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Wheeler to the Bruins

View Poll Results: What do you think?
never want him to signs in Montreal....move on 12 12.90%
Would love it but it would never happen 40 43.01%
Could be signed and he makes the team next year 16 17.20%
Could be signed and will not make the team next year 30 32.26%
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06-16-2008, 07:45 PM
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The Hab's fans will make him regret it when he plays in the Bell Center (in like 3-4 years)
The Bulldogs are going to play in Montréal again?

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06-16-2008, 08:09 PM
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Excellent pick up for the Bruins.

Adding a player like Wheeler, who can likely step right in, gives them another good young forward to join the likes of Sobotka, Krejci, Kessel, Nokalainen etc.

Also, they are likely looking to move out some salary, be it Shaeffer, Axellson or Murray, so bringing in another capable forward up front makes that an easier call.

Good move.

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Blake Wheeler, meet Mike Komisarek *CRUNCH*.
Blake Wheeler, meet Ryan O'Byrne *CRUNCH*
Blake Wheeler, meet Roman Hamrlik *CRUNCH*
Blake Wheeler, meet Pavel Valentenko *CRUNCH*
Blake Wheeler, meet Alexei Yemelin *CRUNCH*
Blake Wheeler, meet Ryan McDonagh *CRUNCH*
Blake Wheeler, meet Patrice Brisebois *Nothing*

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06-16-2008, 08:46 PM
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Blake Wheeler, meet Ryan O'Byrne *CRUNCH*
Blake Wheeler, meet Roman Hamrlik *CRUNCH*
Blake Wheeler, meet Pavel Valentenko *CRUNCH*
Blake Wheeler, meet Alexei Yemelin *CRUNCH*
Blake Wheeler, meet Ryan McDonagh *CRUNCH*
Blake Wheeler, meet Patrice Brisebois *Nothing*
Oh God.... Please don't let Breezy still be around when Wheeler makes the Ruins....

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06-16-2008, 10:43 PM
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Whats the potential on this guy? What is his Role? Power Forward 1st Liner? Franchise player? Future Franchise Player? O_O

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Whats the potential on this guy? What is his Role? Power Forward 1st Liner? Franchise player? Future Franchise Player? O_O
Before he signed with the Bruins I would've called him a solid future 2-way power forward who could put up around 60-65 points a year... now that he's our enemy I call him a bust

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06-16-2008, 10:53 PM
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Excellent pick up for the Bruins.

Adding a player like Wheeler, who can likely step right in, gives them another good young forward to join the likes of Sobotka, Krejci, Kessel, Nokalainen etc.

Also, they are likely looking to move out some salary, be it Shaeffer, Axellson or Murray, so bringing in another capable forward up front makes that an easier call.

Good move.
All joking aside,the GM down there is doing a great job

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06-16-2008, 11:41 PM
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If worries about Wheeler's attitude come from him not signing with the Yotes, I think they are overblown. I know that if my agent told me that because of a quirk in my birth year/when I started college/how long I stayed in college, I had the option of becoming a free agent or giving my rights to Phoenix until I became unrestricted, I would go for free agency. Why pass up the chance to play for your hometown team, or in your favourite city, or with a winner?
Exactly. HUGE difference between him and Lindros...cant compare, not fair...Lindros went against the system, Wheeler took advantage of it...

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06-17-2008, 09:00 AM
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Blake Wheeler, meet Ryan O'Byrne *CRUNCH*
Blake Wheeler, meet Roman Hamrlik *CRUNCH*
Blake Wheeler, meet Pavel Valentenko *CRUNCH*
Blake Wheeler, meet Alexei Yemelin *CRUNCH*
Blake Wheeler, meet Ryan McDonagh *CRUNCH*
Blake Wheeler, meet Patrice Brisebois *Nothing*
You do know that Wheeler is at least 6 ft 4 in and 219 lbs right?

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06-17-2008, 09:24 AM
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Looks like the Habs were in the mix till the very end...


http://www.thefourthperiod.com/news/bos080617.html

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I would suspect that he chose the Bruins because they are a US team and he figured that he had a better chance to be a top six player at some point next season.

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06-17-2008, 09:28 AM
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Looks like the Habs were in the mix till the very end...


http://www.thefourthperiod.com/news/bos080617.html



I would suspect that he chose the Bruins because they are a US team and he figured that he had a better chance to be a top six player at some point next season.
Us finalists again?

Intriguing.

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06-17-2008, 09:31 AM
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Wow Seriously, the Bruins are becoming a realy good team. And he's right about choosing the Ruins, he will make the team (maybe he wouldn't have made it in Montreal) and he can become a top 6 player in Boston, wich would have been impossible in Montreal. For Montral this guy would have been a realy good addition tought, a Hab prospect needs to be fast, and if you can had size to that it become the perfect addition.

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Us finalists again?

Intriguing.
Always the bridesmaid and never the bride

And I agreed with the poster above me about the Bruins getting good. I'd say that us and them have the two best young teams in the division.

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06-17-2008, 10:04 AM
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Isn't the scout that drafted him in Phoenix now with us. Karpa or something like that?

If he is, I'm not suprised we were in the mix.

The US/CAN made the difference here no question.

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06-17-2008, 10:06 AM
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Close but no cigar with Wheeler, just like with Hossa at the deadline, with Briere and Ryan Smith last off season, with Shannahan the year before that....

Time to get myself ready for the likelihood that the Habs are bridesmaids for Hossa and Sundin and Selanne etc. once again this summer.

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06-17-2008, 10:12 AM
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Yes, get ready for nothing much this summer again. If it happens, then great, if not well you won't be dissapointed lol.


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Excellent pick up for the Bruins.

Adding a player like Wheeler, who can likely step right in, gives them another good young forward to join the likes of Sobotka, Krejci, Kessel, Nokalainen etc.

Also, they are likely looking to move out some salary, be it Shaeffer, Axellson or Murray, so bringing in another capable forward up front makes that an easier call.

Good move.
Yep, this was a good move, gave nothing but money (not much at that)

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Whats the potential on this guy? What is his Role? Power Forward 1st Liner? Franchise player? Future Franchise Player? O_O
I Think i would put him a little under the potential of Milan Lucic. Both are pretty similar players, but Lucic has more of a scoring touch.
He has very good hands for such a big man, and plays the body as well as almost anyone.

I'd put his potential as a 25 goal scorer on the second line.

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All joking aside,the GM down there is doing a great job
Yes, thank god, we finally have a GM who cares, one who tries to make the team better and not trade our best player for 2 20 goal scorers.

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Looks like the Habs were in the mix till the very end...


http://www.thefourthperiod.com/news/bos080617.html



I would suspect that he chose the Bruins because they are a US team and he figured that he had a better chance to be a top six player at some point next season.
he and Phil Kessel were teammates and room mates at MINN. I think that could've factored greatly into his decision.

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Agree with you. Maybe we can bring back Perrault?

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We were Trotter's bride. Although he was a less attractive groom.

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You do know that Wheeler is at least 6 ft 4 in and 219 lbs right?
Blake Wheeler, meet Patrice Brisebois *Brisebois leaves the ice on a stretcher*

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I Think i would put him a little under the potential of Milan Lucic. Both are pretty similar players, but Lucic has more of a scoring touch. He has very good hands for such a big man, and plays the body as well as almost anyone.I'd put his potential as a 25 goal scorer on the second line.
Wheeler doesn't play anything like Lucic, he's got better hands but is not anywhere close to being as physical or tough. Wheeler's problem has been consistency, but when moved to center this year, he had his best season imo, and I've seen almost every Minnesota game over the past 2 years. It was a good pickup for boston though, a solid prospect for free is always a good move.

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I Think i would put him a little under the potential of Milan Lucic. Both are pretty similar players, but Lucic has more of a scoring touch.
He has very good hands for such a big man, and plays the body as well as almost anyone.

I'd put his potential as a 25 goal scorer on the second line.
I've only seen Blake play a handful of times, but I couldn't disagree more with this assesment.

First of all, without question, I would peg his scoring touch higher than Milan Lucic's. Wheeler has good hands and has a level of creativity with the puck that put him at least a few notches about Milan in my book.

Conversely, his physical play, despite his size, is clearly *not* on par with Lucic. Wheeler is a big man, and has great speed for a guy his size, but he is very far from being a punishing physical player.

The comparison to Lucic, in my mind, is all wrong. Lucic is a big physical guy with decent hands. Wheeler is a big man with good hands and limited physical abilities.

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I've only seen Blake play a handful of times, but I couldn't disagree more with this assesment.

First of all, without question, I would peg his scoring touch higher than Milan Lucic's. Wheeler has good hands and has a level of creativity with the puck that put him at least a few notches about Milan in my book.

Conversely, his physical play, despite his size, is clearly *not* on par with Lucic. Wheeler is a big man, and has great speed for a guy his size, but he is very far from being a punishing physical player.

The comparison to Lucic, in my mind, is all wrong. Lucic is a big physical guy with decent hands. Wheeler is a big man with good hands and limited physical abilities.
That guy was putting his goal scoring potential at 25 and saying he would score less than Lucie....

I'm sorry I never see Lucic as a 30 goal or more guy... ever.

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