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01-15-2013, 03:04 PM
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What do you think of Redden instead of Hannan?

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01-15-2013, 03:30 PM
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What do you think of Redden instead of Hannan?
I may not love Hannan, but he's definitely better than Redden. Redden is a fringe #6 blueliner at this point. Hannan can play second pairing, but is a solid third pairing guy.

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01-15-2013, 03:36 PM
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I may not love Hannan, but he's definitely better than Redden. Redden is a fringe #6 blueliner at this point. Hannan can play second pairing, but is a solid third pairing guy.
I guess we will see soon enough where will he end up and how he will pan out.


I also think Hannan will be bumped out by Blum pretty soon, and I like that option better.

But I don't think Hannan is better.

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01-15-2013, 04:22 PM
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What do you think of Redden instead of Hannan?
Hannan played on an NHL team's 2nd pairing last year. Redden was barely a 2nd pairing AHLer.

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01-15-2013, 04:57 PM
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Hannan played on an NHL team's 2nd pairing last year. Redden was barely a 2nd pairing AHLer.
Hannan played on second pair? Are kidding me? 6th guy on that team! 5th at best!

Redden contract situation is bad otherwise no problem he would be in Rangers line up.

They just couldn't fit him in.


AHL also has a goal to develop prospects so 34 year old would not be a priority for ice time...

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01-15-2013, 05:22 PM
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I haven't seen Redden play in forever, so it's hard to say. I know his stats look bad in the AHL, but I don't think that tells the whole story. Very curious to see how that all plays out. My best guess, there probably isn't a huge difference between Hannan and Redden, with Hannan being the much safer pick.

I'm still a little nervous going into the season with Hannan as our #4. Maybe Gill-Ellis will end up getting more icetime than we're all anticipating.

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01-15-2013, 05:39 PM
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Hannan played on second pair? Are kidding me? 6th guy on that team! 5th at best!

Redden contract situation is bad otherwise no problem he would be in Rangers line up.

They just couldn't fit him in.


AHL also has a goal to develop prospects so 34 year old would not be a priority for ice time...
IIRC from when we signed him, he played on Calgary's 2nd pair for most of last year.

And from what I've seen on the trade boards, Redden wasn't even the best D on the Ranger's AHL team

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01-15-2013, 05:50 PM
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Hannan played on second pair? Are kidding me? 6th guy on that team! 5th at best!
Hannan was definitely the #4 D-man on Calgary last year. Averaged over 20 minutes a game, behind Bouwmeester, Giordano and Butler. The next most ice time on the team was Brodie at 16 minutes. Definitely a defensive D, though - virtually no PP time and averaged 2:50 PK (2nd on the team).

Wade Redden has not played an NHL game since 2010.

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01-15-2013, 07:12 PM
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Hannan absolutely played on the second pair in Calgary, and did the same at times in both Washington and Colorado.

He's a much, much better player than Wade Redden at this point. It's not even close.

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01-15-2013, 07:29 PM
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Yeah, Hannan>Redden.

There are so many question marks about this this season. We realistically need at least half of Blum, Ellis, Josi, Wilson, Smith, Hals, and Spals to have career years if we are going to make the playoffs. I don't mean like Grets good, but north of their point totals last year and more maturity/effort in their play.

Really hard to say where we will be when the dust settles in the west... course... I think most teams feel that way too.

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01-16-2013, 01:29 AM
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Flames fan here:

Just wondering about a guy that seems to have flown under everyone's radar.

Roman Josi is slated to play 1st pair#2 to Weber, correct?
What qualities does he possess?
In his playing style, how alike to Suter is he?
and lastly...
Why is he so under the radar?

Sorry for the barrage of questions but I am just genuinely interested in this guy. Really interesting situation, I think... to instantly play with a star 1st defenceman after almost being a nobody for most of his pro career IMO.

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01-16-2013, 02:36 AM
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Sorry for the barrage of questions but I am just genuinely interested in this guy. Really interesting situation, I think... to instantly play with a star 1st defenceman after almost being a nobody for most of his pro career IMO.
Well he was just a rookie last year so I don't see him being a nobody. He is ahead of both Weber and Suter at the same point in their developments. Dude's a stud.

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01-16-2013, 09:53 AM
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Flames fan here:

Just wondering about a guy that seems to have flown under everyone's radar.

Roman Josi is slated to play 1st pair#2 to Weber, correct?
What qualities does he possess?
In his playing style, how alike to Suter is he?
and lastly...
Why is he so under the radar?

Sorry for the barrage of questions but I am just genuinely interested in this guy. Really interesting situation, I think... to instantly play with a star 1st defenceman after almost being a nobody for most of his pro career IMO.
1. Yes
2. Incredible skater, incredible passer. Speedy, good hands, thinks the game at a high level. Solid defensively.
3. Stylistically, he's pretty close to Suter. Two way defenseman. I think his offensive game is a little better than Suter's, but Suter's defensive game is better than Josi's.
4.Because he plays for the Predators. If he played for the Canadiens or the Oilers, you would never stop hearing about him.

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01-18-2013, 07:28 AM
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I haven't seen anyone put these line combos together but during the playoffs Spaling centered Hornqvist and Bourque. They were effective and pests out there on the ice. I'd love to see them as our third line. I think Hornqvist's attitude fits in with Bourque's tenaciousness. So here's what I'd like to see.

SK-Fisher-Erat
Smith-Legwand-Wilson
Bourque-Spaling-Hornqvist
Halischuk-Gaustad-BigErn, Yip, Klune, Mueller or whoever else we picture getting 7-8 minutes a night.

That top 9 isn't flashy and doesn't make you go wow but it's balanced and brings a few different looks while all being good two way groups.

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01-18-2013, 09:18 AM
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Weber-Josi
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01-18-2013, 12:05 PM
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Hey guys. Leafs fan here. Right now in my Fantasy pool I've got Craig Smith, but a little unsure if I want to keep him. How has he been in camp? What are your expectations/projections for him this year? Colin Wilson is available too and I've heard a lot more about him, but I know they may be linemates. Any opinions?

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01-18-2013, 12:12 PM
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Hey guys. Leafs fan here. Right now in my Fantasy pool I've got Craig Smith, but a little unsure if I want to keep him. How has he been in camp? What are your expectations/projections for him this year? Colin Wilson is available too and I've heard a lot more about him, but I know they may be linemates. Any opinions?
Craig will be starting on the 2nd line with Legwand and Hornqvist. He will be getting a lot more ice time than last year and most likely more than Wilson. Depending on how deep your pool is he could be a steal.

I watched him a lot at practice yesterday. He has amazing hands. Kid has skill through the roof. Should be a big year for Craig.

Wilson has a little less value, is a bit banged up, and will likely be on the 3rd line to start the season. I'd say stick with Craig.

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01-18-2013, 12:22 PM
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Craig will be starting on the 2nd line with Legwand and Hornqvist. He will be getting a lot more ice time than last year and most likely more than Wilson. Depending on how deep your pool is he could be a steal.

I watched him a lot at practice yesterday. He has amazing hands. Kid has skill through the roof. Should be a big year for Craig.

Wilson has a little less value, is a bit banged up, and will likely be on the 3rd line to start the season. I'd say stick with Craig.
Thanks! 10 team pool, 4 of each F position, 5 D, 4 bench. So fairly deep.

I'll stick with Smith for now and see how it goes!

Good luck this year guys. Always root for the Preds in the West. Even bought an old jersey last year as they were on sale!

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01-18-2013, 12:29 PM
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Oilers fan here checking out your depth chart. Always wished our team played as hard for our coaches as your guys do. Trotz does it every year with different players moving onto and off the team but you guys always seem to be contenders. Looking forward to seeing Ryan Ellis light it up. Good luck to you guys this year.

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01-18-2013, 12:40 PM
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Oilers fan here checking out your depth chart. Always wished our team played as hard for our coaches as your guys do. Trotz does it every year with different players moving onto and off the team but you guys always seem to be contenders. Looking forward to seeing Ryan Ellis light it up. Good luck to you guys this year.
Love you too.

But seriously, the Oilers own the Preds..and that, sir, is not cool.

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01-18-2013, 01:46 PM
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Smith-Legwand-Hornqvist
Wilson-Gaustad-Halischuk
McG-Spaling-Yip


Or (If the CBJ start Boll)


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01-18-2013, 01:50 PM
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McG-Spaling-Yip


Or (If the CBJ start Boll)


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Idk why they don't switch Goose and Spaling.

And Hornu should get bumped for Wilson. We all know Horny is a buzzkill even strength

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01-18-2013, 01:57 PM
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And Hornu should get bumped for Wilson. We all know Horny is a buzzkill even strength
Horny is park in front of the crease and flick rebounds like Volde flicks boogers.

Smith will shoot with reckless abandon.

Legwand to play defense and pass to who is open.

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01-18-2013, 02:22 PM
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I don't mind Horns in the top 6 as long as he has good linemates. Not sure Legwand and Smith qualify though...

Horns was at his best when he was with Arnott and Dumont. He was able to create a lot of space for them to do their thing.

We need better centers...

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As long as he's where he needs to be he'll get the rebounds. I'd like to see a Smith(shoot), SK(pass) and Horny(rebound) line.

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