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07-17-2013, 11:24 AM
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Clune Signs 2-Year Extension

http://predators.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=678206

Congrats to him and good for our 4th line. I will say Clune surprised pretty much all of us who questioned his waiver pickup.

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07-17-2013, 11:30 AM
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Trotz loves this guy. Poile loves this guy. He was even brought in to speak to the kids last week. FANTASTIC. Onward and upward, Dicky!

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07-17-2013, 11:42 AM
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Good deal. I'm sure he'll be an overpaid bum by many on here but I like Clune and what he brought to the table last season after really being down on him at first.

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07-17-2013, 11:47 AM
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Hard to consider someone overpaid when he isn't clearing $1m per year, and that's coming from a guy who isn't a Clune fan.

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Glad to see cluner back! I was worried we may lose him after signing useless nystrom and Hendricks!

I just hope this doesn't mean the end of spaling now...

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Was super bearish on the original waiver wire pickup along with 90% of our fanbase. Completely surprised everyone by being one of the few bright spots in our roster last year. Guy bleeds energy and yellow Predator juice.

That said, no idea where he fits in the line-up next year now that we have even more grinders thanks to FA (didn't think this was possible).

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07-17-2013, 11:53 AM
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This is a great deal, happy to be able to see him for 3 more years.

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Was super bearish on the original waiver wire pickup along with 90% of our fanbase. Completely surprised everyone by being one of the few bright spots in our roster last year. Guy bleeds energy and yellow Predator juice.

That said, no idea where he fits in the line-up next year now that we have even more grinders thanks to FA (didn't think this was possible).
I wonder if that's what happened to the ice they put down yesterday.


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07-17-2013, 12:05 PM
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Nice depth. Love Cluner. Now...trade for some D depth and scoring....

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Nice depth. Love Cluner. Now...trade for some D depth and scoring....
D depth?

We have weber, josi, Klein, Ellis, jones, Bartley, and ekholm. That's seven capable NHL defensemen. If injuries happen then we can get someone IMO, I think most pressing need is scoring.

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D depth?

We have weber, josi, Klein, Ellis, jones, Bartley, and ekholm. That's seven capable NHL defensemen. If injuries happen then we can get someone IMO, I think most pressing need is scoring.
So, if say Klein goes down with an injury, we make a trade that night? Call up Valentine? We need D depth bad. And scoring.

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If Klein goes down you insert Bartley to the 2nd pairing or Ekholm. We have 7 NHL defensemen right now.

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Trotz loves this guy. Poile loves this guy. He was even brought in to speak to the kids last week. FANTASTIC. Onward and upward, Dicky!
Congrats to you!
But man we have a lot of grinders right now.

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If Klein goes down you insert Bartley to the 2nd pairing or Ekholm. We have 7 NHL defensemen right now.
For that particular game, yes. For future games?

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For that particular game, yes. For future games?
It's always nice to have a guy that could play second pairing, but when an injury comes up lets deal with it then. If we get another second pairing guy than we have way too much defense and also two NHL caliber defensemen sitting.

If we are going to trade assets, it has to be for sniper.

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For that particular game, yes. For future games?
ok how many NHL caliber defensemen do you expect to pay to play in the AHL?

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Glad to see cluner back! I was worried we may lose him after signing useless nystrom and Hendricks!

I just hope this doesn't mean the end of spaling now...
Think this signing means the end of Spaling. You have Clune, Gaustad, Hendricks, Nystrom. Spaling right now looks to be the odd man out.

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07-17-2013, 01:24 PM
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ok how many NHL caliber defensemen do you expect to pay to play in the AHL?
Not many, but again, I don't even see a call-up worthy D. Are guys like Valentine and Jarvinen ready to fill in for an extended time if needed?

Maybe I'm just too squeamish after last season's rash of injuries.

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Think this signing means the end of Spaling. You have Clune, Gaustad, Hendricks, Nystrom. Spaling right now looks to be the odd man out.
Agreed. Man I wish we could get a legit scorer for Goose and his $3.5.

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Not many, but again, I don't even see a call-up worthy D. Are guys like Valentine and Jarvinen ready to fill in for an extended time if needed?

Maybe I'm just too squeamish after last season's rash of injuries.
Only six can play at a time.
We have seven. We are good. If two guys get hurt, we may need to get a cheap ufa maybe. Something along the lines of bouillon/hillen. Not great but would do for short term.

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Gonna miss spals. I think he was solid, someone will definite grab him. Maybe he goes to Winnipeg to rejoin Hali. They played on ohl for rangers together as well.

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Not many, but again, I don't even see a call-up worthy D. Are guys like Valentine and Jarvinen ready to fill in for an extended time if needed?

Maybe I'm just too squeamish after last season's rash of injuries.
remember we'd have to have two extended injuries to have to tap into the true AHL only level defensemen.

but anyway back on topic, glad for Clune... he'll probably be a healthy scratch a lot, but Im sure he's happy to have guaranteed money.

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remember we'd have to have two extended injuries to have to tap into the true AHL only level defensemen.

but anyway back on topic, glad for Clune... he'll probably be a healthy scratch a lot, but Im sure he's happy to have guaranteed money.
It's a shame too. I'd much rather see Clune on the ice than Smith who's starting to look like he's Blum'ing out.

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If Klein goes down you insert Bartley to the 2nd pairing or Ekholm. We have 7 NHL defensemen right now.
You can't consider Ekholm NHL ready yet and Jones is not a garantee to make the team either. I am probably more concerned about our D right now than anything honestly. We are relying way to much on guys with little to no experience. Josi while playing well last season has yet to even play through an 82 game schedule. We only have 2 d-men that have...


I'll add I love that we are keeping Clune long term and he adds solid depth to our forward group.

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It's a shame too. I'd much rather see Clune on the ice than Smith who's starting to look like he's Blum'ing out.
as much as I like Clune, we need someone better than him in Smiths spot.
if Smith goes it needs to be to make way for Beck or someone we traded for.

Our 4th line is going to be so phyical, and this coming year will have a compressed schedule, so I imagine Clune will frequently give Nystrom or Hendricks a night off if they are banged up

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