Confirmed with Link: Ducks bring defenseman Francois Beauchemin back for third stint

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  1. branmuffin17

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    http://www.ocregister.com/2017/08/2...man-francois-beauchemin-back-for-third-stint/

    $1,000,000 1 year deal, $500,000 in performance incentives. Very reasonable.

    My wife is soooo happy, lol. Loves the guy.

    Curious what this means...did GMBM get some word that Lindholm's and/or Vatman's injuries are progressing slowly? Does he still plan to shop Vatman? Or is he not confident enough in our young kids (the AHLers) to fill the gap while our vets are healing? Combination of all the above?

    In any case, Beauch didn't have a bad season, considering...

    http://www.espn.com/nhl/player/_/id/1578

    Over 20 TOI average, healthy (81 of 82 GP), and for defensemen that played most of the season, his +/- was the best.

    Thoughts?
     
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    I love Beauch. But we don't need him.

    Maybe they think he'll be good for the young guys? Maybe there's and unknown injury. Or maybe Beauch and Bobbo just have a good relationship and he wanted to come home.

    Maybe he can retire a Duck.
     
  3. Ducks DVM

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    Adds nastiness and physicality that's in short supply. Glad he's back.

    Strip the A off Perry now please.
     
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    I wonder if Murray has something lined up?
     
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    So now they have Beauchemin and his replacement Bieksa. That's funny.

    I can't say I watched him play in Colorado so I don't know his current level of play. Some say he's bad but maybe he can be serviceable on the bottom pairing, on PK and in the locker room. Maybe his old team and Carlyle can bring the best out of him, but hopefully he's not overplayed.

    And this does raise the question, if Murray has a possible trade in my concerning Bieksa but that's likely just dreaming. Doesn't hurt having extra depth, especially with the injuries starting the season and the possibility that someone like Montour doesn't bring it and is sent down.
     
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    We're not hurting for depth and his last season was rough for the avs so I'm a bit surprised by the signing, but man I'm so pumped he's back. Favourite Ducks' defenseman ever.
     
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    For the 7th defenseman? LOL please...
     
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    Reading WAY too into this, but it was strange that per ES he was going to retire after the buyout until the Ducks called.

    Perhaps a favor to BM to play until Hampus/Vatanen comes back and then agree to an unconditional buyout like Bryz?

    I like Beauch, glad he's back, hope he can be good in a 6/7 Depth position, and maybe not playing every night might help.
     
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    Glad he is back...but the justification for bringing him back is pretty infuriating given the rationale for letting him walk a few seasons ago. This guy should have played every NHL game since Columbus in a Ducks sweater.



     
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    I love Beauch, definitely glad he's back. If he can bounce back it will be great for us
     
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    I didn't mean to give it to Bieksa.
     
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    Sojourn Where's the kaboom?

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    I'm not really comfortable taking it off Perry to give it to a player signed for one year.
     
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    Keep his minutes low and he's awesome in the room. Love it, glad he's back.
     
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    I'd be happier with it on Wild Wing than on Perry. He's been disgraceful in his on-ice behavior wearing it. Beauchemin or Cogliano are far better choices IMO. Bieksa is a better choice IMO - he at least plays like he cares.

    I can remember when captains were more than just the most skilled guys on the team.
     
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    Sojourn Where's the kaboom?

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    I'm not happy with it on Perry. It's just that if we're going to take it off him, I'd prefer to give it to a player who will wear it longer term.
     
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    Huge fan of Frankie so I'm glad he'll retire here. Should be better than Bieksa at 15 min/game.
     
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    Fair enough. I'd use it as either a wake up call and/or a mental break from the pressure to help him find his game. If he does, he can have it back next year. If not, then maybe Fowler is ready.
     
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    Love Frankie, happy he is back. I just hope that nobody in the organization thinks he is still a top 4 guy.
     
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    Sojourn Where's the kaboom?

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    Yeah, that's fair. He needs a kick in the ass.
     
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    Beauch was an absolute dumpster fire last season but might bounce back with competent coaching and more judicious ice time/deployments
     
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    For 1 million with half a million on potential bonuses I can't complain.
     
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    He didn`t seem to be a best fit now but really can`t complain, love Beauch. We are a bit short on left side too.

    Beauchemin-Montour ?
     
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    As I said in the other thread we have nobody with any real NHL on the left side after Cam and Hampus. Beauchemin can come in and provide some depth there.
     
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    We all knew it was coming.
     
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    With Bieksa and Kesler, now Beauchemin and also Perry and Getzlaf aging, I imagine half of the locker room meetings will be just gruntling :sarcasm:
     

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