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02-05-2013, 11:34 AM
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Roy, Keane, O'Byrne (for a while)
ROB was never anything beyond a number six. For what we paid, I don't consider it a good move.

You could put Theo in there for a little while as well

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02-05-2013, 11:36 AM
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Ahl player. Porter 2.0
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No, Van der Gulik is Porter 2.0.
No, porter has talent, unlike vdg.

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So apparently he's one of those guys that isn't suited for a bottom-6 role.

So I'm going to anticipate a 4th line of Palushaj-Sgar-Bordy

F***ing Sacco

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02-05-2013, 11:41 AM
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ROB was never anything beyond a number six. For what we paid, I don't consider it a good move.

You could put Theo in there for a little while as well
We paid with a mid-level prospect who likely won't ever make the NHL in any real capacity. I doubt that Bournival will play the ~150 games in the NHL that O'Byrne has already played for us. O'Byrne may only be a bottom pairing defender, but until this year he has been nothing but solid defensively.

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02-05-2013, 11:42 AM
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Welcome aboard the pain train, Aaron.

Please don't forget your complimentary gift bag and concussion.

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We paid with a mid-level prospect who likely won't ever make the NHL in any real capacity. I doubt that Bournival will play the ~150 games in the NHL that O'Byrne has already played for us. O'Byrne may only be a bottom pairing defender, but until this year he has been nothing but solid defensively.
Bournival is definitely going to make the NHL.....

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I absolutely can not wait until Mike Haynes and Peter McNab start butchering his name tomorrow night.

Good times.

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02-05-2013, 11:45 AM
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I absolutely can not wait until Mike Haynes and Peter McNab start butchering his name tomorrow night.

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Good point Ex-Tex

On a serious note, how do you pronounce his last name?

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We paid with a mid-level prospect who likely won't ever make the NHL in any real capacity. I doubt that Bournival will play the ~150 games in the NHL that O'Byrne has already played for us. O'Byrne may only be a bottom pairing defender, but until this year he has been nothing but solid defensively.
He's decent defensively. He's actually a lot better in transition than I expected, but his defense down low leaves a lot to be desired for a huge guy. Add that in with ECHL puck skills and you have a number six defender.

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02-05-2013, 11:50 AM
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I've got a good feeling about this kid.

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02-05-2013, 11:50 AM
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Pu-lu-shy, i swear that name sounds familiar, did he play for Canada in the WJC?

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Bournival is definitely going to make the NHL.....
I disagree. I don't see his offensive game translating, nor do I see him being able to play his style of game effectively in the NHL. I know it is very early, but he hasn't looked very good at all for Hamilton. He is at very least years away from contributing.

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02-05-2013, 11:53 AM
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Good point Ex-Tex

On a serious note, how do you pronounce his last name?
Pal - oo - shag?



E: Darn silent j's, shag would be cooler.

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Good point Ex-Tex

On a serious note, how do you pronounce his last name?
Palooshai

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Pu-lu-shy, i swear that name sounds familiar, did he play for Canada in the WJC?
Are you saying it rhymes with (John) Belushi?

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He's decent defensively. He's actually a lot better in transition than I expected, but his defense down low leaves a lot to be desired for a huge guy. Add that in with ECHL puck skills and you have a number six defender.
Still much better than a mid-level prospect. We have gotten at least 2 years, and if he finishes the season with us 3 years of a RD out of him. If he is traded at the deadline he will bring in a late 2nd or 3rd round for somebody looking to shore up their defense. Which would put the mid-level prospect back into the system.

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Pu-lu-shy, i swear that name sounds familiar, did he play for Canada in the WJC?
He played for Team USA.

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My only worry is what this means for Lando and I guess Jones.

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My only worry is what this means for Lando and I guess Jones.
Brian Engblom mentioned last night that Lando would be out for the foreseeable future, so it does not sound like he is coming back anytime soon.

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My only worry is what this means for Lando and I guess Jones.
With this organization and concussions I would not expect Landeskog to play for at least a couple more weeks.

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Palushaj boasts well-honed game all around, with a combination of hockey intelligence, speed, and work ethic. He can stickhandle and make smart passes, and isn't afraid to fight for possession of the puck.
hey, someone who seems to have actually watched him play and doesn't put the label bust on him only because he failed to have an offensive impact while playing 6 minutes a game with 4th liners in Montreal (obv not speaking of Avs fans).

I'm happy the guy will get his chance.

Only thing is, coming off injury and probably having to prove himself right away might not be ideal. Hopefully he will be 100% healthy when he plays and excitement will help shaking off the rust.

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02-05-2013, 12:14 PM
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I think he'll end up like TJ Hensick.

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I think he'll end up like TJ Hensick.
Y U hefta hate?

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