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Ilkka Pikkarainen placed on Waivers

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From Bob McKenzie of TSN's twitter.

NJ puts Ilkka Pikkarainen on waivers.

Tampa claims Nate Thompson on waivers from NYI. NJ puts Ilkka Pikkarainen on waivers.

— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie)

January 21, 2010

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From Bob McKenzie of TSN's twitter.

Tampa claims Nate Thompson on waivers from NYI. NJ puts Ilkka Pikkarainen on waivers.

— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie)

January 21, 2010

So much for that experiment.

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the only thing good about this guy was his pokemon name. he started awful, leveled off at bad, and then went to worse again. the magic offseason signing fails again lol.

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He got half a season, it's not like you couldn't say he didn't have his shot in the NHL.

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For all of the shopping Lou does at the discount rack, he does get some players who contribute, but obviously they're not all going to pan out. If only Peters was next...

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For all of the shopping Lou does at the discount rack, he does get some players who contribute, but obviously they're not all going to pan out. If only Peters was next...

Right. For every Brian Rafalski, John Madden or Johnny Oduya that Lou seems to pluck from thin air, there will also be an Ilkka Pikkarainen or Jari Viuhkola mixed in as well.

Clearly, the trend indicates that Lou should stick with guys whose names are easier (or at least more fun) to pronounce.

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Was he placed on waivers in order to be sent to Lowell? Either way, I thought he had

1 good game, it might've been the Colorado game, every time he had the puck

he rifled it toward the net. Even without scoring, he created opportunities by shooting.

Otherwise, he was a body & we needed bodies with all the injuries.

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Was he placed on waivers in order to be sent to Lowell? Either way, I thought he had

1 good game, it might've been the Colorado game, every time he had the puck

he rifled it toward the net. Even without scoring, he created opportunities by shooting.

Otherwise, he was a body & we needed bodies with all the injuries.

Yeah, but I think the Devils realize that they have Halischuk, Palmieri, Zharkov and Davis who don't look out of place in the NHL and would rather go with one of them. I think they expected Pikka to be a Clarkson type player... banger with a scoring touch, which he was in Europe. Just didn't work out.

He came back hungry when they sent him down a few months ago, but doesn't seem able to keep it up.

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Was he placed on waivers in order to be sent to Lowell? Either way, I thought he had

1 good game, it might've been the Colorado game, every time he had the puck

he rifled it toward the net. Even without scoring, he created opportunities by shooting.

Otherwise, he was a body & we needed bodies with all the injuries.

Lou actually sounded pretty excited when he signed him...he liked what Pikka was doing for HIFK Helinski (24 G in 54 GP) and thought he could contribute more than one might expect.

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On the plus side, wondering who Lou's mystery player from Europe was going to be was fun for a couple of days. Cup. Ours.

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I predicted this after his bad last game... the Pikka experiment is over

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I hate point fingers at a guy when they are clearly trying, but I think this was coming and was due. He really stood out in his last few games.....and I'll leave it at that.

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No surprise at all, might as well put Peters on waivers as well. Hopefully Lou can get some actual scoring at the deadline for the playoffs finally. I doubt he would be claimed though so Lowell is likely the destination.

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Best birthday present ever!!!!!!!!!

What about the time I got you the Devils tickets?? Or the PS2??? (Wait, that was Christmas wasn't it?)

Ah screw it.... HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! ;)

p.s. check your XBL

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Yeah, but I think the Devils realize that they have Halischuk, Palmieri, Zharkov and Davis who don't look out of place in the NHL and would rather go with one of them. I think they expected Pikka to be a Clarkson type player... banger with a scoring touch, which he was in Europe. Just didn't work out.

He came back hungry when they sent him down a few months ago, but doesn't seem able to keep it up.

I agree with this, plenty of the young guys are NHL ready.

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I thought Modano was getting 17.

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I kinda wanted to see this guy succedd in our system and thrive, but it doesn't look like that is going to happen. But dont forget how he single handly kept us in the 1-0 win over the Rags last week.

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feel bad for the guy i think he needed to play with more talented line mates personally.

I'm pretty sure he got some PP time earlier in the year, and a few shifts with Zajac and Parise.

I feel bad too though. He seemed like a good guy. TG says he was visibly shaken up. I wish him luck in Lowell (he says he will report if he isn't claimed)

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My girlfirend is gonna be devastated. She loved calling him "pick your nose" and actually predicted in warm ups, that he would score that night. And he did for his first and only NHL goal. She was so proud. Anyway, I am pretty sure this was done to free up a spot for George Laraque, in order to complete a line with Peters and PL3. Rumor has it that they will put the swift skating Peters at center. I'd pay to see them do line drills together.

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