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#1 ghdi

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 02:59 PM

Alexei Ponikarovsky to WPG, 1 year, $1.8M.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 03:00 PM

I really liked what he bought to this team. Disappointed he couldn't wait til the Parise drama was over. Oh well.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 03:00 PM

Bummer, I really liked Ponikarovsky's game in NJ. Best of luck to him in Winnipeg.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 03:02 PM

Good luck in the 'Peg Poni.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 03:02 PM

We don't have anything Better than him for $1.8M
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 03:03 PM

Only 1.8 mill. Damn.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 03:03 PM

I'm surprised he didn't wait longer for a better deal than that, guess there wasn't much interest. I'll feel better when we sign a guy for over $1 million lol.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 03:05 PM

I really liked him. If I remember correctly, he played pretty well with Antropov in Toronto.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 03:06 PM

wish him well


easily replaceable however
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 03:07 PM

If Poni really wanted to go to Winnipeg, nothing can stop him, but I don't see how this isn't a huge value win for WPG. Ponikarovsky immediately transformed the bottom 6 from terrible to decent.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 03:09 PM

If Poni really wanted to go to Winnipeg, nothing can stop him, but I don't see how this isn't a huge value win for WPG. Ponikarovsky immediately transformed the bottom 6 from terrible to decent.


Its a good signing at a good price, can't fault Winnipeg for doing it. Maybe he just didnt want to stay in this area and/or wanted to go back with Antropov.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 03:10 PM

I liked him and what he brought but he seemed to fizzle out after a great start.

3rd line was a mess all year anyway. Definitely our worst line.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 03:19 PM

I liked what he brought, and for only. 1.8m I would have liked to bring him back.

Best of luck to him.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 03:19 PM

I liked him and what he brought but he seemed to fizzle out after a great start.

3rd line was a mess all year anyway. Definitely our worst line.

Did you watch this team at all before the playoffs? The fourth line was way worse because it took a year to find the right players.

I kind of feel like Poni just got forgotten with the current Parise and Marty drama. If it was only going to take about 1.8mil to sign him, why didn't the Devils show more interest in resigning him? Odd by Lou.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 03:22 PM

Did you watch this team at all before the playoffs? The fourth line was way worse because it took a year to find the right players.

I kind of feel like Poni just got forgotten with the current Parise and Marty drama. If it was only going to take about 1.8mil to sign him, why didn't the Devils show more interest in resigning him? Odd by Lou.


He may not have wanted to stay. Can't always lay blame on us. He was traded here. I also believe he'll also be playing on a better line in Winnipeg, in terms of playing time and such. Id not be surprised to see him paired with Antropov.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 03:23 PM

Best of luck to you Poni!
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 03:27 PM

Did you watch this team at all before the playoffs? The fourth line was way worse because it took a year to find the right players.

I kind of feel like Poni just got forgotten with the current Parise and Marty drama. If it was only going to take about 1.8mil to sign him, why didn't the Devils show more interest in resigning him? Odd by Lou.


I remember Poni, Zubs, and Bernier playing good together for a while but after they broke that up not much came from the third line. The third line was never really set either until the fourth was set.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 03:33 PM

how did we not put up 1.8 for him....saving it for parise
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 03:36 PM

how did we not put up 1.8 for him....saving it for parise


Again. We don't know the details. We very well could've put in an offer and he still WANTED to leave. Not everybody wants to stay in NJ, whether we're winning or not. We've never been a premier free agency lure.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 03:38 PM

He's a "pick up at the deadline" kinda guy anyway, odds are the Jets will be selling come February anyway......
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