Bernier = Latendresse

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  1. Rise from the Ashes

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    Is it safe to say that Guillaume Latendresse is basically on the same road as Steve Bernier? In the way how everyone said they are too slow and will have trouble in the NHL? well Bernier is killing it in the NHL after 4 years of junior and a half a year in the AHL. I think Latendresse will end up taking this path.
     
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    Bernier has had success at the NHL level. Wait for Latendresse to have a chance before calling him the next Bernier. That said, I agree with you. Latendresse is your typical power forward, called slow and lazy, and he has a chance to prove the doubters wrong, like Bernier did.
     
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    Could be a pretty good comparison...I don`t know Bernier`s game enough to see if he is as much of a ``power forward`` as Latendresse. I see that Bernier def. has the skills though, which i think Guillaume has as well. What I love about Latendresse though is that he just hits everything moving when hes on his game and at 18 hes already built like an nhler as apparently hes pretty huge. But good comparison so far.
     
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    They both might be players whose skills are better suited for the NHL game...
     
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    From what I've seen of them, Bernier looks a little more skilled and faster. Latendresse still has some stuff to work on before he is a quality top-6 power forward.
     
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    Thats why Latendresse has

    to go through Ahl path, everybody from habs bandwagon wanted him NHL this year, hope slow developoment will bring out the best from him, habs have done it so many times before!!
     
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  7. Rise from the Ashes

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    Latendresse is on his way to his 4th season and Bernier i heard only really got his game going in his 4th season, Latendresse wont have the distractions he had this season and will be able to concentrate on the things he needs to improve, a season in the AHL he will greatly improve.
     
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    yeah you know with Ron Hainsey and Marcel Hossa
     
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    lol, Hainsey has done very well this year in columbus.
     
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    Its way to early to tell, its something to hope for but for sure its not a guarantee.
     
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    There are some fairly significant differences between the two of them actually. Bernier is, in my mind, fairly significantly more skilled. Bernier truly has tremendous puck skills and is also a much better skater. Latendresse is more of a true power forward. Whereas fans got frustrated by the fact that Bernier would often try to make the skilled play in junior, Latendresse uses his size way, way, way better overall and plays a more physical, confrontational game. They are both big francophones who get labelled as power forwards, but their games aren't as similar as one would immediately think.
     
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    Oh shut up... atleast we have prospects to talk about...where are yours? where are you? Out of the playoffs...no prospects... a very bad 8 years ahead of you buddy...good luck!!

    Lats>Bernier
     
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    That's an interesting analysis. There might be a place for Latendresse on the bottom 6 (with spot duty on special teams and top 6) and a chance to grow into a scoring role. If he uses his size and plays a simple but effective physical game, he'll get to the NHL quicker than if he would as a top 6 scoring forward.
     
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    :biglaugh: I really love it how you decided that he can't speak about the Habs because the Maple Leafs suck. Just because Toronto is out of the playoffs doesn't make Hainsey or Hossa (or Lantendresse, for that matter) any better.
     
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    Great post, you made quite the strong arguament for Hainsey and Hossa along with future Habs prospects.

    In all seriousness though, I agree with Matt, but the thing that really separates Bernier from Latendresse is Steve's vision of the ice and creativity. Finishing touch is something both have however.
     
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    It's funny, when Lat fell in the draft, I was thinking of Bernier, O'Sullivan, and Schremp. Different types of players with character issues that are going to be good, in case of Bernier, great.
     
  17. People need to keep in mind that Bernier is playing well at the NHL level.

    Latendresse still has one more year in junior.
     
  18. Not to mention Bernier has showed he can be a wrecking ball down low while playing against grown men.
     
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    Bernier is a GOOD SKATER
    far better then what people were saying about him in junior


    fat and lazy???
    I havent seen anything like this with him in a Sharks uniform
     
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    You should try growing up. You don't like what someone says so you resort to cheap out of the playoffs crap, well if you know what Karma is, it won't be so funny come tuesday.

    The funny part is that non Hab & Leaf fans must be so sick of reading all the stupid crap from the two fanbases cause it's a given any bad thing said about one side from the other and the thread goes down the toilet faster then a fat man at an all you can eat convention.
     
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    Wait for next year before you say that Bernier has "made it"
     
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    Latendresse is a lot softer than Bernier.
     
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    Latendresse isn't a lot softer than anybody.
     
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    I think that like another poster already said, Latendresse, just like Bernier, will be a better pro player. Sometimes in the Q, it just seems like he don't want to be there. But in pre-season with the Habs, he was one of the best player. I know that it wasn't against the best players of the NHL, but he wasn't soft at all.

    Maybe it's not the best attitude to take, but who cares...down the road, both Bernier and Latendresse will be great players...
     

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