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07-14-2011, 03:51 PM
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Is Andrew Conboy ready for NHL?

Is he for a 4th line or 13th offensive guys?

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If his off-season training is going well, and he makes all the right mental clicks in Hamilton, and there are a lot of injuries on the big team, he might get to see some NHL time.

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Would love to have his size. Think he'd work well with Eller.

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Haha no. He's way immature. Defense is weak and offense is nothing to write home about. If he drastically improves his defense, I can see him being the big body that's parked in front of the net 4-5 minutes a game dishing punishment whenever he can and fighting.

But that's really his ceiling.

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Haha no. He's way immature. Defense is weak and offense is nothing to write home about. If he drastically improves his defense, I can see him being the big body that's parked in front of the net 4-5 minutes a game dishing punishment whenever he can and fighting.

But that's really his ceiling.
Actually, with a bit more seasoning, I think he can turn into a poor man's Bryan Bickell. I think Conboy will play 5-10 game with the Habs this year, and then fight for a spot (a la White this year).

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Is there a grinder/fighter with Hamilton can makes the team this year?

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Is there a grinder/fighter with Hamilton can makes the team this year?
Sure there is, Conboy.

Unfortunately he will most likely not be given a fair chance.

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Is there a grinder/fighter with Hamilton can makes the team this year?
No, not likely. Bonneau was on an AHL contract and Henry is the only other real good fighter.

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Is he for a 4th line or 13th offensive guys?
Since he can go to Hamilton without having to clear waivers, my guess would be someone like Blunden would stick over Conboy, since Blunden has to clear to be sent down and has NHL experience. But I could see Conboy getting a callup this year when injuries hit.

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Sure there is, Conboy.

Unfortunately he will most likely not be given a fair chance.
Based on what?

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Based on what?
Don't mind him. He think because Conboy's big the organization don't want him with the big club.

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The guy fights alot but he's not too good at it.. He seems to cheap shot players too. According to vids on Youtube that I just saw, like 20 of them.. Just my 2

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He should start in Hamilton as he's been progressing well and should be left on that road.

But I'm sure he's on the callup shortlist for this year, as he's one of the few energy big body we have readily available.

I'm hoping he can hit 20/20 with roughly 150 PIMS in Hamilton if stays in Hamilton throughout the year.

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The guy fights alot but he's not too good at it.. He seems to cheap shot players too. According to vids on Youtube that I just saw, like 20 of them.. Just my 2
The only reason the Habs gave him a contract when they did is that he was kicked out of the NCAA.

That said, for a bush league like the NHL, we could use a 6'4" cheap shot taker.

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07-14-2011, 04:35 PM
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Having seen him play a number of times, there is little doubt in my mind that Conboy will someday be an NHL'er. He may be limited to a third or fourth line role, but his skating is adequate for a player of his size, he can take the body and drop the gloves, and this year will be a big one to show us a glimpse of his offensive ceiling.

Especially with the addition of Blunden, Conboy won't start the year in Montreal, but would be near the top of the list to replace injured fourth liners in my books.

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No, next year maybe.

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No and I doubt I even change my mind around game 70 of the AHL season.

Maybe in 2-3 years though. He has to learn how to play hockey first.

(And just for the record not really being pessimistic just realistic. I don't see how he can win a spot on our current team right now. It is possible with injuries but I don't see him sticking in the NHL for at least two seasons)


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Don't mind him. He think because Conboy's big the organization don't want him with the big club.
Don't worry I don't mind him at all nor the other pessimists. I just think it's a pretty sad way to live life. Being pessimistic about the habs isn't going to make them any better. I'm not saying don't question management, we're here to discuss. But some people make it seem like they're suicidal over it or something.

The team doesn't want to go big, and yet time and time again they show that not to be the case. Some people just have their eyes glued shut. I'm sure Cole wasn't signed for his charming personality. It's because he's a big power forward who hits and draws a lot of penalties.

People need to stop crying and go with the flow a little more. It isn't like we're the Florida Panthers. The dark years have been over for a while but I suppose if you give a mouse a cookie...

Anyways being so darn pessimistic about the habs must be a pretty sad way to go through life. I love this team through thick and thin and I at least want to give the people in charge a chance to prove themselves first before making stupid assumptions about them.

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No and I doubt I even change my mind around game 70 of the AHL season.

Maybe in 2-3 years though. He has to learn how to play hockey first.
He already played 3 seasons in the AHL. In 2-3 years, I think it will be too late.

But he can see some action this year

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He already played 3 seasons in the AHL. In 2-3 years, I think it will be too late.

But he can see some action this year
Yeah I think when injuries hit he'll see a few games in the NHL.

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Either this up-coming year or next, I can see him getting the call up due to an injury. I still think he needs some more time to develop his game though, as a guy that is established as a cheap shot artist needs to have something more than just that. Matt Cooke may be known for being a dunce, but his defensive game for the Penguins bottom 6 is completely underrated and sometimes even forgotten about.

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He already played 3 seasons in the AHL. In 2-3 years, I think it will be too late.

But he can see some action this year
I wouldn't consider 15 games as playing a season. Next season is the last he can play in the AHL without having to clear waivers.

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Sure there is, Conboy.

Unfortunately he will most likely not be given a fair chance.
Your schtick has gotten old very,very quickly. Give it up. You've likely never even watched conboy play if you think he'd be a surefire call up with another organization.

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He already played 3 seasons in the AHL. In 2-3 years, I think it will be too late.

But he can see some action this year
Damn thought he was going into his 3rd season not his 4th. My bad.

But still seeing him play he doesn't look great. You don't think a guy like Engqvist might get the opportunity before him?

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Your schtick has gotten old very,very quickly. Give it up. You've likely never even watched conboy play if you think he'd be a surefire call up with another organization.
Sigh sadly he's entitled to his opinion no matter how much he and a few others try to throw it in our faces any chance they get. It's becoming a bit like The Lounge with it's one liners and memes though I must say

I honestly hope Conboy gets a shot now just to make those people stop whining about our management never favoring big guys/fighters. I want to make a general optimism thread this way the haters who go off-topic will just get banned from the thread

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I think we'll see him at some point during the season because of injuries.

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I have seen Conboy play live on several occasions. He is definitely on the right path to becoming a 4th line energy guys with size. He is big, strong & he skates well. His hands & playmaking have improved a lot, but this wont be his strong suit. If some of you remember how Gregory Stewart played, maybe that is a good comparison....but Conboy is bigger and meaner.....hopefully he won't cough up the puck like Stewart did in the NHL.

My prediction is that Conboy will fight for a spot in training camp and will get a cup of coffee this year. Play half a season next year & stick 3 years from now...kind of like White did.

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