Guillaume Latendresse To Minnesota Wild, Benoit Pouliot To Montreal Canadiens

November 23rd, 2009 by Felix Sicard Leave a reply »
In case you haven't heard, Guillaume Latendresse has been traded to the Minnesota Wild.

It has been a rough season for Latendresse, who has scored two goals and added an assist. Also, he didn't seem to be meshing with linemate Maxim Lapierre like he did last year.

Also, the role of "Gui" on the team was very unclear. Was he supposed to be a scorer on the second line, or a grinder on the third line? 

These things were never apparent, and Latendresse's play too a hit because of that. Does this move come as a surprise?


Latendresse was supposed to be the next French-Canadian hero for the Habs, or at least that is the image that fan hype created for him. Advertised as a budding power forward who could score, the former second round pick in 2005 never met those expectations, although unfair.

Keeping in mind that Latendresse is only in his third year as a Habs, this move would seem a bit premature. But had Bob Gainey lost his patience with his prospect? Perhaps, but it was slowly becoming apparent that he would never be able to break through in Montreal.

It is undeniable that there was som ...

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