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11-28-2011, 04:06 PM
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Joe Finley signs multi-year deal

From Hockey Break:

As per his agent, Joe Finley to sign multi-year contract with the Buffalo Sabres. Finley is currently playing with the Rochester Americans.

Update: Hockey Break
Mentioned earlier Joe Finley has signed a multi-year deal with the Sabres. His contract is 3-years, 1.575M (525K AAV), 2-way deal.


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Finley signs multi-year

As per his agent, Joe Finley to sign multi-year contract with the Buffalo Sabres. Finley is currently playing with the Rochester Americans.

@SHEEHYHOCKEY: Watch for news out of Buffalo on former UND star and client Joe Finley signing a multi year NHL contract with Sabres.
Edit for Agent tweet.

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Must have read the Americans thread where for at least a week this idea has been put out there. Really awesome news, he's earned it with his play down there and good to have him locked into the organization for multiple years.

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I bet this clears the way for him to be their next d-man recall. Humungeous human who can play D and regulate? Hell yes.

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hmm...something's up in Sabreland...

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6'8" and 250 pounds? Holy freaking hell.

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hmm...something's up in Sabreland...
Probably not. He's huge, young, a former 1st round pick, and has been playing on Rochester's first pairing with ShaMo. It's about time they gave him an NHL contract.

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Awesome news. That would be sick if the defense eventually has two 6'8 guys roaming the blueline.

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Thats great... I loved it when they gave him a try out...

How old is the kid anyways!?... I know he was a former 1st rounder whose career got sidetracked due to injuries...

If he regains his first round potential again this will be a steal for Sabres.

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I bet this clears the way for him to be their next d-man recall. Humungeous human who can play D and regulate? Hell yes.
What's the story with Finley? If he's got the tools, why was his sitting around without an NHL deal?

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6'8" and 250 pounds? Holy freaking hell.
He's listed at 260 on the Amerks, which I believe makes him the third heaviest player in the AHL/NHL behind John Scott and Dustin Byfuglien.

Anyways, good for him.
It's hilarious that we could have possibly stolen a guy with actual NHL potential from the Capitals because their farm team is not run the way it should be so their kids don't develop properly.
I didn't like him at first, but I've taken a liking to him after seeing him play.

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Awesome news. That would be sick if the defense eventually had two 6'8 guys roaming the blueline.
Imagine a blue line of Myers, Finley, Regher, Weber and McNabb ... talk about tough to play against... Would be sweet if that ever came to fruition ...

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Interesting. Million little things .... well in this case one big thing.

Besides size, what are his most effective assets? If you'd have to say he's like, or projected to be like an NHLer .. who would it be?

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I bet this clears the way for him to be their next d-man recall. Humungeous human who can play D and regulate? Hell yes.
Though I don't think this necessarily signals a trade, we now have about 458 prospect defensemen. It's time to make a prospect-for-prospect swap for a forward.

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Though I don't think this necessarily signals a trade, we now have about 458 prospect defensemen. It's time to make a prospect-for-prospect swap for a forward.
Or maybe a Goalie

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What's the story with Finley? If he's got the tools, why was his sitting around without an NHL deal?
Injury was a big thing for him while he was with the Caps. He didn't have much playing time over the last few years due to it. It's pretty clear he's got some potential by how he's played so far.... and it doesn't hurt that the guy can chuck the knuckles. He's a former first round pick so it's not that he doesn't have some skills/talents.

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Thats great... I loved it when they gave him a try out...

How old is the kid anyways!?... I know he was a former 1st rounder whose career got sidetracked due to injuries...

If he regains his first round potential again this will be a steal for Sabres.
June 29 1987, so 24.

Edit: I see this as a great signing. Kids been doing well in Rochester from the little I know and he brings an element that is currently lacking within the Sabres.

Anyone have any links to scouting reports on him?


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I was happy to hear us pick him up from the Capitals, could turn out to be a good project. How well is he playing in Rochester? Is he NHL ready?

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Interesting. Million little things .... well in this case one big thing.

Besides size, what are his most effective assets? If you'd have to say he's like, or projected to be like an NHLer .. who would it be?
Very good skater. Not just a good skater for his size, but a good skater. Reach, strength, ability to simply consume smaller players along the wall by pinning them out.

And he's shown a willingness to put that size and reach to good use pugilisticly.

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Though I don't think this necessarily signals a trade, we now have about 458 prospect defensemen. It's time to make a prospect-for-prospect swap for a forward.
Yeah, with the abundance of guys they have (MacKenzie's playing center for pete's sake) and the guys graduating next year... may be time to fill the shopping list and use some blueline coin to pay.

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Interesting. Million little things .... well in this case one big thing.

Besides size, what are his most effective assets? If you'd have to say he's like, or projected to be like an NHLer .. who would it be?
I think I read somewhere that he is a decent skater for his size. Maybe someone thats seen him play this year can comment more about his skating.

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Or maybe a Goalie
Why?
Not to derail this thread, but we already have two solid goaltenders in the NHL (some may disagree) and two in the AHL (both lack NHL potential IMO, but are good AHL starters that can fill in when needed).

If you want a starter prospect, we have Knapp (probably more of a backup) and Lieuwen (I think he has starter potential but then again I am very high on this kid. He has the size to be effective and a great attitude which is key, plus he was a top prospect before his accident).
Want more starter prospects?
Sign one of the million CHL/European/NCAA free agents that are on the market every year or use a late round pick and let them develop.
No need to really use any type of valuable asset on them.

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Interesting. Million little things .... well in this case one big thing.

Besides size, what are his most effective assets? If you'd have to say he's like, or projected to be like an NHLer .. who would it be?
Maybe John Scott with the ability to actually skate and play hockey.
So, not John Scott at all besides the fact that he's massive.

Like others have said, he's a good skater and uses his size effectively.
He doesn't seem to be a defensive liability either, but he'd likely be playing sheltered minutes in the NHL anyways.
He's just one scary dude.

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Caps site had him listed as a left wing. Is that a mistake or did he play some forward at one point?

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I have season tickets to the Amerks and he is probably my favorite player on the team. He is always the biggest guy on the ice and hes pretty damn good defensively. Ive seen him put on some punishing checks and clears the front of the net pretty well. Would be a solid third pairing D man for buffalo if paired with a puck mover.

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Why?
Not to derail this thread, but we already have two solid goaltenders in the NHL (some may disagree) and two in the AHL (both lack NHL potential IMO, but are good AHL starters that can fill in when needed).

If you want a starter prospect, we have Knapp (probably more of a backup) and Lieuwen (I think he has starter potential but then again I am very high on this kid. He has the size to be effective and a great attitude which is key, plus he was a top prospect before his accident).
Want more starter prospects?
Sign one of the million CHL/European/NCAA free agents that are on the market every year or use a late round pick and let them develop.

Maybe John Scott with the ability to actually skate and play hockey.
So, not John Scott at all besides the fact that he's massive.

Like others have said, he's a good skater and uses his size effectively.
He doesn't seem to be a defensive liability either, but he'd likely be playing sheltered minutes anyways.
He's just one scary dude.
So in the same mold as a Regehr, Pronger, Weber type? Stay at home, not much offense, kinda nasty to play against. Or does he have a screw loose like Domi or Ray?

Edit: well Pronger isn't really a not much offense type, but you know what i mean

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