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07-01-2008, 02:53 PM
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With Pittsburgh signing Godard, it probably means that they don't want Big Georges back.

Should we take a run at him, sign him 2 years, and get rid of huggy bear Stortini ?

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Not in a million years, he doesn't fit with the team.

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I'd take BG back if he's willing to know his role with the team, be fine sitting in the PB for 40 games, and actually be willing to be a nasty player instead of a gentle giant.

i don't see any of that happening. BG is still convinced that he's a 20 goal player who only needs to fight other heavyweights.

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I'd rather have Stortini over Georges.

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hes not coming back. Bob has stated so and Bob talks to George personally almost daily.

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i wouldn't be surprised to see BG going to vancouver.

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I'd rather have Stortini over Georges.
Why? Stortini might be the worst enforcer in the league won't drop the gloves with anyone bigger then him (went to the wild game and anytime Boogard went near him, he either turtled or ran back to the bench). At least Georges is still a decent fighter.

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With Pittsburgh signing Godard, it probably means that they don't want Big Georges back.

Should we take a run at him, sign him 2 years, and get rid of huggy bear Stortini ?
No thank you.

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Why? Stortini might be the worst enforcer in the league won't drop the gloves with anyone bigger then him (went to the wild game and anytime Boogard went near him, he either turtled or ran back to the bench). At least Georges is still a decent fighter.
I wouldn't take BG if he paid us. What a waste of space on the bench. Completely useless. Stortini is exactly what we need. An agitator who isn't afraid to drop the gloves with anyone. Plus he will hit anyone including the oppositions star players. George was 3 steps behind the play on every shift and didn't hit, score or fight anyone (other than the other teams meat head).

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I'd be all for, but I have a hard time believing he'd keep his mouth shut if he was asked to sit a game.

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Why? Stortini might be the worst enforcer in the league won't drop the gloves with anyone bigger then him (went to the wild game and anytime Boogard went near him, he either turtled or ran back to the bench). At least Georges is still a decent fighter.
The last time Minny played Edm and Stortini fought Boogaard MacT was yelling from the bench for Stortini NOT to drop the gloves. Fighting Boogaard proves nothing, hitting Gaborik does a lot more.

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We might see Georges a lot more this season - in a Wild uniform.

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Fighting Boogaard proves nothing, hitting Gaborik does a lot more.
Well said.

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Oilers need a tough guy to step to anyone who tries take advantage of all the light weights the oilers have now

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The TEAM was calling BG to sign in Minny this morning, Bob said yesterday a 'team in the Northwest' I believe...and we know how they like to have multiple heavyweights in their lineup. See: Boogaard, Simon, Fedoruk.

They probably wouldn't trade Boogard to us, but do they REALLY need two pure heavyweights who can't score more than 5 goals in a season?

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Oilers need a tough guy to step to anyone who tries take advantage of all the light weights the oilers have now
Doesn't work that way. BG isn't going to do anything to guys like Regehr, who is someone the Oilers actually have to worry about.

And guys like Boogard can't catch anyone anyways. The boogey man was a complete non-factor against the Oilers last year.

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We might see Georges a lot more this season - in a Wild uniform.
We may see him also in a Flames uniform.

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John Sexsmith just said on Total Sports that he might be headed back here.

I don't know if he was just playing with Stauffer though...

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He sounded pretty serious.

I wonder what kind of sources he has.

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John Sexsmith just said on Total Sports that he might be headed back here.

I don't know if he was just playing with Stauffer though...
Yeah I couldn't tell.

But it seemed like he was surprised that Stauffer didn't know? Perhaps they will clarify.

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If BG ends up back here and he playes exactly like the BG of old, I'm going to punch a bunny.

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My hope for this year is that a good powerplay minimizes players like Boogard when teams are playing the Oilers. In the last two years, of the games where he was not injured, the best job of slowing him down occurred as a result of PP goal forcing Lemaire to keep him on the bench.

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There's a reason BG keeps getting traded and replaced.

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If Katz, who is friends with BG, tells Klo to sign BG, he will sign BG. Similarly if Katz tells MacT to play BG, he will play BG

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