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  1. Islanders D Guillaume Brisebois has blended quickly into new team Published on August 30, 2016 Share 0 0 Comment Send to a friend Print © Jason Malloy/The Guardian Guillaume Brisebois takes a shot during Charlottetown Islanders training camp recently in Pownal. Guillaume Brisebois is the new guy in camp for the first time in three years. The Acadie-Bathurst Titan traded the 19-year-old defenceman to the Charlottetown Islanders during the off-season. “It’s weird because I use to play against those guys, but now I’m on their team,” Brisebois said before a recent practice. But the transition to his new club has been smooth. “Every guy has been amazing with me and welcomed me,” he said. “I didn't feel like I was a new guy.” Head coach Jim Hulton said Brisebois’ maturity and respectful nature has helped the transition. “He’s come in with a quiet humility about him that has allowed him to blend quickly into the room,” he said. The Islanders paid a steep price to get Brisebois and 19-year-old defenceman Jake Barter. They sent defenceman Luc Deschenes, a second-round pick in 2017 and a first-round pick in 2018 to Acadie-Bathurst. The picks are the Islanders, but the team has Baie-Comeau’s second in 2017 and Val-d’Or’s first in 2018 from the David Henley trade. Brisebois was a fifth overall pick of the Titan and was drafted in the third round by the Vancouver Canucks. Hulton said they had a good idea of what they were getting as far as a player was concerned and did their homework on his character. “It’s even more impressive. He looks like he’s a better person than he is a player,” said Hulton, the team’s general manager who made the deal. “You can tell why he wore the C in Bathurst.” Brisebois had asked for a trade after playing three losing seasons in Bathurst. He knows there’s pressure coming in as a high-profile veteran, but is glad to be here and just wants to help the team win and go on a long playoff run. Brisebois has yet to play a game for the Isles, but is expected to dress for the final two pre-season games against the Saint John Sea Dogs on Sept. 9 and 10 before leaving for Vancouver’s camp. Hulton said Brisebois’ 200-foot game is better than he appreciated coaching against him last season. “He gets it. He keeps the game simple. He’s very efficient,” he said. “He’ll go through nights where you won’t notice him a lot, but he’ll have done the subtleties of the game to the nth degree.” Brisebois said there are things he needs to improve upon to make the move to the next level. One thing he worked on during the off-season was the strength of his shot and getting it through traffic and on net. The Islanders released five players on Monday. They are forwards Coady Grant, Austin Taylor, Zac Thususka and Evan Gallant and defenceman Jack Desroches. The team is now practising at MacLauchlan Arena after starting camp in Pownal. The Guardian> Sports> Hockey © Jason Malloy/The Guardian Guillaume Brisebois takes a shot during Charlottetown Islanders training camp recently in Pownal. Getting to know Guillaume Brisebois Who – A 19-year-old, left-shot defenceman from Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Que. Team – The Charlottetown Islanders acquired him from the Acadie-Bathurst Titan during the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League draft. Size – Six-foot-two, 190 pounds. Drafted – The Titans drafted Brisebois with the fifth overall pick in the 2013 draft. The first round included present or former Islanders David Henley (eighth), Daniel Sprong (13th), Will Thompson (17th) and Alexandre Goulet (19th). The Vancouver Canucks selected him in the third round (66th overall) of the 2015 NHL draft. Major junior statistics Season GP G A Pts. 2015-16 52 10 16 26 2014-15 63 4 24 28 2013-14 60 3 16 19 Quote – “I can see it’s a great organization and they treat us like professionals,” Brisebois said of the Charlottetown Islanders. http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/Sports/Hockey/2016-08-30/article-4627625/Islanders-D-Guillaume-Brisebois-has-blended-quickly-into-new-team/2 There ya go. reported. lol
  2. "Last week I was trying to be candid with our fans and media about out efforts to improve our team but said too much about players on other teams," Benning said in a statement released by the Canucks. "I have spoken personally to the NHL and the general managers involved to apologize and I accept the league's ruling." http://www.ctvnews.ca/sports/canucks-fined-50-000-for-benning-comments-on-subban-stamkos-1.2965097 So JB has apologized. Having said that, any time a GM would nix a trade that benefits both teams and is rejected just because of something stupid, you have to wonder who the real douchebag is.
  3. “I’d love to have more picks,” Benning said twice. “We had to give up some picks to try and make our team competitive this year, like the (Erik) Gudbranson trade. “Going forward, I want to be like some of these other teams, with lots of picks where you can trade up and down. That’s the fun of the draft.” http://vancouversun.com/sports/hockey/nhl/vancouver-canucks/the-canucks-absorb-some-body-blows-during-draft-weekend
  4. ..and we have never won a Stanley Cup. Coincidence? ..and I love the later picks as well. Grade A+
  5. I have heard that pieces are a lot easier to move if you throw in a second round pick.
  6. Canucks’ Boeser taking student with Down syndrome to prom Vancouver Canucks prospect Brock Boeser is going to prom. The 19-year-old right wing is taking student Baylee Bjorge, who was born with Down syndrome, to Grand Forks Central’s prom on Saturday night, according to the Grand Forks Herald. Bjorge created a Twitter account to ask Boeser if he would join her at prom. Katie Marcotte, Bjorge’s mother, was unaware that she had asked Boeser to prom and shut down the account. Boeser got a phone number for Marcotte from a mutual friend and texted her Tuesday night to see if Bjorge was still available to be taken. Bjorge, 20, wasn't planning on going to prom but she and her family quickly found a dress and are returning from vacation in Florida just in time for the big day. "I'm excited," Bjorge said. "It's amazing." Boeser, who is Bjorge's favourite player, was drafted in the first round of last year's NHL draft by the Canucks. He won a national championship this past season as a freshman with the University of North Dakota. http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/canucks-boeser-taking-student-syndrome-prom/ What a class act. I love this guy.
  7. He's working with a lot of young players. They are going to make mistakes and they are going to cost them games. I have enjoyed watching the young guys all year. Haven't missed a game in 6 years. At least He plays the young guys. I loved AV but my God those kids didn't get a chance. ... and it's not like he had a ton to work with either. ... and I'm sure he has at least half a brain or he would not have gotten hired. So he will get better as the team gets better. ( I hope)
  8. A "significant offer was on the table" between the Canucks and Hawks. Hamhuis took to long to waive and Chicago went to "plan B" (Ehrhoff). (Quotes are from Botchford video). http://blogs.theprovince.com/2016/02/26/hamhuis-and-his-ntc-the-wait-is-on/ Hamhuis and his NTC, has waffling killed a deal? The longer it goes, the more real the possibility Dan Hamhuis could choose not to waive his no-trade clause for Chicago. Either that, or the decision will be made for him, because Chicago isn’t the type of team that’s going to wait till Monday. This is not good news for the Canucks. A deal with Chicago was reportedly close enough that Hamhuis was presented with the Chicago option in the past 24-48 hours. This, asking a player to sign off on waiving his NTC, is usually the last step in making a trade. A framework for a Hamhuis-to-Chicago deal was discussed by the teams, but obviously would have been delayed if the player remains unsure about whether he’s willing to move. With just days to go before the deadline, Hamhuis has remained unsure all week about what he wants to do. If you’re waffling on Chicago, would there be another team that’s more appealing? Is this going to change? The Hawks would have seemingly be the ideal fit for Hamhuis, who could squeeze into an excellent top four, and not be required to carry too much of the water. But, as has been reported, Chicago is a team with lots on the go in the trade market. Even with their cap issues, the Hawks will have options. Maybe they can go back to Hamhuis, but it sure seems like they’ve moved on to Plan B. http://blogs.theprovince.com/2016/02/26/hamhuis-and-his-ntc-the-wait-is-on/
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  10. His NTC kicks in July 1st with his new contract. I guess that's why I find this so interesting.
  11. A juicy headline, to be certain. But let’s all take a deep breath before we jump to conclusions, shall we? According to a TVA Sports’ Louis Jean, who cites an anonymous team executive, the Montreal Canadiens are gauging trade interest in all-star defenceman P.K. Subban. Jean qualified his tweeted report by saying that he’s not suggesting general manager Marc Bergevin will trade his best player not named Carey Price. Jean says, to his knowledge, Bergevin is not shopping Subban.“There is no question that the captain, Max Pacioretty, and Subban are not best friends,” Jean told Hockey Central at Noon Friday. “[Subban] is a guy that does rub others the wrong way.” Jean was careful to explain that the locker room understands Subban does win his team games. When a team undergoes a long stretch of losing, that’s when the finger-pointing begins. Subban, 26, has been a rare bright spot for a Canadiens club that has turned in the NHL’s worst record since Dec. 1 and fallen from the top of the standings to a trade-deadline seller. “I think I’m part of the answer, not the problem,” Subban told reporters after Friday’s practice. A Norris Trophy winner in 2013 and finalist in 2015, Subban has five goals and 39 assists this season and was the Canadiens’ lone representative at the 2016 All-Star Game. Contractually speaking, July 1 marks a significant change for the star, whose eight-year deal carries a $9-million cap hit. This season Subban will “only” make $7 million in salary. That figure leaps to $11 million for 2016-17 and 2017-10 and $10 million for each of the following two seasons. Also on July 1, Subban’s full no-move clause kicks in. So if — and it’s a big if — Bergevin were to consider trading his passionate quarterback, it would be easier to do so prior to this summer. With the Canadiens in a free fall, the mood surrounding the team has grown toxic. Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien singled out Subban after Wednesday’s loss to the Colorado Avalanche for making an “individual mistake.” http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/report-p-k-subbans-name-has-come-up-in-trade-talks-montreal-canadiens-marc-bergevin-tva-louis-jean/ (I don't normally post in this section so I hope I did all right) Edit: Not under Rumour PK Subban thread because it is now a report with a source. Just in case someone brings it up.
  12. Ive been to the future too, and I have proof! 2019-2020 season... get ready.