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JayMan82 06-24-2008 02:04 PM

Wellwood placed on Waivers (TSN) Claimed by VAN
 
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=241542

I believe he played Center and Wing... What do you guys think? I feel he's got some skills to produce...

Vitto79 06-24-2008 02:06 PM

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Originally Posted by JayMan82 (Post 14551881)
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=241542

I believe he played Center and Wing... What do you guys think? I feel he's got some skills to produce...

Does'nt really fit......unless they move Drury to the wing but not for a Wellwood.........Sundin yep

Trxjw 06-24-2008 02:07 PM

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Originally Posted by JayMan82 (Post 14551881)
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=241542

I believe he played Center and Wing... What do you guys think? I feel he's got some skills to produce...

Was just reading this as well. He might be a cheap playmaker for Drury, but I think his injury history will keep him off the radar.

Supposedly they aren't waiving him to buy him out either, just sending him to the minors.

squishy 06-24-2008 02:08 PM

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Originally Posted by JayMan82 (Post 14551881)
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=241542

I believe he played Center and Wing... What do you guys think? I feel he's got some skills to produce...

Isn't the knock against him his work ethic? He's still young, signed at a reasonable salary, and yes, he's got some skills. But the fact he's a young guy and has been placed on waivers by a team that's looking to rebuild with youth suggests there's a flaw there. I'd rather give our own kids a shot.

squishy 06-24-2008 02:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Trxjw (Post 14551949)
Supposedly they aren't waiving him to buy him out either, just sending him to the minors.

Why would you do that in the middle of the summer?

Nich 06-24-2008 02:11 PM

honestly, i would claim him

NYReign 06-24-2008 02:11 PM

I once liked him a lot but it sounds like he's gone rapidly downhill and is way too prone to injuries to be counted on. If we claim him, what happens salary wise (I believe he is an RFA, according to nhlnumbers)? If no one picks him up in a few days after July, I'd be thrilled to sign him to a camp tryout or an AHL deal but I wouldn't count on him in the NHL and since those other situations are unlikely at best, I'll say pass.

Trxjw 06-24-2008 02:13 PM

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Originally Posted by squishy (Post 14552004)
Why would you do that in the middle of the summer?

Why are you asking me? I'm not their GM, lol. ;)

I'd imagine they're looking to free up roster spots if its true, but the "he isn't being bought out" statement was coming from EJ on NHL live, so who knows?

Ih8theislanders 06-24-2008 02:15 PM

I'd claim him. If he doesen't work out no biggie we just waive him again. He has a lot of untouched potential and could be benefit on our 3rd/4th lines. He's a good playmaker and could put up decent points.

Bluenote13 06-24-2008 02:17 PM

Allow me SBOB :

Who's spot does he take?

Richter35 06-24-2008 02:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Trxjw (Post 14552056)
Why are you asking me? I'm not their GM, lol. ;)

I'd imagine they're looking to free up roster spots if its true, but the "he isn't being bought out" statement was coming from EJ on NHL live, so who knows?

He's not being bought out because he's an rfa and isnt under contract. it seems that rather than throw him a QO they are waiving him to be claimed, its more of a slap in the face than anything. I'm told he only plays C, so having him take drurys place between dawes/cally and having drury slide up to gomers wing while taking draws on the PK wouldnt be that bad, assuming wellwood puts something into his conditioning. I had him on my fantasy team the year before last when he actually produced, thought he had more in the tank

Levitate 06-24-2008 02:18 PM

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Originally Posted by squishy (Post 14551974)
Isn't the knock against him his work ethic?

Yes. I just saw where someone was saying the reason he's injured all the time is that his work ethic is crap and he never wants to work out. To the point where the Leafs pointed out that it's in his contract that he has to work out, and if he didn't, they'd fine him. He still wouldn't work out.

NYReign 06-24-2008 02:19 PM

For argument's sake I'd slot him in on the third line with Drury and Cally which relegates both Sjostrom and Korpikoski to the fourth. In theory it might work, but I'm very wary of counting on him.

silverfish 06-24-2008 02:19 PM

I'd rather build within our own team for now. There's got to be a reason that Toronto would just give up on him.

Nich 06-24-2008 02:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Bluenote13 (Post 14552135)
Allow me SBOB :

Who's spot does he take?

avery's spot


dawes - gomez - ufa
wellwood - dubi - ?
korpedo - drury - cally
moore - blair - orr

Kaktus* 06-24-2008 02:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Nich (Post 14552192)
avery's spot


dawes - gomez - ufa
wellwood - dubi - ?
korpedo - drury - cally
moore - blair - orr

there

Levitate 06-24-2008 02:23 PM

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Originally Posted by NYRangers3018 (Post 14552190)
I'd rather build within our own team for now. There's got to be a reason that Toronto would just give up on him.

Lazy sonofa*****/

NYR Viper 06-24-2008 02:24 PM

guys....the reason he is being let go is because for the last 2-3 years he has come to camp totally out of shape and is very very lazy...does he have good playmaking skills....yes, there is no doubt, however we are looking at a very very soft, older version of bourret.....he gets injured all the time because he is out of shape and pulls tendons and muscles and is UBER soft....BIG PASS

he is backman on forward minus the size and ability to stay healthy

Forechecker 06-24-2008 02:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Kaktus (Post 14552233)
there

Is he in that picture?

Nich 06-24-2008 02:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Kaktus (Post 14552233)
there

how long till the cast comes off?

and seriously...he's in the same shape as me!

Bluenote13 06-24-2008 02:33 PM

Reg: "Boy, every piece of garbage that comes into the market you gotta buy it!"

Kaktus* 06-24-2008 02:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Forechecker (Post 14552303)
Is he in that picture?

yes.

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Originally Posted by Nich (Post 14552380)
how long till the cast comes off?

and seriously...he's in the same shape as me!

That was not a compliment, was it? :D

Nich 06-24-2008 02:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Kaktus (Post 14552509)
yes.

That was not a compliment, was it? :D

nope...i am paid to sit at a desk all day.....

Son of Steinbrenner 06-24-2008 02:41 PM

Why would you claim him right now when you would have to give him a QO? The leafs are not going to qualify him and in a week if the rangers wanted to they could just sign him..you can make a case (and i'm not) that the rangers could let sjostrom go and bring in wellwood...i dont think the rangers should have either player but i can see the logic behind that sort of move...

i really think some of our fine members want to claim Wellwood for the simple reason they want a new player on the roster it doesn't matter who but as long as it's a name they recognize.....patience my friends..patience..

squishy 06-24-2008 02:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Son of Steinbrenner (Post 14552614)
i really think some of our fine members want to claim Wellwood for the simple reason they want a new player on the roster it doesn't matter who but as long as it's a name they recognize.....patience my friends..patience..

The grass is always greener on the other side... even if it's a field of crabgrass and dandelions. ;)


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