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The roster for Laval is already shaping up to be quite different next season with a lot of departures (and likely more newcomers to come).  Here is where we'll keep tabs on the comings and goings for them and Brampton.

 

Newcomers:

F Jeremiah Addison (Windsor, OHL)

D Simon Bourque (Saint John, QMJHL)

F Thomas Ebbing (Michigan State, NCAA)

F Byron Froese (Toronto/Syracuse, AHL)

D Eric Gelinas (San Antonio, AHL)

F Peter Holland (Toronto/Arizona, NHL)

D Noah Juulsen (Everett, WHL)

D Stefan LeBlanc (Mississauga, OHL)

G Michael McNiven (Owen Sound, OHL)

F Martin Reway (DNP in 2016-17 - may be ready at some point next season)

D Matt Taormina (Syracuse, AHL)

F Antoine Waked (Rouyn-Noranda, QMJHL)

 

Departures:

F Guillaume Asselin (Wichita, ECHL)

D Julien Brouillette (EC Salzburg, EIHL)

F Anthony Camara (Odense, Metal Ligaen)

F Connor Crisp (Toledo, ECHL)

G Yann Danis (AHL UFA)

F Jacob de la Rose (unlikely to make it through waivers to return)

D Josiah Didier (Charlotte, AHL)
F Bobby Farnham (UFA)

F Max Friberg (Frolunda, SHL)

F Mathieu Gagnon (Nottingham, EIHL)
D Joel Hanley (Arizona)

F Charles Hudon (unlikely to make it through waivers to return)
D Ryan Johnston (Lulea, SHL)
D Keegan Lowe (Edmonton)
F Mark MacMillan (Wichita, ECHL)
F Stefan Matteau (Vegas)
D Dalton Thrower (Allen, ECHL)

 

Players in Flux:

D Joe Morrow* (could be a candidate for the final D roster spot depending on how many they carry)

 

Potential Depth Chart

Terry (V)* - Holland (V)* - Scherbak

Carr* - McCarron - Froese (V-)*

Reway - Audette - Waked

Veilleux - Eisenschmid - Gregoire

 

(Broll, Ebbing, Petti)

 

IR: Addison

 

Taormina (V)* - Juulsen

Bourque - Redmond (V-)*

Gelinas (V) - Lernout

 

(LeBlanc)

 

Lindgren

Fucale

McNiven

 

* - Waiver eligible

(V) - Veteran, minimum 320 pro GP (AHL, NHL, European Pro) as of the end of 2016-17 [Max of 5 skaters in this category can dress per game]

(V-) - Veteran, between 260-319 pro GP [1 skater in this category can be classed as a development player]

 

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On 7/20/2017 at 4:31 PM, dlbalr said:

Yannick Veilleux re-signs for one year (it's a two-way AHL/ECHL deal): https://www.nhl.com/canadiens/news/canadiens-sign-yannick-veilleux-to-a-one-year-contract/c-290457896

 

He really tuned up Mike Blunden on the video linked in the HI/O writeup.

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6 minutes ago, Lovett's Magnatones said:

What happened to him? Was he another Conor Crisp?

 

 

Injuries derailed him.  He missed nearly half his last junior season and that cut into his rookie pro year.  The second year he only played in 38 games (I think he had a concussion but I can't remember) while in 2016-17, he missed most of the year with...something.  (I had seen injury as well as him taking time off to ponder his playing future speculated as reasons why he was out so long.)  All in all, in three seasons in Montreal's system, he played in 88 regular season games.  (Come to think of it, that's a lot like Crisp.)

 

He was more of an offensive guy in junior and his defensive game was so-so.  The latter never really improved much while his offence dried up.  I thought he had a shot at being a semi-useful fourth line energy winger if they'd have tried to change his position as that's basically what his game is (lacking refinement but a willingness to get involved physically).

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19 minutes ago, DON said:

Kinda thought he might be like Prust.

 

Well, Crisp was a bit like him at the end of Prust's time with Montreal as well as his year in Vancouver - a roster filler that didn't really contribute anything of consequence.  I thought Crisp could have been a bit more useful but the injuries were a killer for him.

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4 minutes ago, DON said:

Will there be English broadcasts for weekend games?

 

Most (if not all) teams have a full-time broadcast crew so as long as you're willing to listen to the opposition feed, there should be.  I'll be curious to see if there's a French broadcast team for Laval as well; if not, that's going to be pretty weak to only have a handful of home games and no road games broadcast locally.

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Most (if not all) teams have a full-time broadcast crew so as long as you're willing to listen to the opposition feed, there should be.  I'll be curious to see if there's a French broadcast team for Laval as well; if not, that's going to be pretty weak to only have a handful of home games and no road games broadcast locally.

Do you know whether RDS will air more games this year, than the couple tape delayed ones?

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Commandant;

three kids, all from Moscow and same age, picked darn close to each other in 2014. How would you rank these three now?

Nicky Scherbak 26th (RW)

Nicky Goldobin 27th (LW)

Ivan Barbashev 33rd.(C)

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