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#41 ghdi

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 04:22 PM

Really just think he's an extra for us. If Ryder signs here i Don't see how he could crack the top 9 and the 4th seems set with carter,Bernier, Gionta, Josefson.

 

I think Olesz is more optimal than Tedenby for the top 9. Its also not a stretch that he could push Gionta out. 


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 04:26 PM

I think Olesz is more optimal than Tedenby for the top 9. Its also not a stretch that he could push Gionta out.

Have to wait and see but I think Matteau would be better than both of them. And if they didnt think Matty could play then y not just re-sign poni for that 3rd line
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Posted 05 July 2013 - 04:29 PM

Have to wait and see but I think Matteau would be better than both of them. And if they didnt think Matty could play then y not just re-sign poni for that 3rd line

 

I think it's very unlikely that Matteau at 19 is better than Rosti Olesz.  I like Matteau but the Devils already squandered a year of his free agency, no need to repeat the same mistake next year.A

 

Also Ponikarovsky was not very good in his redux, I'd rather have Olesz than him too


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 04:29 PM

Have to wait and see but I think Matteau would be better than both of them. And if they didnt think Matty could play then y not just re-sign poni for that 3rd line

Because Poni played pretty bad and Olesz is supposed to be a similar player for less $$. If Matteau is being slotted into our roster, I'll be pissed.


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 04:31 PM

Have to wait and see but I think Matteau would be better than both of them. And if they didnt think Matty could play then y not just re-sign poni for that 3rd line

 

Because Poni is crap (+ rumored to be going back to the KHL) and Olesz is cheaper.

 

Olesz reads like he has a LOT of upside.

 

http://www.hockeysfu...ostislav_olesz/

 

I like that he's Czech and he had some success with DeBoer before. Would be cool if Patty mentors him. He could be a real steal. This is probably his last chance.


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#46 maxpower

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 05:22 PM

The mystery player.  Well, probably the first mystery player.   I forgot about him, honestly.


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 05:27 PM

I have to say I am most intrigued by Olesz of all the new players.
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Posted 05 July 2013 - 05:33 PM

Watched a couple of shootout goals on Youtube by him. He looks good at it. One was against the Queen. That alone may be worth the money :)
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Posted 05 July 2013 - 05:36 PM

I like Matteau but the Devils already squandered a year of his free agency, no need to repeat the same mistake

I don't believe in mistakes - but you make a very valid point w/ the free agency year waste. You drive me nuts be sues you appeal to my overly cautious side Tri! I hate that about me.
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Posted 05 July 2013 - 06:42 PM

Lamoriello said Pete DeBoer spoke "very highly" of Olesz, who played for him in Florida and Elias also played with him on Czech teams.
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Posted 05 July 2013 - 06:47 PM

This is a great move, I can't wait see this guy in Devils uni.
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Posted 05 July 2013 - 06:48 PM

The mystery player.  Well, probably the first mystery player.   I forgot about him, honestly.

 

Still got that 2nd Barch year to bury before we go with anymore surprises.


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 06:48 PM

I wonder if this guy is a potential shootout specialist type?


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 06:53 PM

If it helps push Gionta out of the lineup and off the team, I'm simply ecstatic.


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 06:55 PM

Exhibit A:

 


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 07:01 PM

I wonder if this guy is a potential shootout specialist type?

 

can't find any record of him taking a shootout.


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 07:57 PM

well could we have found a better video than that one to be all in for him? hahahaha

 

its not always about points. Since we got Carter i fvcking love him. If this guy can be another Carter im gonna be fine with him. That he was picked 7th overall shows that the guys has skills somewhere, clearly a bust but just like Bernier he can help.


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 08:00 PM


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 08:04 PM

weird, nhl.com did not list him as having taken any shootouts, or maybe they did and i just didn't see it.


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