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Laval Rocket Thread

Habsy

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We're going to be seeing a lot of Québécois signings in the next few months for Laval & Trois-Rivières.

Desruisseaux's a guy I've never noticed, one way or another. He got over a goal / game as an overager, so I have no expectations at all for him.
They're fishing right now
 

Habsy

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Are they going to be Habs affiliated? That would be great. Finally a proper system if so?
 

GGpX

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I've always been a big proponent of the ECHL. It has its uses.

If you have a late-round player, for example Michael Pizzetta, and he's not able to play every game because there are too many bodies on the AHL roster, there should be a way for players like him to play in the ECHL and get quality minutes.

The Trois-Rivière team is going to be largely Québécois players, which is fine with me. Most of them have no NHL prospect in their future, but it also gives players coming straight from the Q a chance to try their hand at pro hockey. There's going to be a lot of Québécois players getting opportunities with that franchise.
 

Habsy

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And allows the possibility of finding a hidden gem. As we all know, the NHL is not a training league. This is a great move.
 

GGpX

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Yup. There's a much larger amount of players in the NHL right now that have played in the ECHL than you'd think.

In our case, when we were associated with the Cincinnati Cyclone, we had Ryder, Halak, Desharnais that all played in the ECHL. Some notable players like Jordan Binnington played in the ECHL too.

There's about one player per team on average that's played in the ECHL.
 

CH1

The Artist Formerly Known as chiggins.
also more places to develop our next Hart Trophy netminder.
 

GEEMAN

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I've always been a big proponent of the ECHL. It has its uses.

If you have a late-round player, for example Michael Pizzetta, and he's not able to play every game because there are too many bodies on the AHL roster, there should be a way for players like him to play in the ECHL and get quality minutes.

The Trois-Rivière team is going to be largely Québécois players, which is fine with me. Most of them have no NHL prospect in their future, but it also gives players coming straight from the Q a chance to try their hand at pro hockey. There's going to be a lot of Québécois players getting opportunities with that franchise.

Any players in the ECHL that went to have decent NHL careers ?
 
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