now, in Edmonton.

If Desharnais isn'.t with skilled players, then there's no point to have him up with the habs.

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In 5 years:

Eller
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Boyd
No Leblanc ?

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No Leblanc ?
Traded to Minny for Latendresse.

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literally under? which game?
Under Chara's arm... Preseason game in Quebec City last season. YT is blocked at my workplace but I'm sure you can find a clip there...

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Why are people always adding small, offensive minded players on the third and fourth lines? Sure, secondary scorers are impotant to a good team... but to play bottom six, you need to bring MORE than scoring. Defensive, grit, play a shut-down role. These things are not the forte of players like Desharnais et all. Just my opinion.

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Why are people always adding small, offensive minded players on the third and fourth lines? Sure, secondary scorers are impotant to a good team... but to play bottom six, you need to bring MORE than scoring. Defensive, grit, play a shut-down role. These things are not the forte of players like Desharnais et all. Just my opinion.
I'd agree, he'll have to battle it out with maxwell for a chance to fill in for an injury to pleks or gomez. barring that... don't think his chances are all that good.

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Great news. DD is our most skilled prospect (close to Eller I'd say. He is very very skilled, just small)

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Desharnais might make it to the NHL one day. Seems like the kid has excellent work ethic and is willing to pay the price to get where he wants to be. He's kind of like a poor version of Brian Gionta; in the way that although he is small, he isn't afraid to go to the front of the net and work around that area. He does the little things that earn people's respect. He won't win a lot of his battles along the boards with his size, but you can't blame him for trying. He's not a terrible skater either, but the drawback is that he might not as fast as you would like for a player of his size. If he had Gionta's speed, he could probably be in the NHL right now.

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07-15-2010, 01:18 AM
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Great news!

Eller-Desharnais-Lapierre/Pyatt... Perfect 3th line

Pouliot-Gomez-Gionta
Kostitsyn-Plekanec-Cammy
Eller-Desharnais-Pyatt/Lapierre
Moen-Boyd-Pyatt/Lapierre
No it's not. Our third lines have sucked forever. We need 15 goals from every player on that line. Pyatt and Lapierre are 8 goal guys at best. The best third line would be ?, Eller Boyd. I have no idea who the third guy is gonna be, because we don't have one.


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07-15-2010, 01:23 AM
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Mehhh... AHL bound.... At 5'7, I don't think he'll make it to the NHL... And no he is not a future Martin St-Louis.

It's always good to have some ''veterans'' for the bulldogs though...
How do you know?

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07-15-2010, 02:18 AM
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Why are people always adding small, offensive minded players on the third and fourth lines? Sure, secondary scorers are impotant to a good team... but to play bottom six, you need to bring MORE than scoring. Defensive, grit, play a shut-down role. These things are not the forte of players like Desharnais et all. Just my opinion.
Desharnais is one the best two-way forwards in the AHL, IMO. He's also gritty as hell, even if he's small. He plays like a Gionta as far as having a ''no stop'' button. He's a smart hockey player, no question.

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07-15-2010, 03:34 AM
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If you had, and still have, plenty of confidence in Guy Boucher's evaluations and how he sees things, he always thought of Desharnais as his best and most intelligent player.

While there's some questions about if Trotter or Carle will be picked up through waivers, I can assure you that Desharnais, if he ever goes there, is gone. Direction TBay.

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I think he has a shot at the opening day roster based on what is signed right now. If he has a big camp, I think he could beat out a Trotter or White(though he brings a different element) or Darche.
Come on guys, don't we have enough small players? If Gauthier doesn't make any more trades, the line up should be somethin like that :

Kosty-Plek-Cammy
Pouliot-Gomez-Gionta
Pacioretty-Eller-Lapierre
Moen-Boyd-Pyatt (or Darche)

I really don't see any place for Desharnais.

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Desharnais is one the best two-way forwards in the AHL, IMO. He's also gritty as hell, even if he's small. He plays like a Gionta as far as having a ''no stop'' button. He's a smart hockey player, no question.
I prefer a Gionta than a Gionta-like.

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Come on guys, don't we have enough small players? If Gauthier doesn't make any more trades, the line up should be somethin like that :

Kosty-Plek-Cammy
Pouliot-Gomez-Gionta
Pacioretty-Eller-Lapierre
Moen-Boyd-Pyatt (or Darche)

I really don't see any place for Desharnais.
Instead of Max-Pac. He has to play a full year in Hamilton.

Lapierre could create some space for Desharnais.

Maybe he won't be there, but he deserves his chance.

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