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#61 Riviera82

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 12:49 PM

This is NOT exciting.
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 01:03 PM

Obvious wolf is obvious.

This plug already had his chance. Can't even make a proper fist.
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When the playoffs come around, nobody is scared of getting in a fight, but every night, they get their mom to check under the bed for Raffi Torres.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 01:12 PM

Wow, so exciting.
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 01:15 PM

soooooooooo how much??? and im assuming 2 way contract
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 01:24 PM

Good depth signing, Desbien seems to have dedicated his game to fighting more and had some good scraps with Calgary and Abby last year. Wont be a Mancari replacement because he was a legit AHL scorer who just cant seem to translate it the the NHL level. GD seems more like an Oreo replacement, who can play solid 4th line NHL minutes in case of injury to Weise.
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 01:26 PM

soooooooooo how much??? and im assuming 2 way contract


Yes, 600K and 105K respectively

http://blogs.theprov...laume-desbiens/
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 01:47 PM

Why not Doan?


Because Doan is not worth $7.5-million per year.
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 02:07 PM

Because Doan is not worth $7.5-million per year.

You really think teams are going to pay that much for him?
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 02:14 PM

Desbiens believes Canucks a huge opporunity:

Guillaume Desbiens knows he'll be flying under the radar at Canucks training camp if and when it takes place this September.


But putting aside for a moment the uncertainty surrounding current negotiations around a new collective bargaining agreement between players and owners, the 6-foo-2, 215-pound winger would like to show the Canucks they made the right move in bringing him back after he'd spent the past season in the Calgary Flames organization.


Desbien, 27, agreed to a one-year, two-way deal that pays him $600,000 in the NHL and $105,000 in the minors.


Realistically, the Alma, Que., native will be minor league injury insurance and play in Chicago for the AHL Wolves, but Desbiens is quietly confident he has a shot at making the NHL club if he has a strong training camp – as he did two seasons ago.


“It didn't take me long to say yes,” said Desbiens in an interview with The Province on Monday. “I liked my time in Vancouver and I'm familiar with Chicago because I played there two years when I was in the Atlanta organization. It's a good step for me.”


Grit and physical play earned Desbiens a surprise spot on the Canucks' opening-day roster at the start of the 2010-11 season, but in his 12th game he broke his pinky finger in a fight with the Avs' Cody McLeod in Colorado. After healing, he spent the rest of the season in the minors.


“I'm still a little bit sour about that,” said Desbiens. “You make a team out of training camp for the first time, you're in the NHL, playing every game. I don't know if I would have stayed there, even if I was healthy, but you'd like to think you would. It was disappointing to get hurt and when you're out for six weeks it's tough to come back and catch up with everybody.”


Desbiens is well familiar with the Canucks' fourth-line job offerings. The club has basically gone Ground Hog Day – bringing back injured wingers Aaron Volpatti and Steve Pinizzotto and re-signed Andrew Ebbett and Dale Weise to go along with incumbent Zack Kassian.


Desbiens believes there is an opportunity for him. With Ryan Kesler out with shoulder surgery and no obvious third-line centre, there should be some ripple effects. He knows he needs to show his physical side to get some attention. He had five fights in his 10 games with the Flames – including bouts with Matt Kassian, Jared Boll, Ryane Clowe and Paul Bissonnette.


“I know I'm a depth player and I don't think anybody expects me to make the team out of training camp and that's OK,” he said. “It was the same thing when I made the team out of training camp a couple of years ago. But I know what I can do and they know what to expect from me. If I have a good enough camp and I mix things up you never know what can happen. I looking to make everybody change their mind and keep me on the team.”


If that doesn't work out there's always Chicago, where Desbiens played when he was in the Atlanta organization. And there's minor league coach Scott Arniel, who coached him in Manitoba.


“He coached me before in Winnipeg and I have a really good relationship with him,” said Desbiens. “Signing with Vancouver had a lot to do with him being there. If I deserve a call-up I know he'll push for me. I'll work really hard to get there.”


http://www.theprovin...3227/story.html
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 02:22 PM

Desbiens believes Canucks a huge opporunity:

Guillaume Desbiens knows he'll be flying under the radar at Canucks training camp if and when it takes place this September.


But putting aside for a moment the uncertainty surrounding current negotiations around a new collective bargaining agreement between players and owners, the 6-foo-2, 215-pound winger would like to show the Canucks they made the right move in bringing him back after he'd spent the past season in the Calgary Flames organization.


Desbien, 27, agreed to a one-year, two-way deal that pays him $600,000 in the NHL and $105,000 in the minors.


Realistically, the Alma, Que., native will be minor league injury insurance and play in Chicago for the AHL Wolves, but Desbiens is quietly confident he has a shot at making the NHL club if he has a strong training camp – as he did two seasons ago.


“It didn't take me long to say yes,” said Desbiens in an interview with The Province on Monday. “I liked my time in Vancouver and I'm familiar with Chicago because I played there two years when I was in the Atlanta organization. It's a good step for me.”


Grit and physical play earned Desbiens a surprise spot on the Canucks' opening-day roster at the start of the 2010-11 season, but in his 12th game he broke his pinky finger in a fight with the Avs' Cody McLeod in Colorado. After healing, he spent the rest of the season in the minors.


“I'm still a little bit sour about that,” said Desbiens. “You make a team out of training camp for the first time, you're in the NHL, playing every game. I don't know if I would have stayed there, even if I was healthy, but you'd like to think you would. It was disappointing to get hurt and when you're out for six weeks it's tough to come back and catch up with everybody.”


Desbiens is well familiar with the Canucks' fourth-line job offerings. The club has basically gone Ground Hog Day – bringing back injured wingers Aaron Volpatti and Steve Pinizzotto and re-signed Andrew Ebbett and Dale Weise to go along with incumbent Zack Kassian.


Desbiens believes there is an opportunity for him. With Ryan Kesler out with shoulder surgery and no obvious third-line centre, there should be some ripple effects. He knows he needs to show his physical side to get some attention. He had five fights in his 10 games with the Flames – including bouts with Matt Kassian, Jared Boll, Ryane Clowe and Paul Bissonnette.


“I know I'm a depth player and I don't think anybody expects me to make the team out of training camp and that's OK,” he said. “It was the same thing when I made the team out of training camp a couple of years ago. But I know what I can do and they know what to expect from me. If I have a good enough camp and I mix things up you never know what can happen. I looking to make everybody change their mind and keep me on the team.”


If that doesn't work out there's always Chicago, where Desbiens played when he was in the Atlanta organization. And there's minor league coach Scott Arniel, who coached him in Manitoba.


“He coached me before in Winnipeg and I have a really good relationship with him,” said Desbiens. “Signing with Vancouver had a lot to do with him being there. If I deserve a call-up I know he'll push for me. I'll work really hard to get there.”


http://www.theprovin...3227/story.html




At least he's motivated to make the team. I like that.
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 02:56 PM

He cant skate, can't score at NHL level and we brought him back again why? This is definitely not the greatest offseason.
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 03:06 PM

Do we have to break this signing down to the point where we say it's bad because he didn't make a proper fist in one fight? Sh!t CDC.....
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 03:11 PM

Glad he's back....served the Moose well and protected his teammates...the Wolves will love him on the team.

Welcome back Guillaume!
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 03:13 PM

soooo poo

i had high hopes during his first go around....another 4th line guy that seems reluctant to throw the body.

good call by TOny G.....he said the canucks 4th line hasn't really improved since the days of rypien and hordichuck....the next step might be recycling bolduc and desbiens......when i heard that i was scared...and now it has come true...
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 03:36 PM

You know it's been really slow for hockey news when a Desbiens signing is the cover story on TSN.
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 03:39 PM

Welcome back! Should be a good player for the Wolves and being a big, physical body could potentially crack the Canucks lineup with a good training camp
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 03:52 PM

Double post.

Edited by riffraff, 30 July 2012 - 03:55 PM.

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CanucksSayEh, on 12 March 2013 - 10:12 PM, said:
When the playoffs come around, nobody is scared of getting in a fight, but every night, they get their mom to check under the bed for Raffi Torres.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 04:08 PM

Future first liner ?



jk :bigblush:
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 04:27 PM

I hope Desbiens has a career year and proves you nay-sayers wrong. HONK HONK1!!!
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 04:27 PM

By memory everyone was surprised when he unsurped Oreskevich to win a roster spot two years ago. And he did it by brining energy and playing the role he was asked.

Plus he's a centre, cant hurt to have more... I don't mind, especially as he commented positively on both earning a role and being excited if he is playing for Arniel.

I still want Bitz re-signed, unless people expect Jensen and Kassian to make the team? :rolleyes:

Edited by Canuck Surfer, 30 July 2012 - 04:30 PM.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 04:29 PM

All right! Stanley cup here we come
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 04:34 PM

I could see this line up if we sign Doan and trade Luongo+ for Weiss

Sedin - Sedin - Burrows
Doan - Kesler - Kassian
Booth - Weiss - Higgins
Desbiens - Lapierre - Hansen
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In my eyes drouin is overrated he can score in the qmjhl but did nothing in last two gold medal games that canada lost. Fox will be better pro than him talk to me in five yrs

Gaudreau has one NHL goal whereas all your "prized" prospects have none.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 04:34 PM

Finally gillis gets us our 2nd line playmaker we need.! So stoked to see him set up kes and booth, not to mention smash somE bodies. If anything he will be a good mentor to kassian. Teach him how to play the game the way a big guy should..

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 04:36 PM

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.


Do we have to break this signing down to the point where we say it's bad because he didn't make a proper fist in one fight? Sh!t CDC.....

I personally suspected as well that he intentionally broke his own hand. Which, if that's the case, would make me sick. In fact, I would call it theft (since he was on a two way contract). BUT I just read in that write~up someone posted that it was his pinky. I don't suppose you would break your pinky by putting your thumb in your fist.
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 04:42 PM

Pretty useless signing. He didn't do much when he was a Canuck so I'm not sure why we're going back to him now unless scouting saw something we didn't. He's way below guys like Volpatti, Pinizotto and Weise on the depth chart so shouldn't have to play an NHL game next season.

I seriously hope this isn't to replace Bitz.
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 04:50 PM

they don't resign Rypien (RIP) but they sign Desbien a year later? He must be the missing piece for their 4th line.
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 04:57 PM

Pretty useless signing. He didn't do much when he was a Canuck so I'm not sure why we're going back to him now unless scouting saw something we didn't. He's way below guys like Volpatti, Pinizotto and Weise on the depth chart so shouldn't have to play an NHL game next season.

I seriously hope this isn't to replace Bitz.

You're at 9998 for posts. You should wait until we sign Bitz for your 10,000th.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 05:19 PM

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


Sometimes, yes. In this case it was so blatently obvious, you must really lack perception.
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 05:20 PM

I hope Desbiens has a career year and proves you nay-sayers wrong. HONK HONK1!!!


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Career Season? Doubtful. Getting 1 NHL point provided he gets called up would be a career season for him.
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 05:23 PM

You're at 9998 for posts. You should wait until we sign Bitz for your 10,000th.

:towel: Seriously~!~


How about he just waits until he has something intelligent to say? In which case it could be years before # 10,000.
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