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01-15-2013, 11:09 AM
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Richard Clune claimed by Nashville

I know nothing of Richard Clune...what is he, what does he do?

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he had a bit of a nickname here in LA... the Clunatic.

he's an agitator.

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Middleweight scrapper. Not big but pretty tough. Not a horrible player but he won't provide any offense in the NHL.

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What an odd pick-up. Not that I don't think Clune is likely ready to play 4th line minutes, it just seems like he's been on waivers a couple times now, I wonder what Nashville saw this year that made them say "That's our guy!" Should rack up the PIMs if he sticks, 200+ the past two seasons in the AHL and 98 already in 35 games this year.

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Energy player, limited offense, agitator, fights, will give 100% each shift, throws the body. Your typical 4th liner.

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What an odd pick-up. Not that I don't think Clune is likely ready to play 4th line minutes, it just seems like he's been on waivers a couple times now, I wonder what Nashville saw this year that made them say "That's our guy!" Should rack up the PIMs if he sticks, 200+ the past two seasons in the AHL and 98 already in 35 games this year.
perhaps with the departure of Tootoo they need the energy and grit?

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What an odd pick-up. Not that I don't think Clune is likely ready to play 4th line minutes, it just seems like he's been on waivers a couple times now, I wonder what Nashville saw this year that made them say "That's our guy!" Should rack up the PIMs if he sticks, 200+ the past two seasons in the AHL and 98 already in 35 games this year.
Maybe to fill a bottom six/spare forward roster spot due to NSH possibly dangling young Spaling/Halisichuk on the trade market for help on the blueline.

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Sounds like a good 4th liner.

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hes like Rinaldo. 4th liner. not going to give you any offense but will hit everything. ok fighter for his size.

EDIT: I just remembered something about him. In his rookie year (08/09) he was suspened for flipping off a ref.


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Guess hes the new Tootoo.

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Sounds like a good 4th liner.
Nah. He's small, not that smart, small, and not really a great hockey player. My guess is he'll be back on waivers by the end of the year. Good luck to him though.

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Nashville fans will recognize his style of play - he's being brought in to exactly replace Tootoo. Of course, his skill level is much lower, but he'll still throw himself around with total disregard for his own safety.

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perhaps with the departure of Tootoo they need the energy and grit?
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Guess hes the new Tootoo.
Sounds right.

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He is an energy skater that relies on agitation to try and draw penalties. He isn't very skilled offensively or shines defensively. He is a poor fighter, and may get injured if he finds himself in a real scrap. He is a fourth line grinder who is scrappy along the boards and chippy with other players. He skates hard too. He doesn't really have the size to be in the NHL though and gets injured easily playing other NHL talent. He is likely a career AHL'er at this point in his career.

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What an odd pick-up. Not that I don't think Clune is likely ready to play 4th line minutes, it just seems like he's been on waivers a couple times now, I wonder what Nashville saw this year that made them say "That's our guy!" Should rack up the PIMs if he sticks, 200+ the past two seasons in the AHL and 98 already in 35 games this year.
You've heard of Barry Trotz right? This is right up his alley.

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Kinda a John Zieler 2.0...good luck to him, hopefully he can find a regular roster spot.

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12th-14th forward on a roster at best. Every team needs to a fill out a roster, plus he's got some energy, and he's cheap too.

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He's actually a decent skater.

Also, he's pretty witty. You'll love his interviews.

I remember one story where he was playing Doughty in the OHL. Doughnuts was a little chubby back then. DD started chirping, so Clune skated by Doughty's bench, stood in front of him, and just puffed his cheeks out like a goldfish and started shaking his head around. Apparently DD just started busting up and quit chirping...

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He's a character, that's for sure. Good skater, agitates, plays physical... Fights a lot (isn't very good at it though). A passable 4th liner.

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If he can play defensivly I'm happy, but can he win a fight w/ Tootoo? Also he comes at A 1/3rd Tootoo's price

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I already miss Tootoo, especially with Bourque on the lam for now

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It sounds like he's Tootoo before Tootoo decided that he wanted to try to be a real "hockey" player.

In other words, when Tootoo stopped serving his role.

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I really don't see a spot for him once Bourque is back. Either he's in line to take Yip's spot, or we may see him back on waivers or up in Milwaukee in a couple weeks.

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Always felt bad for Clune. He seemingly had a roster spot locked up heading into the 2009-10 season. Then he tweaked his groin during the last preseason game and spent most of the year back in the AHL. He eventually did get called up and dressed in a few playoff games. But he'd get lost in the shuffle after that point.

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He's super fit if I remember correctly. You can read "My Story - Richard Clune" on the King's page. The King's ave a series where players write their bio's, including what got them into hockey, etc. His is recent (Nov 29, 2012).

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