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08-25-2010, 02:20 AM
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Props to DinoD!

I like Torres, and its a reasonable contract.

Not sure if anyone knows this, but Leafs fans have been speculating the entire summer that Torres would sign with them. With this and the Sweatt signing they must hate us even more!
EVERY player is going to sign with the Leafs. Same with Kovalchuk.

Here's something everyone but them know. NOONE is going there unless they're overpaid

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torres hansen malhotra-would be a good shutdown line against the opposition's top lines on any given night. How is torres skating?
Haven't watched him much, but from what I've read he's not much of a skater.

Still, his physicality is very much welcome.

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Where's Gillis at? VACATION?
At the hockey summit maybe?

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Botch's take:
http://www.theprovince.com/sports/ho...784/story.html

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08-25-2010, 02:27 AM
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This team is really filling out. It'll be nice to see a team throwing some serious hits next year

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This signing just makes a lot of sense the more I look at it.

Torres is another Samuelsson with more grit... not quite as good a shot. A tweener 2nd line/3rd liner who can spot in on the PP.

Once Burrows returns you have all kinds of options, on paper dropping Torres to the 3rd line makes the most sense:

Sedin-Sedin-Burrows
Raymond-Kesler-Samuelsson
Torres-Malhotra-Hodgson/Hansen

But likely Torres will get a shot with Burrows out at top 2 line duty on the right side if he can move to that wing.

Gives us a BETTER net presence on the PP than Bernier was, IMO...

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Torres is another Samuelsson with more grit... not quite as good a shot.
Wow. That's really not accurate at all.

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08-25-2010, 02:31 AM
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I wonder how Raffi and Hamuis are gonna get along?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gQpU...eature=related

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give DinoD a ****ing reward

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08-25-2010, 02:39 AM
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This is good! Barring any training camp surprises...

Sedin - Sedin - Burrows
Raymond - Kesler - Samuelsson
Torres - Hodgson - Maholtra
Oreskovich - Bolduc - Hansen
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holy **** our team looks good

btw leafs are raging

http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=812780&page=3

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I didn't know the Leafs had interest in Torres... we all should have seen this signing coming a mile away!

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08-25-2010, 02:53 AM
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holy **** our team looks good

btw leafs are raging

http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=812780&page=3
It's like 65% "Good, he sucks, I hate him, boo Torres", 25% "Canucks look good" and 10% random non-sequiter. The majority wanted him like crazy a week ago, and now that we have him, TML fans have their hate on for the guy.

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08-25-2010, 02:56 AM
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DinoDamas?

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08-25-2010, 02:57 AM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvdYf4nLyOU raffi torres highlites.

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Torres has never achieved the promise once seen for him but has become solid mid-level player who has really developed the defensive side of his game. He also has the grit to make the Canucks a far more difficult team to play against. More or less a Tanner Glass but with much better wheels. Line with him, Malhothra and someone like Hansen or Oreskovich has the speed and size to be a good shut down group.

IMO Torres can provide more than Bernier at both ends of the ice and at half the price is a bargain. Hits harder than Bernier and has better acceleration.

Move puts Hodgson's position in jeopardy as I don't see Hodgson in a defensive shut down role and that would appear to be what the third line will be all about. If anything Hodgson might be better looking to push Kesler to the wing (say Kesler, Hodgson and Raymond) and thus allow Samuelsson to play with the Sedins in the absence of Burrows.

The one caution is some of the baggage, rightfully or wrongly, that Torres seems to have acquired over the years. There has certainly been dead periods in his career.

Torres >> Asham

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I like the move.

Yet another sign that Hansen is likely on his way off the team, although I'm sure 90%of the people here will disagree because of the blind love for him.

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08-25-2010, 03:03 AM
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I like the move.

Yet another sign that Hansen is likely on his way off the team, although I'm sure 90%of the people here will disagree because of the blind love for him.
I imagine a Bieksa + Hansen trade would fetch a good return

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08-25-2010, 03:07 AM
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O'Brien or Torres. Who gets to rail off of Lord Stanley first?

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I like the move.

Yet another sign that Hansen is likely on his way off the team, although I'm sure 90%of the people here will disagree because of the blind love for him.
Highly unlikely.

Hansen was starting to be used as a regular PK winger at the end of last season.

With Burrows likely out to start the season, if we traded Hansen that would leave us with only Mason Raymond (who only started PKing last year as well) to play the wing on the PK. Not bloody likely we're left in that situation.

The guys who are in trouble with this signing are Oreskovich and Glass - gritty banging winger types who play the same sort of game as Torres without his skill level.

Hansen played every game in the playoffs last year and his place on this team looks pretty secure to me.

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08-25-2010, 03:13 AM
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I like the move.

Yet another sign that Hansen is likely on his way off the team, although I'm sure 90%of the people here will disagree because of the blind love for him.
IF Hansen is traded it won't be until the deadline. Burrows it reportedly out until November/December. Hansen should fit into the 3rd line until Burrows is back (maybe longer).

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He will fit right in

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I'm unsure as to when this signing took place. Did it happen before conversations with Asham, or after? If it was before and then kept quite, then MG is still looking to sign players (perhaps Nolan and Morrison are still on the agenda. If it was after, he could be seen as the consolation prize to missing out on Asham. Basically, it tells us if the Canucks are still looking to sign players for the bottom 6.


On Inconsistency: This is the type of inconsistancy that teams should take a chance on. When struggling, Torres still doesn't hurt the team defensively. He's not noticeable on the ice. That is different from being noticeably bad, ala Bieksa. Or, getting unecessary PIMs, ala O'Brien. It's a different type of low end to expect. In that vein, I'm good with Torres coming to this team.


Players I'd still like to see added: Nolan and Kennedy. Nolan seems to still have something left in the tank. He can be useful in a mentorship role, and still has touch enough to be good on the PP. I've been interested in where Kennedy will end up this summer. To me, he's got solid potential and plays gritty enough to be useful in the bottom 6. Lastly, Morrison/Begin/Comrie are still out there for a 4th line C solution.

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He will fit right in
Who put vaseline on the lens.

But yeah, should be a good guy for no other reason then the hits.

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This is a fantastic signing. Torres was the best forward available not named Kovalchuk, IMO. He's shown a consistent ability to play tough minutes, he's a top notch EV goal scorer, and he brings a physical element that people like to see on the third line. I'm ecstatic.

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