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Devils trade for Matt D'Agostini (STL)

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sure, but you can play a third line of carter-henrique-d'agostini that's capable of playing 11-12 minutes at ES without falling all over itself.  i guess i'm presuming that ponikarovsky would be back for this to happen.

I for one thinks it's not insignificant that you considered him, then ruled him out. Or at least didn't have the sack to post him as an option Langue31.gif

 

BUT - that's why if things dont work out you can let him walk.

 

Do you think he's OK as a little playoff filler?

 

I think Tri should become the boards Conte - (then there also the added secret pleasure of some guys mispronouncing your title to make themselves feel better.. silent e.. heh heh get it - because they're mad at you and stuff...  :mellow:

 

ANYHOW Triumph - you have to post your scouting thoughts before the Devils acquire someone so we can all scream about getting a viable options rather than screaming for Tony Amonte giggle.gif I'm on an old-timer roll!

 

deck chair re-arranging - good one!  I must be in a Tri mood today or something... :huh:

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The majority of them are garbage goals and shooting percentage doesn't count outright misses, which he's had a bunch of this season.   His actual % is lower considering he doesn't take many shots

 

Okay, cool.  (And he is being given credit for a lot of misses)  Do you think he can sustain anything like this rate going forward?  Because I don't.  And I don't think he's playing particularly well otherwise.

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Lamoriello said he sees D'Agostini as a 2nd or 3rd line RW, adds to forward depth.

 

Hopefully it lights a fire under Clarksons butt.

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This is probably it for trades now until the offseason. I expect some more changes this offseason for obvious reasons and trying to improve the offensive makeup of the lines.

I dont see the Devils keeping the whole slew of UFA/RFA guys as well.

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I would assume one of the conditions is whether or not the Devils re-sign him this off season...

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a kid from Sault Ste Marie with an italian sounding last name!   how bad can he be        Im drinking it Lou :koolaid:

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Lamoriello said he sees D'Agostini as a 2nd or 3rd line RW, adds to forward depth.

 

Hopefully it lights a fire under Clarksons butt.

 

Honestly even with the huge slow down in his goal scoring he has still exceeded my expectations for him for this season.

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Honestly even with the huge slow down in his goal scoring he has still exceeded my expectations for him for this season.

But 1 goal in the last 16-18 games has to change.

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But 1 goal in the last 16-18 games has to change.

 

Eh true, but he was kinda streaky last year too with his goals.  I just hope he starts a new streak right when the playoffs start lol.

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Eh true, but he was kinda streaky last year too with his goals.  I just hope he starts a new streak right when the playoffs start lol.

I never expected Clarkson to be a 30 goal scorer going forward. I figured, if he could score 15 this year, I'd be more than happy. He's pretty close and that's fine. the drought is not good, but if this were a full season, it'd be very likely that he puts up 20+ goals, which, again, is just fine for Clarky.

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I would assume one of the conditions is whether or not the Devils re-sign him this off season...

 

Yeah, TG reported that if the Devils re-sign him, St. Louis gets a 4th round pick in 2015.  Otherwise, STL gets a 5th round pick and NJ gets a 7th (also in 2015).

 

I'm not even going to mention the possibility that he is qualified because unless he really, really plays well I can't see that.

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Okay, cool.  (And he is being given credit for a lot of misses)  Do you think he can sustain anything like this rate going forward?  Because I don't.  And I don't think he's playing particularly well otherwise.

 

This rate, as in being a 30 goal scorer?     I didn't before this season started.    His positioning in the offensive zone around the net has been great.  It's been his hands that have betrayed him a little, but even that is better than last year.    Now, yeah, I think he could be a 25-30 guy.

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This rate, as in being a 30 goal scorer?     I didn't before this season started.    His positioning in the offensive zone around the net has been great.  It's been his hands that have betrayed him a little, but even that is better than last year.    Now, yeah, I think he could be a 25-30 guy.

 

He's getting the benefit of the bounces.  I don't see how this can be regarded as anything but a fluke.  Even with missed shots (and with 3 games missing from the data set *gnashes teeth at BTN*), Henrique's 5 on 5 shooting rate is 1.7 shots per game.  Carter's is higher, Bernier, Ponikarovsky, and Zidlicky's are similar, Kovalchuk, Elias, and Clarkson are all well ahead.  Henrique has good instincts in front of the net but all this is showing is a talent to get the bounces - he has to generate more shots to be truly effective.  You seldom score 25 goals on 150 shots without large helpings of luck.

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He's getting the benefit of the bounces.  I don't see how this can be regarded as anything but a fluke.  Even with missed shots (and with 3 games missing from the data set *gnashes teeth at BTN*), Henrique's 5 on 5 shooting rate is 1.7 shots per game.  Carter's is higher, Bernier, Ponikarovsky, and Zidlicky's are similar, Kovalchuk, Elias, and Clarkson are all well ahead.  Henrique has good instincts in front of the net but all this is showing is a talent to get the bounces - he has to generate more shots to be truly effective.  You seldom score 25 goals on 150 shots without large helpings of luck.

 

Life per Triumph

 

1- use numbers to try to backup a point or a prediction

 

2- when it fails, blame luck

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He's getting the benefit of the bounces.  I don't see how this can be regarded as anything but a fluke.  Even with missed shots (and with 3 games missing from the data set *gnashes teeth at BTN*), Henrique's 5 on 5 shooting rate is 1.7 shots per game.  Carter's is higher, Bernier, Ponikarovsky, and Zidlicky's are similar, Kovalchuk, Elias, and Clarkson are all well ahead.  Henrique has good instincts in front of the net but all this is showing is a talent to get the bounces - he has to generate more shots to be truly effective.  You seldom score 25 goals on 150 shots without large helpings of luck.

 

The shots have to come up a little, but if he gets stopped, they do come up a little.   That's the life of a garbageman, goalie kicks out his pad to stop your shot, instead of getting 1 goal on 1 shot, you get 0 goals on 2 or 3 shots slamming it into his pads.    He's still 23, we'll see what happens next season.   But I like what I see from him scoring-wise.    And let's be honest, on this team if you sit around waiting for someone to get you a goal, it ain't happening unless you play with Patty.

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Let's not overlook the Ontario connection with this move. OHL veteran coach Pete Deboer had breakout years from Calder nominee Henrique and undrafted Clarkson and added Barch, Kostopoulos and now D'Agostini... ALL Ontario boys.

 

Now let's ask ourselves...what potential six forward has that same connection?

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Life per Triumph

 

1- use numbers to try to backup a point or a prediction

 

2- when it fails, blame luck

 

This adds absolutely nothing to the discussion.  (and neither does my pointing it out, but you do this a lot and it's annoying)

 

The shots have to come up a little, but if he gets stopped, they do come up a little.   That's the life of a garbageman, goalie kicks out his pad to stop your shot, instead of getting 1 goal on 1 shot, you get 0 goals on 2 or 3 shots slamming it into his pads.    He's still 23, we'll see what happens next season.   But I like what I see from him scoring-wise.    And let's be honest, on this team if you sit around waiting for someone to get you a goal, it ain't happening unless you play with Patty.

 

Not really buying this explanation - plus Henrique is a center, how many garbageman centers can you think of?  I agree if he's moved out to wing he should end up with more shots and more goals, but predicting anything based of this 'garbageman' persona you've constructed for him over X number of games - it doesn't seem likely.  

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The shots have to come up a little, but if he gets stopped, they do come up a little.   That's the life of a garbageman, goalie kicks out his pad to stop your shot, instead of getting 1 goal on 1 shot, you get 0 goals on 2 or 3 shots slamming it into his pads.    He's still 23, we'll see what happens next season.   But I like what I see from him scoring-wise.    And let's be honest, on this team if you sit around waiting for someone to get you a goal, it ain't happening unless you play with Patty.

 

very very rarely do you get those 2 shots whacks counted properly and you NEVER get it in NJ.

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What was Henrique's shot rate last season?  

 

I see Henrique of the last few games as starting to get his feet under himself, he's been pretty underwhelming for most of this season compared to last, until recently.  Now I see him creating plays and offense again...while also missing at least one great pass fed to him in the slot a game, but he'll start to corral and shoot those, which will him out as well.

 

I do think Henrique's raw numbers this season are above what his on ice play has been but I think his on ice play has improved from season's start so he can continue putting up decent numbers.

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This adds absolutely nothing to the discussion.  (and neither does my pointing it out, but you do this a lot and it's annoying)

 

well i also think youre really annoying always throwing numbers around as if it really means everything. I have to deal with it so deal with me pointing it out. Peaceful world.

 

if henrique is passing the puck first usually and goes to the net to score and often score on rebounds or just pushing the puck in the net and let's say thats a big part of his game and that he's scoring a lot of those, who cares if he's not shooting 75 shots in a game right in the goalies chest to equalize the normality? 

 

hockey is way too random to put numbers and probabilities on players. a guy can score deflecting a puck with his face in the net with his face or he can try to pass but it hit a dman's skate and goes in or shooting way wide miss his shot but hit something and it goes in. Shots % is bullsh!t

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This adds absolutely nothing to the discussion.  (and neither does my pointing it out, but you do this a lot and it's annoying)

 

 

Not really buying this explanation - plus Henrique is a center, how many garbageman centers can you think of?  I agree if he's moved out to wing he should end up with more shots and more goals, but predicting anything based of this 'garbageman' persona you've constructed for him over X number of games - it doesn't seem likely.  

 

I don't think he's a center.    He's a C by the Devils definition of C, in that he's a guy with a pulse that has played the position at some point.

 

So yeah, that's going to play a part in what I think of him.    A garbageman C is a gigantic minus waiting to happen, that's why you don't see them. 

I admit I might be trying to force feed him as a B-B+ team Parise, but that's what I see in his game.

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What was Henrique's shot rate last season?  

 

I see Henrique of the last few games as starting to get his feet under himself, he's been pretty underwhelming for most of this season compared to last, until recently.  Now I see him creating plays and offense again...while also missing at least one great pass fed to him in the slot a game, but he'll start to corral and shoot those, which will him out as well.

 

I do think Henrique's raw numbers this season are above what his on ice play has been but I think his on ice play has improved from season's start so he can continue putting up decent numbers.

 

1.76 S/G last year, 1.77 S/G this year, same amount of ice time.  The thing I'm seeing is that the assists have disappeared, which was unfortunately to be expected (a bit).  And I agree he's starting to look better, but I'm still not sold on him as a point producer long-term.  Which is fine - with Loktionov in the fold.

 

well i also think youre really annoying always throwing numbers around as if it really means everything. I have to deal with it so deal with me pointing it out. Peaceful world.

 

We are talking about how many goals a particular player can score.  Numbers are everything in this discussion - goals are built out of shots.  100% of the shots you don't take don't go in.  I have not referenced anything else.  You can wave your hands around and talk about how many goals a player can score, or you can look at the numbers of Henrique and the players who've come before him and come up with a likely guess.

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This adds absolutely nothing to the discussion.  (and neither does my pointing it out, but you do this a lot and it's annoying)

 

 

Not really buying this explanation - plus Henrique is a center, how many garbageman centers can you think of?  I agree if he's moved out to wing he should end up with more shots and more goals, but predicting anything based of this 'garbageman' persona you've constructed for him over X number of games - it doesn't seem likely.  

I assume none of this could be attributed to his injury or anything. I doubt a hand injury could affect shot counts or anything....

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well i also think youre really annoying always throwing numbers around as if it really means everything. I have to deal with it so deal with me pointing it out. Peaceful world.

 

if henrique is passing the puck first usually and goes to the net to score and often score on rebounds or just pushing the puck in the net and let's say thats a big part of his game and that he's scoring a lot of those, who cares if he's not shooting 75 shots in a game right in the goalies chest to equalize the normality? 

 

hockey is way too random to put numbers and probabilities on players. a guy can score deflecting a puck with his face in the net with his face or he can try to pass but it hit a dman's skate and goes in or shooting way wide miss his shot but hit something and it goes in. Shots % is bullsh!t

 

You sound like the people touting Petr Prucha after his rookie season or Aaron Voros during his early season surge, they too said shooting % was meaningless, even though it's plainly obvious that almost the whole league ends up in a pretty small range over the long run.

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