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Posted 30 July 2012 - 11:13 AM

I don't see it anywhere, source?

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 11:13 AM

... Not too pleased about this. Depth is never a bad thing but isn't this the same tough guy that broke his hand in a fight because he didn't make a proper fist?
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 11:22 AM

I think what's more funny than the fact that he's played for the Canucks, is that he has played for the Wolves before, when the Wolves weren't our AHL team. :P

Looks like he's done okay for himself in the AHL in any case, hopefully he'll continue that at be a good call up if we need him.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 11:22 AM

... Not too pleased about this. Depth is never a bad thing but isn't this the same tough guy that broke his hand in a fight because he didn't make a proper fist?


Sure is... http://passittobulis...e-his-hand.html
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 11:26 AM

No Arniel? No Desbiens imo
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 11:28 AM

Gillis :sadno:

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 11:29 AM

http://sports.ca.msn...llaume-desbiens

Here's one source, I think it's also on TSN.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 11:30 AM

Not a bad depth signing, i always liked him he throws some big hits but his skating is painful to watch.
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 11:33 AM

Sigh, Gillis....

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 11:33 AM

One of AV's favorite pets is back. This will ease the pain of the loss of Rome.
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 11:45 AM

Nice 14th or 15th forawrd signing.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 11:46 AM

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 11:47 AM

sorry, It's hard to detect sarcasm over the interwebz.

Thus the coy smile and sunglasses figure that appeared besides the words. ;)

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 11:50 AM

Decent AHL stats. Hopefully someone sat him down and explained how to make a proper fist though.
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 11:53 AM

Depth is never a bad thing.


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Posted 30 July 2012 - 11:58 AM

Ballard + Raymond + Desbiens for ????? ;)
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 11:58 AM

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 12:00 PM

I'm a little surprised by this signing actually. We let him go last year for a reason. Would prefer to see Bitz re-sign than Desbiens. Besides I think we have our full quota of French instigators.
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 12:03 PM

He'll be thrown to the Wolves.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 12:04 PM

Does this bump our prospects down in the AHL? What line does he usually play?

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 12:10 PM

Looks like MG found that top 6 winger we need!



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Posted 30 July 2012 - 12:10 PM

Does this bump our prospects down in the AHL? What line does he usually play?

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 12:14 PM

He produced a bit of offence with the Moose a few years ago but that part of his game seems to have dried up. My guess is that he'll play a bottom 6 role with the Wolves...and will be given a chance to compete for a 4th line spot on the Canucks. I'm surprised that they're bringing him back...there have to be better players available (but maybe he's one of the few that was willing to accept a two way contract at league minimum). I'm also surprised that it's the number 1 story on TSN's NHL page.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 12:15 PM

Give us the cup now.
How is a useless player no one wants "depth"


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Posted 30 July 2012 - 12:17 PM

... Not too pleased about this. Depth is never a bad thing but isn't this the same tough guy that broke his hand in a fight because he didn't make a proper fist?


Anybody that fights knows you don't make a fist that way, and I am sure this wasn't his first one. He probably made the fist like that so he can collect an NHL salary instead of being sent down....

Edit: I just saw on the PITB link that someone else thought the same thing.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 12:18 PM

Are we turning into Calgary now? bringing back ex players? lol

Anyways I liked him a few season ago, It sucked that he had to brake his hand on a fight and never got the call back again.

If he's the replacement for Mancari like some people believe he is, then Its not a bad swap.

He's an OK fighter, but definately better than Duco or Mancari.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 12:29 PM

I'm a little surprised by this signing actually. We let him go last year for a reason. Would prefer to see Bitz re-sign than Desbiens. Besides I think we have our full quota of French instigators.

He produced a bit of offence with the Moose a few years ago but that part of his game seems to have dried up. My guess is that he'll play a bottom 6 role with the Wolves...and will be given a chance to compete for a 4th line spot on the Canucks. I'm surprised that they're bringing him back...there have to be better players available (but maybe he's one of the few that was willing to accept a two way contract at league minimum). I'm also surprised that it's the number 1 story on TSN's NHL page.

That about sums up my thoughts on the signing. He'll play on the Wolves but is a decent emergency depth guy, where I'd think Bitz was looking for more security. After that poorly-timed suspension against LA in the playoffs, Bitz didn't have a lot of bargaining power with us.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 12:32 PM

Desbiens is tough, good signing.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 12:35 PM

I was actually kind of choked when he signed with Calgary, glad to have him back.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 12:35 PM

Once again the masses fail to see the big picture.




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