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01-14-2013, 11:11 AM
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Isles claim Joe Finley (D)

Joe Finley claimed off waivers from BUF.

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01-14-2013, 11:14 AM
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Isles claim Joe Finley (D)

https://twitter.com/KatieStrangESPN/...69108357091328

Might not be bad as a #7 dman...was a bust as a first rounder, but Buffalo liked him enough last year to give him a multi-year deal.

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Joe Finley claimed off waivers from BUF.
http://www.nhl.com/ice/player.htm?id=8471701

Former 1st round pick. 25 years old. A whopping 6'8, 249 lbs. Anyone got a scouting report on this guy?

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6'8" 250lbs? This guy is a monster.

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Waving the white flag on Visnovsky.

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Anyone got a scouting report? Former 1st round pick. Only 25. Are we looking at another Carkner here in terms of ability?

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Waving the white flag on Visnovsky.
Visnovski had until 10 AM this morning to report or be suspended. Wonder if the KHL will allow him to continue to play. If so I suppose this begins the war between the NHL and the KHL.

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Waving the white flag on Visnovsky.
Maybe, but it also couldn't hurt having this tough SOB in Bridgeport either.

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FYI Finley's a big, stay-at-home defenseman who can be physical and will fight; conversely, he has slow feet and will contribute little offensively outside of a first pass.

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How did he get from Washington to Buffalo?

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should be intersting to see what he brings, his skating isnt to bad so say some reports, could work out for us if hes a solid stay at home banger and crease clearer

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Maybe, but it also couldn't hurt having this tough SOB in Bridgeport either.
Correct me if I'm wrong, doesn't he have to stay with the big club since he was claimed off waivers?

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He can kind of fight but other than that I'm not sure what his usefulness is. He's just another career minor leaguer.

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Correct me if I'm wrong, doesn't he have to stay with the big club since he was claimed off waivers?
yes he has to stay otherwise waiver reverts back

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Don't know where to stick this but Hickey wasn't claimed and is back on waivers. Plus Wishart, Backman, MciVer are all on waivers today.

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He can kind of fight but other than that I'm not sure what his usefulness is. He's just another career minor leaguer.
Buffalo was pretty happy with his play last year...they signed him to a 2-year extension.

Looks like he is part of the Isles plans as they just waived Wishart.

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Don't know where to stick this but Hickey wasn't claimed and is back on waivers. Plus Wishart, Backman, MciVer are all on waivers today.
I don't think Hickey actually made it to the wire in time yesterday to be claimed today. Wouldn't make sense for LA to expose him again if he cleared.

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Correct me if I'm wrong, doesn't he have to stay with the big club since he was claimed off waivers?
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yes he has to stay otherwise waiver reverts back
OK, I forgot about the waiver rule.

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How did he get from Washington to Buffalo?
On a try out basis, he landed a contract with the Rochester Amerks. About halfway through the season an NHL contract. Quite a long way for a 1st rounder to fall but he made it back the hard way.

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FYI Finley's a big, stay-at-home defenseman who can be physical and will fight; conversely, he has slow feet and will contribute little offensively outside of a first pass.
At this point that may be just what the DR ordered for this team. Granted, a thirty point man from the back line couldn't hurt. OTOH this team was amongst the worst in the league as far as keeping the puck out of their own net. I think Tampa, Toronto and Columbus were the only teams to allow more goals last season.

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Second coming of Eric Cairns?

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Good bout with Martin last season...



Seems to have a good attitude too...leader type...

Watching a few clips of him...he is slow as molasses. Very Eric Cairns-like.

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We could only be so lucky. Finley certainly has the size to bang though, he's big like a bear. His reach must be killer.

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Our d core just got a whole lot bigger since predraft.

I see "shutdown" dman. Stay at home player with that size..holy crap.

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