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01-13-2013, 02:46 PM
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Henrique at that X, and I think it'll be fine. The names aren't scary but they can still get the job done. Butler has a similar skill set to Sykora, that 3rd line has shown chemistry before, and Kovy does Kovy.

I think you'll see Bernier getting a good amount of 3rd line time though when Janssen or Barch play.
I think we move Elias to LW and Henrique to center in that scenario, no?

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01-13-2013, 02:48 PM
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I've already made up my mind that I'm not going to like Darche unless he scores a bunch of goals or somehow beats up a bunch of Rangers and Flyers.

I see neither happening. All I see is him taking away a roster spot from someone who deserves it more.

I wish Lou would have given John Madden a call and brought him out of retirement. Much rather have a 39 year old John Madden that Darche.
See this is what I mean. How can u already have your mind made up on him ? He hasnt had a chance to prove anything. He is a good 3rd line forward who is good defensively.

Madden was great when he was here, but there is no chance id take Madden over Darche right now

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Leaf fan here, who is expected to centre Kovy this year? I know it's probably covered within the tread but I'm sure you guys could give me an answer quicker haha

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Leaf fan here, who is expected to centre Kovy this year? I know it's probably covered within the tread but I'm sure you guys could give me an answer quicker haha
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Leaf fan here, who is expected to centre Kovy this year? I know it's probably covered within the tread but I'm sure you guys could give me an answer quicker haha
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See this is what I mean. How can u already have your mind made up on him ? He hasnt had a chance to prove anything. He is a good 3rd line forward who is good defensively.

Madden was great when he was here, but there is no chance id take Madden over Darche right now
If I can't make my mind up on him yet, then no one else on here should be able to make up their mind on Krys Barch.

Fair?

Oh, and if Darche was a good 3rd line forward that's good defensively, then he would have been signed in July and not getting a tryout in January.

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01-13-2013, 02:55 PM
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If I can't make my mind up on him yet, then no one else on here should be able to make up their mind on Krys Barch.

Fair?

Oh, and if Darche was a good 3rd line forward that's good defensively, then he would have been signed in July and not getting a tryout in January.
Barch has proven nothing in his career other then being a 4th line fighter. They are two completely different players. Even trying to compare the two is ridiculous. Atleast Darche has proven he could score / play defense.

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01-13-2013, 02:56 PM
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If I can't make my mind up on him yet, then no one else on here should be able to make up their mind on Krys Barch.

Fair?

Oh, and if Darche was a good 3rd line forward that's good defensively, then he would have been signed in July and not getting a tryout in January.
You could probably say that about several UFAs. Still blows my mind how Andrei Kostitsyn didn't get a contract.

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Kovalchuk - Thoresen - Tarasenko

Just sayin :-D

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I don't understand how you can be angry about a tryout. It's a no lose situation, we get to see if the guy can cut it without committing to him.

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01-13-2013, 03:03 PM
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Oh, and if Darche was a good 3rd line forward that's good defensively, then he would have been signed in July and not getting a tryout in January.
... And we also got Carter off waivers from Florida and we signed Bernier after he got his invite for a tryout and now everyone is in love with our 4th line

Darche is a solid 3rd/4th liner who's also solid on the PK. He plays hard and is light years better defensively then someone like Tedenby. I'd take him over Barch, Janssen and Tedenby any day of the week.

Why we didn't give the same type of shot to AK is mind boggling !!!

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01-13-2013, 03:03 PM
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I think we move Elias to LW and Henrique to center in that scenario, no?
I agree, Henrique will not see anytime as a winger unless its on the PP. Pete made the comment that if Henrique was healthy Patty would be at LW so i think that pretty much somes it up.

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01-13-2013, 03:16 PM
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If I can't make my mind up on him yet, then no one else on here should be able to make up their mind on Krys Barch.

Fair?

Oh, and if Darche was a good 3rd line forward that's good defensively, then he would have been signed in July and not getting a tryout in January.
Not fair, because Barch has never been a useful player at any pro hockey level.

And by the logic of your last sentence, Petr Sykora shouldn't have been offered a tryout last year.

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01-13-2013, 03:28 PM
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Not fair, because Barch has never been a useful player at any pro hockey level.

And by the logic of your last sentence, Petr Sykora shouldn't have been offered a tryout last year.
Well Sykora hadn't played in 2 years before last season. Darche was playing full time last season.

I'm going to be upset if he gets a contract, especially given how cheap a guy like Ponikarovsky signed for.

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Well Sykora hadn't played in 2 years before last season. Darche was playing full time last season.

I'm going to be upset if he gets a contract, especially given how cheap a guy like Ponikarovsky signed for.
I'm with you on re-signing Ponikarovsky. We definitely should have.

Inviting Darche to a tryout is an absolute no risk move. If he earns a contract, that means he outplayed the other guys in camp. Given how well he played in a third line role in 10-11, it's a shot worth taking.

Dean McAmmond was offered a tryout in 09-10 and that turned out to be a very good move. I believe Manny Malhotra was offered a tryout with the Sharks in 09-10 too, which was a great a move. Sometimes guys slip through the cracks in the offseason.

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Devils (and Islanders) qualify for revenue sharing now, up to 50% of a full share.

Last CBA neither team qualified for it because they were in the NY market.

should help finances a bit.

Also, now when Rangers fans brag about "selling out" MSG, we can thank them for their contributions to the Devils.

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Why invite Darche to camp? He's pretty much useless and there are guys in Albany who can do a better job than him. Not to mention that Petr Sykora is still available, an option much better than Darche.
He's not a bad option to fill out the bottom 6, especially if we have injuries.

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Matteau better not make this hockey team. I think that would be a disaster for his development.
I agree, I don't want his development stunted, like the Flyers did to Zubrus. Keep him in the Q.

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hope pete spreads out the little upper depth chart offense that is there across the top two lines and doesnt stack everything on the first.

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I think we move Elias to LW and Henrique to center in that scenario, no?
I'd rather have Patty off the top line. Kovy and Zajac will carry a line no matter who is with them, but I think Henrique compliments their style. Elias can carry a line of Zubrus and Butler, something I don't think Henrique can do yet. Keeping Elias on the 2nd line stretches depth to a forward group that isn't very deep. Very important.

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You could probably say that about several UFAs. Still blows my mind how Andrei Kostitsyn didn't get a contract.
Didn't he have character issues in Nashville during the postseason with Radulov?

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01-13-2013, 04:19 PM
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Nothing will happen but Imagine Lou Offer Sheets Jamie Benn . Wow, would that fix our forward troubles

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