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08-20-2009, 10:49 AM
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Mike York - former NHLer

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2009/08/20: Former NHLer Mike York has signed an AHL contract with the Rochester Americans. York spent 2008-09 in the Columbus Blue Jackets organization. The 31-year-old Michigan native appeared in only one game with Columbus, but produced 58 points in 75 games with the Syracuse Crunch.
That Poti for York trade looks like stroke of genius. Or it doesn't?

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08-20-2009, 10:58 AM
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Who knows? If York wasn't traded he may have been better or may have been the same. Poti had a few decent years here, a few bad years here and left for free. In total, the trade was a wash. I wish Sather would have gotten something better for York considering his stock was pretty high at the time.

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What happened to this guy, one day he's flying on a line with Lindros and now he can't even play in the nhl haha. Good for him though that he can at least still play pro hockey even if its the AHL

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That Poti for York trade looks like stroke of genius. Or it doesn't?
Not really. It's not as if Poti lit it up for the Rangers. Or that he's even here.

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That Poti for York trade looks like stroke of genius. Or it doesn't?
It looks ok. Nothing spectacular for sure.

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08-20-2009, 11:29 AM
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I don't like admitting I was wrong (Who does) but I thought York was a going to be a solid, longtime 2nd line talent type NHL player.

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08-20-2009, 01:34 PM
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What happened to this guy, one day he's flying on a line with Lindros and now he can't even play in the nhl haha.
It's amazing to think he's only 31.

Mike York didn't help his cause in his final NHL years. When he got to Philly, he was in atrocious physical shape.

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It's amazing to think he's only 31.

Mike York didn't help his cause in his final NHL years. When he got to Philly, he was in atrocious physical shape.
Yes, that was 06-07, and IIRC, he did not come into Islander camp ready to play and Nolan immediately was not a fan. That led to his trade a few months later.

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in hindsight, the trade wasn't great nor was it bad. I wasn't as negative on Poti as the vast majority in here and I wasn't as high on York as everyone in here. Liked him a lot, don't get me wrong, but I think people tend to exaggerate the contribution from guys who hustle each shift.

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I don't like admitting I was wrong (Who does) but I thought York was a going to be a solid, longtime 2nd line talent type NHL player.
I also though York was a solid talent, although I accepted his trade the way I got over Tyutin being shipped. I can't believe he was another Peter Prucha raised up briefly by playing with true stars.

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It's amazing to think he's only 31.

Mike York didn't help his cause in his final NHL years. When he got to Philly, he was in atrocious physical shape.
Yeah I just remembered that he's still kinda young. He SHOULD be in the prime of his career or at least just starting to decline. Who'da thought his prime was gonna be like his first 3 years in the league, if that

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I don't like admitting I was wrong (Who does) but I thought York was a going to be a solid, longtime 2nd line talent type NHL player.
Same here. I really didn't think it was Fleury or Lindros that made him look great, I thought he had real talent. And, I think he did have at least some talent, but seems to have regressed in the new NHL. I thought he would have flourished.

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08-21-2009, 05:11 AM
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It's amazing to think he's only 31.

Mike York didn't help his cause in his final NHL years. When he got to Philly, he was in atrocious physical shape.
If true then obviously it would go to explain why he was in decline. Its hard to see for us fans what is inside a guy's head. He should have had a better carreer and then again maybe he had a better career than he ever thought possible and settles for it.

I certainly would have settled for a Mike York Hockey career

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08-21-2009, 08:01 AM
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In NHL 09 he's like an 84 lol. I actually liked York at first as a Ranger. Malhotra too remember him, he's in Columbus now, no?

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08-21-2009, 08:31 AM
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I really liked him when he came here, that FLY Line (minus Lindros) was one of my favs. I was always irked that we didn't get more for him.

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LOL Mike York. He needs to pass on the drive thrus.

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That Poti for York trade looks like stroke of genius. Or it doesn't?
I saw him play last year when the Crunch played Albany. Felt terrible seeing him play in front of 2,000 people. Just brutal to see really.

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I'd call it a wash. York never seemed to do well anywhere else except here. Poti had his good games and his bad ones and to me, it seemed like more of the latter. If you had to make a ruling, we probably won that deal, but it wasn't exactly Paul O'Neill-for-Roberto Kelly.

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I'd call it a wash. York never seemed to do well anywhere else except here. Poti had his good games and his bad ones and to me, it seemed like more of the latter. If you had to make a ruling, we probably won that deal, but it wasn't exactly Paul O'Neill-for-Roberto Kelly.

Actually, he had some good years in EDM right up to the lock out (and he did manage to get us Peca, which was a big trade at the time), even his first season with the NYI was decent. It seems, whatever happened to him in 06/07 is what did his career in.

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Poti was a more than serviceable defenseman but unless you score 20 goals and skate like Brian Leetch or put people through the glass like Beukeboom, you have no shot at being looked at with favor by the Ranger fan base.

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Poti was a more than serviceable defenseman but unless you score 20 goals and skate like Brian Leetch or put people through the glass like Beukeboom, you have no shot at being looked at with favor by the Ranger fan base.

Yea, that's not 100% TRUE. Poti picked his game up once he got to the Islanders, but he really was a waste in a NYR uniform. All those nights he allowed himself to get over powered by small players & got bullied around in front of his own net & crease it sickens me when I think about it.

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in hindsight, the trade wasn't great nor was it bad. I wasn't as negative on Poti as the vast majority in here and I wasn't as high on York as everyone in here. Liked him a lot, don't get me wrong, but I think people tend to exaggerate the contribution from guys who hustle each shift.
Bingo.

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I still remember hearing the York/Poti rumors all that week and being upset about them. Wanted no part of that deal.. and after 3 PM passed I was thrilled.

Until a few minutes later, the trade came across the ticker. Poti and Rem Murray for Yorkie.

Total defeat.

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Yes, that was 06-07, and IIRC, he did not come into Islander camp ready to play and Nolan immediately was not a fan. That led to his trade a few months later.
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"It's a great day for Amerks Hockey," Amerks VP of hockey operations Ted Nolan said in a statement. "To get a player of Mike's caliber will help some of the younger guys develop their skills and help us win some hockey games."

"He is a big part of me going there," said York about Nolan, for whom he played 32 games with the Islanders during the 2006-07 season.
http://blog.syracuse.com/crunch/2009...ay_to_bec.html

So that doesn't seem likely. You're right though, that was definitely the season things went off the rails for him.

He had a couple good seasons in Edmonton, but a few injuries (broken wrist, broken finger) didn't help.

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Yea, that's not 100% TRUE. Poti picked his game up once he got to the Islanders, but he really was a waste in a NYR uniform. All those nights he allowed himself to get over powered by small players & got bullied around in front of his own net & crease it sickens me when I think about it.
He wasn't a defensive defenseman, he was here for offense and say what you want, 11 goals and 37 assists in his first year in New York is pretty damn good numbers.

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