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2 hours ago, ramcharger440 said:

what a bonehead penalty to take! still has some growing up to do.

In hindsight ,,,it was. I actually didn't have a problem with it initially because the reffing last night was brutally lopsided. It actually seemed to improve after the outburst ,,,, somewhat. Maybe it helped bring the zebras back in line with reality.

 I say in hindsight simply because we could have used him on the ice when we went down a man.

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1 hour ago, H_T_L said:

Yes it was. Hopefully he can maintain it,,,, which seems to be the criticism towards his game.

I think part of the problem is that he's not quite ready to take on the other teams' top line night after night.  In a first pairing role he was a bit overwhelmed (although he needs to be allowed to make a few mistakes without being demoted).   He was immediately dumped down the third pairing which really isnt great use of his skills.  

The second pairing with Petry is almost ideal.  It gives him more minutes, better assignments and yet not the hardest job on the roster.   Assuming Emelin-Weber can maintain 1st pairing minutes, I actually dont mind doing this when everyone is healthy:

Emelin-Weber
Beaulieu-Petry
Markov-Pateryn/Redmond

 

I know markov is a VERY expensive 3rd pairing guy but the lower minutes should help his game and he can still be a 1st unit PP guy. 

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21 hours ago, maas_art said:

I think part of the problem is that he's not quite ready to take on the other teams' top line night after night.  In a first pairing role he was a bit overwhelmed (although he needs to be allowed to make a few mistakes without being demoted).   He was immediately dumped down the third pairing which really isnt great use of his skills.  

The second pairing with Petry is almost ideal.  It gives him more minutes, better assignments and yet not the hardest job on the roster.   Assuming Emelin-Weber can maintain 1st pairing minutes, I actually dont mind doing this when everyone is healthy:

Emelin-Weber
Beaulieu-Petry
Markov-Pateryn/Redmond

 

I know markov is a VERY expensive 3rd pairing guy but the lower minutes should help his game and he can still be a 1st unit PP guy. 

I was thinking the same thing!

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Re: Playing the Rangers tonite

"They've got a lot of points. All lines can click. It's going to be important every time you're on the ice, you can't take a shift off," said Nathan Beaulieu, who along with the rest of his teammates will be charged with shutting down the likes of J.T. Miller, Mats Zuccarello, Derek Stepan and Kevin Hayes, among others, on Tuesday night. "They've been rolling and everyone's been scoring, so it's going to probably be the most difficult challenge of the year so far."

https://www.nhl.com/canadiens/news/pregame-the-canadiens-will-be-looking-to-get-back-on-track-on-tuesday-night-at-madison-square-garden/c-286990134

In other words no more playing the turtle allowed. ^_^

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3 hours ago, ramcharger440 said:

another tough night. not sure how good he really is, if Benn had not been there to save his butt things would have gone south!

IMO he has been overrated since day one. A lot of wishful thinking by those who see the need for that top two d-man potential.

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On 3/3/2017 at 7:25 AM, Habs_Hockey_Nutz said:

IMO he has been overrated since day one. A lot of wishful thinking by those who see the need for that top two d-man potential.

He's an incredible skater and he has some other skills too but his hockey sense seems... questionable. 

The real problem is:  Is he just in need of more experience and more confidence or is he just incapable of top 4 minutes/matchups?  Time will tell. 

 

 

 

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On 3/15/2017 at 9:42 AM, HabsRuleForever said:

This again.

I couldn't agree more. Even kinot would be better.

TY for your vote of confidence. :)

23 hours ago, habs1952 said:

:4224:Than what?

Better than you, for sure. :6188:

23 hours ago, maas_art said:

i blame kinot for beaulieu being scratched tbh. 

:6185:

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30 minutes ago, jeff33 said:

https://www.hockeyfeed.com/nhl-news/breaking-nhl-defenseman-shows-off-a-terrible-attitude-after-getting-benched

if this is true...hope none of you are real big fans. we all know the bargainbin premiums on character

CJ is known for his patience with players who are struggling, so at the expense of Beaulieu, Emelin was allowed to play again. In hindsight it may not have been the right decision, but at least our coach is willing to be observant & work out the bugs with individual players.

As for Beaulieu's comments, to me it just shows he is eager to contribute. Perhaps a misunderstanding of CJ's strategy.

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1 hour ago, jeff33 said:

https://www.hockeyfeed.com/nhl-news/breaking-nhl-defenseman-shows-off-a-terrible-attitude-after-getting-benched

if this is true...hope none of you are real big fans. we all know the bargainbin premiums on character

First off, i havent see any reputable sites reporting this. Hockey feed isnt exactly a 'beacon of journalism' and Amanda Stein is not a big name reporter (read: she may be fluffing this up to get a little more attention for her journalistic skills). 

 

That said, even if its real its once again montreal media making a mountain out of a mole hill.  To my knowledge players dont *have* to go to the pressbox when they are scratched.  And if Julien told Beaulieu he was out so he could rotate in a player then what was there really for him to "learn."  Not sure why this is such a big deal.  Sure, he didnt toe the party line and say all the right cliche's but why is that a big deal?
 

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14 minutes ago, maas_art said:

First off, i havent see any reputable sites reporting this. Hockey feed isnt exactly a 'beacon of journalism' and Amanda Stein is not a big name reporter (read: she may be fluffing this up to get a little more attention for her journalistic skills). 

 

That said, even if its real its once again montreal media making a mountain out of a mole hill.  To my knowledge players dont *have* to go to the pressbox when they are scratched.  And if Julien told Beaulieu he was out so he could rotate in a player then what was there really for him to "learn."  Not sure why this is such a big deal.  Sure, he didnt toe the party line and say all the right cliche's but why is that a big deal?
 

The lack of towing the party line is what got certain players traded away sometimes with this organization, unfortunately much more so under MB. If only we could concentrate on winning the Cup instead of petty differences. :mellow:

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