Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Pretty pretty...

Well, that didn't take long. Former Aero Benoit Pouliot is 2 games into the season with the Wild and already has Jacques Lemaire speechless with frustration.

From Russo's Rants:

Lemaire wasn’t in the most talkative mood today... He is “surprised and disappointed” with the play of Benoit Pouliot, who clearly just doesn’t get it in Lemaire’s opinion. It was almost impossible to get a usuable quote from Lemaire on this, but he is not happy with the kid and clearly can’t get a read on him.

He took an offensive-zone penalty and rides guys up the ice with his long reach. At some point Pouliot’s going to take a very costly penalty, but Lemaire said that’s the least concern he has with Pouliot. But he wouldn’t specifically talk about what he’s seeing there.

Someone send the man a Houston Aeros t-shirt to welcome him to the club!

If things aren't turned around this season, he really just needs to go play in Europe on the big ice where he's got room to play the way he plays best.


Fred  October 15, 2008 at 6:56 PM  

Do Not Want!

Anonymous  October 16, 2008 at 2:06 AM  

Pouliot take a lazy penalty? That NEVER happened in Houston. Oh, no. Neeeeeeveeeeer! I guess he didn't grow up and start playing hard as soon as he hit the NHL. I always figured he would turn it on once he made the Wild for good, but I guess not. Too bad. Tons of potential in that kid.

Kirsten  October 17, 2008 at 9:44 AM  

Better yet, we should package him up with Gaborik and get rid of them both.

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