Tuesday | January 8, 2008
– Le Drakkar trades again –
The Baie-Comeau Drakkar moves as ever in its history in this period transactions. After the acquisition of defenseman Pierre-Luc Lessard Sunday in return for three players , Eric Dubois made two other trading yesterday , to get their hands on two defenders and attackers experience .
Obviously ready to go all the way this season, the Deputy Director General was first acquired Nicolas Sigouin, the Acadie-Bathurst Titan , a defender of 18 years who has accumulated 15 points this season , and the sixth round pick of the Titan in 2009.
In return, the Drakkar sold its choice of third and sixth round in 2008 and his selection of the fourth round in 2009. ” Sigouin will bring us to the depth on defense and more is right-handed . Aside Marc-André Dorion , there was no other right-handed on the blue line , said Dubois . We also wanted a kind of Tempon next year between our désenfeurs 20 years , which should be Lessard and Maxime Ouimet and younger . In addition to this year, Nicolas is eligible to play two more seasons with us . ”
The turn of Drillers
A few minutes later , the Drakkar was dealing with the Val-d’Or Foreurs to get hold of the defender of 17, Alexandre Moisan, and left winger of 19, Julius Sinkovic , plus a choice of the next fourth round draft pick . Baie-Comeau has given back to the player utilisté Francois Lanctot- Marcotte, a right winger who had four points in 37 outings this season and his fifth-round pick in 2008, acquired from Bathurst last spring in the transaction that brought Samuel Morneau on the North Shore.
In 35 games with the Foreurs , Sinković scored five goals and 24 assists. As for Moisan , it is still searching for his first career point in the QMJHL. & quot; Sinković is an offensive player who will be able to play on our second line , continued Dubois . We will try the center , who has played this position in Val -d’Or . & Quot ; In terms of Moisan , a giant 6’6 & quot; making 215 pounds, the driver gives Drakkar few days before determining that it will use .
Moisan and Sigouin should bear new colors tonight while the Drakkar visit the Tigres in Victoriaville . As for Sinković , it will debut in Baie-Comeau on the weekend , who will return to Europe tomorrow , where he participated in the World Junior Hockey Championship ( two assists in six games, differential +1) .
Source | Steeve Paradis | The Sun Journal
– Le Drakkar wants to go to the end –
The Baie-Comeau Drakkar is top honors in 2007-2008 and determined to get to the end. He just proved it during the recent period transactions that ended yesterday afternoon.
Involved in four major exchanges including two involving forward Matt Marquardt and defenseman Pierre-Luc Lessard , the direction of Drakkar decided to put the package to the stretch.
The North Coastal leaders recently stated their intentions and they have worked with this in mind during the denriers days. & quot; Of course we aim as far as possible . We must stop looking back and look forward. This is what we have done and we are very pleased with our acquisition & quot ;, told head coach Éric Dubois and Assistant General Manager .
As he specified during the weekend , the pilot has prioritized the defensive component . ” It was harder to finding impacts attackers , but we had Matt Marquardt . Our supporters are our strength and the arrival of Lessard is another important part of our brigade .”
After getting the defender Nicolas Sigouin the Acadie-Bathurst Titan , the attacker and defender Julius Sinković Alexandre Moisan (which will end the St-Félicien season in the Junior AAA) of Val-d’Or Foreurs , Eric Dubois did not make any other trade before the deadline .
” Last night and yesterday morning were quite busy, but the price to pay for what we wanted exceeded what we were willing to offer “, added the leader who said very comfortable with aligning it on hand.
Several high hopes ( Tousignant, Savard, Neiderer ) left the club, but the Bay Comois Gabriel Bourque is still in office . ” Gabriel was my untouchable. Applications were numerous, but we must also look to the future and it is around a player like him rebuild the Drakkar .”
Source | Journal Quebec