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07-10-2012, 03:38 PM
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Senators sign Tyler Eckford

http://senators.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=637586

A good depth signing for us down in Binghamton. Guy isn't flashy with the offense but a decent shut down guy. Way better than Conboy last season.

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This will make Fuhr very happy.

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Some of our prospects will not be happy in the ECHL I think. They'll feel they are being given the chance to develop. Guys like Prince and Pageau need the time in the AHL next season if they are not to become the next Corey Locke.

I'm not a fan of signing AHL "guys" - let the kids play and see what we've got.

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Some of our prospects will not be happy in the ECHL I think. They'll feel they are being given the chance to develop. Guys like Prince and Pageau need the time in the AHL next season if they are not to become the next Corey Locke.

I'm not a fan of signing AHL "guys" - let the kids play and see what we've got.
I think Prince and Pageau will be even more upset if they are forced to play defense in Binghamton. The guy signed today is a defenseman so I'm pretty sure it doesn't make a difference as to where those two are playing.

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Some of our prospects will not be happy in the ECHL I think. They'll feel they are being given the chance to develop. Guys like Prince and Pageau need the time in the AHL next season if they are not to become the next Corey Locke.

I'm not a fan of signing AHL "guys" - let the kids play and see what we've got.
How's the forward line-up look for Bingo?

Some of the recent Bingo signings have been d-men, and since we don't have a lot of defencemen prospects that can play in the AHL, I don't think it will be that bad.

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Some of our prospects will not be happy in the ECHL I think. They'll feel they are being given the chance to develop. Guys like Prince and Pageau need the time in the AHL next season if they are not to become the next Corey Locke.

I'm not a fan of signing AHL "guys" - let the kids play and see what we've got.

We did that. ended badly.

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Devils fan here, Eckford had a lot of talent but was a victim of our defensive logjam. He's a great skater and put up some decent points on some bad Lowell/Albany teams. He's come a long way since being a 7th round pick and has turned into a legitimate pro hockey player.

He should be a good depth player. I liked him a lot as a prospect and wish he wasn't a victim of our numbers game.

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Some of our prospects will not be happy in the ECHL I think. They'll feel they are being given the chance to develop. Guys like Prince and Pageau need the time in the AHL next season if they are not to become the next Corey Locke.

I'm not a fan of signing AHL "guys" - let the kids play and see what we've got.
You need AHL vets to offset the younger guys. This is a good thing. Plus there is a rule in the AHL that you can only dress a certain number of veterans. I think it's 8 but it might be 6, i'm not sure, go ask in the Hershey Bears thread on the Caps forum. They know about the "veteran scratch".

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How's the forward line-up look for Bingo?

Some of the recent Bingo signings have been d-men, and since we don't have a lot of defencemen prospects that can play in the AHL, I don't think it will be that bad.
I posted about this in the Hugh Jessiman signing thread but here it is again.

Forwards:

Stone - ZBad - Petersson
Hoff - DaCosta - Prince
DZ - Cannone - Grant
Cowick - Hamilton - Jessiman

Leaves:

Kramer, Culek, JG, Caporusso, Schnieder

Two for press box, rest Elmira

Defense (Assuming Boro makes Ottawa):

Wiercioch-Gryba
Blood-Benoit
Wideman-Eckford

Leaves: Claesson, Sdao, Fransoo?

One for press box, rest Elmira

Goalie:

Lehner
[Expect a backup goalie signing soon]

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Eckford in 2012, Ekblad in 2014!

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seems like a common thread among murray d-man pickups/drafting is that defencemen have to skate. he wants mobile rearguards.

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Seems like a good signing provided he doesn't retire just before camp opens...

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What's happening to Corey Locke?

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What's happening to Corey Locke?
didn't he sign in Finland?

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What's happening to Corey Locke?
He's playing in Finland. Dunno if there's any future for him.

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This will make Fuhr very happy.
I'm a big fan of his tools... size... very good skater... big shot and can play physical. He could be a late bloomer... end up on our bottom pair.

This is a good signing

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He's playing in Finland. Dunno if there's any future for him.
No future with the Sens, but it'll hurt Bingo next year

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Bingo desperately needs depth help on the blueline... as long as this kid doesn't pull a Sweatt and retire right before the season, it's a great move for the farm.

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bingo lineup is looking pretty good. (although i thought that last yr too. this one really looks good)

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I posted about this in the Hugh Jessiman signing thread but here it is again.

Forwards:

Stone - ZBad - Petersson
Hoff - DaCosta - Prince
DZ - Cannone - Grant
Cowick - Hamilton - Jessiman

Leaves:

Kramer, Culek, JG, Caporusso, Schnieder

Two for press box, rest Elmira

Defense (Assuming Boro makes Ottawa):

Wiercioch-Gryba
Blood-Benoit
Wideman-Eckford

Leaves: Claesson, Sdao, Fransoo?

One for press box, rest Elmira

Goalie:

Lehner
[Expect a backup goalie signing soon]
Quick note: Sdao is going back for his final year at Princeton and Fransoo is returning to the WHL.

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Bingo is looking quite strong. Don't know why people try to squeeze Pageau into the line up though. He'll be back in the Q.

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Some of our prospects will not be happy in the ECHL I think. They'll feel they are being given the chance to develop. Guys like Prince and Pageau need the time in the AHL next season if they are not to become the next Corey Locke.

I'm not a fan of signing AHL "guys" - let the kids play and see what we've got.
Even in the AHL young guys need veteran leadership. Not to mention green fresh faced players usually struggle the first couple of months/seasons when they turn pro. A losing environment can be harmful towards a players development. Therefore stabilizing the farm team with veteran talent is actually more beneficial than sporting a roster of all young players.

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No way Wacey beats out Caporusso or Kramer

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