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Posted 17 December 2010 - 01:39 PM

Here's hoping he spent some of his time down in Victoria learning how to cross the road.

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Posted 22 December 2010 - 09:06 AM

As the QMJHL trade period gets heated up, the rumors are flying that Yann Sauve will be headed back to Saint John after the christmas break. As much as I would like to see him back in Saint John, it personally makes no sense. Wouldn't sending him back to junior be a step backwards in his development?
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Posted 22 December 2010 - 10:22 AM

Given the way his year has gone, going back to a league where he can get big minutes and dominate might be the best move for his career.
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Posted 22 December 2010 - 10:31 AM

he's not going back, he was just recalled by the moose and started practicing with them. He'll make his debut either next week or in the new year.
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Posted 22 December 2010 - 11:00 AM

As the QMJHL trade period gets heated up, the rumors are flying that Yann Sauve will be headed back to Saint John after the christmas break. As much as I would like to see him back in Saint John, it personally makes no sense. Wouldn't sending him back to junior be a step backwards in his development?



The Canucks would have to assign him there and I do not see them doing that.
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Posted 22 December 2010 - 11:27 AM

From what I understand, Sauve is just getting back on the career path that he was on when he got hit by the car. He showed up at camp in great shape with a tiny shot to make the big club but he was always destined for Manitoba. The time in Victoria was just a conditioning stint and a physical test to make sure he was completely 100% concussion symptom free.

Going back to junior would be counter productive at this point because he's physically able to handle full sized men and according to Babych, he skates like an NHLer. Unless a team is absolutely stacked, sending a player back to junior usually means that he needs to work on something fundamental like skating or putting on weight and Sauve isn't in that situation at all, he just needs minutes against the next level up to continue his development.
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Posted 01 January 2011 - 01:49 PM

Yann got his new years gift by starting in his first AHL game last night, he looked good after the nerves were done the moose won 4-1 and yann helped by getting his first point of the season (A)
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Posted 01 January 2011 - 02:27 PM

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Posted 01 January 2011 - 04:08 PM

he'll be playing again tonight.
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Posted 01 January 2011 - 09:31 PM

Two assists in two games so far with the Moose. Has anyone watched the games, how is Yann playing?
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Posted 02 January 2011 - 04:55 PM

Rather than watching yann's point production, I wud like to hear about how he's adjusting to the pro gamr from someone who's seen him play more than once
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Posted 02 January 2011 - 10:34 PM

Rather than watching yann's point production, I wud like to hear about how he's adjusting to the pro gamr from someone who's seen him play more than once

he's only played the pro game twice. He's sounded solid out there, and has a 2 game point streak right now (the only 2 pro games he's played so far).
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Posted 02 January 2011 - 10:43 PM

It's hard to tell from the scorers sheet, and the fact he's only played two games with the Moose, but 1 assist and 4 SOG on Dec. 31st, plus a second assist on New Years Day (no SOG registered) gives me an idea he's at least getting in "where the action is". I'm going to the Moose/Heat games tomorrow and Tuesday so I'll keep an eye on him.
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Posted 04 January 2011 - 11:36 PM

Posted on: Sunday, January 2nd, 2011
By Ken Wiebe, Winnipeg Sun


Yann Sauve knows it could have been much worse.

That’s why the rookie Manitoba Moose defenceman wasn’t dwelling on the fact it took nearly three extra months for him to play his first American Hockey League game after he was hit by a car and sustained a concussion just prior to Vancouver Canucks’ rookie camp.

“It was a long time, but we had to make sure my health was OK before coming back,” said Sauve, who suited up Friday against the Chicago Wolves and was back in action for the rematch on Saturday.

“As soon as I got hit, I couldn’t control anything that happened with it and I was just trying to stay positive with it. I wasn’t able to work out or whatever. It’s been hard, for sure. I had lows, just like anybody. I was speaking with my family and all the guys here and saying I’d be back soon.

“I could have died. You never know. Life can be short. I could have broken my leg or been paralyzed or whatever. I was lucky in my bad luck and now I’m pretty happy that nothing more serious happened.”

Sauve, 20, isn’t interested in talking about the details of the accident, as his sole focus is on trying to make up for lost time.

The first step was going down for seven games with the Victoria Salmon Kings of the ECHL before he was recalled on Dec. 16.

“It was a great experience to start my professional career,” said Sauve, a second round pick (41st overall) of the Canucks in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. “Getting some games there and getting back in game shape was a good decision. Now I’m back here and I’m here to stay.”

There’s more than half an AHL season left to play and he’s planning to make the most of the opportunity.

Things couldn’t have gone much better for Sauve on Friday. He took a regular turn with the teams at full strength and saw some time on the second power-play unit, finishing with 18 shifts for over 16 minutes of ice time.

Sauve recorded his first AHL point, drawing an assist when Marco Rosa deflected home his point shot 59 seconds into the third period.

“I just tried to keep it simple and move my feet,” said Sauve. “It was not expected, but it was fun to get some power-play time. That’s a bonus. I’ll take everything he gives me.”

With the arrival of Ryan Parent from the Canucks, the Moose have nine healthy blue-liners, at least for the time being, and that means there should be plenty of competition for ice time.

“You always have to work for your job and never let down,” said Sauve. “That’s my mindset. I’ve been through a lot and I won’t let down.”

Head coach Claude Noel didn’t want to go overboard in his assessment, but was certainly impressed by the lack of rust in Sauve’s game on Friday.

“I thought he was great,” said Noel. “He played with poise, he made good decisions and some great tape-to-tape, hard passes. He has a heavy shot. He looked really good and did a lot of good things.

“It’s hard to say (what to expect). It looks to me as if it’s his A-game. A lot of guys bring enthusiasm when they first get in and play and that’s the best they play. But if he plays like this or better, he’s going to be a hard guy to get out of the lineup.”


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Posted 05 January 2011 - 04:32 PM

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Head coach Claude Noel didn’t want to go overboard in his assessment, but was certainly impressed by the lack of rust in Sauve’s game on Friday.

“I thought he was great,” said Noel. “He played with poise, he made good decisions and some great tape-to-tape, hard passes. He has a heavy shot. He looked really good and did a lot of good things.

“It’s hard to say (what to expect). It looks to me as if it’s his A-game. A lot of guys bring enthusiasm when they first get in and play and that’s the best they play. But if he plays like this or better, he’s going to be a hard guy to get out of the lineup.”


I really like this. Sounds like he's adjusting well. Anyone watch the Moose-Heat game and tell me your impressions?

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 11:55 AM

Posted on: Sunday, January 2nd, 2011
By Ken Wiebe, Winnipeg Sun


Yann Sauve knows it could have been much worse.

That’s why the rookie Manitoba Moose defenceman wasn’t dwelling on the fact it took nearly three extra months for him to play his first American Hockey League game after he was hit by a car and sustained a concussion just prior to Vancouver Canucks’ rookie camp.

“It was a long time, but we had to make sure my health was OK before coming back,” said Sauve, who suited up Friday against the Chicago Wolves and was back in action for the rematch on Saturday.

“As soon as I got hit, I couldn’t control anything that happened with it and I was just trying to stay positive with it. I wasn’t able to work out or whatever. It’s been hard, for sure. I had lows, just like anybody. I was speaking with my family and all the guys here and saying I’d be back soon.

“I could have died. You never know. Life can be short. I could have broken my leg or been paralyzed or whatever. I was lucky in my bad luck and now I’m pretty happy that nothing more serious happened.”

Sauve, 20, isn’t interested in talking about the details of the accident, as his sole focus is on trying to make up for lost time.

The first step was going down for seven games with the Victoria Salmon Kings of the ECHL before he was recalled on Dec. 16.

“It was a great experience to start my professional career,” said Sauve, a second round pick (41st overall) of the Canucks in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. “Getting some games there and getting back in game shape was a good decision. Now I’m back here and I’m here to stay.”

There’s more than half an AHL season left to play and he’s planning to make the most of the opportunity.

Things couldn’t have gone much better for Sauve on Friday. He took a regular turn with the teams at full strength and saw some time on the second power-play unit, finishing with 18 shifts for over 16 minutes of ice time.

Sauve recorded his first AHL point, drawing an assist when Marco Rosa deflected home his point shot 59 seconds into the third period.

“I just tried to keep it simple and move my feet,” said Sauve. “It was not expected, but it was fun to get some power-play time. That’s a bonus. I’ll take everything he gives me.”

With the arrival of Ryan Parent from the Canucks, the Moose have nine healthy blue-liners, at least for the time being, and that means there should be plenty of competition for ice time.

“You always have to work for your job and never let down,” said Sauve. “That’s my mindset. I’ve been through a lot and I won’t let down.”

Head coach Claude Noel didn’t want to go overboard in his assessment, but was certainly impressed by the lack of rust in Sauve’s game on Friday.

“I thought he was great,” said Noel. “He played with poise, he made good decisions and some great tape-to-tape, hard passes. He has a heavy shot. He looked really good and did a lot of good things.

“It’s hard to say (what to expect). It looks to me as if it’s his A-game. A lot of guys bring enthusiasm when they first get in and play and that’s the best they play. But if he plays like this or better, he’s going to be a hard guy to get out of the lineup.”


Gonna be hard to get OUT of the lineup... love Claude Noel.
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Posted 06 January 2011 - 12:12 PM

Gonna be hard to get OUT of the lineup... love Claude Noel.

yup :D always looking for the player to take out of the lineup to make room for equally ready and good players waiting by the wayside. I think it speaks more to our depth as an organization than anything. Too many quality players, not enough spots, so if you under perform at all you'll sit and be replaced with someone equally as ready and good as you. it breeds competition within the team, and the results are showing.
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Posted 06 January 2011 - 04:16 PM

The Canucks/Moose need to move some Dmen! 9 healthy on the Moose and we all know the logjam in Vancouver is a (good) problem. Victoria could use some of these riches.
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Posted 11 January 2011 - 07:27 PM

The good thing is that he's consistently getting shots on goal, so he's involved in the play at the attacking end. It's good to see him contributing already, after only playing 8 games with the S-Kings (even though he got lots of ice time there with them). Speaking of which, it's strange to see the Moose keep 9 D-men. You have to wonder what Victoria is thinking about their partnership with the Nucks and Moose as they're banged up themselves, while their AHL affiliate has 2 D in the press box every night lately.

If someone's struggling with the Moose and is going to be scratched for a few games for poor play, I'd rather see him sent down. It might wake him up and force him to re-think the way he's been playing. I know the Moose want to create competition, but you could still do that with only 1 guy in the box. It's just beneficial for everybody involved if they're ALL playing games, and it's not like you can't recall them after sending them to the ECHL.

Or is travel a bigger factor than I thought it would be?
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Posted 11 January 2011 - 08:35 PM

The good thing is that he's consistently getting shots on goal, so he's involved in the play at the attacking end. It's good to see him contributing already, after only playing 8 games with the S-Kings (even though he got lots of ice time there with them). Speaking of which, it's strange to see the Moose keep 9 D-men. You have to wonder what Victoria is thinking about their partnership with the Nucks and Moose as they're banged up themselves, while their AHL affiliate has 2 D in the press box every night lately.

If someone's struggling with the Moose and is going to be scratched for a few games for poor play, I'd rather see him sent down. It might wake him up and force him to re-think the way he's been playing. I know the Moose want to create competition, but you could still do that with only 1 guy in the box. It's just beneficial for everybody involved if they're ALL playing games, and it's not like you can't recall them after sending them to the ECHL.

Or is travel a bigger factor than I thought it would be?

the team has to pay for the tickets going both ways, and they have been using a d-man as a forward the past couple games when they went to abby. no point in sending a d-man down just for a game or 2.
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Posted 11 January 2011 - 10:06 PM

the team has to pay for the tickets going both ways, and they have been using a d-man as a forward the past couple games when they went to abby. no point in sending a d-man down just for a game or 2.


I guess that depends on how long they're going to keep having 2 D as healthy scratches every game. I still think they could manage it better though. I mean... why not just call up a forward from Victoria or sign somebody from the ECHL? Also, I would've thought that the Moose didn't have to worry about paying for tickets - don't they make enough money as it is? Posted Image
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Posted 12 January 2011 - 08:34 AM

I guess that depends on how long they're going to keep having 2 D as healthy scratches every game. I still think they could manage it better though. I mean... why not just call up a forward from Victoria or sign somebody from the ECHL? Also, I would've thought that the Moose didn't have to worry about paying for tickets - don't they make enough money as it is? Posted Image

the higher level team is required to pay for transportation. That's always the case (NHL team has to pay for to and from the AHL and AHL has to pay to and from the ECHL)

They didn't call up a forward because they were on a road trip and they signed a AHL quality forward to fill in for the injury, but it was too late to get him to abby in time.

I think assignment to the ECHL should be a last resort type of move, as the level of competition is far less and it could shake the confidence of a player, especially a rookie. Besides, the AHL needs to carry extra players at all times because they need to account for injuries for both their NHL team and their own team. They can become depleted extremely quick.
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Posted 20 January 2011 - 02:06 PM

Anyone been watching him play? Big guy like that with wheels, you'd think he'd be making his physical presence known in Manitoba, but it's been pretty quiet.
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Posted 20 January 2011 - 03:12 PM

Anyone been watching him play? Big guy like that with wheels, you'd think he'd be making his physical presence known in Manitoba, but it's been pretty quiet.

Well he layed out a guy last night, and then throw some good punches on him. And he didn't even get a penalty.

Give him some time to round back into form. Noel knows how to develop D-men, so I'm not too worried.
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Posted 11 February 2011 - 07:53 PM

Sauve.... c'mon pal. We need ya in the bigs!
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Posted 14 February 2011 - 07:53 PM

Hey Avelanche, how has Sauve been playing lately? Now with Alberts being injured it's possible that he might not be able to go next game. I think Parent would be the best call up but he'd have to go thru re entry waivers so its doubtfull Parent will be called up. I think Sauve might get a chance. What say you?
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Posted 14 February 2011 - 09:17 PM

Hey Avelanche, how has Sauve been playing lately? Now with Alberts being injured it's possible that he might not be able to go next game. I think Parent would be the best call up but he'd have to go thru re entry waivers so its doubtfull Parent will be called up. I think Sauve might get a chance. What say you?

He's gettin the call.

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 09:36 PM

With the call up Sauve, I guess we can all agree that Evan Oberg has fallen away from management's plans?

Last year he was the guy that would be called up first.

Not that I care (Oberg was terrible).
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Posted 14 February 2011 - 10:56 PM

How has he been playing lately?
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Posted 14 February 2011 - 10:59 PM

Awesome, can't wait to see this guy play in the bigs!

He's got the size and the skating, it's just a matter of getting his positioning right, and lowering his panic level. Hopefully we can stick him with a veteran like Salo or Bieksa and they can help him out.
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