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09-22-2011, 03:30 PM
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Will Postma play his way on to the team?

He didn't look out of place in the last game while managing the PP.

He's proven himself in both Junior (84 points in 70 games with the Hitmen in his final year) and in the AHL (45 points in 69 games with the Wolves last year).

Does he make the team and if so, who does he force off?

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09-22-2011, 03:34 PM
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I don't see him making the top 6 as we all know that's already a done deal.

I could see him being the 7th man. He has more talent than Kulda and I'm sorry but Randy Jones is not impressive. But due to the contract situation he'll probably be sent down with Jones being #7.

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09-22-2011, 03:37 PM
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I don't see him making the top 6 as we all know that's already a done deal.

I could see him being the 7th man. He has more talent than Kulda and I'm sorry but Randy Jones is not impressive. But due to the contract situation he'll probably be sent down with Jones being #7.
Agree with this, I imagine he'll be the first injury call-up on defense.

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09-22-2011, 03:38 PM
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Not off the hop, no. I wouldn't even want him here as the #7 because what good does it do him not playing? He would be better off rounding out and polishing off his defensive game in the AHL - which even the other night still showed it's poor side.

He'll get there, and he sure does look promising, but it'll take a bit more time, I think. Perhaps by the middle of the year he may be a little more seasoned, or, it may take another full season in the AHL.

He looks promising, though.

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I don't see him making the top 6 as we all know that's already a done deal.

I could see him being the 7th man. He has more talent than Kulda and I'm sorry but Randy Jones is not impressive. But due to the contract situation he'll probably be sent down with Jones being #7.
I think there's a chance Festerling gets that 7th spot over Jones, but we'll see.

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09-22-2011, 04:38 PM
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He got a few points the other night, but guys were having no trouble going around him. I imagine the points will become less frequent and the defensive gaffes will increase as rosters get closer to an NHL level. He won't be here in the near future.....

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09-22-2011, 04:42 PM
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Every body allways talks about character of TNSE...if he deserves to be here ....he should be here..... if he wins a top 5 defence spot in training camp he should be on the team ...... if that means were paying randy jones 1.15 million to sit in the press box and practice with the team as our 8th D man so be it... thats called depth I hope he plays so well that it forces us to trade a DEfenceman to make room for him.....

Predicted top 4

Enstrom/ Big Buff

Bogosian/ Postma

If we dont make a trade it will be one of the most expensive 5 thru 8 defence pairings in the league

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09-22-2011, 04:43 PM
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It is unfortunate for some of the younger guys like Postma, Kulda, Festerling who deserve a chance at this point.

However maybe with a new management and development team with the Ice Caps could still pass along some knowledge that they weren't getting with the Wolves.

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09-22-2011, 04:44 PM
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If he gets 4 points a night he will

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Every body allways talks about character of TNSE...if he deserves to be here ....he should be here..... if he wins a top 5 defence spot in training camp he should be on the team ...... if that means were paying randy jones 1.15 million to sit in the press box and practice with the team as our 8th D man so be it... thats called depth I hope he plays so well that it forces us to trade a DEfenceman to make room for him.....

Predicted top 4

Enstrom/ Big Buff

Bogosian/ Postma

If we dont make a trade it will be one of the most expensive 5 thru 8 defence pairings in the league
That top 4 is a recipe for disaster. Postma is a more offensively minded D-man and if he were to be paired with Bogo a kid who is still learning his game (especially in his own end), all hell would break loose. Until Bogosian finds whatever it is he's looking for, he NEEDS to be paired with Hainsey or Enstrom.

I still don't understand why people are so concerned about the larger contracts when the cap right now isn't even an issue at this point.

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09-22-2011, 05:59 PM
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I am not sure he will crack the line up. We will definatly see alot of him being called up I would suspect. He sure does handle the puck well.

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09-22-2011, 06:39 PM
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How old is he? D-men always take longer to develop, so if he's < 20, then no need to rush him

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He may eventually push Oduya out of the top 6. Postma was solid in his first preseason action.

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09-22-2011, 06:59 PM
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Could he? Yes. Will he? I don't think so. The only way he will make the team is if the Jets trade a defenceman for a forward, which I don't think will happen before the season starts.

People don't like Oduya and Jones, but Johnny still has value and the Jets will give him an honest chance to become the player he once was. As for Jones, you know he is here to stay. The Jets signed him knowing who they already had on the roster and in the system. TN doesn't strike me as an organization that just throws money around without a plan. So unless they are planning to trade a D man, or convert Bygfuglien to wing, Postma starts with St. John's.

Best case scenario, Postma leads the D on the farm, and allows the Jets to trade an Oduya or Hainsey (gasp! sorry Lynk ) and bring him up full time.

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09-22-2011, 07:13 PM
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I don't see it. He played well offensively in the first pre-season game, but wasn't a stud in his own zone. I love him as a prospect, but we're pretty deep on the back end and I don't see who he bumps.
Buff
Bogo
Enstrom
Hainsey
Stuart
Oduya
Jones- Like it or not I give it a 95% chance he's our 7th D-man, Pk specialist.

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Jones- Like it or not I give it a 95% chance he's our 7th D-man, Pk specialist.
Oh wait your aren't serious are you?

He will be the #7 though unfortunatly. I would love to have Postma play #6 with Stuart and bump Oduya to &, but I do not see at this point TNSE paying Jones over a million to play AHL. When it matters, yes I think/hope they will make sacrifices like this, but right now with the team we have now there is no point.

Let's face it, with Postma/Kulda/Oduya/Festerling all around I still have NO IDEA why that useless plug Jones was signed, but he is and he will in Winnipeg. I cringe every time I think of that, and will every time he steps on the ice, but those are the facts.

One thing I gotta say people, IT WAS ONE PRESEASON GAME. I know we are so excited about the new team, but you don't go making big grand assumptions about players based on one game. This goes for Postma, Scheifele, Antropov and everybody. That being said I have been pimping both Kulda(who has arguably at least as impressive in his own way as Postma) and Postma all summer as I think from what I've seen that they will both be very quality players. I'd love to see...
Enstrom - Byfuglien
Hainsey - Bogosian
Stuart/Kulda - Postma
Stuart/Kulda
But going with two rookies on the same pairing is asking for trouble, but down the road I for sure see a Kulda-Postma pairing as a solid 2nd pairing.

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09-22-2011, 07:36 PM
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Oh wait your aren't serious are you?

He will be the #7 though unfortunatly. I would love to have Postma play #6 with Stuart and bump Oduya to &, but I do not see at this point TNSE paying Jones over a million to play AHL. When it matters, yes I think/hope they will make sacrifices like this, but right now with the team we have now there is no point.

Let's face it, with Postma/Kulda/Oduya/Festerling all around I still have NO IDEA why that useless plug Jones was signed, but he is and he will in Winnipeg. I cringe every time I think of that, and will every time he steps on the ice, but those are the facts.

One thing I gotta say people, IT WAS ONE PRESEASON GAME. I know we are so excited about the new team, but you don't go making big grand assumptions about players based on one game. This goes for Postma, Scheifele, Antropov and everybody. That being said I have been pimping both Kulda(who has arguably at least as impressive in his own way as Postma) and Postma all summer as I think from what I've seen that they will both be very quality players.
Last year with Tampa he was possibly there best PK'er on the blue line (not just based on what I saw, that's coming from the TAMPA FANS)...

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Last year with Tampa he was possibly there best PK'er on the blue line (not just based on what I saw, that's coming from the TAMPA FANS)...
Two years ago on the Kings he quite possibly the WORST Pker on the team with Peter Harrold on it. That's coming from a KINGS FAN(me among every other one) who watched EVERY game...


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Two years on the Kings he quite possibly the WORST Pker on the team with Peter Harrold on it. That's coming from a KINGS FAN who watched EVERY game...
I'm not saying he was great (even good) with the kings. But from what I saw, and what Tampa fans said was... "Jones is the type of guy that can do well in a given role. He's not a superstar but he's a reliable player that seems to be made a punching bag by a lot of people."

I watched a fair bit of Tampa last year, not exactly to watch Jones () but in what I saw of him he should improve the 2nd worst PK unit in the league. It's not as though you'd need to a stud be help make an improvement from 29th to 20th.

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I just hope that people give Jones a legitimate chance on this team before he becomes a whipping boy.

He is what he is. In a proper role, he might actually be an asset to this team.

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We are definatly deep on the blueline, but I definatly think he can play his way onto this team without a doubt!

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I'm not saying he was great (even good) with the kings. But from what I saw, and what Tampa fans said was... "Jones is the type of guy that can do well in a given role. He's not a superstar but he's a reliable player that seems to be made a punching bag by a lot of people."

I watched a fair bit of Tampa last year, not exactly to watch Jones () but in what I saw of him he should improve the 2nd worst PK unit in the league. It's not as though you'd need to a stud be help make an improvement from 29th to 20th.
All I am saying is that Jones causes ALOT of ga. I mean ALOT. He is punching bag cause he loses teams games, notably he gave away two games in OT in the VAN-LAK series a couple years ago. I mean gaveaway. Now I'd rather keep Jones as a #7 playing 25-40 games a year since its better for the youngsters to play in St. John's, but if a top 6 d-man goes down for even a week, I call up somebody like Postma who is equally as bad defensively but actually adds lots of offense or Kulda to help be a solid stay at home guy.

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I just hope that people give Jones a legitimate chance on this team before he becomes a whipping boy.

He is what he is. In a proper role, he might actually be an asset to this team.
That pretty much what I'm getting at, and perhaps why I've come to bat for him a couple times.

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Well I gave Tom Jones a chance and he absolutely lived up to the hype. I suppose Randy deserves the same opportunity.

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I do see him getting some time with the Jets this season whether it be to injury or a trade of someone like Oduya.

If Oduya's defensive game is clearly not better than what it was last season, he will be a prime candidate to be shopped around and Postma will be brought up to take his spot.

I say give Oduya every opportunity to play and play well under the close watch of Huddy, but a deal with the Islanders for Comeau would be nice.

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