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12-13-2010, 11:13 AM
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Canucks waive F Guillaume Desbiens UPD: Clears(Post#31)

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VAN puts Guillame Desbiens on waivers. MTL puts Dustin Boyd on waivers.

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12-13-2010, 11:23 AM
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VAN puts Guillame Desbiens on waivers. MTL puts Dustin Boyd on waivers.
Montreal clearing up a roster spot for Desbiens maybe?

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12-13-2010, 11:26 AM
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I guess he's healthy now?

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12-13-2010, 11:32 AM
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Glad that AV's not just going to arbitrarily stick him back in the lineup to give that fourth line some "size and physicality". Andersson has looked quite good out there in his few games, at least has earned a longer look.

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12-13-2010, 11:38 AM
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I'd rather see Andersson stick than Desbiens. Hopefully this is a precursor to a more permanent spot for him.

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I'd also like to see Andersson for a couple more games. He hasn't blown me away to the point where I'd be disappointed if he were sent back down but we may as well see what we have in him if there are more injuries later.

I did notice that at least once AV put him out with the Sedins for that shift following a PK where Burrows was tired from the PK.

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12-13-2010, 11:50 AM
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Agreed. Pleasantly surprised they sent Desbiens down and not Andersson. He won't be claimed.

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Yeah, it's clear that Andersson has the better hockey sense and stick skills. Desbiens had some moments but too many untalented tough guys on the fourth line is something that has cost this team in the past. Let's cross our fingers that Andersson keeps it up.

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12-13-2010, 12:12 PM
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Good, Glass is like the same player but can actually skate, we don't need both of them. Andersson has deserved a longer look anyways, and seems like a more versatile 4th liner.

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12-13-2010, 12:17 PM
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I don't think he can help this team at all, but I like Desbiens and the way he plays/competes.
I hope he gets a shot with the Habs, or someone else.
He's not a good enough player to stick in the NHL, but if he could play a handful of games for the Habs, I'm sure it would be really great for him.
Maybe he could parlay a short stint with the Habs into an opportunity outside of the NHL post hockey career.

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12-13-2010, 12:35 PM
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Desbiens is still pretty young at 25. I think he still has some window left to develop into an NHL player.

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I'm good with this. I'd like to see more of Andersson.

Boyd waived again?

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The fourth line has seen a lot of changes this year. Bolduc was out for an extended period of time, Schaefer flamed out, Rypien flaked out again for whatever reason, and of course Desbiens was injured as well. I guess that the thinking is that Glass already provides most of the grit that the fourth line needs, and Glass is a better skater/overall player than Desbiens. They probably kept him around for cap LTIR considerations after the injury. I didn't think he was terrible. He was getting hits and had a couple of fights, but his skating was suspect.

Misleading stat for the day, the Canucks were 7-3-2 with him in the line-up. It kind of goes to show how useless that stat (in the line-up vs out of the line-up) is. Granted, he only had a few minutes of ice time to affect the outcome either way, but still, misleading stat is misleading.

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Whew. Desbiens tried hard, but was pretty bad. Jury's still out on Andersson, but he hasn't stood out in a negative way in his limited icetime. I expect Oreskovich will get his spot sooner or later, though.

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12-13-2010, 02:09 PM
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Guillaume gave his best but his skating is just nowhere near good enough - the rest of his game is fine for a 4th liner. It would have been nice if he could have potted one while he was here.

The only team that might pick him up is Montreal because of what he brings to the table.

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12-13-2010, 02:31 PM
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Moose need his offense with both Hodgson and Schroder out.

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Has anyone noticed that Desbiens last name is suspiciously close to the word Lesbians?


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Has anyone noticed that Desbiens last name is suspiciously close to the word Lesbians?

And Lesbianism Deluge is an anagram.

...there are some other funny ones too like alleged minibuses, blames guidelines and bugseeds millenia.

That last one is going to be the name of my next band.

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12-13-2010, 05:14 PM
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wooo! AV showing a measure of restraint in not forcing Desbiens back into the lineup! things like this give me hope that he's coming around on some of his other more ridiculous experiments.

nothing against Desbiens personally, as he tries incredibly hard and seems like a great teammate...but he just cannot skate and the puck skills and vision just aren't there either to make up for it in any way.

Andersson has looked pretty good on the 4th line. Definitely glad they're gonna continue to take a look at what he can do.

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12-13-2010, 05:41 PM
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AV looks like he's finally taking the 4th line seriously now. Love having some sense of organization on there. I was expecting Glass (whose had a good season so far), Rypien, and Desbiens the whole way though, but I'm liking how AV has experimented by dropping Hansen and Torres down temporarily as well as seeing how guys like Bliznak, Perrault and Andersson fare on the fourth line to give him the best idea of what will be most effective come spring. Certainly a change from him treating the 4th line minutes as pity presents for his testosterone-loaded favourites.

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its unfortunate for desbiens but it was clear in his short stint that he can't skate at a nhl level right now

hopefully he works on his skating in the off-season and can find a job with another nhl team

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I eagerly await Desbiens back in Manitoba. While odds are he will clear waivers and be assigned, Scott Arniel just loves Desbiens. There may be an outside chance that he could convince management in Columbus to bite... not great odds, but possible.

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Has anyone noticed that Desbiens last name is suspiciously close to the word Lesbians?

Day-Bee-Ehns

Lez-bee-ens

No, not really. But I posted that same thing on another board before, so I can see where your coming from.

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oreskovich has done nothing on the moose which would indicate he's able to play in the nhl again. 6 pts and -5 in 22 games, 25pims. desbiens is a much better player.

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