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09-18-2011, 03:26 AM
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Edler - Salo
Hamhuis - Bieska
Ballard - Tanev
Alberts - Rome

Do we really need to have a ninth defenseman? I would rather see if Ballard can rebound from a lackluster season and Tanev solidify himself as a NHL regular, then bring in McCabe.

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09-18-2011, 03:51 AM
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While his shot is still lethal, his inability to move around the ice really hurts him. Sorry McBabe, I think you're close to done.

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09-18-2011, 03:59 AM
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Take him.

Islanders have Rolston and Streit on the point for the power play. Rather have Eaton/Wishart/Jurcina/DeHaan on the top pairing instead of McCabe.
Fine by us, we have Elder/Salo and Ballard/Bieksa as our top pairings for the powerplay.

McCabe would be our on our 3rd pairing unit and help out on the powerplay when Salo get injured.

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09-18-2011, 04:01 AM
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Edler - Salo
Hamhuis - Bieska
Ballard - Tanev
Alberts - Rome

Do we really need to have a ninth defenseman? I would rather see if Ballard can rebound from a lackluster season and Tanev solidify himself as a NHL regular, then bring in McCabe.
Tanev is uber young and could stand to learn from some vets, especially on a team trying to contend for a cup, VET dmen are prime for a contending team.

Alberts is perfect for the 6th spot.

Rome I like as the 7th/8th dman.

Salo will get injured eventually and McCabe would take is ice time, but on the 3rd pairing.

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09-18-2011, 04:11 AM
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some guys are done at 31, some at 35 and some at 40. look at most nhl rosters these days and you see way more guys in their 20's than 30's. mccabe was an elite player once, but he isnt anymore, its time to retire.

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No just No that would be terrible unless Wang has a time machine...

He doesn't does he?
What do you think he talks to Yashin about all off season?

Yeah I'm actually shocked that the Blues are giving him interest, just not seeing what it would accomplish outside of some more insurance on the left side.

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09-18-2011, 05:02 AM
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While his shot is still lethal, his inability to move around the ice really hurts him. Sorry McBabe, I think you're close to done.
That'll do pig.

(oh man that was pretty corny)

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09-18-2011, 05:42 AM
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His best days are obviously behind him but I can see a team signing him to be their #6 defenseman.

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09-18-2011, 06:58 AM
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As an Isles fan I would rather have any of the following: streit, harmonic, MacDonald, Jurcina, Mottau, Eaton, Wishart, DeHahn, Donovan, Staois, or even rolston on defense before him. McCabe should go to Europe if he wants to play pro hockey, he cannot handle the game in the NHL anymore!

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09-18-2011, 09:03 AM
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He doesn't have a bomb of a slap shot anymore. It's pretty watered down at this point, and it was getting that way before he left Florida. So there is literally nothing that he is useful for at this point.

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Leave Bryan McCabe alone!



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09-18-2011, 11:01 AM
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Some people here have clearly not seen how much his overall play has declined the last 2 yrs or so. Comments are made on reputation or something they saw yrs ago. In those cases, judgments should be set aside. Players have varying expiry dates. McCabe is past due. Give an AHL player a shot over this guy.

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09-18-2011, 11:29 AM
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Canucks have already too many depth guys that can only fill bottom pairing spots on the blueline. Pass.

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09-18-2011, 11:33 AM
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Um, Mottau and Wishart played 20 games each last season.

Hamonic is a kid. Eaton also played fairly little last season. Ditto Jurcina. And Streit was out for the year.

Um, how in the hell does McCabe not qualify for that team again?
Hamonic may be a kid but he is still better than McCabe at this point in his career; so is MacDonald, so is Jurcina and Streit definitely is. Eaton will have a spot no matter what on the third pairing. That leaves Wishart and Mottau. Wishart is a young kid who can't get sent down so he earns a spot (at the very least in the press box). If McCabe can outplay Mottau then so be it. But honestly I'm not sure if he can. At this point in his career he has lost multiple steps.

Like I said, I wouldn't sign him but maybe I'd offer him a TO and see if he can beat Mottau/Wishart for that 6/7 spot.


And those guys didn't play because they got injured. Are you telling me you should move someone up on the depth chart if they miss time due to injury?

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09-18-2011, 11:55 AM
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He's that good anymore the Caps walked around him all series long in the playoffs
to be fair, Washington skated around the entire Rangers team, shouldn't of even been that close.

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09-18-2011, 12:27 PM
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The isles adding McCabe, should it happen, is a depth signing and nothing more. The real need is a top 4 addition.

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I don't think the Canucks need him

Bieksa - Hamhuis
Edler - Salo
Tanev - Ballard
Alberts
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09-18-2011, 04:27 PM
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#Canucks were interested in offering UFA defenceman Bryan McCabe, 36, a PTO, but the former Vancouver blueliner balked

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09-18-2011, 04:52 PM
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#Canucks were interested in offering UFA defenceman Bryan McCabe, 36, a PTO, but the former Vancouver blueliner balked
Good.
Vancouver has 6 options on the PP point position.
His footspeed looked worse than than Alex Kovalev while near the front of the net.

I'd much rather Samuelsson on the point, and I loath Samuelsson on the point!

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09-18-2011, 05:41 PM
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Think Vancouver has too many D to make it work, would probably end up the exact same situation as Mattieu (sp) Schnieder.

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Logjam? He could definitely beat out Huskins for the 7th spot and when Colaiacovo gets hurt, he could be a good fill in and spot starter.
Except McCabe won't accept the kind of contract that a seventh defenseman and spot starter normally gets.

If I'm Doug Armstrong, I say "pass."

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09-18-2011, 05:57 PM
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Except McCabe won't accept the kind of contract that a seventh defenseman and spot starter normally gets.

If I'm Doug Armstrong, I say "pass."
This is correct. Armstrong would have to think that he is better than Colaiacovo and I don't thing Armstrong is that crazy.

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09-18-2011, 05:58 PM
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There's nothing wrong with keeping lines of communication open just in case a long term injury(or two) happens in camp. Using a vet like McCabe as the one coming out of the pressbox here and there versus a young player who could be developing in the AHL does make sense.

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09-18-2011, 06:10 PM
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I'll be generous and put McCabe around the Rome/Alberts level of depth; more to offer offensively obviously, but some deficiencies going the other way. All three of those guys will have to beat out Tanev though, who is looking like he may have a big camp.

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Um, Mottau and Wishart played 20 games each last season.

Hamonic is a kid. Eaton also played fairly little last season. Ditto Jurcina. And Streit was out for the year.

Um, how in the hell does McCabe not qualify for that team again?
Hamonic may be a kid but had proven himself to be NHL-caliber and worthy of a top 4 spot for sure last season. Jurcina was pretty effective when he played, Eaton too. Wishart came later on and Mottau missed most of the season, and Streit missed the season. So does that mean McCabe is better because they were hurt last season?

McCabe should not and won't get anything more than a tryout from the Isles because he's not a top 4 D-man anymore, nor do we need him. We have a top 4 that are better than him but are trying to improve on that, and McCabe is NOT an improvement at all. We don't need him for the PP either. We're a better team than we're given credit for, and we DON'T need him.

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