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10 minutes ago, 2ELIAS6 said:

I have definitely warmed up to this signing.. didn't realize Simmonds was coming off of an injury last season. I think he will be able to thrive here and the type of player he is definitely fills a void since so many of our guys are on the smaller side. We haven't really had a good enforcer in a while.

And he’s more of an “enforcer plus”. I’m not saying it’s the best signing we could’ve made, but it’s a good signing. 

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He doesn't need to fight to add toughness. Just hitting someone would be more helpful than a lot of what the team did. And making contact with the opponent and not crashing into the boards like Wood w

No risk on a one-year deal when the Devils can't even come close to the cap.  He's not much anymore 5 on 5 but he busts his ass every shift and will help on the PP.

If we’re lucky it’s the boards. Usually it’s the opposing goalie. 

2 minutes ago, SterioDesign said:

also it doesnt show on the scoresheet but having a guy like Simmonds in front of the goalie can help tremendously

He scores a lot of his goals that way, so technically it does wind up on the scoresheet in a roundabout way. 

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1 minute ago, mfitz804 said:

He scores a lot of his goals that way, so technically it does wind up on the scoresheet in a roundabout way. 

I'm trying to add value here. bringing up that water is wet won't help anyone Curtis 

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Yeah, for 6-7 years now, we've had to watch in horror anytime Flyers (or Preds last season) came to The Rock, because Simmonds would cause absolute mayhem in the crease every PP. Year after year, setting up in front of our goalies, and no matter how strong our PK numbers were leaguewide, it never seemed like we had an answer for Simmonds and the Flyers. I don't know the numbers throughout that time, but it seemed like he or his PP units would always score on us. Glad that's other teams' problem now! I'm all for limiting his minutes at 5v5 and giving him PP specialist duties.

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11 hours ago, MadDog2020 said:

 

Hynes is starting to take after Shero: using a lot of words to say very little. You mean to tell me that Simmonds will be playing with one of our centers AND he'll get more ice time if he plays well?

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1 minute ago, nessus said:

Hynes is starting to take after Shero: using a lot of words to say very little. You mean to tell me that Simmonds will be playing with one of our centers AND he'll get more ice time if he plays well?

Sounds like a good plan for everyone LOL.Sounds like a good plan for everyone LOL.

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