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I was looking for his thread and after searching the entire forum, I noticed that he didn't have one.

What a start to the season he's having! His second shutout tonight, he only allowed 12 goals in 7 games so far.

Great job Marc, you will get another shot at the NHL is you keep it up!

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Thanks for creating the thread. As he wasn't a Hab but also isn't a prospect, he kind of slipped under the radar. But as the likely callup in case of injury, we should probably be keeping an eye on him. Good to know he's off to a good start (but wow how fast this guy fell).

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It's too bad about Denis. There were such high hopes for him, started well, and fell off. now look at him a 31 year old (suppose to be) good goalie playing in the minors. good on him for having a good start in the minors, but if he didn't he wouldn't deserve a contract. he's not that great. but a good third string call-up. good job nonetheless.

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It's too bad about Denis. There were such high hopes for him, started well, and fell off. now look at him a 31 year old (suppose to be) good goalie playing in the minors. good on him for having a good start in the minors, but if he didn't he wouldn't deserve a contract. he's not that great. but a good third string call-up. good job nonetheless.

I'm surprised he didn't go off to Europe, I'm sure he could make much better money. It could be family reasons (not wanting to move to Europe), but I have a suspicion this guy wants to return to the NHL and that's easier to do being signed by an NHL team and playing in North America. Europe pays well and is good once your NHL career is done, but it's rare to make a return to the NHL from that point. If he hasn't returned to the NHL in the next couple of season I expect we'll see him somewhere in Europe.

He kinds of reminds me of Abby, was a relatively promising #1 goaltender, got traded and just sank like a rock. It wasn't that long ago he played in over 60 games posting a .918 save percentage; then he was part of a trade that Tampa thought was giving them a #1 goaltender, and the next year found himself in the minors.

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How Denis is playing we might see Halak being traded sooner then later

I doubt it. Denis is on a one-year, two-way contract. I am sure next season he is going to make his agent's task getting him back into the NHL. Halak is signed with us for two seasons, making him available to us for this season and next season, where as Denis is probably going to leave our organization next year and look for a starters role elsewhere, in my opinion. If we traded Halak, then lost Denis, we wouldn't really have a capable backup. I think Denis, for the Montreal organization, is simply an insurance policy if Price goes down with an injury. That's all. He is playing excellently, though.

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I doubt it. Denis is on a one-year, two-way contract. I am sure next season he is going to make his agent's task getting him back into the NHL. Halak is signed with us for two seasons, making him available to us for this season and next season, where as Denis is probably going to leave our organization next year and look for a starters role elsewhere, in my opinion. If we traded Halak, then lost Denis, we wouldn't really have a capable backup. I think Denis, for the Montreal organization, is simply an insurance policy if Price goes down with an injury. That's all. He is playing excellently, though.

I think it's doubtful Denis will find a starting role in the NHL next season. At best, he will have to accept a backup role and "earn" the starting role.

*IF* we were to trade Halak, we could then leverage Denis into the backup role to Price and hopefully increase his value in a trade as well ... making the way for one of our other young goalies to become Price's backup next season.

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I doubt it. Denis is on a one-year, two-way contract. I am sure next season he is going to make his agent's task getting him back into the NHL. Halak is signed with us for two seasons, making him available to us for this season and next season, where as Denis is probably going to leave our organization next year and look for a starters role elsewhere, in my opinion. If we traded Halak, then lost Denis, we wouldn't really have a capable backup. I think Denis, for the Montreal organization, is simply an insurance policy if Price goes down with an injury. That's all. He is playing excellently, though.

This makes a lot of sense!!! we are three deep in NHL level goaltending! For Denis he gets a chance to resurrect his NHL career either by overachieving in the AHL or by getting a backup role in Montreal pending injury!

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I doubt it. Denis is on a one-year, two-way contract. I am sure next season he is going to make his agent's task getting him back into the NHL. Halak is signed with us for two seasons, making him available to us for this season and next season, where as Denis is probably going to leave our organization next year and look for a starters role elsewhere, in my opinion. If we traded Halak, then lost Denis, we wouldn't really have a capable backup. I think Denis, for the Montreal organization, is simply an insurance policy if Price goes down with an injury. That's all. He is playing excellently, though.

It's possible Halak is traded this offseason and Denis is brought back (on one way contract) as our backup if he has a good season in Hamilton.

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This makes a lot of sense!!! we are three deep in NHL level goaltending! For Denis he gets a chance to resurrect his NHL career either by overachieving in the AHL or by getting a backup role in Montreal pending injury!

I think if he continues to play this way and if MTl has no intentions of resigning him, then they should use him as a piece in a trade deadline day package...If it's possible.

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He continues to work away game in, game out and is doing an exceptional job......he has played as well as Halak or Price in most games and surprisingly moves the puck around very much in the style of Price which is certainly a big help to the breakout.......he was robbed of an assist by the scorer the other night.....in fact he was basically the reason for the goal........beyond that in seeing/reading his interviews and in talking with him he seems to have a really good head on his shoulders and is willing to work hard whether he stays in Hamilton for the whole season (and playoffs :D :D ) or be backup in Montreal. His ultimate goal is to be back in the NHL but he is willing to do the necessary work to get there.......he is also a very pleasant positive guy!

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Seems he's been allowing more goals lately.

And that's exactly why he's currently in the A.H.L.

Some people were really excited about his play to start the season in Hamilton, some had even mentioned he might deserve to play in Montreal at some point in time.

I'm really not sure if Denis is ever going to succeed in the N.H.L. again. He may, but he may also be destined to fall into obscurity in the American Hockey League.

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