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#41 '7'

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 12:26 PM

Butler is more of a Brylin with slightly better skill set

If he hits full potential...Nemchinov on the Rangers. That's his top side

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 12:29 PM

A better skating Clarkson minus the grit. Also has more offensive awareness than Clarkie.


So he is clarkson, without grit? With more offensive awareness?

So he's nothing like clarkson then?

Or just a blue collar, lunch pail mentality...?

Anybody else care to weigh in?
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 12:32 PM

So he is clarkson, without grit? With more offensive awareness?

So he's nothing like clarkson then?

Or just a blue collar, lunch pail mentality...?

Anybody else care to weigh in?


Ok, my bad I was just thinking of what to expect offensively. No lunch pail.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 12:44 PM

Volch is good to go according to TG.

Yeah, back to Russia hopefully

Bring Sykora back, squeeze the last bit of hockey he has left and we can cut him loose if he plays that bad
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:05 PM

Gotta do something. I'm real nervous about us having a slump season.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:19 PM

Yeah, back to Russia hopefully

Bring Sykora back, squeeze the last bit of hockey he has left and we can cut him loose if he plays that bad


Volchenkov was an anchor of the best penalty kill in NHL history last year. I don't understand this hostility.

Sykora, OTOH, faded as the year went on and earned his playoff benching. He is done.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:23 PM

So who gets the call in place of Henrique? Tedenby is definitely going to be on the roster come opening night which kinda shows how weak we are at the forward position.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:24 PM

So who gets the call in place of Henrique? Tedenby is definitely going to be on the roster come opening night which kinda shows how weak we are at the forward position.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:25 PM

My only suggestion for a UFA signing is to nab Eric Fehr as a depth player, put him onto the 3rd line. With 3rd line icetime, he'll be good for 10-15 goals, 25-30 points, and he'll be cheap since he's coming off a poor season statistically... 2 goals in 35 games, but only shot 3.7% following rehab from double shoulder surgery.

Butler should see Sykora's PP time on the 2nd unit, I really don't see the need to re-up Sykora. Maybe he gets a camp invite again to prove himself... could do decently since it's more of a sprint to the finish line.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:28 PM

Why are people insisting that Butler play on the first line. And how has nobody called them out for this.

the FIRST line?!?!

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:29 PM

My only suggestion for a UFA signing is to nab Eric Fehr as a depth player, put him onto the 3rd line. With 3rd line icetime, he'll be good for 10-15 goals, 25-30 points, and he'll be cheap since he's coming off a poor season statistically... 2 goals in 35 games, but only shot 3.7% following rehab from double shoulder surgery.

Butler should see Sykora's PP time on the 2nd unit, I really don't see the need to re-up Sykora. Maybe he gets a camp invite again to prove himself... could do decently since it's more of a sprint to the finish line.


I'm all for Eric Fehr. He was pretty good with the Caps. I'm hoping Lou does do a little wheeling and dealing before the season. Perhaps he didn't make that many moves in the off season because of the ownership situation and anticipation of the lockout. Now he's good to go.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:31 PM

Why are people insisting that Butler play on the first line. And how has nobody called them out for this.

the FIRST line?!?!

:doh1:

While I agree he's not a prototypical first line player, he's hung with top-flight players before. Ottawa used him with Spezza and Michalek two years ago when he put up 20+ points in 30-some games. When he's hot, he can score.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:38 PM

I'm all for Eric Fehr. He was pretty good with the Caps. I'm hoping Lou does do a little wheeling and dealing before the season. Perhaps he didn't make that many moves in the off season because of the ownership situation and anticipation of the lockout. Now he's good to go.


And his two goals when he was on the Jets?
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:38 PM

Butler can shoot and if he goes to the net, he's a perfect fit for Kovalchuk's RW. Clarkson hogs the puck and Zubrus is a left-handed shot.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:46 PM

Clarkson definitely holds onto the puck a bit more than he should, but he had some pretty sweet assists last season.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:47 PM

Just saying, Semin would&#39;ve looked good on the second line for 5m/ year or whatever he signed for. Just for the pure goal scoring ability.<br /><br />David Clarkson as a 2nd line winger makes me borderline nauseas

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If Clarkson in the top 6 makes you nauseas, then how does having Tedenby in the top 6 like a previous poster said make you feel?





Tedenby has no business playing in the NHL.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:51 PM

And his two goals when he was on the Jets?


Fehr was battling shoulder problems. He'd be a decent gamble for a third line pickup. There's not a hell of a lot of options out there in free agency.
When will we see trades is what I'm curious about?
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:52 PM

Tedenby has no business playing in the NHL.

I agree though I wonder if they are going to give him one last shot - not that I expect him to succeed if they do.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:56 PM

And his two goals when he was on the Jets?

Again, coming off shoulder surgery and only got into games mid-season, so he was playing serious catch-up. Coming back from shoulder surgery is tough, let alone surgery on both shoulders. And he shot only 3.7% instead of his usual 8%. If he averaged the same shot rate as last year with WPG over a full season (probable) but shot in his usual range, he would have finished right around 10-15 goals.

His big season with Washington was accomplished mostly at even strength and without playing on a line with Ovechkin or Backstrom or Semin. Used as a 3rd line, and not a checking line, he could be effective.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:06 PM

Volchenkov was an anchor of the best penalty kill in NHL history last year. I don't understand this hostility.

Sykora, OTOH, faded as the year went on and earned his playoff benching. He is done.

Surplus of D and lack of O. I would hate to see Fayne or Greene moved because of the log jam on the blue line.

Butler with Zajac and Kovalchuk could be something. Hell, they turned Nicky Palms into a passable NHLer in the spring of 11. Butler has the wheels to keep up. Just hope he can backcheck.
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