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09-20-2012, 06:02 PM
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Brad Malone

If there is an nhl season where do u see him fitting in this season.
Do u see him ever being a solid bottom six fwd in nhl in the future?
Any thoughts would be great.

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09-20-2012, 06:13 PM
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If there is an nhl season where do u see him fitting in this season.
Do u see him ever being a solid bottom six fwd in nhl in the future?
Any thoughts would be great.
He'd be a 4th liner at NHL level to begin, and unfortunately, I see Avs considering Mcleod, Mitchell, Kobasew and Olver in front of him in the pecking order.

I see him therefore as an AHL'er for a few years yet. I also think Heard will also jump ahead of him in a year or two.

Personally, I love Malone. I would have liked Mauldin, Malone and Olver on the fourth line (I know Mauldin's gone now though).

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I can see him get call up duty if there is a season this year. I think he will eventually take Kobasew's spot for the 13-14 season.

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I personally would have him in ahead of Kobasew, but that's not going to happen. He'll be an injury call-up unless he plays out of his skin at camp. If there's a season.

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09-20-2012, 08:28 PM
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Like I say, I believe Olver will replace Kobasew. I believe Heard will replace Mitchell. Mcleod just signed a three year contract. Therefore:-

Year one: Mcleod - Mitchell - Kobasew
Year two: Mcleod - Mitchell - Olver
Year three: Mcleod - Heard - Olver
Year four possible: Malone - Heard - Olver

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Plans are plans but Malone could play his way onto the team in the next couple years if he's up to the challenge. Or rather, earn a callup and then play too well to be sent back down. If not then he may be waiting for a while.

At this stage I don't think he's better than Kobasew, he showed some promise but has a lot of work to do in his short stint up with the team

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Like I say, I believe Olver will replace Kobasew. I believe Heard will replace Mitchell. Mcleod just signed a three year contract. Therefore:-

Year one: Mcleod - Mitchell - Kobasew
Year two: Mcleod - Mitchell - Olver
Year three: Mcleod - Heard - Olver
Year four possible: Malone - Heard - Olver
I certainly don't expect to see it happen, but I would love for Olver to have other plans and find a scoring touch. They guy did have chemistry with Duchene in his first cup of coffee but, man, the guy had hands of cement. Those two had boat-loads of chances but Olver was just striking out left and right...but he could actually keep up with him and be in position for passes..he just couldn't finish.

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09-21-2012, 06:04 AM
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Like I say, I believe Olver will replace Kobasew. I believe Heard will replace Mitchell. Mcleod just signed a three year contract. Therefore:-

Year one: Mcleod - Mitchell - Kobasew
Year two: Mcleod - Mitchell - Olver
Year three: Mcleod - Heard - Olver
Year four possible: Malone - Heard - Olver
Malone would likely be a UFA by or before 2016.

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09-21-2012, 08:43 AM
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We actually have a roster spot to fill this year with the loss of Porter, he was our 12/13 last year. I could see Malone taking his spot this year.

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09-21-2012, 02:18 PM
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Like I say, I believe Olver will replace Kobasew. I believe Heard will replace Mitchell. Mcleod just signed a three year contract. Therefore:-

Year one: Mcleod - Mitchell - Kobasew
Year two: Mcleod - Mitchell - Olver
Year three: Mcleod - Heard - Olver
Year four possible: Malone - Heard - Olver
Malone is better suited for a 4th line role than Olver.

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Thanks for the update guys. Ive always liked him. Heres hoping he can carve out a niche in the nhl.

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09-28-2012, 07:01 PM
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I liked him during his call up. Cant believe a crumb bum like Mcleod is still getting paid to play hockey on this team.

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09-28-2012, 10:32 PM
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I liked him during his call up. Cant believe a crumb bum like Mcleod is still getting paid to play hockey on this team.
Just realized that was Jaime Lannister in your avatar. I'm slow.

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09-28-2012, 10:40 PM
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Just realized that was Jaime Lannister in your avatar. I'm slow.
love the avatar, I noticed that as well

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Malone is better suited for a 4th line role than Olver.
Gotta say would a less offensive brandon yip be a good comparison to him?

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Gotta say would a less offensive brandon yip be a good comparison to him?
I don't think so. Malone is a much better fit for the NHL bottom six role, he hits, he fights and he can chip in points. Yip to me is a better fit for a top six role in the AHL he just doesn't look like a NHL quality player to me.

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09-29-2012, 01:34 PM
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Gotta say would a less offensive brandon yip be a good comparison to him?
I see Malone being a lot more grittier and much better defensively than Yip and I hope that they won't be comparable in the future.

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