Marc Pouliot signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning today. The latest in a series of clever moves by Steve Yzerman. Pouliot’s new coach? Guy Boucher, who coached him in Rimouski. Wayne Fleming (hired today) also knows him from his Edmonton days (well, last season).
We talked about Pouliot a lot on this blog, most recently here. This is the 36th Pouliot post, tied with Sam Gagner for the most-often talked about player on the team since this blog drew new life after my delete-button error on the old one.
I’m a fan of Pouliot, wish him the best. He’s 25 years old, the Oilers flushed him and now he’s on his second (and possibly final) chance to make it in the big leagues. I’m betting he’ll find a job and have a nice NHL career. If you don’t know why, I encourage you to click “Pouliot” below. The case for MP is there. Make sure to read the comments, too. I’m not alone.
For old time’s sake, the known injury history of Marc Pouliot:
- February 2003: Injured in Top Prospects game by a vicious and clean hit from Dion Phaneuf. Likely concussion.
- August 2003: Injured at the Canadian World Junior Camp in Calgary (it was a hip).
- November 2003: Injured in a QMJHL game (abdominal) and had to have surgery in summer 2004.
- 2003-04: Played several weeks with a broken wrist before shutting it down.
- April 2006: Mono.
- December 2008: Concussion.
- October 2009: Pubitis.