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03-08-2012, 01:48 AM
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Best passer on the team, even better than Paul Stastny. Steve Downie's patience with the puck is Peter Forsberg-esque, and he always manages to complete his passes through traffic.

Easy to see why he had 12 assists last post season, despite assisting on only one Steven Stamkos goal.
I wouldn't say he's a better passer than Stastny, but the way he slows the game down to his pace, and then takes advantage of it at the right time is very Forsberg'esque like you say. Different players, but Downie looks like he has a very high hockey sense to me.

At first he was benefiting from playing with O'Reilly and Lando. Now they're starting to benefit from playing with him. He gets them a lot of open ice with the puck, by the way he waits for defenders to get close to him before passing.

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Don Cherry praising Downie (the part with Downie starts at 5:45 mark).

http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/Sports/CBC.../ID=2214948310

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Glad Downs seems to be playing well for you guys. Still miss the hell out of the guy. Still feel bad that he got traded.. He is a great guy to have on your team

Edit: I read the entire trade thread just to try to find out what Avs fans thought of him, then found the link here.

Saw that Quincy got suspended, glad we didn't keep him. Seems like a low class ********* from reading what you guys wrote.

Pretty sure this is my first time posting on another teams page.


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Glad Downs seems to be playing well for you guys. Still miss the hell out of the guy. Still feel bad that he got traded.. He is a great guy to have on your team

Edit: I read the entire trade thread just to try to find out what Avs fans thought of him, then found the link here.

Saw that Quincy got suspended, glad we didn't keep him. Seems like a low class ********* from reading what you guys wrote.

Pretty sure this is my first time posting on another teams page.
Don't make it your last. Downie was awesome until he got injured. After that he was clearly off, couldn't pass as hard, wasn't as strong on the puck, and wasn't nearly as aggressive. I'm excited to see what he can do next year when healthy and allowed to continue to play with O'Reilly and Landeskog.

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Decided to bump this thread since he is healthy and ready to go next year. How excited is everyone to see this animal back in the lineup? What are your projections for him stat wise.

SEPH, this was originally your thread. If you dont mind maybe you could add a piece in the OP to make this devoted to Downie for next year.


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07-09-2013, 09:43 AM
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A lot of bodyguard duty on the ice for the kid centering his line.

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07-09-2013, 10:24 AM
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Decided to bump this thread since he is healthy and ready to go next year. How excited is everyone to see this animal back in the lineup? What are your projections for him stat wise.

SEPH, this was originally your thread. If you dont mind maybe you could add a piece in the OP to make this devoted to Downie for next year.

10+25 and 150 penalty minutes

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07-09-2013, 10:29 AM
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He's better than David Clarkson for sure.

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07-09-2013, 10:41 AM
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10+25 and 150 penalty minutes
I would think he has the ability to put up a fair amount more points then that.

He's playing with Mack and McGinn and I suspect that line will be very good for us next year.

With Downie's playmaking ability and Ginner/Macks goal scoring ability, I wouldn't be one bit surprised to see Downie with between 35-45 A's next year and 15-20 Goals.

He's such a solid overall player and the fact that he is more then willing to fight and get in the other teams face makes him that much more awesome.


He's a lot like Lucic only a playmaker rather then a goal scorer.

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07-09-2013, 10:46 AM
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I'm a big Downie fan and really want him and Tanguay feeding Mac on the same line once Mac settles in and no longer needs two body guards. That would be a sexy line that make would score a lot of goals on.

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07-09-2013, 11:53 AM
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I just hope we sign him to an extension at some point. Want this guy on the team for a long time!

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07-09-2013, 12:17 PM
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Decided to bump this thread since he is healthy and ready to go next year. How excited is everyone to see this animal back in the lineup? What are your projections for him stat wise.

SEPH, this was originally your thread. If you dont mind maybe you could add a piece in the OP to make this devoted to Downie for next year.

Looks like he's about to order French Fries. Just read his lips.

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07-09-2013, 12:27 PM
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Looks like he's about to order French Fries. Just read his lips.
I think he's inviting somebody to dinner on Friday

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07-09-2013, 12:54 PM
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I just hope we sign him to an extension at some point. Want this guy on the team for a long time!
I'm on board with this. I love what Downie brings to the team and would like to have him locked up long term.

Depending on ice time and health, I could see 20 goals and 200 PIMs from him this season.

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07-09-2013, 01:15 PM
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200 PIM's is a lot for a guy who doesn't take a lot of majors. Yes Downie can fight, but he isn't one of those guys who are out looking for it every night. I'd be happy with 110 PIM's

edit: wow, just noticed in 2011-2012 Downie had 135 PIMS in 75 games. Maybe it's more possible than I thought it was.

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07-09-2013, 01:29 PM
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I am really scared we are gonna lose him to FA next summer.

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07-09-2013, 01:53 PM
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I am really scared we are gonna lose him to FA next summer.
It's a possibility. When guys like Clarkson are getting laughably overpaid on the open market, I could see Downie looking to cash in.

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I hope we can get him signed to an extension, I also hope he is more discipline this year. Having a guy like Downie is a huge asset, as long as he walks the line and doesn't step over it too often.

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It's a possibility. When guys like Clarkson are getting laughably overpaid on the open market, I could see Downie looking to cash in.
If Downie went out and put up 20 Goals/60 Points next year along with 150 Pims and one of the leading players on our team, I would gladly pay him 5M without thinking twice about it.


Even right now before going into next season, if we could get him to sign something like a 5 year, 20M contract I would be all for it.


Downie deserves to be paid next contract. He's a very underrated player and what he brings to the team is next to impossible to replace.

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07-09-2013, 02:19 PM
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I hope he stays healthy for the whole season.

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If he stays healthy for the first half of the season the Avs should give their all in attempts to re-sign him.

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I think Downie will have a 10g 30a 125 PIMs over 65 game sort of season.

He is easily one of my favorite players on the team and the Avs should make every effort to keep him here. He is the perfect 3rd line player for this team with the 3 scoring line setup.

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I almost feel bad for the player that takes a run at MacKinnon during the season. Whoever it is will have both McGinn and Downie feeding them punches though with Downie maybe he'd be tasting a hockey stick or something.

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07-09-2013, 03:19 PM
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I am really scared we are gonna lose him to FA next summer.
I love Downie and hope we keep him as well, but you can't go wrong with any player in the 2014 free agency pool if he decides to leave.

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Where is the "George" thing coming from?

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