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12-14-2011, 10:58 AM
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Agreed, but then it depends on what we would have to give up for that. In the meantime, its a nice start.

God I miss White.
McLeod out of Colorado, I seen on a thread somewheres on the trade boards, that most Avs fans would offer him up for a 4th round pick.

I was wondering if that would be worth it as he makes over a mill season and under Martin he would get limited ice time.

The 4th round pick even though in a deep draft, I don't know if it would be worth it to deal for a pending UFA gritty winger.

Don't get me wrong I think McLeod is decent in a gritty bottom 6 role. Just I don't see him being used correctly by Martin and the gross part is I could see Weber playing over him as McLeod would get nights off as a scratch.

I think a line of McLeod Nokelainen White would be something this team is lacking and needs to get a line like this in play.

McLeod and White can fight along with Moen. I think it would be in our best interest to get a player like this to complete a roster with a little bit of everything in it. Just don't expect Martin to always use them how we would picture our lineups and how used.

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12-14-2011, 11:03 AM
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I would have called up Ian Schultz instead. He's tougher than Blunden and with Moen's absence, we need someone who could drop the gloves to protect our players if something bad happen. And it would have been a good opportunity to see what Schultz can bring to this team in the case of Moen not re-signing with the team for next year.


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12-14-2011, 11:17 AM
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I would have called up Ian Schultz instead. He's tougher than Blunden and with Moen's absence, we need someone who could drop the gloves to protect our players if something bad happen. And it would have been a good opportunity to see what Schultz can bring to this team in the case if Moen isn't re-sign for next year.
Prefer Blunden over Schultz but overall agree with your point. But if Martian scratches Emelin why would he play Schultz? JM ices the softest team in the NHL and we can only pray he may one day see the light and try to change that. Blunden ahead of Palushaj is somewhat encouraging.

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12-14-2011, 11:17 AM
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12-14-2011, 11:33 AM
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I'm happy to see Blunden back instead of Palushaj.

Blunden complete his checks and add more sandpaper to our bottom 6. Not a good fighter but better than our soft players

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Nice to see him back. Never deserved to be sent down because of ******** biased reffing in the NYR game.
If we didn't send down Blunden, then who should we send down then ?
Darche (gone through waiver) ? Leblanc ? Nokia ?

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12-14-2011, 11:42 AM
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I would have called up Ian Schultz instead. He's tougher than Blunden and with Moen's absence, we need someone who could drop the gloves to protect our players if something bad happen. And it would have been a good opportunity to see what Schultz can bring to this team in the case of Moen not re-signing with the team for next year.
I'm pretty sure Ian Schultz is out for year with a really bad knee injury.

Schultz is just a middleweight though anyway.

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12-14-2011, 11:43 AM
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If we didn't send down Blunden, then who should we send down then ?
Darche (gone through waiver) ? Leblanc ? Nokia ?
Darche should be sent down. Weber and Diaz as well when we get somewhat healthier or make a trade

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12-14-2011, 11:46 AM
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Darche should be sent down.
Darche is strictly a fourth-liner, but he's still much better than Blunden.

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Darche is strictly a fourth-liner, but he's still much better than Blunden.
Blunden brings a physical dimension that Darche can not. Something this team is in dire need of, and he will drop the gloves if needed to protect teammates, albeit not with much skill.

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Blunden brings a physical dimension that Darche can not. Something this team is in dire need of, and he will drop the gloves if needed to protect teammates, albeit not with much skill.
They bring something different to the table. Darche is better defensively and much better offensively(though he's had a slow start this year). Blunden is more physical and will drop the gloves.

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12-14-2011, 11:59 AM
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Blunden brings a physical dimension that Darche can not.
Physicality can be a very useful tool when used well (see: Cole, Erik), but in and of itself it is not a goal and does not make a player better. Blunden is great at making hits that have no impact on the play because the puck is long gone. He's otherwise an AHL caliber player.

Bringing something "different" does not have inherent value and does not equate to "better".

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he will drop the gloves if needed to protect teammates, albeit not with much skill.
This, OTOH, is pretty much useless except as fan entertainment.

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This, OTOH, is pretty much useless except as fan entertainment.
Don't we watch hockey because it is entertainment. Or do we just want to win no matter how boooooorrrrrrriiiinnnnggggg it is to watch?

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12-14-2011, 12:18 PM
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FINALLY!!!! Someone who can actually play as a 4th liner is needed to play


Unfortunately this likely means Moen is out for a bit

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Cool. I liked Blunden last time he was up.

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12-14-2011, 12:26 PM
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Don't we watch hockey because it is entertainment. Or do we just want to win no matter how boooooorrrrrrriiiinnnnggggg it is to watch?
Well, that depends on what you find entertaining. But my personal impression is that a lot of people find winning more entertaining than losing. Sometimes even regardless of what they say about the style of play.

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Moar Darche.

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Agreed, but then it depends on what we would have to give up for that. In the meantime, its a nice start.

God I miss White.
The only thing that we would have to give up for that is Gauthier.

There were plenty of UFAs in the mold of those players habitue mentioned that Gauthier passed on.

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12-14-2011, 12:52 PM
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I'm pretty sure Ian Schultz is out for year with a really bad knee injury.

Schultz is just a middleweight though anyway.
He was playing for Hamilton last week. Had a good fight as well.

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12-14-2011, 01:03 PM
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Is Conboy injured still ?
He is, I had heard he was supposed to be close to returning but haven't heard any updates, perhaps during tonights pregame interview (though management does not allow them to give much in the way of updates on injuries)

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I would have called up Ian Schultz instead. He's tougher than Blunden and with Moen's absence, we need someone who could drop the gloves to protect our players if something bad happen. And it would have been a good opportunity to see what Schultz can bring to this team in the case of Moen not re-signing with the team for next year.
Blunden has been playing well for the Dogs, Schultz just returned from a bad knee injury so he has only played 6 games since the end of October. Granted Schultz looks a little better then he did last year, he has a ways to go yet before I'd want to see him in the NHL.

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I'm pretty sure Ian Schultz is out for year with a really bad knee injury.

Schultz is just a middleweight though anyway.
At the time of the injury they thought it might have been a 6-8 month injury but they said it would be more of a 6-8 weeks instead. Turns out he only missed 4-5 weeks.

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Good for him, hope he can bring some more physicality when he gets to play. I am more worried about Emelin being out more then he is in with the return of Campoli.

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anyone know when white will be back

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anyone know when white will be back
I remember reading last week that he started to skate alone. I wouldn't expect him back for at least another 3 weeks if not more. Pure deductive speculation on my part though.

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I'm sure White will be sent on a conditioning stint

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I'm sure White will be sent on a conditioning stint
Can you do that? Without having him go through waivers I mean?

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