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06-25-2012, 11:51 PM
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No I think it was worth it for Ashton. The kid has potential.

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06-25-2012, 11:58 PM
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We're gonna regret letting go of Exelby and Finger now that we don't have Aulie and Schenn on the back end. These guys as well as Komisarek are the type to build around in the new NHL!

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06-26-2012, 01:27 AM
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We're gonna regret letting go of Exelby and Finger now that we don't have Aulie and Schenn on the back end. These guys as well as Komisarek are the type to build around in the new NHL!
Cue the 'Call up Mark Fraser' thread...

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06-26-2012, 08:36 AM
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I'm going to miss what's his name too.

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06-26-2012, 08:37 AM
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06-26-2012, 08:38 AM
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I thought that it was a fair trade. Ashton looked really good in the calder finals. I thought that he was the best player on the team. (Although some of that might have been because he was fresh comming off of an injury.)

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06-26-2012, 08:47 AM
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06-26-2012, 08:55 AM
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At the time of the trade, size up front was a way bigger need. Aulie obviously provides the type of D that we're really missing both right now and likely long-term. We have a ton of guys who are great with the puck, great skaters, high hockey IQ, etc. But not too many physical defensive defencemen.

But Ashton could be great too. I love the idea of having size in guys like JVR/Kulemin/Ashton/Frattin on our wings for our future. I think physical defenders are easier to acquire than physical scoring wingers, so (assuming Ashton pans out) it's a good move.

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06-26-2012, 09:19 AM
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From someone who goes to Marlie games I will strongly disagree with your opinion of young Mr. Ashton.
Haven't seen a whole lot myself but I thought he looked pretty raw up when they called him. Glad to hear that he was impressing with the Marlies.

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06-26-2012, 09:39 AM
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everybody seems to be ignoring the obvious , in today's NHL you need fighters who can play minutes instead of sitting on the bench waiting for the nod , Aulie is a big boy who knows how to throw down , Wilson berated him for playing tough physical hockey and forced him to play a style of D he wasn't used to in his second year in the league ,come on both Aulie and Schenn are miles better than Liles who couldn't win a defensive zone puck battle all year and quarterbacked our PP into obscurity in the last third of the season when he came back from injury , We are going to miss both of these young Dmen as teams continue to exploit the 2 real pylons we kept Komi and Liles

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06-26-2012, 10:11 AM
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I had forgotten about him before reading this thread.

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06-26-2012, 10:53 AM
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06-26-2012, 11:02 AM
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everybody seems to be ignoring the obvious , in today's NHL you need fighters who can play minutes instead of sitting on the bench waiting for the nod , Aulie is a big boy who knows how to throw down , Wilson berated him for playing tough physical hockey and forced him to play a style of D he wasn't used to in his second year in the league ,come on both Aulie and Schenn are miles better than Liles who couldn't win a defensive zone puck battle all year and quarterbacked our PP into obscurity in the last third of the season when he came back from injury , We are going to miss both of these young Dmen as teams continue to exploit the 2 real pylons we kept Komi and Liles
Phaneuf/Holzer/Gunnar/Franson all have size, granted Gunnar/Franson aren't exactly "punishing physical D", but our need for size up front was WAY bigger than our need for size on the blueline.

Kessel/Mac/Bozak/Grabo - All small and/or soft
Lupul - Has size, but isn't exactly "punishing" either
Kulemin - probably more of a 3rd line player

Ashton/JVR are both guys who could be huge upgrades in terms of adding some size to our top 6. LA had Brown/Kopitar/Richards/Carter/Penner in their top 6 who either had size and/or physical edge. Our forwards have been completely physically dominated over the past few years, our D hasn't been nearly as bad in that regards.

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06-26-2012, 11:14 AM
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Yeah, I'm sure FSP was real high on Aulie and thought he would be an intregal part of our success for years to come before he was traded.

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06-26-2012, 11:15 AM
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LoL @ this notion of "today's NHL" (do you remember when you didn't need a good goaltender in "today's NHL" to win the cup?) You can't just say that big d men have no place. People soon forget Hal Gill's contributions with Montreal. Aulie has a place. He should have stayed on this team.

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06-26-2012, 11:17 AM
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reilly phaneuf
gardiner franson
gunnarsson blacker
liles percy holzer

we'll need 3rd pairing size

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06-26-2012, 11:48 AM
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We trade Aulie (Schenn v.0.75) for Ashton (JvR v.0.80) dealing from a position of strength for a position of weakness.

When we have Lupul, JvR, Ashton and Biggs in our top 6 we will be a crushing force on the forecheck.

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06-26-2012, 11:53 AM
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reilly phaneuf
gardiner franson
gunnarsson blacker
liles percy holzer

we'll need 3rd pairing size
Thinking you'll be more likely to see Liles in the 3rd D pairing.

Franson - Gardiner will be an interesting pairing. Gardiner and Reilly will be great QB'ing the PP. Both have great mobility.

I'm sort of wondering if Gardiner is expendable with the addition of Reilly though. We all know Gardiner is the only one teams are interested in major trade talks...

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06-26-2012, 12:18 PM
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Gardiner, Reilly, Blacker, Percy... possibly Finn down the road

Our future D prospects probably never looked brighter for this franchise. Not really losing any sleep over trading Aulie.

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06-26-2012, 12:24 PM
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Gardiner, Reilly, Blacker, Percy... possibly Finn down the road

Our future D prospects probably never looked brighter for this franchise. Not really losing any sleep over trading Aulie.
If I had to give our D prospects an overall rating it would be 8.5/10...We have excellent prospects for that position. We actually have an abundance of D at this point I think we may see some move for a #1C.

Add: Finn is right up there as well, no debates or maybe's.

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06-26-2012, 02:27 PM
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I'll take the 20 year old waiver exempt guy myself. Is that wrong?

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06-26-2012, 05:30 PM
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Met Keith Aullie in Vegas this past weekend

Great guy actually broke me the news about Luke being traded to Philly.

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06-26-2012, 07:40 PM
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Phaneuf/Holzer/Gunnar/Franson all have size, granted Gunnar/Franson aren't exactly "punishing physical D", but our need for size up front was WAY bigger than our need for size on the blueline.

Kessel/Mac/Bozak/Grabo - All small and/or soft
Lupul - Has size, but isn't exactly "punishing" either
Kulemin - probably more of a 3rd line player

Ashton/JVR are both guys who could be huge upgrades in terms of adding some size to our top 6. LA had Brown/Kopitar/Richards/Carter/Penner in their top 6 who either had size and/or physical edge. Our forwards have been completely physically dominated over the past few years, our D hasn't been nearly as bad in that regards.
Dion and Gunner fight like girls and Komi got punched out by the wet paper bag , Aulie was a big boy who could also kick Orr's butt , after he pounded Hartnell in Philly in his first season here he lined up across from Carkner{sp?} in Ottawa a couple of nights later and they caught the conversation on camera with no mike but you could see Carkner say " you want to go with me ? no effen way I'm not fighting you , I'm not stupid " and he skated away from Aulie when the puck was dropped , who do we have now who has that kind of impact on opposing goons ? Wilson put a big leash on him last year and he listed to the coach and got traded for it .

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Imo keith aulie will be somthing special as for ashton.

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