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11-11-2012, 07:11 PM
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The guy was a high end offensive defenseman in college (to the extent that even when he hurt his knee and couldn't skate, his team still kept him in the lineup solely so he could play on the PP), and it's really too bad we haven't seen it since he hit the AHL.

That's the difference between Sergei Zubov potential and Filip Kuba potential.

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That's the difference between Sergei Zubov potential and Filip Kuba potential.
I'd be happy with 89 points in a season

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11-12-2012, 01:48 AM
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Let's keep things realistic here. Wiercioch was one of my favorite prospects in College and literally was near Karlsson after first year they were drafted. His development got hindered from multiple aspects.

A guy who can score 35 points and play solid two-way hockey will be a HUGE win if Wiercioch can develop into that which I believe he can. Hitting 40+ a couple times.

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I like the Kuba comparison. Wiercioch has always had the tools to be a top-4 guy, it was a question of whether he'd fill out and whether his tools would translate to the pro game. The neck injury last year was a big setback on an otherwise mediocre campaign. Glad the kid's playing well so far this year, but he'll need to continue to play at this level if he wants to become an NHL regular.

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Been said to death, but I also really like the kuba comparison. Watching the bingo games he looks exactly like Kuba back there.

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11-12-2012, 07:34 AM
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I acknowledge now that his playmaking and his defensive work reminisce Kuba (2011-12 or Minnisota) but I really hope and expect that he could shoot more and score more than Kuba. That would be a HUGE win for Ottawa to have a PP specialist such as Wiercioch as a left handed shot.

Wiercioch is a BIG project and he's only 22. Yes, he had a bad injury but I believe if he works hard and brings out his offensive game, he will be a stunner. If he could have Mcdonagh-like developmental pattern.....

A question to all, during Bingo Cup run, was Wiercioch a really good defender?

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11-12-2012, 07:42 AM
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I acknowledge now that his playmaking and his defensive work reminisce Kuba (2011-12 or Minnisota) but I really hope and expect that he could shoot more and score more than Kuba. That would be a HUGE win for Ottawa to have a PP specialist such as Wiercioch as a left handed shot.

Wiercioch is a BIG project and he's only 22. Yes, he had a bad injury but I believe if he works hard and brings out his offensive game, he will be a stunner. If he could have Mcdonagh-like developmental pattern.....

A question to all, during Bingo Cup run, was Wiercioch a really good defender?
My opinion, no.

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The puck to the throat last season really hampered his development.

Based on his play this season, I see him getting the call up over Boro right now.
Actually, it kinda did the opposite. He has really stepped up his game since he got back (from what I have seen and all accounts)... He was more in "statu quo" before the incident

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Jay bouwmeester
What I was thinking but probably not as good as Jbo (will be a lot cheaper though)

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I've always seen his style as a bit Kuba-esque and with decent mobility. Mind you, I think Patty has more of a tendency to put pucks on net than Kubz.

"Kuba" shouldn't be taken negatively here though, Fil the Thrill was a pretty effective Dman at times.
Kuba had a better shot a few years ago, but he has scored several goals in the NHL (69). Kuba had a great career, I'd be thrilled if PW can reach half of Kuba's success in the NHL...

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Sorry, I don't see one. I never liked Kuba. Yes, he was much stronger last year but he virtually has no offensive game and no vision. Kuba is a pretty safe defenseman but he can't be counted on 5vs5, 5vs4 to provide offense.
Kinda lost credibility to me with that post... Kuba can't provide offense 5v5 or 5v4? No vision? Do some research please before stating things out of nowhere

You said you never liked him, okay. It means you are biased but bold statements are not needed

Let me know when Wiercioch has 323 NHL pts and 792 games played...

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Sorry, I didnt mean to be hyperbolic. Kuba is a good puck-moving D, smooth and safe. However Kuba has a hard shot that he almost never uses. True, Kuba can pass but I almost never saw him do an exceptional offensive play except that slap pass sometime 2 season ago. He does not showcase the goal scoring he showed in Tampa.

I'm kinda ignorant but I do not think Kuba can run offense. He's just a good all-around defenseman and I will be kinda disappointed PW becomes like him.
That's because you're not taking into account that Filip Kuba is now 36 years old... Not in his prime anymore... Let's see where PW will play at that age...

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11-12-2012, 11:01 AM
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Kinda lost credibility to me with that post... Kuba can't provide offense 5v5 or 5v4? No vision? Do some research please before stating things out of nowhere

You said you never liked him, okay. It means you are biased but bold statements are not needed

Let me know when Wiercioch has 323 NHL pts and 792 games played...

That's because you're not taking into account that Filip Kuba is now 36 years old... Not in his prime anymore... Let's see where PW will play at that age...
No, sorry that's why I said I was a little (ok, too) hyperbolic. Kuba (2009-2011) has traumatized me at times. But he bounced back just like the whole team (+/-: -26 to 26). I deeply respect the Kuba who played with Karlsson this year. I liked the Kuba who played in Tampa, jumping in the play, making smart passes.

But what really scared me is last year when PW didnt want to shoot. And this will slow down his development. But this year, it seems he's on the right path. He bulked up (about 210). He's agressive (maybe sometimes too much).

I know I'm ignorant and I may be annoying, but I would be thrilled if PW becomes Filip Kuba 2006-07.

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11-12-2012, 11:38 AM
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Question friend asked me: How comfortable would you be in trading Weircioch for an immediate need.

Keep in mind we have Ceci (Right handed), Wikstrand (Left), Aneloski, Wideman and Boyle as PMDs

Thoughts?


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reminds me of a bigger Matt Carle

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BTW I love the physical edge Claesson is showing. Hes got some solid puck moving aswell, hopefuly he develops into our emelin

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Question friend asked me: How comfortable would you be in trading Weircioch for an immediate need.

Keep in mind we have Ceci (Right handed), Wikstrand (Left), Aneloski, Wideman and Boyle as PMDs

Thoughts?
Not interested. He's coming off a down year and the return would suck. I'd consider a prospect for prospect deal, but those are incredibly rare these days.

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Not interested in trading Wiercioch at the moment.

His value is most likely low league wide as a result of his past two seasons.

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I'd be happy with 89 points in a season
To be honest, I'm talking more about his Dallas Stars years than his NYR years.

But you're right, Wier is never going to hit Zubov's peak years no matter how well he develops.

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Why trade Wiercioch when he can be the perfect top 4 to round our team with Cowen, Karlsson and Ceci? Makes no sense.

Also, I don't know why you guys keep bringing up Kuba. Huge difference between the two is skating ability. Wiercioch is really a dynamic skater and that difference alone should help Wiercioch become a stronger offensive threat which makes him more comparable to a guy like JayBo.

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Why trade Wiercioch when he can be the perfect top 4 to round our team with Cowen, Karlsson and Ceci? Makes no sense.

Also, I don't know why you guys keep bringing up Kuba. Huge difference between the two is skating ability. Wiercioch is really a dynamic skater and that difference alone should help Wiercioch become a stronger offensive threat which makes him more comparable to a guy like JayBo.
We don't have a single prospect that skates like Bouwmeester. Bouwmeester's entire skillset revolves around his skating ability, while Weir's skating ability is an asset (especially for his height and potential filled in size), but his offensive abilities especially aren't centered about his skating, but more his puck abilities (passing, shot, stickhandling).

I bring up Sergei Zubov because that's the style Weir plays, even if he (realistically) doesn't have that type of high end point production potential.

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I bring up Sergei Zubov because that's the style Weir plays, even if he (realistically) doesn't have that type of high end point production potential.
I see that Sergei Zubov comparison. The way he skates, the way he passes, the way he shoots.... Sorry that I'm kinda off, but I was stuck with a Mark Streit or Brent Burns who now I think are pretty good comparisons for Ceci at his absolute best.

Our defense is and will be mobile. (Karlsson, Cowen, Wier,Ceci, Methot...)

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Actually, it kinda did the opposite. He has really stepped up his game since he got back (from what I have seen and all accounts)... He was more in "statu quo" before the incident

That's what adversity can do to people. Some people fall down, some others get up stronger
I think the Drafting of Ceci, the trading for Methot and the fact Boro won "hardest worker" for a second straight year had more to do with motivating Weircioch.

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He still refuses to shoot this year (for the most part I should say...considering his only points have been goals lol) It actually pisses me off how he doesnt realize what he does. He will try to thread the needle with a pass instead of taking a wide open slapshot. I know there were some comments agreeing with that statement from Kleinendorst last year, and it doesnt look like he listened.

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The day Weircioch becomes another Zubov is the day I will need a new pair of underoos. That would be a dream cu come true.

Here's hoping.

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The day Weircioch becomes another Zubov is the day I will need a new pair of underoos. That would be a dream cu come true.

Here's hoping.
Obviously not a Brian Campbell? Oh....... I think I got it. A Dennis Wideman.

What do y'all think about that?


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He still refuses to shoot this year (for the most part I should say...considering his only points have been goals lol) It actually pisses me off how he doesnt realize what he does. He will try to thread the needle with a pass instead of taking a wide open slapshot. I know there were some comments agreeing with that statement from Kleinendorst last year, and it doesnt look like he listened.
I think Corey Pronman even said that last time he saw Wiercioch, he played as a 4th forward. He was being really agressive. I see he doesnt shoot enough but he's getting there...

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Maybe in certain places, but I'd say Karlsson was more highly regarded in most places.

If PW is ever going to be a top 4 Dman in the NHL they'll need to make sure he's a high end Dman in the AHL before he comes up. Which will probably take him the season to earn. Some seem to think that PW is moving ahead of Boro for the spot....that'll be determined in camp and even then, it may still be Boro's.
I appreciate why some people believe PW has passed Boro.

While there is no questioning Boro's work ethic, he just lacks the skills to be much more than a 6/7 guy. For Boro there is no shame in being on the third pairing, which is where he will be if he continues to be a physical, hard working, low risk player.

On the other hand, PW has all the skills and with the added muscle on his frame has become a significantly better defender. PW's play has him headed to Ottawa sooner than later IMO.

Cowen's injury only enhances the opportunity for PW, and should Lundin struggle, then Boro or Benoit will be given an opportunity for the sixth spot.

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