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#1 jkrdevil

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 12:28 PM

From Bob McKenzie of TSN's twitter.

NJ puts Ilkka Pikkarainen on waivers.

http://twitter.com/TSNBobMcKenzie/status/8034434337
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Posted 21 January 2010 - 12:29 PM

From Bob McKenzie of TSN's twitter.


http://twitter.com/T...atus/8034434337


So much for that experiment.
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Posted 21 January 2010 - 12:33 PM

Not that big of a surprise. He failed to produce.
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Posted 21 January 2010 - 12:40 PM

the only thing good about this guy was his pokemon name. he started awful, leveled off at bad, and then went to worse again. the magic offseason signing fails again lol.
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Posted 21 January 2010 - 12:42 PM

He got half a season, it's not like you couldn't say he didn't have his shot in the NHL.
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Posted 21 January 2010 - 01:01 PM

For all of the shopping Lou does at the discount rack, he does get some players who contribute, but obviously they're not all going to pan out. If only Peters was next...
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Posted 21 January 2010 - 01:09 PM

For all of the shopping Lou does at the discount rack, he does get some players who contribute, but obviously they're not all going to pan out. If only Peters was next...


Right. For every Brian Rafalski, John Madden or Johnny Oduya that Lou seems to pluck from thin air, there will also be an Ilkka Pikkarainen or Jari Viuhkola mixed in as well.

Clearly, the trend indicates that Lou should stick with guys whose names are easier (or at least more fun) to pronounce.
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Posted 21 January 2010 - 01:09 PM

Was he placed on waivers in order to be sent to Lowell? Either way, I thought he had
1 good game, it might've been the Colorado game, every time he had the puck
he rifled it toward the net. Even without scoring, he created opportunities by shooting.
Otherwise, he was a body & we needed bodies with all the injuries.
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Posted 21 January 2010 - 01:23 PM

Was he placed on waivers in order to be sent to Lowell? Either way, I thought he had
1 good game, it might've been the Colorado game, every time he had the puck
he rifled it toward the net. Even without scoring, he created opportunities by shooting.
Otherwise, he was a body & we needed bodies with all the injuries.


Yeah, but I think the Devils realize that they have Halischuk, Palmieri, Zharkov and Davis who don't look out of place in the NHL and would rather go with one of them. I think they expected Pikka to be a Clarkson type player... banger with a scoring touch, which he was in Europe. Just didn't work out.

He came back hungry when they sent him down a few months ago, but doesn't seem able to keep it up.
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Posted 21 January 2010 - 01:27 PM

Was he placed on waivers in order to be sent to Lowell? Either way, I thought he had
1 good game, it might've been the Colorado game, every time he had the puck
he rifled it toward the net. Even without scoring, he created opportunities by shooting.
Otherwise, he was a body & we needed bodies with all the injuries.


Lou actually sounded pretty excited when he signed him...he liked what Pikka was doing for HIFK Helinski (24 G in 54 GP) and thought he could contribute more than one might expect.
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Posted 21 January 2010 - 01:42 PM

On the plus side, wondering who Lou's mystery player from Europe was going to be was fun for a couple of days. Cup. Ours.
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Posted 21 January 2010 - 01:46 PM

I predicted this after his bad last game... the Pikka experiment is over
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Posted 21 January 2010 - 01:59 PM

I hate point fingers at a guy when they are clearly trying, but I think this was coming and was due. He really stood out in his last few games.....and I'll leave it at that.
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Posted 21 January 2010 - 02:15 PM

No surprise at all, might as well put Peters on waivers as well. Hopefully Lou can get some actual scoring at the deadline for the playoffs finally. I doubt he would be claimed though so Lowell is likely the destination.
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Posted 21 January 2010 - 02:19 PM

YES

disregard pikka
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Posted 21 January 2010 - 02:28 PM

disregard peters, too.
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Posted 21 January 2010 - 02:59 PM

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 03:07 PM

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What about the time I got you the Devils tickets?? Or the PS2??? (Wait, that was Christmas wasn't it?)

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 03:14 PM

Yeah, but I think the Devils realize that they have Halischuk, Palmieri, Zharkov and Davis who don't look out of place in the NHL and would rather go with one of them. I think they expected Pikka to be a Clarkson type player... banger with a scoring touch, which he was in Europe. Just didn't work out.

He came back hungry when they sent him down a few months ago, but doesn't seem able to keep it up.

I agree with this, plenty of the young guys are NHL ready.
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Posted 21 January 2010 - 03:26 PM

maybe we're just freeing up # 17 for Sykora's return
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