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08-31-2012, 05:30 PM
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Would you believe me if I stated that TK scored points at a higher rate than Igilna, Hall, Skinner, Selanne, E Stall, Ryan, Kovy, Jagr, and Rick Nash at even strength?

http://www.behindthenet.ca/nhl_stati...8+19+20#snip=f

Might want to clean that puke up. That sure sounds like top 6 company to me. Once again, the grass is not always greener. TK is a solid top 6 winger that gets very little ice time. If he were to finally receive a solid 15-17min /game, you'd see his point totals shoot up considerably.
There is more to hockey than point totals. He will really need to change the way he plays to mesh with either Sid or Geno.

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I've been happy with Dupuis since that trade. For all the crap he got in the past, I thought he did a great job complementing Crosby in his supposed "stop-gap" "filler" role. Guy's got wheels and work ethic, and it would appear a scoring touch too.

If I had some money burn right now, I might even go so far as to pick up a Dupuis jersey.

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08-31-2012, 05:48 PM
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I've been happy with Dupuis since that trade. For all the crap he got in the past, I thought he did a great job complementing Crosby in his supposed "stop-gap" "filler" role. Guy's got wheels and work ethic, and it would appear a scoring touch too.

If I had some money burn right now, I might even go so far as to pick up a Dupuis jersey.
I love Dupuis. He's a capable top 6 guy. He'd be a perfect 3rd liner on an ideal team.

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Expectations need tempered for next year. Dupuis had a career year on a team riddled with injury playing with Staal for the most part. A center who meshes with his style far better than über talents like Sid/Geno who think the game on a different level.

As long as he hustles, he brings positive attributes to our club. 3rd line RW come postseason is what I'd like to see for him. But I'm a fan who wants to build around Sid/Geno. Not force them to go into god mode for us to be successful in the postseason.

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08-31-2012, 07:27 PM
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Remember when everyone laughed at Shero for saying he thinks Dupers was a forward he believed had top six potential a couple years ago? Yeah. In Shero I trust.

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Would you believe me if I stated that...
You should start all of your posts like this from now on. That or try to sell the phrase to the NHL for their new promo videos for the season.

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09-01-2012, 10:50 AM
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it was mentioned before in here, the Pens won that Hossa trade even without including Hossa.

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Yeah Dupuis has a HUGE role on this team, on most other teams he'd be a great 3rd Liner, and what a steal of a contract of what 1.5 Million? was wow, still one of my favorites....

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What thoughts does anyone have on my statement on the previous page, I think he maybe a good person to put Bennett around.

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What thoughts does anyone have on my statement on the previous page, I think he maybe a good person to put Bennett around.
Dupuis is a good guy to put around anybody as far as I can tell. If you have a guy you want to teach to work his ass off, put him on the ice with Sid and Dupuis.

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Dupuis is the ideal utility player. He can play defense well enough for a checking line, can grind and cause havoc and broken plays well enough for an energy line, and he's got wheels enough that he can keep up with the scoring line and not look completely out of place.

Still, though. Every time he gets the puck on a transition play, you just know he's going to take a slapshot from the top of the circle.

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so what you're saying is Disco probably should have given Duper the powerplay time to challenge for top 5 scoring in the league.

fair enough
No, what I'm saying is Bylsma should NOT do that, because then Duper would be getting 7 M a year

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Would you believe me if I stated that TK scored points at a higher rate than Igilna, Hall, Skinner, Selanne, E Stall, Ryan, Kovy, Jagr, and Rick Nash at even strength?

http://www.behindthenet.ca/nhl_stati...8+19+20#snip=f

Might want to clean that puke up. That sure sounds like top 6 company to me. Once again, the grass is not always greener. TK is a solid top 6 winger that gets very little ice time. If he were to finally receive a solid 15-17min /game, you'd see his point totals shoot up considerably.
I agree, TK gets way too much hate around here, he's a solid player and I would not be unhappy with him in the top 6. What we need is a RH P specialist and if we don't find one, I want DB to try TK on that left wall if we struggle to score with the old setup.

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Thinking about it, Dupuis maybe a good guy to put around Beau Bennett. Dupuis gets the results he does through smart play, and putting him in position to get the best result with hustle and hard work. He doesn't do it with smooth skill. He was blessed with a fast set of wheels, but hands... Not so much. If Dupuis could teach and imbue his work ethic and on ice view into Bennett we may end up with a deadly winger on our hands.
I say we sacrifice Dupuis' hockey career and transplant his legs onto Bennett's body. Dupuis can still mentor him from the side as well.

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09-03-2012, 09:29 AM
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I agree, TK gets way too much hate around here, he's a solid player and I would not be unhappy with him in the top 6. What we need is a RH P specialist and if we don't find one, I want DB to try TK on that left wall if we struggle to score with the old setup.
If we have a camp battle for RHS for the powerplay I would put my money on Sutter coming out on top.

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Would you believe me if I stated that TK scored points at a higher rate than Igilna, Hall, Skinner, Selanne, E Stall, Ryan, Kovy, Jagr, and Rick Nash at even strength?

http://www.behindthenet.ca/nhl_stati...8+19+20#snip=f

Might want to clean that puke up. That sure sounds like top 6 company to me. Once again, the grass is not always greener. TK is a solid top 6 winger that gets very little ice time. If he were to finally receive a solid 15-17min /game, you'd see his point totals shoot up considerably.
When TK learns to consider making a pass and not shoot the puck directly into the goalie's chest protector each time, then I'll consider cleaning puke up.

But for now, the thought of TK in the top 6 makes me want to vomit like I was a small kitteh.

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Daultan Leveille. brutal. still he has a pretty cool name.

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Daultan Leveille. brutal. still he has a pretty cool name.
http://www.hockeysfuture.com/prospec...ltan_leveille/

Fastest skater in the draft, has some offensive instincts but lacks hockey sense. Sounds like Rico Fata 2.0.

edit: and as of two weeks ago, he is now an unrestricted free agent.


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If we have a camp battle for RHS for the powerplay I would put my money on Sutter coming out on top.
Maybe, but then again, who's centering the 2nd pp unit? And do you want your three best centers on the ice at the same time? Maybe that's the solution, you know, as long as it works I don't care what it is.

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I wonder how much longer till he starts to slow down he's not getting any younger. He does seem to fit in well in the locker room and his versitility and attitude makes him a valuebale assest.

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Would you believe me if I stated that TK scored points at a higher rate than Igilna, Hall, Skinner, Selanne, E Stall, Ryan, Kovy, Jagr, and Rick Nash at even strength?

http://www.behindthenet.ca/nhl_stati...8+19+20#snip=f

Might want to clean that puke up. That sure sounds like top 6 company to me. Once again, the grass is not always greener. TK is a solid top 6 winger that gets very little ice time. If he were to finally receive a solid 15-17min /game, you'd see his point totals shoot up considerably.
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