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#1 Systemfel

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 10:20 AM

Gleason Fournier - D
Age: 17
Date of birth: September 8, 1991
Place of birth: St-Fabien, Que., Canada
Ht: 6-0
Wt: 185
Shoots: L

From Hockey's Future:

"Talented offensively, the problem for Gleason Fournier is that he is a defenseman first and foremost, but sometimes he doesn't play like one. Able to make quick decisions with the puck and move it well, he sometimes struggles in his own end, especially when under pressure. A valuable tool on the power play, at 6'0 and 174 pounds, he would benefit tremendously if he can get larger and stronger on his skates in the coming years."

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 10:23 AM

Has a reputation as soft and weak on defense.
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Posted 27 June 2009 - 10:37 AM

how didn t we take rajala at this point? I m no scout for sure ok, but C'MON this kid was a onster in the WC and broke Ovie' s record!!!

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 11:30 AM

This guy has "Bust" written all over him. Throwaway pick.
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Posted 27 June 2009 - 11:39 AM

QUOTE (VM1138 @ June 27, 2009 - 11:30AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This guy has "Bust" written all over him. Throwaway pick.


Haha, same this was said about Franzen and Hudler. I think Nil and Holland know a bit more than a couch GM.
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Posted 27 June 2009 - 11:53 AM

QUOTE (VM1138 @ June 27, 2009 - 11:30AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This guy has "Bust" written all over him. Throwaway pick.

Yeah to be honest I'm much higher on Nick Jensen, sounds a whole lot better. But there must be some reason we rated Fournier so much higher...

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 11:55 AM

His scouting report sounds like Kindl lol.
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Posted 27 June 2009 - 11:56 AM

QUOTE (Aussie_Wing @ June 27, 2009 - 12:53PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah to be honest I'm much higher on Nick Jensen, sounds a whole lot better. But there must be some reason we rated Fournier so much higher...


Maybe switch his role into a winger or c instead of d if hes so talent offensively.

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 12:15 PM

QUOTE (egroen @ June 27, 2009 - 09:23AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Has a reputation as soft and weak on defense.
Sweet!


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Posted 27 June 2009 - 12:26 PM

favorite team is red wings... at least he's got good taste

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 12:28 PM

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Who, Kindl?

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 01:07 PM

QUOTE (lnvincible @ June 27, 2009 - 12:56PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Maybe switch his role into a winger or c instead of d if hes so talent offensively.


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Posted 27 June 2009 - 07:24 PM

He was picked up 'cause our team lacks French-Canadians hehe.gif

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 07:29 PM

Probably the only pick Im not happy about...but I wont second guess the scouts. I'll just be quietly sceptical.

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Posted 28 June 2009 - 10:45 AM

When was the last time red wings had a quebec born player in the lineup? robitaille and dandenault are the only ones i can remember...

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Posted 28 June 2009 - 10:48 AM

QUOTE (mindfly @ June 28, 2009 - 11:45AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
When was the last time red wings had a quebec born player in the lineup? robitaille and dandenault are the only ones i can remember...


Lapointe. =)
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 12:05 PM

Yeah but lapointe was a 10th overall pick if i remember correctly, and robitaille was already a lock for the hall of fame when detroit got him here... and dandenault was merely a roleplayer that could play both D and forward...

So detroit havent had much success with these frenchcanadian players....

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Posted 28 June 2009 - 12:38 PM

QUOTE (mindfly @ June 28, 2009 - 01:05PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah but lapointe was a 10th overall pick if i remember correctly, and robitaille was already a lock for the hall of fame when detroit got him here... and dandenault was merely a roleplayer that could play both D and forward...

So detroit havent had much success with these frenchcanadian players....



There haven't been a ton in the system. The Wings have traditionally avoided French guys.

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Posted 28 June 2009 - 01:37 PM

but why? players from quebec playing in their junior league have a reputation of being fast, skilled and good offensivly...

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Posted 28 June 2009 - 01:48 PM

QUOTE (mindfly @ June 28, 2009 - 02:37PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
but why? players from quebec playing in their junior league have a reputation of being fast, skilled and good offensivly...


Yea I've never understood it. The QMJHL is a faster league than the WHL yet lots of Wings come the WHL. The OHL is somewhere in between.





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