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caley 03-19-2009 06:15 PM

Toronto signs Alex Berry
 
http://mapleleafs.nhl.com/team/app/?...ticleid=414529

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The 6-3, 215-pound forward appeared in 37 games with the University of Massachusetts-Amherst Minutemen this season, registering 11 goals and 19 assists for 30 points with 83 penalty minutes and a team-high plus 10 rating.
This is definitely Brian Burke's m.o.: sign a multitude of college guys and hope a couple pan out well enough to make the team in the next few years.


BTW, should we keep having posts for these, or should we have an all-encompassing thread for junior/college/European signings?

grabo84 03-19-2009 06:26 PM

He was a 5th rounder for the Leafs in '05. Anybody know if he brings a good hitting game?

Four1 Lead 03-19-2009 07:25 PM

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Originally Posted by grabo84 (Post 18612438)
He was a 5th rounder for the Leafs in '05. Anybody know if he brings a good hitting game?

He's a tough kid in the corners.

He's the typical Brian Burke fourth liner.

Chevy Cheveldae 03-19-2009 07:48 PM

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Originally Posted by caley (Post 18612309)
http://mapleleafs.nhl.com/team/app/?...ticleid=414529

BTW, should we keep having posts for these, or should we have an all-encompassing thread for junior/college/European signings?

good point, perhaps a no-name (to most posters) has signing a contract isn't threadworthy...You'll still be able to find it on the teampages.

A lot of guys going to AHL,ECHL now as well..lots of movement now that the juniors and college seasons are finishing

danishh 03-20-2009 12:16 AM

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Originally Posted by grabo84 (Post 18612438)
He was a 5th rounder for the Leafs in '05. Anybody know if he brings a good hitting game?

wouldnt the leafs still have rights to him, making him NOT a free agent signing? Still, sounds like a good guy to have in the system.

Nizdizzle 03-20-2009 12:19 AM

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Originally Posted by danishh (Post 18621075)
wouldnt the leafs still have rights to him, making him NOT a free agent signing? Still, sounds like a good guy to have in the system.

No one called it a free agent signing...

Quik 03-21-2009 09:57 AM

Hopefully Berry can bring a good physical presence to the lower lines for the Leafs in the coming years.

As for the tread issue, maybe have one thread for each team, with the newest signing being updated into the title?

grabo84 03-21-2009 12:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Quik (Post 18639709)
Hopefully Berry can bring a good physical presence to the lower lines for the Leafs in the coming years.

As for the tread issue, maybe have one thread for each team, with the newest signing being updated into the title?

I don't think it matters, its not like there's a lot going on in the trade forum anyways.

leaflover 03-21-2009 01:10 PM

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Originally Posted by caley (Post 18612309)

BTW, should we keep having posts for these, or should we have an all-encompassing thread for junior/college/European signings?

That would be a logical move. Thing is, too many posters believe every b-c grade prospect signed by their team is the next derby winning longshot and the mods have to break it to them gently by clumping them in with guys like Berry. ;)


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