Archive for Denis Reul

Reul signs with Adler Mannheim

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on July 10, 2009 by Nathan Fournier

Press Release

Two years ago, when Denis Reul was outgrow the boy eagle project, it changed to North America for two years and played for the junior team of the Boston Bruins. In the past season, the greatly grown defender five graduated games for the AHL team of the Boston Bruins, the Providence Bruins. At the end of the last season, the 20-year-old decided to return to Germany and to stand the challenge DEL.

Denis Reul was born on the 29th of June 1989 in market speech joke and signed a biennially contract at the eagles. It is both at the eagles and in the Heilbronner falcons in the 2nd national league game justified. At the eagles, Denis Reul receives the back number 29.


Boston doesn’t sign Reul

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 1, 2009 by Nathan Fournier

The Boston Herald is reporting the Boston Bruins won’t be signing Denis Reul.  The Bruins had until today to sign the 2007 5th round selection.  He will be eligible to enter the 2009 NHL Draft which will be held on June 26th-27.

Eric Gelinas did very well at the combine from all reports.  He finished in the top ten in two categories.

Pull strength top 10

1. Kyle Palmieri, Notre Dame, 309
2. Kenny Ryan, Boston College, 296
3. John Moore, Colorado College, 286
4. Josh Birkholz, Minnesota, 281
5. William Wrenn, Denver, 280
6. Jordan Caron, QMJHL, 279
7. Victor Hedman, Sweden, 276
8. Eric Gelinas, QMJHL, 269
9. Corban Knight, North Dakota, 267
10. Nick Leddy, Minnesota, 263

Fatigue index

1. Brayden McNabb, WHL, 37.1
2. Burke Gallimore, WHL, 39.0
3. Kenny Ryan, Boston College, 39.9
4. Taylor Beck, OHL, 40.4
5. Nazem Kadri, OHL, 40.7
6. Drew Shore, Denver, 40.8
7. Cassidy Mappin, WHL, 40.8
8. Mike Lee, Roseau and SCSU, 41.0
9. Mac Bennett, Michigan, 41.1
10. Eric Gelinas, QMJHL, 42.3

In other news, Samuel Carrier, who’s apart of the proposed deal with Quebec, will tryout for Canada’s Under-18 team.   Garrett Clarke who appears to heading to Halifax isn’t invited. The team will play in the Ivan Hlinka Tournament in August.  It’s the same tournament Jonathan Bernier won his Under-18 Gold Medal in his draft year.

Hockey Canada also announced the summer World Junior Camp roster.  No Lewiston Maineiacs are invited eight QMJHL players have been invited including Luke Adam, a Buffalo Sabres prospect.

Paul Byron who played for the Gatineau Olympiques, has signed with Buffalo Sabres.  Chances are he could be in Portland next season.

Will Lemay Stay?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on March 3, 2009 by Nathan Fournier

Where ever the Lewiston Maineiacs end up next season. Has Adrien Lemay earned one of the three twenty year old spots that are available?

He has singly won some games for the team. The most recent came in Friday’s win against the Gatineau Olympiques where he had 40 saves in the 2-1 victory.

First who’s eligible as a twenty year old next season. First is Boston’s fifth round selection in the 2007 draft, Denis Reul. Most teams don’t hang onto a twenty year old European player. With the depth at D, I believe this is Reul’s last season in the organization.

That brings us to Patrick Cusack. I believe he will start the season with the team. Depends how the season pans out, he can stay to lead the group to a playoff birth or b e an asset come the trade deadline.

Another defenseman that will be a twenty year old is Sean Stagles. He was brought in to score from the blue line and hasn’t really done that. his days are numbered I believe.

Matt Bourdeau will be the only twenty year old forward. It will be tough for him to make it next year. He gives it his all but the lack of offensive production that he has had in his junior career is a con.

The team could also bring an overager through trade to bring some veteran experience.

My gut feeling is Lemay will be with the club next year and platoon with Peter Delmas. I can’t see the club going with a Delmas-Connely combo.

One thing is the club will be looking for a goaltender for the future at the upcoming draft. It will allow the potential pick to play Junior A for a year before coming the potential starter in 2010-2011 season when Delmas moves on to the pro game. It’s also a strong possibility that Delmas will be in the Q as a twenty year old.

That’s My Take

(Nathan also started “The World of Junior Hockey Blog” and is a contributor to the Maine Hockey Journal. His email is

More Moves

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 5, 2009 by Nathan Fournier

Last Tuesday night after the Gatineau Olympiques game, Ed Harding wouldn’t tip Justin Pelletier and I off if a move was imminent.  News came out Friday that the Lewiston Maineiacs have signed Adrien Lemay a goaltender from the Nipawin Hawks of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL).

His stats were 13-11 with a 3.44 goals against average and a .910 save percentage.  From my quick math, he appeared in 28 games (4 games he didn’t record a decision) and has seen an average of 33.9 shots a night.

He looked pretty decent on Saturday night.  He made key saves in the first period and kept the team in it.  The fourth goal was soft but that was the only mistake he made.

Before yesterday’s game, Saint John radio announcer mentioned a trade would come down today in Rimouski.  He was right as they traded defenseman Alexandre Néron to the Rimouski Oceanic for a 2009 1st round pick.  They also picked up blueliner Jason Demers from the Victoriaville Tigres.

The biggest move of the day has been the Shawinigan Cataractes picking up Saint John Sea Dogs defenseman Alex Grant.  In return the Sea Dogs picked up Danick Gauthier, a 2nd round pick in 2009, and a 1st round pick in 2010.

He was the first ever selection of the Sea Dogs in 2005.  It’s a great pick up for the Cataractes.  Now what dos Drummondville Voltigeurs do to respond?  Both teams are battling it out for the Telus  Central Divisional Crown.  Shawinigan has 66 points and Drummondville has 65 points.

As I just posted this the Sea Dogs traded defenseman Pascal Amyot and their 1st round Import Draft to the Halifax Mooseheads for Halifax’s 1st pick in the Import Draft in 2009 and a 4th round selection in 2010.

3:30pm: The Rouyn-Noranda Huskies trade to the Rimouski Océanic Marc-André Bourdon, Matthew Dopud and Justin MacNaughton.

In return, the Rimouski Océanic trades to the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies the 1st round pick (acquired from Québec) of 2009, their 2nd round pick of 2009, the 3rd round pick (acquired from Québec) of 2009, their 7th round pick of 2009, their 1st round pick of 2010 and their 4th round pick of the 2010 entry draft.

The Acadie-Bathurst Titan trades to the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles  Brad Tesink.

In return, the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles trade to the Acadie-Bathurst Titan Olivier Dame-Malka.

Two Additions

The Maineiacs will get two blueliners back as Denis Reul is returning from the World Junior Championships in Ottawa. Garrett Clarke is returning from the World Under-17 Challenge that was held in British Columbia. Both players will be flying in tomorrow (Monday). Ed Harding is unsure if they will be in the line up on Tuesday night. “Garrett has a little longer haul back then Denis but we will see what kind of shape they are in.”

That’s My Take

(Nathan also started “The World of Junior Hockey Blog” and is a contributor to the Maine Hockey Journal. His email is

Reul’s Hit

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on December 31, 2008 by Nathan Fournier

“I am the only one that hasn’t seen the hit,” said Ed Harding after the game on Tuesday night.

Well coach, here’s the Denis Reul’s hit on Angelo Esposito.

Is it a penalty? Yes no question and everyone that I spoke with agree. What I don’t agree with the five minute major and the game misconduct he received.

Esposito knew Denis Reul was coming.  He appeared he wanted to turn at the last second but didn’t.  He knew if he went face first into the glass, a penalty would be called.  It’s like Manu Ginobili of the San Antoinio Spurs who flops to draw a foul.  The least he could of done was go in shoulder first to protect himself better.

Now to Pierre McGuire who has the biggest red and white shades in the world (I don’t know how he can see the game with those things on).  He mentioned that Reul was going to pay when Montreal plays Lewiston.  Pierre, have you seen this video clip of Frederick Roy on Vincent Bourgeois of the Montreal Juniors?

If the Juniors can’t stand up to a teammate on the same ice, I highly doubt they will go after Reul for a hit at the World Junior Championships.  I could be wrong because Esposito is the golden boy of the team.  Bourgeois only has a goal and ten assists while Esposito has 15 goals for a total of 27 points.  Lewiston plays at Montreal on January 10th.  The two teams face off at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee on January 24th.

That’s My Take

(Nathan also started “The World of Junior Hockey Blog” and is a contributor to the Maine Hockey Journal. His email is

Three Named to U-17 Teams

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on November 26, 2008 by Nathan Fournier

The Lewiston Maineiacs will have three players in the organization represent Canada at the World Under-17 Challenge.  Michael Chaput will be on Team Quebec’s roster.  Garrett Clarke was named to the Team Atlantic roster along with Maineiacs fourth round selection Travis Moore who’s playing with the Truro Bearcats of the MJAHL this season.

It’s good for these players to be playing at the highest level for their age group.  The tournament will take place in Port Alberni, British Columbia.  It runs from December 26th to January 4th.

This will cause a problem for Lewiston.  They might be down a defenseman for that stretch.  The World Junior Championships also take place in that same time frame.  Germany is back in the elite level and I wouldn’t be surprised if Denis Reul is selected.  That will leave the Maineiacs with Eric Gelinas, Michael Ward, Patrick Cusack, Sean Stagles, and Dany Coulombe as the defenseman that will return after Christmas.  It will be good experience for Coulombe who has looked good lately.  He has thrown them down twice already this year.
What will Ed Harding do to fill two defensive slots?  Lewiston plays five games between December 26th and January 4th.  I don’t know if they can bring Tom Michalik back?  He’s with the New England Huskies of the Eastern Junior Hockey League since being released.  Personally I think that’s highly unlikely because I believe Ed would want to give someone who’s playing Junior A or playing in Midget AAA a shot.  By this time of the season, it will be about giving players looks for next season.

Who knows, they might acquired a defense when the trade period opens up in the middle of December.  It’s not too early to look ahead because it will be December this time next week.

That’s My Take

(Nathan also started “The World of Junior Hockey Blog” and is a contributor to the Maine Hockey Journal His email is