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07-04-2006, 04:21 PM
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Flyers Sign Randy Robitaille

Eklund has been good with all his signings updates, so take it for what it's worth

http://www.hockeybuzz.com/index.php

confirmed by tsn and sportsnet:

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=170498&hubname=nhl
http://www2.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/...nt_tracker.php


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07-04-2006, 04:26 PM
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Uh oh...
A face-off specialist...

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He put up good points in Minnesota of all places, but what are the Flyers gonna do with all these bottom-6 forwards? It would make sense if someone like Nedved or Handzus were shipped out.

TSN scouting report:

05/06 67gp 12g 28a 40p -5 54pim

Assets:
Loves to use his breakaway speed, especially on the outside. Can play all three forward positions but is especially useful in the face-off zone.

Flaws:
Needs to pay more attention to the defensive aspects of the game, since he doesn't possess enough game to be a top-six forward at the NHL level.

Career potential:
Face-off specialist.

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07-04-2006, 04:30 PM
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Brad Tapper, Marty Murray, and now Randy Robitaille. Next season just keeps looking better and better.

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07-04-2006, 04:43 PM
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This team is going to be an offensive dynamo.

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Sweet, so long Nedved!!

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07-04-2006, 05:20 PM
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Brad Tapper, Marty Murray, and now Randy Robitaille. Next season just keeps looking better and better.
When has Clarke gone "glutton for punishment"? Is this his way of slowly retiring?, asking to be pushed out? One of the richest teams in the NHL and this is what he does in the offseason?? Somebody check him for hypoglycemia.....*** is going on in Flyerland?, and I just renewed my season tix.

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Well theres our 2nd line winger!

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07-04-2006, 05:43 PM
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Brad Tapper, Marty Murray, and now Randy Robitaille. Next season just keeps looking better and better.
Randy is by far the best of the bunch. He might not be effective in a checking role, but he has speed, is very good at face-offs and has some offense. It's not likely that he will see top-six or special team minutes in Philadelphia, but if paired with two adequately skilled players, he might be good in a third line role.

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07-04-2006, 06:02 PM
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I've waited 4 days for something to happen...and this is it?

**** Bobby Clarke. He's really lost it. He thinks because a bunch of nobodies from Buffalo beat his team, that if he signs a bunch of nobodies, maybe they'll over-achieve too and get him to the conference final?

This is ********. This team is going to suck a lot of ***. Of course I'll stand by and go down with the ship, but I've given up hope of signing anyone of quality.

Prove me wrong Bobby, prove me wrong.

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I think this is a decent signing for the Flyers. I was in depression for quite a while after the Buffalo loss (this is my first post around here for a few months), but I think one of the main weaknesses of this team was a lack of depth. Our 4th line was constantly dominated and didn't see much ice-time which put us at a disadvantage. Robitaille is fast and can put up some points and eat some minutes.

I also liked the Murray signing, he was a decent contributor for us in the past and he'll play some on the 4th line and some in the AHL. I'm glad that Clarke hasn't splurged yet. The top priorities have to be Gagne and Pitkanen, after that we can worry about going out and signing someone.

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07-04-2006, 07:59 PM
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I don't mind this signing actually. IMHO he's an underated guy....he's not going to hurt us.

Don't panic people, there's a long, long way to go. Clarke's got bigger things to worry about (Joni, Simon etc.)

Personally I'd almost rather finish 7th or 8th than 1st or 2nd...as dumb as that sounds that's just the way I feel. Less pressure.

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07-04-2006, 08:09 PM
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Clarke tries to justify these signings by telling us that Robitalle was one of Minnesota's leaders in points.


Well, no ****. Gaborik was out for a good enough chunk of the year and the Wild are a low scoring team to begin with, they only had 2, maybe 3 legitmate offensive threats. Tyler Arnason had 40 points last year, why didn't we sign him? Randy Robitalle is another guy who has been in the NHL because he found himself on bad teams. It's the same with Baumgartner and it was the same with Jon Sim and Eric Chouinard...


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07-04-2006, 08:16 PM
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I had him on a team

for EA 2005 hockey, xbox edition and yah i think i had him on the like 3rd line.

so everyone is sad we haven't signed an offensive player yet, well the thing is we will get more points from Umburger,Richards and Carter. So without doing anything we will inherit more offense from that stand point.

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If we're counting on Dimitrakos, another checking forward, or some youngster to help Carter establish a strong 2nd scoring line, we're in trouble. You need at least one established scorer on the line to get it going. Carter is very talented, but he's better off with a veteran winger who knows how to put the puck in the net.

Someone else by the name of Carter perhaps? I think Bondra would make a very nice, affordable addition to our second line. Whatever, in Bob we (hope we can) trust.

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07-04-2006, 08:39 PM
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This signing has to make us pre-season favorites to win the Cup!


I don't mind the signing as a depth signing, but I hope they aren't planning on him being some sort of spark this team needs. He can replace Savage and I'd be fine with that. I hope its a 2-way contract, because Robitaille is really good in the minors. He'd be a big asset on the Phantoms.

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07-04-2006, 08:43 PM
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I have to imagine a deal for a 2nd line winger is going to happen. Or a signing. Or. . . something.

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As my roommate - the Penguins fan - always called him: "The best Robitaille in hockey."


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Robatille had 40 points in 67 games on a team modeled after the Devils. That translates to about 65 to 75 points on a team with an avarage offence. Not a bad pick up IMHO.

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Robatille had 40 points in 67 games on a team modeled after the Devils. That translates to about 65 to 75 points on a team with an avarage offence. Not a bad pick up IMHO.
On a team with an average offense, Randy Robitaille doesn't get the ice time to put up 40 points, let alone 65 to 75.

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07-04-2006, 10:26 PM
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Robatille had 40 points in 67 games on a team modeled after the Devils. That translates to about 65 to 75 points on a team with an avarage offence. Not a bad pick up IMHO.
Randy Robitalle isn't even on the ice if you have an average offense

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Regardless what you may think of this signing there is no chance Robitaille signed a 2-way so be prepared to see him on a regular basis.

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Randy Robitalle isn't even on the ice if you have an average offense
You're being harsh I think, he can eat even-strength minutes and if he's fast enough, he can spend some time on the PK.

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You're being harsh I think, he can eat even-strength minutes and if he's fast enough, he can spend some time on the PK.
You don't need to score goals to eat even strength minutes, be fast and kill penalties. My point is that the first words out of Clarke mouth was his offense. Any AHL-idiot can get 40 points on an NHL team if he gets enough ice time.


If it's a matter of eating minutes and killing penalties, Brian Savage did that just fine and so did Branko Radivojevic.

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