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07-04-2011, 09:46 AM
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I was worried for hamilton initially, not I'm starting to think they might be pretty stacked.

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I think he played the off-wing when he came up with White and Desharnais a couple of years ago. If Eller isn't ready for the beginning of the season, we could see something like Trotter, Desharnais and Kostitsyn on the third line.

He might be better than Pouliot in that role.

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I guess this is our gritty signing for our bottom 6?

I must say, I really thought Gauthier was going to sign someone who can win face-off's and fight. Maybe he will still will, but I am not holding my breath.
You know that he's going in Hamilton, right? PG has to adress Hamilton's needs to. It turns out, they need offensive veteran. Trotter wanted to come back in NA, we still own his rights, we sign him.. capiche?

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I think he played the off-wing when he came up with White and Desharnais a couple of years ago. If Eller isn't ready for the beginning of the season, we could see something like Trotter, Desharnais and Kostitsyn on the third line.

He might be better than Pouliot in that role.
I'm pretty sure he could outproduce Pouliot on the 3rd line...what he has less in size he makes up by quickness and working harder.

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You know that he's going in Hamilton, right? PG has to adress Hamilton's needs to. It turns out, they need offensive veteran. Trotter wanted to come back in NA, we still own his rights, we sign him.. capiche?
I don't think he automatically goes to Hamilton. Eller will probably start the year on IR plus we could carry 23 players.

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07-04-2011, 10:06 AM
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I'm pretty sure he could outproduce Pouliot on the 3rd line...what he has less in size he makes up by quickness and working harder.
but i doubt he has pouliot's laser shot though...

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I was worried for hamilton initially, not I'm starting to think they might be pretty stacked.
Don't be - unless you are a Hamilton resident and a Dogs' fan -

Farm clubs performances don't really matter for their NHL parent club. The development of individuals matter the most.

Last season, hamilton almost went to the Finals, but how many of its players are NHL bound ?

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07-04-2011, 10:18 AM
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He can light the lamp, snap the twine, put the biscuit in the basket, pound the pierogi.

Go Brock!

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nice to get him back. they need the depth in Hamilton.

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07-04-2011, 10:23 AM
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I'm pretty sure he could outproduce Pouliot on the 3rd line...what he has less in size he makes up by quickness and working harder.
Trotter doesn't exactly have the fleetest of feet nor is he the hardest worker. In fact, Pouliot would be quicker. Trotter's game is producing points. He'll likely get an opportunity with the big club at some point in the season.

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I don't think he automatically goes to Hamilton. Eller will probably start the year on IR plus we could carry 23 players.
Right !

Maybe JM will ask White to play center (as he was in Junior) with Moen and darche or a tough guy they could (must) sign

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Trotter doesn't exactly have the fleetest of feet nor is he the hardest worker. In fact, Pouliot would be quicker. Trotter's game is producing points. He'll likely get an opportunity with the big club at some point in the season.
His AHL coach, Boucher, was liking him a lot.

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07-04-2011, 10:29 AM
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Trotter doesn't exactly have the fleetest of feet nor is he the hardest worker. In fact, Pouliot would be quicker. Trotter's game is producing points. He'll likely get an opportunity with the big club at some point in the season.
Trotter is quick, not blazing fast. Quickness is needed to produce in the NHL for smaller players(Recchi).

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07-04-2011, 10:56 AM
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Ok so now we all know what PG did.
Go for Brad Richards as plan "A" , fall back to Brock Trotter as plan"B"

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Don't be - unless you are a Hamilton resident and a Dogs' fan -

Farm clubs performances don't really matter for their NHL parent club. The development of individuals matter the most.

Last season, hamilton almost went to the Finals, but how many of its players are NHL bound ?
It's good for the players playing in Hamilton to have a good team. You learn more from playing with good players on a good team than a bad team.
I don't really care if they win the calder cup, but it usually means there's a bunch of good prospects if they do.

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I vaguely remember Guy Boucher saying that he though Trotter would be a good player in the NHL one day. I know he said things like that about DD too, but I'm pretty sure he specifically pointed out Trotter too.

I will try to find this.

Stay tuned.

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07-04-2011, 11:22 AM
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Trotter is quick, not blazing fast. Quickness is needed to produce in the NHL for smaller players(Recchi).
I know you really want to believe this.....but it is not true.

Skating has always been one of the biggest knocks against Trotter. Hopefully he has improved enough to be able to play effectively at the next level.

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07-04-2011, 11:27 AM
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I think Whitesnake is a bit more happy now for Hamilton. I know I am.
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Where IS WHiteSnake ... busy becoming a mod or something? When I posted this my first though was of how happy he would be. Depth in Hamilton baby!!
Just too busy jumping around...now that I'm settled....good news!

But I hope there's more coming. But it's a very good first step. We just can't underestimate the idea to have a great team in the AHL for all the youngsters coming.

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07-04-2011, 12:25 PM
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is brock trotter gonna play with us or no?

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is brock trotter gonna play with us or no?
I am dreaming of a 4th line made up of

Pyatt - Trotter - Palushaj


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07-04-2011, 01:21 PM
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Glad it's a 2-way.
I think just about everybody expected it to be two way, he hasn't earned a one way ticket yet.

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Wouldn't be surprised to see Trotter make the big club. We seriously lack RH shots (only Gionta and White) and size is not as much of an issue now with Cole, Patches, AK, White, Moen, Eller.
I'd be shocked if he made the big club, assuming Eller is good to go at least and there's no other injuries to our forwards.

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Don't know about Hamilton, I think he would have to clear waivers going down to the AHL and on recall. They might have other plans for him.
He would have to clear waivers to go to Hamilton, we'll have to see what the numbers are if he would have to clear recall waivers.

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I guess this is our gritty signing for our bottom 6.
More like top line player for Hamilton imo

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I know you really want to believe this.....but it is not true.

Skating has always been one of the biggest knocks against Trotter. Hopefully he has improved enough to be able to play effectively at the next level.
Agreed, unless he really improved in Russia, it isn't his strong point. Plus his lack of strength is a big concern imo unless he really got stronger over a year. But he always would find ways to put points on the board, playing with Desharnais helped a lot so we'll see what he can do on his own now.

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is brock trotter gonna play with us or no?
Perhaps he could be a call up if injuries hit, I'd be shocked and concerned if he was a regular though.

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Don't know about Hamilton, I think he would have to clear waivers going down to the AHL and on recall. They might have other plans for him.
Yes to go down, no to recall in all likelihood

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Don't be - unless you are a Hamilton resident and a Dogs' fan -

Farm clubs performances don't really matter for their NHL parent club. The development of individuals matter the most.

Last season, hamilton almost went to the Finals, but how many of its players are NHL bound ?
Prospects winning together in the AHL does help player development and chemistry.

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He will most probably be playing the wings on Hamilton's first line and be one of the Dogs go-to offensive guys with Palushaj.

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Anyone know how much money he made last year in the KHL?

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During the mini-call up in 09-10 when we called up the entire top-line from Hamilton (Trotter-Desharnais-White) I was most impressed with Trotter's play.

So needless to say I am happy to see he's back in our system, I think he's someone who could produce half-decently in a Top-6 scoring role at the NHL-level in a call-up situation. The talent is there, the goal scoring ability is there.

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