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07-18-2012, 07:27 PM
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He wasn't a D-man, he was a sparsely used freshman forward who started getting reps on the point on the PP and then some time as a D-man to get him ice time.

He switched to the WHL to get that ice time, where he became an important offensive player for them.

I've been projecting him as a 3rd RW or 4th C for awhile. I like his heavy shot, size and skating. However, I question his ability to see the ice well enough to move up the lineup as a C.

In a career season, I wouldn't be surprised to see a Cy Young type 20-10-30... Or something along those lines.
Except he was a Dman. Grew up playing D.

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i could be remembering this wrong, but I thought JOB was a center who got moved to defense to get more playing time during his freshman year, and then moved back to center after being drafted by the sens.

edit: nvm, looked it up.

Grew up a dman
Center in high school
Dman in freshman year
Center after that.
This.

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07-18-2012, 07:33 PM
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holy crap JOB is such a canadian - listen to that interview

"oh ya eh.."

"ya ya that's uh you know uh you know"


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07-18-2012, 07:34 PM
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holy crap JOB is such a canadian - listen to that interview

"oh ya eh.."

"ya ya that's uh you know uh you know"
He's american

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07-18-2012, 07:36 PM
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All I remember when he was drafted was a bunch of talk about how he had been switched from "D" to "C" recently and that he needed time to develop because he was one of the youngest draftees.

I didn't even know that Minnesota used him on the point and played him "D". I was speaking about the draft and everyone being happy that we had picked up a young guy with lots of potential because we were picking so late and the high end players were taken.

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holy crap JOB is such a canadian - listen to that interview

"oh ya eh.."

"ya ya that's uh you know uh you know"
He's from Minnesota. He sounds like a stereotypical Minnesotan.

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He's american
he's from southern canada


(minnesota)

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Some do, some don't.

A lot of people seem to think a 2 way contract makes you waiver exempt no matter what.
But....this is the way it works in NHL12.

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He's from Minnesota. He sounds like a stereotypical Minnesotan.
Actually i didn't get to that part of the interview till later

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There is that little chunk of northern Minnesota that is surrounded by Canada on 3 sides. Chances are the people there aren't much different than us.

I've seen some flashes out of JOB that lead me to believe that he has a lot of untapped skill.

Plus I love the way this guy adapts. He's been written off so many times. He paid his dues to get where he is, and he is still young. He's only 23. Same age as Turris, Silfverberg, etc.

I think this guy is going to be a pretty solid player for us.

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I could see JOB being a Rob Niedermayer type shut down guy for us in the future while adding in some clutch scoring.

I know Niedermayer wasn't a centre, I just means in terms of the impact he has for the team.

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07-18-2012, 10:36 PM
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Bye Winnie. Nothing against the guy but JOB is a better player and an awesome forcheker.

I just hope he can improve in the face off dot

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There is that little chunk of northern Minnesota that is surrounded by Canada on 3 sides. Chances are the people there aren't much different than us.

I've seen some flashes out of JOB that lead me to believe that he has a lot of untapped skill.

Plus I love the way this guy adapts. He's been written off so many times. He paid his dues to get where he is, and he is still young. He's only 23. Same age as Turris, Silfverberg, etc.

I think this guy is going to be a pretty solid player for us.
Apparently different enough to warrant a name change form Paris to Parise (Par-easy)

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Apparently different enough to warrant a name change form Paris to Parise (Par-easy)
i just assume he was a laxbro tool growing up.

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where is this interview?

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Bye Winnie. Nothing against the guy but JOB is a better player and an awesome forcheker.

I just hope he can improve in the face off dot
IIRC, he was pretty good on draws on Bingo's cup run. I think that part of the game just comes with experience playing against NHLers. He'll improve. Dunno if he can be an ace but he should be a 50 percentile guy playing the 4th line. It certainly helps to practice against guys like Konopka and Spezza.

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07-19-2012, 02:19 AM
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I could see JOB being a Rob Niedermayer type shut down guy for us in the future while adding in some clutch scoring.

I know Niedermayer wasn't a centre, I just means in terms of the impact he has for the team.
Niedermayer was a centre, but he also played wing. He was on the wing with the Ducks in 2007 and Pahlson played centre, but he was a natural centre and I believe he played centre for most of his career.

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IIRC, he was pretty good on draws on Bingo's cup run. I think that part of the game just comes with experience playing against NHLers. He'll improve. Dunno if he can be an ace but he should be a 50 percentile guy playing the 4th line. It certainly helps to practice against guys like Konopka and Spezza.
I did not know that and I wouldn't know where to find that information. He is still young and facing NHLers must be a lot more difficult. If he improves that aspect of his game, he could become a very important part of our bottom 6.


Could you imagine how good guys like Spezza, Bergeron and Datsyuk really are compared to mortals like us...?

I bet they would win 99%.

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Good solid cheap signing - I like O'Brien and this deal is a steal for a guy who can play like he does. Love him in our bottom 6

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Winchester is just getting squeezed out. There will be no room. Daugavins, Butler as well.

Good signing for the Sens. He has upside and MacLean uses him well.

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He's shown that he can be a 20 goal, 30 assist guy after figuring out the calibre of play at whatever level he is at.

That's a pretty lofty goal for him at the NHL level, but who's to say it wont happen?

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Except he was a Dman. Grew up playing D.

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Grew up a dman
Center in high school
Dman in freshman year
Center after that.
This.

Nope. Was a D-man up until he was 15yo, switched to C around 16yo and was centre in Minnesota who got the odd reps as a D-man when they could find him ice time.

http://www.hockeysfuture.com/articles/9451/

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07-20-2012, 10:17 AM
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Good, cheap depth signing, JOB can play centre or RW, maybe even defence in a pinch. He is also an asset who can be packaged & moved in a trade if need be, as a former 1st rder he still has some value. Till then he will round out our bottom four nicely & as I said some time last yr he will & seems to have made Winchester expendable.

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I think O'Brien is going to surprise some people here.

I wouldn't be the least bit surprised to see him work his way up the depth chart over the duration of his contract.

As for the 1st round pick value...he was 29th overall. Not like he was a to 10 or anything.

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