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simplefan 01-17-2013 11:31 AM

Methot is going to be amazing
 
He's a 27 year old experienced NHL defenseman. He's 6'3 225lbs. So he's a big man but he's way more physical than Kuba. He's gonna bring the big hits, the hip checks back to Ottawa. He's gonna bring a defensive dimension that we lacked since Volchenkov left Ottawa.

What I always saw is that although he's not a point producer, he's very mobile for a defensive defenseman and he can handle the puck quite well.

So I view him as an upgrade on Kuba. And that pairing with Karlsson will be crucial to Ottawa success.

To people worrying about Cowen abscence, we have Methot who will get the job done.

White Goodman 01-17-2013 11:33 AM

Thank you.

SenzZen 01-17-2013 11:34 AM

We can haz Cup now?

simplefan 01-17-2013 11:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Jakob Silfverberg (Post 57732889)
Thank you.

You agree? :)

H2O 01-17-2013 11:35 AM

OP is as excited as Methot being here. I do think he'll be good as well. I love what he said about knowing his job here is to protect Karlsson.

starling 01-17-2013 11:40 AM

Thank you Marc. We also hope you do well.

Lyndon Slewidge 01-17-2013 11:44 AM

My only concern is how much his game will compliment Karlssons, definitely doesn't have as much offensive touch as Kuba

General Granny* 01-17-2013 11:45 AM

I watched him closely at today's practice and was very surprised at how he handles the puck and his offensive tools, I thought he was just going to be another more mobile Philips with stone hands and tunnel vision but he was working that PP without Karlsson beautifully, nice headfakes and back hand passes, he looked great.

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OmniSens 01-17-2013 11:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lyndon Slewidge (Post 57733563)
My only concern is how much his game will compliment Karlssons, definitely doesn't have as much offensive touch as Kuba

I don't think Kuba had much to do with Karlssons offensive breakout last season. Would be reversed, with Kuba benefiting.

Qward 01-17-2013 11:49 AM

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Originally Posted by starling (Post 57733299)
Thank you Marc. We also hope you do well.

Nah, that is not Marc, if you follow his twitter you'd know his thoughts are not as coherent as the OP.

Samsquanch 01-17-2013 11:50 AM

I'll wait to see him actually play before passing any judgement, but I absolutely agree that he's (supposedly) bringing back a dimension we've lacked for years.

As long as he doesnt handle the puck like a grenade, or lack mobility, then I think he'll be great here. Very excited to see how it works out. Im betting he excels in this new role he's being given.

wubwubwubwub 01-17-2013 11:52 AM

I dunno, I've seen almost 7 different stats indicating he is nothing more than an ineffective #5...

internetdotcom 01-17-2013 12:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lyndon Slewidge (Post 57733563)
My only concern is how much his game will compliment Karlssons, definitely doesn't have as much offensive touch as Kuba

Doesn't have to. By all accounts, his offensive skills are underrated, and what skills he does have should be brought out by Karlsson. But even if he is just a defensive rock who protects Karlsson and allows him the freedom to work his magic while knowing the back end is taken care of, I'm happy.

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Originally Posted by General Granny (Post 57733657)
I watched him closely at today's practice and was very surprised at how he handles the puck and his offensive tools, I thought he was just going to be another more mobile Philips with stone hands and tunnel vision but he was working that PP without Karlsson beautifully, nice headfakes and back hand passes, he looked great.

Hmm, great to know, thanks for the update.

simplefan 01-17-2013 12:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Samsquanch (Post 57733945)
I'll wait to see him actually play before passing any judgement, but I absolutely agree that he's (supposedly) bringing back a dimension we've lacked for years.

As long as he doesnt handle the puck like a grenade, or lack mobility, then I think he'll be great here. Very excited to see how it works out. Im betting he excels in this new role he's being given.

I've seen him play in Columbus and the WC's and he's always a strong player. He doesn't look like he's giving much space to players. He could be suspended too once or twice this season.




Icelevel 01-17-2013 12:33 PM

should be a great fit for karlsson.

Important to note that methot is not only more physical than kuba but is a lot more physical than kuba.

this is a new start for a home town boy. the guy must be super pumped to get this going and impress.

sg58 01-17-2013 12:48 PM

I love how "he could be suspended once or twice" is brought up as a strong point.

simplefan 01-17-2013 12:55 PM

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Originally Posted by steffeG (Post 57737581)
I love how "he could be suspended once or twice" is brought up as a strong point.

ok, ok :laugh: It was international play, but you get the memo.

OttawaSenators11 01-17-2013 12:59 PM

Lets hope he ends up being "amazing"

SilverSeven 01-17-2013 01:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by General Granny (Post 57733657)
I watched him closely at today's practice and was very surprised at how he handles the puck and his offensive tools, I thought he was just going to be another more mobile Philips with stone hands and tunnel vision but he was working that PP without Karlsson beautifully, nice headfakes and back hand passes, he looked great.

He was ridiculously gifted offensively in minor hockey. Its been a long time, but I believe he was playing F back then....

ATdaisuki 01-17-2013 01:16 PM

we heard it here first, folks.
start planning the parade.

slamigo 01-17-2013 01:22 PM

Ladies and gentlemen, the AMAZING METHOT!
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...ps0c4b3f9f.jpg

ATdaisuki 01-17-2013 01:48 PM

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Originally Posted by slamigo (Post 57739623)
Ladies and gentlemen, the AMAZING METHOT!
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...ps0c4b3f9f.jpg

mind if i use this as my avatar?

John Holmes* 01-17-2013 01:54 PM

All you stats nerds that are picking apart Methot's numbers in freaking Columbus...please do yourselves a favor and go look at Zdeno Chara's numbers the last year he played in Long Island, then look at his numbers the first year he played in Ottawa.

Notice anything?

I saw a few Methot highlights when the trade was made. A few big hip checks, and one nice pinch that he scored on.

The guy has the ability, now he has the opportunity.

He'll be paired with the best D in the league. He'll be on the ice with guys that can and will score a lot.

All he has to do is play his role and know when to jump in, and when to hang back.

I think this trade MAY eventually shut the people still crying over the glorified 3rd line winger that is Nick Foligno, the hell up.

You're welcome.

inthewings 01-17-2013 01:54 PM

He's probably a good #4/5 type. It's concerning that he'll be expected to play huge ES time as Karlsson's partner though. Hopefully he's up to it.


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