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Jets sign Alex Ponikarovsky (1 year, $1.8M)
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07-01-2012, 05:52 PM
The Eternal Skeptic
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Agree. When I first seen we signed Ponikarovsky, I was pretty let down, i'm not a big fan of his. Then I remembered he had some pretty good chemistry with Antropov, so this could actually work out nicely as a depth signing.
Didn't catch much of his CAR time, but in LA despite his disappointing offensive game, he was huge on the forecheck and on the shutdown 3rd line. I have no doubt he will face some heat here since his speed is not great, but he is gritty in the corners and out front (doesn't out and out hit all too often, but battles hard), very good on the cycle. If Poni and Antro play together that line will be very very hard to get the puck away from. I think a Poni - Antro - Machacek line could be great just like the Poni - Handzus - Simmonds line for LA as a shutdown 3rd line that cycles and grinds away at opponants while being a rock defensively and chips in some offense.
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