Guillaume Latendresse Traded to Wild; Canadiens Receive Benoit Pouliot

Posted: 24th November 2009 by Scott Weldon in NHL
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Yes, "the softy" has been moved to Minnesota for "the chicken." That's as far as my high school French, no doubt erroneously, will take me. Underachievers Benoit Pouliot and Guillaume Latendresse have been exchanged for each other. Bob Gainey suggested, "Often times a different environment, new teammates, and a new situation can be beneficial to a player." Latendresse was chosen in the second round, 45th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in 2005. He was a scorer in junior, but the big, slow-skating forward has been unable to make that translate into NHL success. His best season was his first, when as a 19-year-old he played 80 games and managed 16 goals and 13 assists. Each year since then, his games played, points, and ice time have decreased. Latendresse is a big kid  ...

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