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#41 Chuck the Duck

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 08:20 PM

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 10:56 PM

Everyone who had a pulse (outside of the Maple Leaf organization) saw this trainwreck coming from the jump.  I can't see them buying him out so soon though.  If he has another season like this one next year, he'll be back in the red and black by the beginning of the 2015-16 season.

 

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 02:06 AM

I remember two awkward Stan-Devil interviews in particular.  One was with Bernie Nicholls...Nicholls had scored a goal on a two on one where he didn't pass it to the other Devil.  Stan asked him if he thought he should've passed it, to which Nicholls said "No" in a way that implied "STFU old man, I just friggin' scored a big goal."  Stan actually decided to ask him AGAIN, and it was obvious that Bernie thought Stan was out of his mind to ask him that.   

 

The other one I recall was with Neal Broten, sometime during '95...I think Stan implied that Broten's offensive resurgence had come as a major surprise, and basically said (in more diplomatic language) that Broten had appeared washed-up with the Stars just before he became a Devil.  Broten clearly didn't like how Stan had put it, and let him know that it was the way he had been used with the Stars that had led to his poor offensive numbers, not his age or anything related to it. 

 

Yes exactly, this is one thing he does and I don't understand why he feels the need to do it. It's not like he's passed it either, he ruined the Ruutu postgame GWG locker room interview:

 

(1:35 mark)

 

 


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Posted 26 March 2014 - 06:14 AM

I think Stan's interviewing style and the way he phrases questions sometimes leads to "huh, what?" moments from his subjects.  I wouldn't say Stan ruined anything with Ruutu (he wasn't ticked off...Nicholls and Broten clearly were), but it is funny seeing how certain players react to him.

 

Re:  Clarkson, now that his team isn't winning, he's probably going to start hearing about his lack of production a lot more.  HF is all over him:

 

http://hfboards.hock...1619783&page=33

 

The above thread is Part III...the prior two parts reached their post limit.  I didn't read every response, but the beginning of the thread has posters looking for glimmers of hope.  Pretty everyone is on him by the end of the thread.


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Posted 26 March 2014 - 07:25 AM

Some people can deal with him better than others. He gets a little too up close and personal for my likes and some things he says just come off weird. I also don't get why he also has his arm behind players when he's interviewing them. I mean I get it actually, I guess he's like this loving old guy, but I can sense the discomfort of the players. I tell myself that they all joke about it with each other behind the scenes and are all aware of his oddball style - so that helps a bit.

 

This is re: Fischler, not Clarkson.

 

As far as the Clarkson thread goes, I found this quote to sum it all up:

 

 

Id rather Jeff Finger back @ 3.5 million then bloody Clarkson

 

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 09:12 AM

I don't know about you guys, I think Fischler's hysterical. That old school sarcasm is hard to come by thes days, mainly because it offends/confuses our super delicate younger generation haha

 

Reminds me of my grandpa and the wiseguy old dudes in my neighborhood. Sure, you might say that's too outdated to throw out there for a sports network to be interviewing athletes, but he's a wild card and I appreciate him being there just because of his age and experience, I don't care what comes out of his mouth haha...


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Posted 26 March 2014 - 09:23 AM

 

 

We must remember that Clarksons Leaf adventure is something completely new for him. He went undrafted but was more or less talked in to continue playing and joining the Devils organization. One of the most well run and structured organization there is in hockeyicon1.png. And some how they always manage to be seen as the underdog, even when they are winning. And Clarkson fitted in a role at the Devils perfectly as the underdog among the underdogs. A heart and soul player driving the net knocking in rebounds, scoring ugly goals but some times even show that he got a pretty decent shot him self. And he is not a great skater but Devils is not a team who relied on speed either so he could keep up. They rather played strong d and kept possession allowing Clarkson to move in to good positions in front of the net and slot them home. Like the Devils always play.

Then he is signed by Toronto who have been lacking size and grit in their top six for a long long time. But who also playicon1.png a completely different style then the Devils. Here speed is king and the team rarely have more possession then their opponents. Nothing structured at all about their game either. And not only that, Clarkson is no longer the underdog, he is one of the top dogs.

So no wonder he struggles on the Leafs. Switching between the 2nd and 3rd line constantly certainly does not help either. 

 

This guy on HFBoards gets it. ^^^^

 

 

A lot of us knew all of these things but never articulated it the way this guy does. What really blows my mind is how the GENERAL MANAGER of the TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS, the highest financially ranked hockey team in the world, doesn't have the kind of insight and far-sightedness that a guy on HFBoards has.


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Posted 26 March 2014 - 10:02 AM

This guy on HFBoards gets it. ^^^^

 

 

A lot of us knew all of these things but never articulated it the way this guy does. What really blows my mind is how the GENERAL MANAGER of the TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS, the highest financially ranked hockey team in the world, doesn't have the kind of insight and far-sightedness that a guy on HFBoards has.

 

 

The only thing that kept that author from making an epic post is what he failed to touch on as a closing statement. At the end of the day, it's still David Clarkson who went to Toronto, took the contract and fell into his own childhood fantasy of "Wendel Clarkson". How about putting some of the mess David Clarkson is in on.....David Clarkson?


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Posted 26 March 2014 - 10:08 AM

The only thing that kept that author from making an epic post is what he failed to touch on as a closing statement. At the end of the day, it's still David Clarkson who went to Toronto, took the contract and fell into his own childhood fantasy of "Wendel Clarkson". How about putting some of the mess David Clarkson is in on.....David Clarkson?

 

 

Bingo.  He brought this on himself.  I can't fault him for wanting a big payday and to play in front of the home crowd.  However, it is still Toronto and he should have had at least an inkling that everything he does there will be put under the microscope.  Well Davey you chose to get the big bucks and now he is stuck getting the fans wrath for not playing up to it.


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Posted 26 March 2014 - 10:41 AM

https://www.youtube....kG2r_OTp8#t=244

 

You know, I gotta give Clarkson some credit..a lot his goals during that 30-goal season were 'garbage', but he definitely had some snipes and nice plays.  

 

I think the Devils system was the PERFECT fit for him.  Can't blame him for wanting the paycheck in Toronto.


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Posted 26 March 2014 - 10:46 AM

Everyone thought Clarkson was finished after that 12 goal season in 2010-11 and he was included in every fake trade on here.  He's not going to score 30 again but if the Leafs fire Carlyle and they use David in the right role I could see him being decent next year.


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Posted 26 March 2014 - 11:21 AM

Everyone thought Clarkson was finished after that 12 goal season in 2010-11 and he was included in every fake trade on here.  He's not going to score 30 again but if the Leafs fire Carlyle and they use David in the right role I could see him being decent next year.

 

Yeah, if you've watched some Leaf games this year it's pretty clear he hasn't found a place on that team. Thus, the only spot they can even put him in is on the 4th line because, well anyone can be on the 4th line. His teammates are playing a completely different game than he is. To his credit, he tries, he puts himself in front of the net, he bangs, he screens, he falls... The issue is that he is still trying to play like he did on the Devils but on the Leafs. He needs a coach that knows how to use him because he sure as hell ain't going to adapt for them.


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Posted 26 March 2014 - 11:23 AM

Please don't bring him back.  No no no.  You don't get to peace out to go home to a new ridiculous paycheck, and then come crawling back hoping for second chance because you were unsuccessful.  Ney ney I say.  Find a job elsewhere.


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Posted 26 March 2014 - 11:50 AM

Please don't bring him back.  No no no.  You don't get to peace out to go home to a new ridiculous paycheck, and then come crawling back hoping for second chance because you were unsuccessful.  Ney ney I say.  Find a job elsewhere.

Unless you don't think he can potentially do any good here that just seems like cutting off your nose to spite your face.


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Posted 26 March 2014 - 01:21 PM

Please don't bring him back.  No no no.  You don't get to peace out to go home to a new ridiculous paycheck, and then come crawling back hoping for second chance because you were unsuccessful.  Ney ney I say.  Find a job elsewhere.

 

He's definitely young enough to come back (cheaply) and maybe re-find his form on the 3rd or 4th lines. I imagine Lou wouldn't feel that spiteful, especially since it was Toronto and not the Rangers.


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Posted 26 March 2014 - 02:06 PM

Christ, the hostility towards Clarktard coming back is unbelievable. Clarkson didn't chose the Leafs over us on equal offers like Parise did, his offer was much more modest. He got a contract that would set him for life.

If clarkson was bought out, I'd take him back in a heart beat for 3 million or under a year.
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Posted 27 March 2014 - 01:52 PM

We need goal-scoring and shot production, Clarkson is not the answer.  On top of that he's been horrible in possession this year, granted that could be because he in playing low minutes and with terrible linemates.  I believe that Clarkson benefited from having linemates who could get him the puck...Elias.  He thinks it over and feels maybe made the wrong decision to leave and now he should have to deal with his decision for the next six years.  I simply feel he doesn't deserve a second chance.  Players have taken less money to stay here in Jersey.  Elias, Zajac instead of insisting to hold out on the team and leave during UFA.  The Devils gave him a chance to be a pro hockey player and he took advantage.  Not saying that I hate the guy, I'm just saying that I wouldn't want him back.

Oh, he loved it here in New Jersey? So why did you leave for more money elsewhere? 


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Posted 27 March 2014 - 05:13 PM

i think this is all being thought way too far into.. this came from stan fischler not the most reliable source in the business.. and after just one season do we really think he would be bought out of that contract already?.. i dont think theyre going to buy him out that quickly just doesnt make all that much sense.
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