Can we get more from Francois Beauchemin?

Posted: 02/08/2012 by bc in Uncategorized


Interesting read on OC Register: “Bruce on Beauchemin: Leadership “second to none”

“There aren’t too many guys I’d trade him for right now,” Boudreau said after practice Tuesday. “He’s doing everything he can to win. I think his team leadership is second to none.”


  1. I’m one of the few that like the trade that we made for him. Lupul had no future here, and gardiner was just the extra piece that BB needed to let us have him and let him take on Lupul’s contract. There is no way that anyone would of thought Lupul would have a year like this.

    • BackCheck says:

      Jeez no way Mighty. I’ll give ya Loops for Beauch but not tossing in Gardiner too. Jake is having a better season in Toronto than Cam Fowler is having with us. Both are playing against top six competition.
      We traded a top six forward and a top four D-man for a top 2 D-man. Burke got the best of Murray on that one.

  2. BackCheck says:

    Beauch doesn’t wear a letter on his jersey but he’s a freakin’ chatter box out there directing coverages and pick ups.
    Captains, like the President’s cabinet secretaries, serve at the pleasure of the Coach.

  3. czhokej says:

    Beauch is playing well this year, better than expected. But we knew Lupul had the skills, he is a good scorer. He scored 28 goals for us (05-06), 25 goals in 08-09, and during a short time with the Ducks 2009-2010 before his injury he scored 10 goals in 23 games,

    Look at Getzlaf’s stats, for example.

  4. czhokej says:

    I believe that RC did not give Lupul a chance.

  5. bbdux93 says:

    When I think back on RC it almost seems that he was afraid to give young players a reasonable chance, as tough he coached in a constant state of panic.

    As for Lupul ? Not so sure he would have done as well here – under RC. if you believe the talk that while he was recovering from his back surgery he spent more time partying than preparing to return – maybe that was a factor in the trade. i’m glad he’s doing well – wish BB had been our coach sooner, for many reasons.

    I just hope, if or when we get into the trading frenzy, Murray allows Gabby a lot of input. I always had the impression that Murray kept giving Carlyle people he couldn’t coach.

    • BackCheck says:

      Aunt Fran used to say, “believe half of what you hear and none of what you see.” She knew this because she was spreading a good chunk of it. At one point Loops was down to 160#’s. If he felt well enough to go out and have some fun through that more power to him. Ryan Getzlaf long ago corroborated our story in a quote to Curtis Zupke. Many though, including some among Joffrey Lupul’s own medical team, thought that he would never play again.

      Loops comeback and how he learned to manage his body is a remarkable story of tragedy (medical malpractice) and hope.

      BB, you’re stone cold right that Joffrey Lupul would never succeed under Randy Carlyle. During RC’s reign of terror, well Ryan Whitney said it best, “They (Ducks coaches and mgm’t) either love you or hate you.”

      A hockey team is not a military unit and Randy Carlyle lacks the parts to appreciate the difference.

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