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#1 The 29th Pick

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 05:25 PM

Dont know much about this guy...how bout you guys?
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Posted 04 January 2012 - 05:28 PM

Nice, I sort of called that one. :lol:

He looked decent enough in the preseason, compared to the other 4th line options. The guys who watch Albany would have a better idea of how he's looked this year though.
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Posted 04 January 2012 - 05:38 PM

I like him... Cause his name is Steve. I know nothing about him though.
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Posted 04 January 2012 - 05:40 PM

Seems solid in Albany.
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Posted 04 January 2012 - 06:00 PM

Well, I give this call up a resounding "Whatever". I don't really know much about this Zalewski guy. If I recall, we acquired him via some minor league trade a year or two ago, but I could be completely wrong on that one.

Anyways, I guess the guy deserves a shot to see if he can be any better than the losers we have on the 4th line now. He does lead Albany in scoring with 9 goals, 12 assists and 21 points in 34 games(Zharkov is 2nd in scoring there with 18 points, but has played in 10 less games than Zalewski). So with that kind of scoring he's managed down in the AHL, maybe he can actually bring something remotely resembling a scoring touch to the perpetually desolate offense on the 4th line.

I'd still like to see Zharkov get an extended shot at making the big club and be given enough ice time to show that he can or cannot stick in the NHL. I think he deserves it as much, if not more than any other player since he's been able to score at a faster pace than anyone else in Albany, he showed last year that he's definitely defensively responsible enough to not be a liability on the ice, that he has NHL quality skating abilities, works and backchecks as hard as anyone else, has good enough hockey sense to where he usually makes the right/safe play and can make accurate passes, which is something that our current iteration of the 4th line doesn't seem to do well when the pass is going any further than 10 feet in order to reach it's intended receiver...
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Posted 04 January 2012 - 06:23 PM

First thought was, "Why not Zharkov?". Either way, if it means less both Boulton and Janssen dressing, I'm all for it.
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Posted 04 January 2012 - 06:25 PM

Well, I give this call up a resounding "Whatever". I don't really know much about this Zalewski guy. If I recall, we acquired him via some minor league trade a year or two ago, but I could be completely wrong on that one.

Anyways, I guess the guy deserves a shot to see if he can be any better than the losers we have on the 4th line now. He does lead Albany in scoring with 9 goals, 12 assists and 21 points in 34 games(Zharkov is 2nd in scoring there with 18 points, but has played in 10 less games than Zalewski). So with that kind of scoring he's managed down in the AHL, maybe he can actually bring something remotely resembling a scoring touch to the perpetually desolate offense on the 4th line.

I'd still like to see Zharkov get an extended shot at making the big club and be given enough ice time to show that he can or cannot stick in the NHL. I think he deserves it as much, if not more than any other player since he's been able to score at a faster pace than anyone else in Albany, he showed last year that he's definitely defensively responsible enough to not be a liability on the ice, that he has NHL quality skating abilities, works and backchecks as hard as anyone else, has good enough hockey sense to where he usually makes the right/safe play and can make accurate passes, which is something that our current iteration of the 4th line doesn't seem to do well when the pass is going any further than 10 feet in order to reach it's intended receiver...


So what you are saying is you know absolutely nothing about Zalewski but Zharkov deserves the call up more? Doesn't matter that this might be a cup of coffee to see how the NHL club is treated compared to riding the buses in the AHL or if this is a call up where he may get a few games at center cause Travis has a set back. Not saying he has had a setback but there is a road trip coming up which JJ might not make so an extra C might be needed. Lou has seen what sharky has, Let Lou and Pete see what the new guy has.
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Posted 04 January 2012 - 07:23 PM

wow, I completely missed this. Good deal.
Congratulations Zalewski. Hope you make the best of this look!

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Now, that's the way to get a call up!
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Edited by ohms law, 04 January 2012 - 07:25 PM.

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 08:33 PM

I haven't had a chance to watch Albany at all, but from following the game by game stats, I wouldn't be opposed to him getting a look instead of Sestito. Still wish Zharkov was up on the fourth line instead of Boulton/Janssen.
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Posted 05 January 2012 - 03:56 AM

I think (or hope, at least) that Zharkov will be staying in Albany until there is a less temporary spot for him with NJ. He's not the kind of guy you want picked up on waivers and I think he's waiver eligible now. So if I'm not mistaken, that may cause some trouble when sending him back down.
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Posted 05 January 2012 - 04:07 AM

I was sure in the first comments we'd have the token line, "Our problems are solved" or "The Cup is ours"
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Posted 07 January 2012 - 03:53 PM

how much chances Vladimir need? i think - enough
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Posted 07 January 2012 - 05:03 PM

how much chances Vladimir need? i think - enough

Sorry, what?
I've been able to follow your other posts (and broken English doesn't generally bother me one bit... I'm monolingual, after all), but I can't quite parse this post.

Edited by ohms law, 07 January 2012 - 05:04 PM.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 05:24 PM

I think he's saying Zharkov has gotten enough chances so there is no need to call him up.

I'd disagree, Zharkov has proven both in the NHL and AHL he's an NHL player, to me. The Devils either disagree with that or don't feel he fits the makeup of the current 3rd or 4th line.
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Posted 07 January 2012 - 05:37 PM

Now that I re-read it, I think you're right... and I kinda agree. I mean... he doesn't belong on the 4th line. Unless it's makeup is completely changed (which I wouldn't mind at all, but I also have no expectations of is occurring). I think that there are better options from the 1st through 3rd lines, as well (as long as everyone is healthy).
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Posted 07 January 2012 - 05:47 PM

I'd disagree, Zharkov has proven both in the NHL and AHL he's an NHL player, to me. The Devils either disagree with that or don't feel he fits the makeup of the current 3rd or 4th line.


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Posted 07 January 2012 - 09:48 PM

Seems to have had an excellent game tonight. He looks like a great faceoff guy to have around, and if you're going to dress a role player center why not have at least one good faceoff guy?

Not that I'm saying that he will, or even should necessarily, stick around, but it's easy to make some kind of case to stick with him. Especially over Zharkov.
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Posted 07 January 2012 - 09:56 PM

Zalewski won 4 draws and lost 9 tonight.
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Posted 07 January 2012 - 09:58 PM

Zalewski won 4 draws and lost 9 tonight.


Haha some great faceoff guy he is.
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Posted 07 January 2012 - 10:20 PM

idk. I kinda like him. He battles for the puck and has made some smart plays thus far. I would like to see how this turns out with him.
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