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Devils Waive Olesz

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Olesz has bad hands is slow and is not hotting anyone..oh and he has poor vision and has gotten worse with each game

 

bye bye

 

Agreed, he's big and shy's away from hits you think he's capable of making. He's really done nothing, unfortunately, although my expectations for him weren't really anything much.

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As bad and slow Chico and Steve are with the on ice happenings. I too thought it was a penalty, as they blew the whistle before the puck crossed the line. Bye Olesz, though I really haven't seen any thing positive from Tedenby or Josefson when they do get to play.

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Olesz has bad hands is slow and is not hotting anyone..oh and he has poor vision and has gotten worse with each game

bye bye

I don't think he has bad hands at all and he definately doesn't have bad vision. He doesn't hit anyone, but neither does anyone else on this team.

On a team that has little offense, especially creative o, I would have liked to have seen him given some more time since we have no problem trotting out Ted, Gionta, and it's unfortunate to say but even Carter.

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As bad and slow Chico and Steve are with the on ice happenings. I too thought it was a penalty, as they blew the whistle before the puck crossed the line. Bye Olesz, though I really haven't seen any thing positive from Tedenby or Josefson when they do get to play.

I thought I recall it being hard to see because the puck hit the corner in a bit of a camera blind spot. Wasn't sure if you could see it as it crossed the line.

I just went by what the linesman was calling and it was fairly clear to me since the linesman had his arm up and he was the one to blow the whistle. Whether it was the right call is another story, but Steve or Chico should have realized what was happening after a second or two.

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Could see them doing this to bring up a defenseman and avoid IRing Merrill or Volchenkov, if both guys are day to day - this, of course, if they are not particularly satisfied with Olesz's game to begin with.  If they think Pesonen and Timmins have been good enough in the minors it could just be to clear Olesz out in general.  Either way, not the move I expected.

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That doesn't make a whole lot of sense.    Olesz is on a one year deal, Tedenby is still a RFA 1st round pick.   On a team that sucks, the choice is obvious.   Let him play and see what happens. 

I understand what you are saying and I'd agree with you if I thought Tedenby was good enough to be a NHL player. I just really have no faith in him at all and wouldn't mind losing him on waivers.

 

I agree with sundstrom and think that Lou is hoping someone takes Olesz's contract though. I'm curious to know when the games played bonus(es) kick in.

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I understand what you are saying and I'd agree with you if I thought Tedenby was good enough to be a NHL player. I just really have no faith in him at all and wouldn't mind losing him on waivers.

 

I agree with sundstrom and think that Lou is hoping someone takes Olesz's contract though. I'm curious to know when the games played bonus(es) kick in.

 

It's just not worth the potential for a claim when the team sucks.    Let him play a bit, see what happens, if it doesn't work out, you can cut bait later.    I don't know if their style of hockey is conducive to him doing much, but "not doing much" describes alot of people right now.

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http://www.capgeek.com/player/829

 

 

CONTRACT HISTORY   LENGTH: 6 YEAR(S)     VALUE: $18,750,000     TYPE: STANDARD     EXPIRY STATUS: UFA     SOURCE: CapGeek SEASON AHL SALARY 

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2008-09 $1,700,000 $1,700,000 $0 — $3,125,000 $3,125,000 2009-10 $2,300,000 $2,300,000 $0 — $3,125,000 $3,125,000 2010-11 $3,100,000 $3,100,000 $0 — $3,125,000 $3,125,000 2011-12 $3,400,000 $3,400,000 $0 — $3,125,000 $3,125,000 2012-13 $4,000,000 $4,000,000 $0 — $3,125,000 $3,125,000 2013-14 $4,250,000 $4,250,000 $0 — $3,125,000 $3,125,000 CONTRACT NOTE: The above contract was bought out (details below). LENGTH: 1 YEAR(S)     VALUE: $1,000,000     TYPE: STANDARD     EXPIRY STATUS: UFA     SOURCE: CapGeek SEASON AHL SALARY 

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2013-14 $700,000 $700,000 $300,000 $0 $1,000,000

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$700,000

 

 

Says here the contract was bought out ??????????? that must be from before he was signed by us

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Olesz has been terrible.  He brings almost nothing to the table and has been invisible in just about every game he's played.  No loss here if he get claimed.  The Devils already got burned by putting a prospect through waivers with Urbom...they must feel that Tedenby is more likely to be claimed should he be put on waivers.

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Really thought he would be utilized here in a fourth line role. Suffice to say, we've been asking too much

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Says here the contract was bought out ??????????? that must be from before he was signed by us

 

His last contract was bought out. Chicago, I think..

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he's a good size kid and was a 7th overall pick............just goes to show

 

Good point.  Nothing is guaranteed. 

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His last contract was bought out. Chicago, I think..

man..talking about bad contracts....he was making 4.25 mil    lol

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Really thought he would be utilized here in a fourth line role. Suffice to say, we've been asking too much

he's only a minus 1, our current 4th liners are hitting double digits in the minus column, maybe if he doesnt get claimed we should put him on the 4th line and get rid of ________.

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Olesz has bad hands is slow and is not hotting anyone..oh and he has poor vision and has gotten worse with each game

 

bye bye

i dont even know why we picked him up in the first place

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i dont even know why we picked him up in the first place

Debo coached him in Florida (I think).....maybe he thought they could get him going like they did with Carter

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he's only a minus 1, our current 4th liners are hitting double digits in the minus column, maybe if he doesnt get claimed we should put him on the 4th line and get rid of ________.

Exactly, this is why I think he might have a bad attitude.

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Meh. He was pretty useless.

Edited by Mike Brown

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Meh. He was pretty useless.

You might want to use names because I could put nearly the entire roster under tha description, especially the CBGB line.

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It was worth a shot, only 1 mil cap hit, big body, former first rounder, but hes been absolutely invisible. Hopefully he stays in albany

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i dont even know why we picked him up in the first place

 

He was a former #7 overall pick who had some pretty nice numbers before a real bad knee injury. It had potential to be a solid addition if he found his game again.

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I doubt the games played bonus had anything to do with it, according to TG it's $100,000 each after 60, 70, and 80 games.

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He was a former #7 overall pick who had some pretty nice numbers before a real bad knee injury. It had potential to be a solid addition if he found his game again.

 

It still has potential, the guy isn't dead, and he's not a lock to be claimed on waivers either.

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