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#1 RGS_Quack93

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 09:37 AM

François Beauchemin contract with #ducks 1 year / $1M + around $500 000 in performance bonuses. #tvasports

 

 

 


What in the hell.

 

Why?

 

Why would the Ducks? 

 

Why would Beauch?

 

Whyyyyyyyyy?


I like Beauch and all but come on. 

 

Fowler, Lindholm, Montour, Vatanen, Bieksa, Manson, Holzer and now Beauch too?

 

Could make sense if you trade someone but....



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Posted 21 August 2017 - 09:43 AM


 
1 million bucks, so that's practically nothing. He's 37 and has a lot of wear on him but he played 81 games last year. I'm sure he's "great in the room" and might be the kind of guy Montour and others can learn from. 
 
I hate to explain every move the same way, but maybe it gives us flexibility to move a guy and still have 7 decent Dmen? 
 
I'm not a real fan of re-treading guys though, and don't think this is gonna have much of an effect on the team.
 
And I wonder, like you, why is Beauch even lacing them up for 1 million bucks? He's made 37 mill in his career.



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Posted 21 August 2017 - 09:51 AM

If Sami and Hampus really aren't back until December/January, I can see what they're doing here.



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Posted 21 August 2017 - 09:54 AM

 

 

 

And I wonder, like you, why is Beauch even lacing them up for 1 million bucks? He's made 37 mill in his career.

 

Love of the game.

 

My question is more along the lines of.... "Beauch, this team has kicked you tot he curb twice now and you come back for more?" 

 

We also have Megna, Larrson and Pettersson all vying for a job.



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Posted 21 August 2017 - 10:00 AM

 

I hate to explain every move the same way, but maybe it gives us flexibility to move a guy and still have 7 decent Dmen? 

 

 

 

THis is possible. Maybe Vatanen does get traded and this helps fill a hole. Maybe its to protect the team while Lindholm and Vatanen work their way back.

 

I dont think he will be bad, but he and Bieksa are so similar, no real upside.



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Posted 21 August 2017 - 11:17 AM

I literally could not be happier about this. One of my favorite Ducks ever and he gets to retire here. I also still think he could be serviceable on our bottom pairing. MUCH more than Bieksa or Holzer.

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 11:47 AM

I literally could not be happier about this. One of my favorite Ducks ever and he gets to retire here. I also still think he could be serviceable on our bottom pairing. MUCH more than Bieksa or Holzer.

 

I agree on being one of my fav Ducks too and happy he can retire here (as long as ANA doesnt trade him AGAIN).

 

But to your last point, so what? Bieksa is playing regardless of Beauch. Holzer was never supposed to be part of the top 6, hes just a solid #7 stand in.

 

Beauch already has 6 guys ahead of him on the depth chart and that doesnt include prospects who have a legit shot at a roster spot this season.



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Posted 21 August 2017 - 11:52 AM

 
I agree on being one of my fav Ducks too and happy he can retire here (as long as ANA doesnt trade him AGAIN).
 
But to your last point, so what? Bieksa is playing regardless of Beauch. Holzer was never supposed to be part of the top 6, hes just a solid #7 stand in.
 
Beauch already has 6 guys ahead of him on the depth chart and that doesnt include prospects who have a legit shot at a roster spot this season.


I think Bieksa and beauch end up alternating since they're both older and could use the rest.

Fowler-Manson
Lindholm-Montour
Beauch-Vatanen
Bieksa

That's really f*ing good.

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 12:20 PM

Hey, if Beauch is this years "Dumpster Dive", I'm OK with it that...



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Posted 21 August 2017 - 01:35 PM

rumor is Vats may not be back until after the all star break

 

Hampster maybe not ready to start the year

 

gap filler so you don't have to plug in a youngster (like Larsson) if they aren't ready.



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Posted 21 August 2017 - 02:31 PM

rumor is Vats may not be back until after the all star break

 

Hampster maybe not ready to start the year

 

gap filler so you don't have to plug in a youngster (like Larsson) if they aren't ready.

 

Think this is it in a nutshell; and some additional depth if we do trade Vats for a scoring forward.



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Posted 21 August 2017 - 03:00 PM

I'll never forget his open ice destruction of Justin Schultz. Still puts a smile on my face.

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 09:00 AM

Or his one punch knock down of Iginla.



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Posted 11 September 2017 - 10:53 PM

Great story by Frankie on "Coming Home" ...

 

On that Cup team, I was paired with one of the greatest defensemen of all time in Scott Niedermayer, and I was able to learn so much from him. He definitely helped make me a better player. Now it's funny to think that I'm the grizzled veteran that a lot of the young defensemen will look to for leadership and guidance.

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And what I can teach them is mostly to keep an even keel. It's a long season with a lot of adversity, and it's important to remember not to let the highs get too high and the lows get too low. You want to do everything you can health-wise and mentally to make sure we're ready to go come playoff time.

 



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Posted 12 September 2017 - 08:59 AM

awesome



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Posted 12 September 2017 - 11:23 AM

awesome

 

Agreed!

 

That article brought home two points for me:

 

1.  The life of a professional athlete, especially one with a spouse and kids, is a well-compensated but potentially migratory one.  I'm glad it sounds like Beauch and his family are happy to be back in OC.

 

2. I think he can really bring value to this team this year.  Maybe not so much on the stat sheet, but in the room, on road trips, on the ice in tight games, and hopefully in the playoffs.

 

I've always been a fan of Frankie Knuckles.



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Posted 14 September 2017 - 09:11 AM

I like how the NHL is copying the Players' Tribune format there.






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