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02-15-2013, 02:30 AM
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Colby Armstrong

How was he been for you? Havent seen a game this year?

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He's had so many scoring chances. Couldve had 5 goals by now but no finish.

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02-15-2013, 03:21 AM
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He's had so many scoring chances. Couldve had 5 goals by now but no finish.
I must have missed them. He's been playing better the past 2-3 games but before that, he was rather disappointing/a non-factor. Well... He did play some solid positional hockey on the PK. The Capitals play-by-play guys were pretty impressed by him.

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Armstrong is getting hate so far from our board but as jagielski41 said he's been creating good bottom six offense but hasn't capitalised yet. As of me, I'm happy he's on the roster. His time will come to score a clutch goal.

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Good to hear...always like Army from the Pittsburgh days...i hope he works out

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I don't think he was the player he used to be but I don't get why some are crapping on him. He's been creating chances but he just hasn't capitalized. Not much more you can ask from a 4th liner but I was hoping he'd be more of a force.

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02-15-2013, 06:12 AM
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He's so slow i dont understand. But he's very good at PK and been playing a lot better the past 2-3 games.

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Good on the PK and good positionally. He works hard in corners as well, which compliments the 4th line very nicely.

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There is nothing Colby can do that Blunden couldn't do... or for that matter Darche (who we miss dearly on the PK).

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02-15-2013, 07:10 AM
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At this point i think he's our 13th forward. If Ryan White had his head on straight he'd be in the lineup right now.

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02-15-2013, 07:16 AM
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He started off slowly but I've thought he's played solid the last couple of games with Eller and Moen, he missed most of last year with injuries and didn't play during the lockout so it was hard to expect much from him at first.

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02-15-2013, 07:16 AM
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For $1M I'm not going to complain. Brings a little grit and if he pots a few people will get off complaining about him.

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I agree with a brother up here who said Blunden was just as good. I am not a Colby fan and wish his spot was replaced with a bona fide heavy weight like Kassian.

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02-15-2013, 07:26 AM
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He doesn't do all that much, which means he is more useful than Ryan White who is actively trying to end his pro career. Won't be resigned.

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02-15-2013, 07:56 AM
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so far Armstrong has done his best. The problem is that his best is not that great. He has not brought anything that is better then any average 4th liner. I am all for giving the guy a chance this year, but if this continues exactly the same all year I believe MB should look for an even better player for next year. Another Prust type would do well on the 4th line. Might even try to find a heavyweight that can still skate and defend.
After all, this heavyweight only has to match what Armstrong has given.

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I think it's safe to say the 40 point days for Armstrong are long gone. As are the agitating days. It seems to me he's trying to refine his role into sort of a defensively reliable, penalty-killing role player who won't hurt your team when he's on the ice...which is fine. He does it well enough. The problem is he really doesn't bring anything else. For a million bucks you could do worse for bottom-six depth, but I'd rather spend a little more and bring in a player who can do what he does, but with some scoring or some physicality.

Therrien sure is a big fan of him though.

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I think it's safe to say the 40 point days for Armstrong are long gone. As are the agitating days. It seems to me he's trying to refine his role into sort of a defensively reliable, penalty-killing role player who won't hurt your team when he's on the ice...which is fine. He does it well enough. The problem is he really doesn't bring anything else. For a million bucks you could do worse for bottom-six depth, but I'd rather spend a little more and bring in a player who can do what he does, but with some scoring or some physicality.

Therrien sure is a big fan of him though.
It would be hard to get 40 points with grinders and no PP time, but I think Armstrong can bring more offense than the average 4th liner, but he's not capitalized on his many chances. How many partial breakaways has he had so far? 6-7? I think by the end of the year if he can stay healthy he'll have his 6-7 goals.

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02-15-2013, 09:04 AM
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1 thing that's for sure is that Army and Therrien are great friends! If it was anyone else i'm sure Therrien would have already left him aside for a game or two

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I thought he's more aggressive and hits more than this. Well, in the currently dressed players, he's the worst player.

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For what he is making this year, and the icetime he is getting I think he is doing ok. I wasn't expecting much from him despite the fact I was all for signing him (before he signed). He is a reclamation project that I believed had a bitter taste in his mouth and a chip on his shoulder. Sadly he has not panned out like I had hoped, but he hasn't been hurting the team either. I am hoping he can start making some improvements and showing some of his grit from years past. If not then he was a decent stop gap for 1 season.

edit: as was mentioned, he is probably the "worst" of our regular lineup, which isn't a bad thing since he isn't hurting the team.

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He's adequate in his role... but when we look at the team and pick out the most easily replaceable/expendable guys, his name is probably at the top of the list amongst our forwards. He isn't exactly doing anything wrong... as others have said, he's taking his shifts, doing ok on PK and forecheck, not looking totally out of place on his line or anything... but as others have also said, this is basically how Blunden looked too, excepting that Blunden is bigger and more physical.

If he's adding to team chemistry and providing a spark in the room or anything good like that in terms of intangibles, it probably cements him as a decent #12/13 forward. But that's it.

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Why does MT love this guy?

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What we're seeing is a continuity of Leafs days and not the Pittsburgh days, minus the injuries. I know he's in the doghouse right now, but man I wish White was the 4th line RW of the team. Here and there you see Armstrong wind up for a big hit, but if he's not doing that, he's invisible:

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He's by far my least favourite player on the team right now. Very slow, some giveaways and not much grit. I would much rather have Ryan White playing the wing with Eller and Moen - if White can control himself a bit.

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