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Cullksinikers 06-26-2012 12:53 PM

[COL] Shane O'Brien (3 Years, $6 Million - AAV of $2 Million)
 
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Colorado Avalanche ‏@Avalanche
"OB" UNDER CONTRACT: The #Avs have signed defenseman Shane O'Brien to a three-year contract through the 2014-15 season. Details to follow.
About as good of a source as you'll get.

Dick Grayson 06-26-2012 12:54 PM

I'll wait until McKenzie or Dreger confirms. :sarcasm:

Shellz 06-26-2012 12:55 PM

Finaaally. I can stop stressing.

bobbyflex 06-26-2012 12:55 PM

dammit. Wanted him on the Leafs

HANDZ 57 06-26-2012 12:55 PM

Avs fans aren't going to like this, if I remember correctly...

Winroba 06-26-2012 12:56 PM

Avs sign Shane O'Brien to three-year, $6 million deal, per Denver Post

Dater

BrickAHL 06-26-2012 12:57 PM

Worst move ever by Sherman. This guy is a ****ing horrible defenseman who doesn't belong in the NHL. What a stupid move by Sherman. I understood the Mueller move but this makes no sense at all. SOB truly is the worst defenseman in the NHL.

:facepalm:

SoundwaveIsCharisma 06-26-2012 12:57 PM

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Originally Posted by HANDZ 57 (Post 51554337)
Avs fans aren't going to like this, if I remember correctly...

He actually played very well for the Avs a large chunk of the season. Unfortunately when he had bad games they were absolutely atrocious and cost the Avs games.

If he can play within his limits than he will be a serviceable defensemen and a good leadership guy for the Avs. However, if he starts thinking that he is Shane Orr'Brien again...well, at least we'll get Seth Jones to help out the D.

BoxOfChocolates 06-26-2012 12:58 PM

He's decent. Good team guy and suitable bottom pairing d-man.

Crisp Breakout 06-26-2012 12:58 PM

I'm sure I'll be one of the few Avs fans, but I'm thrilled with this signing. I'm a huge fan of O'Brien.

Hank Z 06-26-2012 01:00 PM

Why all the hate? Suter will make him look like a top-4 D. :sarcasm:

jfisher6 06-26-2012 01:02 PM

Eh, I don't like the length


I hope they keep him in the bottom pairing though @_@

TOML 06-26-2012 01:02 PM

Character guy. Funny. But not ultra-reliable in tough situations on the ice.

Another 'cap floor' move. Cheers.


TOML

VinnyC 06-26-2012 01:02 PM

Okay signing. He's a decent hockey player and can occasionally log big minutes but can sometimes go into Neanderthal mode.

Keep on rocking, Shane!

http://postmediaprovince.files.wordp...ane_daffy2.jpg

Pierre Dagenais 06-26-2012 01:03 PM

What a terrible deal for Shane O'Brien.

If they really wanted to reach the cap floor that badly, Scott Gomez is available.

Booom 06-26-2012 01:04 PM

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Originally Posted by SoundwaveIsCharisma (Post 51554455)
He actually played very well for the Avs a large chunk of the season. Unfortunately when he had bad games they were absolutely atrocious and cost the Avs games.

If he can play within his limits than he will be a serviceable defensemen and a good leadership guy for the Avs. However, if he starts thinking that he is Shane Orr'Brien again...well, at least we'll get Seth Jones to help out the D.

when I think great leader, the first guy that jumps to mind is Shane

HANDZ 57 06-26-2012 01:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Pierre Dagenais (Post 51554843)
What a terrible deal for Shane O'Brien.

If they really wanted to reach the cap floor that badly, Scott Gomez is available.

It's only 2 million a year. Not that much in today's NHL...

Ivan13 06-26-2012 01:06 PM

I don't like Orr'Brien, but at least 2.0mil isn't terrible.

klozge 06-26-2012 01:06 PM

Terrible. That's just terrible. Three more years of Shane O'Brien. This off-season is giving me nightmares.

SoundwaveIsCharisma 06-26-2012 01:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Booom (Post 51554881)
when I think great leader, the first guy that jumps to mind is Shane

I think the year playing with Nashville, and constantly being on the move prior to that, has led him to become a much more mature person. If you watch videos from the Avs last year about SOB, everyone mentions how he has taken a real leadership role in the locker room.

electricjib 06-26-2012 01:08 PM

I thought he did fine most of the year when he plays his role, our problem is he was forced to play top 2 sometimes top 4 minutes.

That isn't Shane's fault. I'm glad he's back.

I wish fans from other teams would actually watch and judge from what they see rather than what they see on HF. Everyone is tough on the Avs moves, but it isn't taking them 6-7 years to rebuild like some teams....they even made the PO's in their rebuild.

Lack of knowledge really shows around these parts. Be critical of the Avs, they're making strides towards getting better, while many teams get worst and settle for mediocrity season after season after season.

Bender 06-26-2012 01:08 PM

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Originally Posted by HANDZ 57 (Post 51554337)
Avs fans aren't going to like this, if I remember correctly...

Not really, we wouldn't have liked it at $3M per season but this is a good deal.

Quote:

Originally Posted by SoundwaveIsCharisma (Post 51554455)
He actually played very well for the Avs a large chunk of the season. Unfortunately when he had bad games they were absolutely atrocious and cost the Avs games.

If he can play within his limits than he will be a serviceable defensemen and a good leadership guy for the Avs. However, if he starts thinking that he is Shane Orr'Brien again...well, at least we'll get Seth Jones to help out the D.

Yeah he really did. After the Avs traded Quincey, they moved him up to the top pairing with EJ and he couldn't keep up his level of play, tried to do too much and started getting exposed, big time.

As a #4-6 d-man, he's great to have a round, very happy with this signing.

WJG 06-26-2012 01:10 PM

I bet his brother Conan is happy.

BoxOfChocolates 06-26-2012 01:12 PM

As long as the Avs still go out and get a guy like Carle, I'm happy.

The Mars Volchenkov 06-26-2012 01:13 PM

As a bottom pairing guy, he's fine. Anything more than that and he does too much.

They desperately need to find EJ a partner.


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