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slammer 03-06-2013 01:58 PM

Devils claim Tom Kostopoulos
 
Devils claim right wing Tom Kostopoulos off waivers from Pittsburgh


TG:
"The Devils claimed right wing Tom Kostopoulos off waivers from the Pittsburgh Penguins today.

Kostopoulos, 34, has 60 goals, 96 assists and 705 penalty minutes in 615 career NHL games with Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Montreal, Carolina and Calgary.

The Penguins just signed the 6-foot, 205-pound Mississauga Ontario native to a two-way NHL contract on Tuesday. Previously, he had been playing on a 25-game AHL tryout contract with their Wilkes Barre/Scranton. He had to be placed on waivers after he was signed to the NHL contract to remain in the AHL.

Kostopoulos had three goals, four assists and 43 penalty minutes in 17 AHL games with Wilkes Barre/Scranton. He last played in the NHL with Calgary last season, putting up four goals, eight assists and 57 penalty minutes in 81 games. "

Who is this guy? Is he a bottom line RF? NHL or AHL material?


Come on, Lou. We need a BIG trade !!!

SETHROLLINS 03-06-2013 02:02 PM

Sigh.

The Green Unit 03-06-2013 02:03 PM

Came here to say you gonna like him.

http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/17fy...jpg/xlarge.jpg

Status Quo* 03-06-2013 02:04 PM

Who?

Hockey Sports Fan 03-06-2013 02:04 PM

no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no

Tell me why we didn't sign Darche?

Bleedred 03-06-2013 02:05 PM

How does the waiver lineup go? Aren't we second to last because we lost in the SCF last year? Is that how it works out? So Pittsburgh had a chance to claim him first?

Emperoreddy 03-06-2013 02:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Bleedred (Post 61106561)
How does the waiver lineup go? Aren't we second to last because we lost in the SCF last year? Is that how it works out? So Pittsburgh had a chance to claim him first?

Well they had just signed him and had to place him on waivers so they couldn't pick him off waivers unless I am totally missing something.

We gave up nothing, see if it turns into something if not well we trolled Pitt a little bit.

CerebralGenesis 03-06-2013 02:08 PM

Pittsburgh signed him so every other team gets a shot first I think. It gets updated through the season so it's definitely not based on last year's results.

Parise9Crosby87 03-06-2013 02:15 PM

not really sure about this signing

Luke3026 03-06-2013 02:16 PM

le meh

Brodeur 03-06-2013 02:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slammer (Post 61106109)
Who is this guy? Is he a bottom line RF? NHL or AHL material?

4th line role player. Can't say I've seen a ton of Kostopoulos in recent years, but he generally had a decent reputation. Probably can pencil him into the 4th line RW spot while Bernier moves up into the top 9. If it doesn't work out, he can follow Butler out the door. Obviously not a sexy pickup, but an upgrade over Janssen.

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Originally Posted by bleedred
How does the waiver lineup go? Aren't we second to last because we lost in the SCF last year?

During a normal season, the waiver priority gets reset on November 1st (off the top of my head). Not 100% sure about the shortened season, but I think it's safe to assume that the current standings determine waiver priority (percentage points as opposed to just points).

Another misconception is that a team gets bumped to the bottom of waiver priority after claiming somebody (a la a Yahoo fantasy league). This is not true with the NHL.

AfroThunder396 03-06-2013 02:22 PM

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/b...8502164920.jpg

Better than Janssen I guess.

Jersey Man 03-06-2013 02:22 PM

yeech

DEVILS ALL THE WAY* 03-06-2013 02:30 PM

Tom Kostopoulos is a 4th liner, who'll play his heart out, will drop the gloves with about anyone and will get his face punched in every time. He's a "team player" that will do just about anything the coaches tell him to do.

If he's here to replace Janssen, then we're already in a better situation then we were 24 hours ago.

HeliDevil 03-06-2013 02:32 PM

He sounds like Barch.

MartyOwns 03-06-2013 02:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AfroThunder396 (Post 61107563)

hahahah...A+, great pic.

Sinner Devil 03-06-2013 02:34 PM

Stanley Cup here we come!

Hockey Sports Fan 03-06-2013 02:35 PM

After cooling off a bit, I don't mind the deal. He's better than Barch and Janssen and that's A-OK with me. Welcome aboard, Jim from The Office!

SteveCangialosi123 03-06-2013 02:36 PM

Lets roll 4 4th lines. That'll bring us the cup!

Zippy316 03-06-2013 02:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SteveCangialosi123 (Post 61108381)
Lets roll 4 4th lines. That'll bring us the cup!

The way Carter and Bernier are playing compared to the rest of the team, it might work.....

Getzo5 03-06-2013 02:48 PM

How come the real purpose of this obligatory thread hasn`t been met yet?

Post the Cup picture already!

Zippy316 03-06-2013 02:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Getzo5 (Post 61109073)
How come the real purpose of this obligatory thread hasn`t been met yet?

Post the Cup picture already!

A guy like this practically singlehandedly won us a game last year with a clutch goal that we were seemingly trying to lose, allowing us to go back to the Rock with a 3-2 lead.

So, I'd be a little reluctant to make that statement.

And to go further, we were in the same position when he was claimed with not being able to roll four lines.

Blender 03-06-2013 02:53 PM

I would have prefered to sign Darche.

Richer's Ghost 03-06-2013 02:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Getzo5 (Post 61109073)
How come the real purpose of this obligatory thread hasn`t been met yet?

Post the Cup picture already!

People aren't doing it right.

http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s...allup-2013.jpg

Bleedred 03-06-2013 02:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bige14 (Post 61109331)
I would have prefered to sign Darche.

I would have preferred to pick up Boychuk. Not that I wanted to pick him up. Just would have preferred.


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