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Archive 2012-2013
Position: Defenseman Shoots: Left
Birth Place: New York City, NY, USA
Birth Date: 17-Oct-1975 Age: 37
Height: 5' 8" Weight: 197
Drafted by: not drafted Draft Year: n/a
Acquired: Free agency 2012



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I'd rather his spot go to a younger player. He doesn't do any of the stuff he used to. He's not as good defensively, can't/won't really fight and doesn't put up points. A younger player and the team would be better served with his minutes.

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I'd rather his spot go to a younger player. He doesn't do any of the stuff he used to. He's not as good defensively, can't/won't really fight and doesn't put up points. A younger player and the team would be better served with his minutes.

Maybe the signing of Douglas Murray could mean that Marc Bergevin realized he was in error extending the Cube (Bouillon). I don't see the need of keeping both at this point. In my mind Frank (no longer a tank) is the lessor asset.

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Maybe the signing of Douglas Murray could mean that Marc Bergevin realized he was in error extending the Cube (Bouillon). I don't see the need of keeping both at this point. In my mind Frank (no longer a tank) is the lessor asset.

It'll be interesting to see where they stack up against eachother on the depth chart. Bouillon is overall a more serviceable defenseman than Murray IMHO. I'd frankly like to see each of them rotating in and out of the lineup depending on our needs, especially once Emelin is back.

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I'd rather his spot go to a younger player. He doesn't do any of the stuff he used to. He's not as good defensively, can't/won't really fight and doesn't put up points. A younger player and the team would be better served with his minutes.

Maybe the signing of Douglas Murray could mean that Marc Bergevin realized he was in error extending the Cube (Bouillon). I don't see the need of keeping both at this point. In my mind Frank (no longer a tank) is the lessor asset.

I would guess the Murray signing is cover for Emelin while he continues to recover from his injury. Bouillon, IMO, was brought back because he's a fan favorite and provide decent bottom pairing minutes in case of injury. I don't expect either to figure into the team's future plans, but are both being used for depth in a season when we have some kids trying to make the jump and Emelin hurt to start the year.

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I would guess the Murray signing is cover for Emelin while he continues to recover from his injury. Bouillon, IMO, was brought back because he's a fan favorite and provide decent bottom pairing minutes in case of injury. I don't expect either to figure into the team's future plans, but are both being used for depth in a season when we have some kids trying to make the jump and Emelin hurt to start the year.

Then what about Drewiske? Three bottom pairing d-men none of whom replace Emelin IMHO. Cube is the oldest of the bunch (and the smallest).

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Then what about Drewiske? Three bottom pairing d-men none of whom replace Emelin IMHO. Cube is the oldest of the bunch (and the smallest).

There's no guarantee Drewiske even steps onto the ice for more than 5 games with the Habs this season. He may be on a one-way deal, but he can still play in Hamilton while being paid his NHL level salary, can he not?

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There's no guarantee Drewiske even steps onto the ice for more than 5 games with the Habs this season. He may be on a one-way deal, but he can still play in Hamilton while being paid his NHL level salary, can he not?

As long as he clears waivers I think. We can try to send him down, but then someone can claim him off waivers. I'm not sure I would be even a little upset if that were to happen though.

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Drewiske was barely used by the end of last season, wasn't he? To be honest I don't even really consider him part of this year's plans unless there's an injury. I assume Bouillon would be ahead of him on the depth chart.

i agree, i think they brought him in for depth and his size 9trying to bulk up our blueline), but it was painful to watch him in his own end. Soup is better defensively imo.

So drewiskie is either going to spend his time in the press box or in hamilton.

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Terrible game and overall unimpressive season.

2 of those goals could have been prevented had he covered his man. Everybody's blaming Parros for watching the guy score and they're right, but at the time where the heck was Bouillon? That was his man. And on the second goal he got away from his man and helped Markov cover his.

And after all that Therrien still puts him out which results in the Wild scoring their fourth goal and winning the game.

Emelin can't come back fast enough.

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Terrible game and overall unimpressive season.

2 of those goals could have been prevented had he covered his man. Everybody's blaming Parros for watching the guy score and they're right, but at the time where the heck was Bouillon? That was his man. And on the second goal he got away from his man and helped Markov cover his.

And after all that Therrien still puts him out which results in the Wild scoring their fourth goal and winning the game.

Emelin can't come back fast enough.

Most players coming back from injury get a small grace period to find their groove, so I won't be too hard on Parros, that was his first full game of the season and we're presently in November.

As for Frankie, I don't know what he and Markov (?) were doing on Poms 2nd goal of the night. Both marky and soup lined up side by side screening price while leaving Pom completely alone beside the net. RDS mentioned it looked like a soccer play (which it did), clearly it didn;t work out as they planned.

He has to get off the 2nd unit PP. It was clear that minny felt no threat from the point and concentrated on the play down low, giving our 2nd unit no room to get anything done. When we have Marky and Subban at the point, we pull the PKers apart because there's a real threat with both Marky and Subban at the point-Giving our guys down low more room to move and set up.

I don't understand why the habs didn't take advantage of that. With them focused on the plays down low, it would've been the perfect time for Diaz to let go a few shots, he would've had a good amount of time to set up and get some shots off.

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i love the guy's heart but he is fading i think i would start to phase him out for a young one he can be brought in for injury relief anytime with his years he does not need to play all the time to be ready.

Yeah I agree. Hopefully over the year we can bring one of the AHL guys up and rotate Boullion and Murray into the lineup based on the opponent.

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frankie b is getting the night off murray will take his place. back on Saturday though

Interesting, not sure if I'd play Murray against the caps. I actually like Murray and feel against certain teams he could be an asset, the caps, not so sure. They're a fast team who moves the puck well, they can score from the point as well as down low.

We'll see how it goes tonight.

I'm actually surprised that MT would sit soup.

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Interesting, not sure if I'd play Murray against the caps. I actually like Murray and feel against certain teams he could be an asset, the caps, not so sure. They're a fast team who moves the puck well, they can score from the point as well as down low.

We'll see how it goes tonight.

I'm actually surprised that MT would sit soup.

I think it's less about him being a good matchup against them and more about giving Bouillon a break on a back to back. Murray vs Caps or Murray vs Pens, pick your poison I suppose. I think Murray vs Pens is a bit scarier (and I'm sure those players know his limitations well).

The positive in all this is that MT is showing the ability to sit Bouillon out for a game. It's the first step in providing a glimmer of hope that he could be replaced by Beaulieu or another rookie.

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I think it's less about him being a good matchup against them and more about giving Bouillon a break on a back to back. Murray vs Caps or Murray vs Pens, pick your poison I suppose. I think Murray vs Pens is a bit scarier (and I'm sure those players know his limitations well).

The positive in all this is that MT is showing the ability to sit Bouillon out for a game. It's the first step in providing a glimmer of hope that he could be replaced by Beaulieu or another rookie.

Good point, forgot about the back to back. Although, playing lower pairing (even with time on the 2nd PP unit) isn't that much ice time. I know he's 38, but he should be able to play 20 minutes over 2 nights.

Since diaz is our only true 2nd unit point guy, he automatically gets the nod over soup and/or Murray.

For me that's a tough call, in a way I'd almost want to have some muscle against the pens, on the other, they're a fast, skilled team, Murray will have troubles keeping up.

The only reason I'd consider playing Murray against the pens is due to their nasty side. Their state rivals are the Flyers, who until recently were still a nasty, physical team and Pens have nasty players. Recently (last decade at least) they've had Asham, BGL, Cooke, etc.. Pens due to sid, Malkin, Letang, etc... are thought of as a skilled team, which they definitely are. But as aforementioned they can also be a dirty team, which I guess is to be expected when your state rivals are the flyers. If the pens keep it clean and stick to skilled finesse hockey, they'll simply blow by Murray. If they decide to impose their size, crash the net and get nasty, diaz and soup will be out-muscled.

Thankfully RB and Moen are back, we may need to use our bigger, physical players tonight.

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