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06-20-2013, 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by
lol It's not that his horrible or doesn't fit Ottawa. It's just that we have so much depth at the forward position. Most of them young players who are better suited for the bottom six roles than jumping to top 6. I could see Stefan Noesen and Mike Hoffman beating out Conacher in the training camp and that's what makes it available. We could always keep our depth and have some players play in Bingo and especially how fragile our players are this year.
Hoffman is not beating Conacher out in anything. He doesn't have close to his jam, talk about a Murray player Conacher gets dirty. Hoff who has incredible speed has been primarily a perimeter player (which is his strength).
With the wealth of depth the organization has in players right now I would be shocked if Noesen doesn't spend the majority of the season in Binghamton learning the pro game why rush him?
Conachers development is way behind its only his second real summer having an NHL organization work with him. Do you actually think an organization like the senators who prides themselves on player development is going to just bounce one of the only natural scorers it has after newly acquiring him?
Conacher is where a 20 or 21 year old is in terms of development, a full summer of strength and conditioning combined with learning Mcleans system and what he fully expects of him. Id be shocked if he isn't in the top 5 on team scoring this season.
Those who believe the sens will try and aquire more draft picks at the draft or to move up are probably correct, they are exploding with players right now. Hoffman is probably the first to move because he does have value but likely doesn't have a place next year.
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Because we needed help for the playoff push and another scoring forward was needed. Plus we gotten an extra 4th round pick. He traded an asset for another asset. Conacher has a better chance of increasing his value than Bishop who was a RFA.
Bryan Murray playing asset management at its finest.
Traded a second for Bishop
Traded Bishop for Conacher( value is a 2nd rounder) and a 4th rounder
If a team looks at Conacher as a top 6 forward, I could see a team offering a late first or early seconder
No they didn't aquire him for just the playoff push he fits into the core age group of the team, Murray even said this in his press conference he wanted a player that would stay with the organization. His value is more then a 2nd, how many other rookies scored 29 points last season....
Just hold onto your hats sens fans this is a rebuild.
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