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06-25-2011, 11:24 AM
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Bruno Gervais to TB for future considerations: signed for 1 year, $550k

If my French is right it seems like we acquired Bruno Gervais for future considerations:
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renhockey Renaud P Lavoie
Islanders Bruno Gervais échangé au Lightning pour considération future.
http://twitter.com/#!/renhockey


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Trade just announced. Bruno Gervais acquired from the Islanders for future considerations. #NHLDraft

LightningTimes Damian Cristodero
Trade: Lightning gets Bruno Gervais from Islanders for future considerations.

erlendssontrib Erik Erlendsson
#tblightning haver acquired Bruno Gervais from NY Islanders for future considerations

DarrenDreger Darren Dreger
Isles trade Bruno Gervais to TB for futures.

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This guy is an absolutely terrible player. Not even worth futures.

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Future considerations usually means nothing so I'll take it.

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It's been reported as done by EE and the Lightning twitter feed.

Gervais is deemed to be terrible, Bergeron was deemed to be terrible, Jones was deemed to be terrible, Foster was a risk, and we wrote him off as an Admiral before camp, even Sir Cory Murphy was knocked by Florida fans. and they're the Panthers.

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After Thompson, Bergenheim, Roloson, (Brewer) I'm not too worried to add another former Islander.

Age 26, 6'1, 200lb, right handed shot, had 17 goals and 42 points in 55 games in the AHL in 2005-06.

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This guy sucks.

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It's been reported as done by EE and the Lightning twitter feed.

Gervais is deemed to be terrible, Bergeron was deemed to be terrible, Jones was deemed to be terrible, Foster was a risk, and we wrote him off as an Admiral before camp, even Sir Cory Murphy was knocked by Florida fans.
When we claimed him on waivers some Islander fans were calling Thompson the worst player in the NHL as well.

If it keeps Vernace off the SPTF ice I'm happy.

http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t...ompson+waivers Look familiar?


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Age 26, 6'11, 200lb, right handed shot, had 17 goals and 42 points in 55 games in the AHL in 2005-06.
Wow! Didn't seem that big when he was playing with the Isles.

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I'll take Jones, Vernace and Smaby any day of the week over Gervais. Hopefully this is just a favor.

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What's interesting is that Gervais is an impending RFA.

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You guys are going to absolutely hate him. The other guys you got from us (Roloson, Thompson, Bergenheim) at least had some glimmer of hope. Gervais does nothing, and I mean nothing, to help an NHL team win hockey games.

Sorry guys, our problem is now your problem.

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Thompson, Bergenheim, Roloson and now BRUNOOO!

Congratulation, you've got monopoly!!!!


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Possible R. Jones replacement as the #8 Dman. So whatever I guess.

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Wow! Didn't seem that big when he was playing with the Isles.
Touché!

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NateThompson44 Nathan Thompson
I'd like to welcome my former teammate and close friend @bruno_gervais8 to the TBL. #exisle #greataddition
http://twitter.com/#!/NateThompson44
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LightningTimes Damian Cristodero
TBay assistant and former Islanders assistant Dan Lacroix on Gervais: "He’s smart. He makes a good pass and he has a high compete level. "
http://twitter.com/#!/LightningTimes

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Gervais, yes! Now the final piece of the championship puzzle has fallen into place

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He can always play in the AHL if he's as horrible as announced

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I'm sure hes absolutely awful and has no future after coming from the model franchise for general management and coaching, the New York Islanders. There is no way he wasn't in the right environment.

This is a slap in the face to future considerations. At least they use the word future!

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I'm sure hes absolutely awful and has no future after coming from the model franchise for general management and coaching, the New York Islanders. There is no way he wasn't in the right environment.

This is a slap in the face to future considerations. At least they use the word future!
Exactly. There might be a reason why all these former Islanders are doing so well off the Island.

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Exactly. There might be a reason why all these former Islanders are doing so well off the Island.
So Bergenheim basically doing what he did in the Island and Nate Thompson developing into a decent player means that all crappy Islanders become magically good players when they leave?

How dare we give poor Chef Bruno icetime?!!

We gotta trade away Grabner quick. We don't want to...RUIN him!!

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So Bergenheim basically doing what he did in the Island and Nate Thompson developing into a decent player means that all crappy Islanders become magically good players when they leave?

How's Tambellini doing?
Bergenheim had 9 goals in a single playoff with the Islanders? Oh right.

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So Bergenheim basically doing what he did in the Island and Nate Thompson developing into a decent player means that all crappy Islanders become magically good players when they leave?

How's Tambellini doing?
How could Bergenheim do what he did on the Island? He wasn't in the playoffs there.

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So Bergenheim basically doing what he did in the Island and Nate Thompson developing into a decent player means that all crappy Islanders become magically good players when they leave?

How dare we give poor Chef Bruno icetime?!!

We gotta trade away Grabner quick. We don't want to...RUIN him!!
No, no, no. You won't ruin Grabner. He'll just never reach anywhere close to his potential until he comes to Tampa Bay.

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Bergenheim had 9 goals in a single playoff with the Islanders? Oh right.
I'm sure he'll do that every year, because the last 326 games didn't count.

Listen, I'm not looking for trouble. I'm happy for Bergie and Thompson. Really.

But accusing the Islanders of magically suffocating every player's potential because you can name a couple of decent players, despite the fact that they were given infinite chances and much icetime has no basis.

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I'm sure he'll do that every year, because the last 326 games didn't count.

Listen, I'm not looking for trouble. I'm happy for Bergie and Thompson. Really.

But accusing the Islanders of magically suffocating every player's potential because you can name a couple of decent players, despite the fact that they were given infinite chances and much icetime has no basis.
We are not accusing the Islanders of wasting every player's potential, you mentioned Tambellini so it's only 2 of 3.

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