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Nick Foligno Embracing Fresh Start, Should He Be in Long Term Plans?

View Poll Results: Should Nick Foligno be a part of the long term plans for Ottawa?
Yes 62 63.92%
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12-07-2011, 05:04 AM
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Foligno will turn out to be the next Fisher. Too good for the Third but will leave you wanting more on the second.

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12-07-2011, 09:40 AM
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This is going to be a career year for Foligno as long as he remains healthy. The move to centre has changed my opinion about his future with the Sens. Definitely a keeper!
Great community guy as well. The kind of guy you want representing the organization. What is going to happen though when Regin returns?

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12-07-2011, 09:46 AM
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Voted Unsure for now,

Too little evaluation window, give him until the rest of the year at centre.

He does play with pretty good wingers so it's a bit difficult to judge who make who better.

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12-07-2011, 10:08 AM
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Put Regin on his Left wing like he was with giggles in the playoffs.
Or

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12-07-2011, 10:12 AM
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Still unsure. If he can keep this up all season into next season, then I'll change my mind.

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12-07-2011, 11:35 AM
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I'm hoping the organization doesn't commit to something long term with Nicky, at least until seeing if he can play this consistently over another two year contract. I love what he's done this year, but given his past consistency issues I'd still be hesitant about extending him past the next two years.

Unless of course he signs some cap-friendly deal, ala Alex Burrows' 4 year, $8M deal.

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12-07-2011, 11:39 AM
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I'm hoping the organization doesn't commit to something long term with Nicky, at least until seeing how he does over another two year contract. Don't get me wrong, I'm loving what I'm seeing this year, but given his past consistency issues I'd still be hesitant about extending him past the next two years.

Unless of course he signs some cap-friendly deal, ala Alex Burrows' 4 year, $8M deal.
Yeah I don't see him getting anything more than 2M per season at the very most. Although I could be wrong with how the cap been going up each season I'm sure that inflates players salaries as well.

Ideally I would like to see him sign for 1.5 for 2 years, but would take 2M for 3 or 4.

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12-08-2011, 11:24 AM
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Not sure if anyone has noticed this, but Foligno has 82 hits in 28 games, good for 6th in the NHL and 4th amongst forwards. At that pace, he will end up with 240 hits which last year would have placed him 11th overall last year. All year last year, Foligno had 119 hits which placed him 140th overall.

On top of that, Foligno has 15 pts in his past 16 games. Without focusing exclusively on that ridiculous pace, his 9 goals and 9 assists for 18 points in 28 games still has him on pace for 26 goals and 26 assists on the season.

For comparison, the only players who posted close to that combination of numbers last year were T. Ruutu, Brown, Ovechkin, Cole (who interestingly posted exactly 26 goals, 26 assists and 225 hits), Morrow, Callahan and Backes. Thats pretty impressive company if he can keep it up. Safe to say Nicky has far exceeded all expectations so far.

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12-08-2011, 03:41 PM
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Not sure if anyone has noticed this, but Foligno has 82 hits in 28 games, good for 6th in the NHL and 4th amongst forwards. At that pace, he will end up with 240 hits which last year would have placed him 11th overall last year. All year last year, Foligno had 119 hits which placed him 140th overall.

On top of that, Foligno has 15 pts in his past 16 games. Without focusing exclusively on that ridiculous pace, his 9 goals and 9 assists for 18 points in 28 games still has him on pace for 26 goals and 26 assists on the season.

For comparison, the only players who posted close to that combination of numbers last year were T. Ruutu, Brown, Ovechkin, Cole (who interestingly posted exactly 26 goals, 26 assists and 225 hits), Morrow, Callahan and Backes. Thats pretty impressive company if he can keep it up. Safe to say Nicky has far exceeded all expectations so far.
If Foligno hit a 25-25 season with 200+ hits, it'd be safe to say he's matured into the Top 6 forward we hoped he would one day.

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12-08-2011, 03:44 PM
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The one thing that bothers me with Foligno is his slow strides while skating. He does not have agile feet, much like Spezza.

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12-09-2011, 03:02 PM
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A 24 year-old former first round pick who can play all 3 forward positions and is on pace for a 50 point season? As long as his contract demands aren't silly he should be part of the plan moving forward.

He would be a perfect third liner in a post-rebuild Sens team.

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12-09-2011, 03:16 PM
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Depends how long, long term is? I think he is here for another 3 to 5 yrs if not longer & so far is the best 2nd line centre they have tried since Fisher. Some day Zibanejad could be better but how long will that they, who knows? Both Regin & Foligno can play centre or LW so having them on the same line together could help increase our faceoff wins which is always a good thing. The only question remains how Regin's shoulder is & whether it will be able to take the physical abuse of the NHL?

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12-09-2011, 03:27 PM
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3-4 years 2-2.5 mil. Gets paid like Neil or Kelly but bringing a different skillset to the game. An elite 3rd liner that can fill in on the 2nd lines on a weak team or a strong team with injuries.

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12-09-2011, 03:37 PM
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I could see him being our Versteeg as he was during the Hawk's cup run. Capable of 40-50 points with spot time in the top 6, but primarly for 3rd line scoring.

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I could see him being our Versteeg as he was during the Hawk's cup run. Capable of 40-50 points with spot time in the top 6, but primarly for 3rd line scoring.
quote from first page: Foligno reminds me of a Versteeg or Brouwer type player when the Hawks won the cup. Solid 3rd liner that gives you good energy, defence, physical presence and can put up points. These are players you win with, I want him here longterm.

Completely agree. If he continues to hit, work hard, and put up points no question he needs to be involved with our future.

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12-09-2011, 08:14 PM
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quote from first page: Foligno reminds me of a Versteeg or Brouwer type player when the Hawks won the cup. Solid 3rd liner that gives you good energy, defence, physical presence and can put up points. These are players you win with, I want him here longterm.

Completely agree. If he continues to hit, work hard, and put up points no question he needs to be involved with our future.
Isn`t this obvious for all NHL Players?

But if you think he will get a 2-2.5M salary range if he keeps playing like this, you guys are wrong.

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12-09-2011, 09:38 PM
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I hope that he can improve his faceoffs. We might already have a 2nd line centre on our hands. With his emergence, if he can continue to play this way, we can bring Zibanejad along slowly.

Although with how Smith has been playing it becomes quite hard if we want to bring Zibanejad over next year.

Spezza - Foligno - Zibanejad - Smith???

Who's minutes get cut?

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12-09-2011, 10:46 PM
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Foligno will turn out to be the next Fisher. Too good for the Third but will leave you wanting more on the second.
I'd be more than happy to have Foligno top out as a Mike Fisher clone. I don't think that's anything to be ashamed of.

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12-10-2011, 01:17 AM
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Always thought he would be better suited as a centre in the NHL.

He can win battles for loose pucks, good along boards and behind net. Has positioning but more importantly places
Himself and bodies himself into proper positions

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12-10-2011, 05:38 AM
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I predicted Foligno scores 30 this year. So far he's making me look not so stupid! haha

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12-10-2011, 07:01 AM
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At this rate, he will get closer to a Milan Lucic type contract, which could wind up ugly.

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At this rate, he will get closer to a Milan Lucic type contract, which could wind up ugly.
Foligno is a Homer. He will take a discount to stay in the city he loves. He already does the weather, he does cancer commercials. He is the new community boy.

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If he takes less than 3mil for a 3+ years, I won't feel we signed a bad contract.

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