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01-21-2007, 05:05 PM
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Mark Andre' Cliche

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"We were fortunate to get him," said the New York Rangers Assistant General Manager and Vice-President of Player Personnel Don Maloney to Hockey’s Future in Sweden. "We didn’t really know Cliche until we hired Tim Murray not long before the 2005 draft. Murray was scouting for the Anaheim Ducks until then and he had seen Cliche playing many times and he strongly recommended us to draft him.
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01-21-2007, 05:11 PM
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Funny how Maloney see's him as a third line player. I see him more as a potential second liner if he puts everything together.

The one thing the Rangers could have a lot of in a few years are guys who are borderline second/third line players who play a two way game.

You really have Cliche, Korpikoski and Callahan who could fit that role. Not that it's a bad thing, but I do sometimes get a little concerned that this team keeps going for certain types of players in abundance and we end up with a similar situation to what we have no in terms of not enough diversity.

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01-21-2007, 05:53 PM
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Isn't he one of the same old, same olds doing our drafting?

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Cliche could be a more intense Matt Cullen.

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Cliche could be a more intense Matt Cullen.
I would settle for a Matt Cullen that stays on his skates!

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One thing that is nice to see is Maloney giving credit to someone when he didn't have to. Even beyond sports it seems as though everyone tries to take credit for everything good and points the finger when something goes south.

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I thought this was going to be a joke about the Penguins goalie...

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Cliche could be a more intense Matt Cullen.
He looks alot like Rucinsky.

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He looks alot like Rucinsky.
Great comparison and one that I can really agree with. I see him as a high energy, two-way 2nd line player at his prime.

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01-21-2007, 08:19 PM
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Rucinsky...

was never high energy. Before he came to the Rangers, he was a very inconsistent forward. With the Rangers, I had little complaints except for last season post his injury. If Cliche becomes the Rucinsky that the Rangers saw for the most part, I wouldn't be too upset. If he becomes 'Rosie', then that's a different story.

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was never high energy. Before he came to the Rangers, he was a very inconsistent forward. With the Rangers, I had little complaints except for last season post his injury. If Cliche becomes the Rucinsky that the Rangers saw for the most part, I wouldn't be too upset. If he becomes 'Rosie', then that's a different story.
When Rosie was here, I thought he was pretty high energy. I'm not talking an Orts level of high energy, but Rosie was always skating around out there trying to get open or making a good defensive play. Maybe a better phrase would be "non-lazy", since I guess you could argue that Rosie here wasn't high energy.

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I never put the words...

'high energy' and 'Rosie' together. I thought he was a smooth skater who would play well along the boards, take the body enough, and get things done. He seemed to do everything methodically. I mostly liked him during his tenures here.

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'high energy' and 'Rosie' together. I thought he was a smooth skater who would play well along the boards, take the body enough, and get things done. He seemed to do everything methodically. I mostly liked him during his tenures here.
Rucinsky always kept his feet moving. That is the other definition of high energy to me. You do not always have to plaster guys into the boards like Hollweg to be called high energy. Wherever he was on the ice, Rucinsky was either breaking up plays with great backchecking due to his speed or creating offensive chances.

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01-21-2007, 08:57 PM
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I think I have a different definition...

of 'high energy'. You have guys like Hollweg and Ortmeyer, then you have a guy like Straka. I didn't think Rucinsky fell into the Straka category. But it's semantics - I think we all liked Rucinsky for the most part.

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of 'high energy'. You have guys like Hollweg and Ortmeyer, then you have a guy like Straka. I didn't think Rucinsky fell into the Straka category. But it's semantics - I think we all liked Rucinsky for the most part.
I know I appreciated him here. I felt really disappointed and kind of let down when he didn't sign the 1 year deal with us.

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01-21-2007, 09:30 PM
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I was actually fine...

this team actually did better without him - Prucha flourished, for one, and the record was a good deal better. Rucinsky is a guy Renney trusts with 18 minutes of ice time - unfortunately there are few players like that, but you need those guys.

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this team actually did better without him - Prucha flourished, for one, and the record was a good deal better. Rucinsky is a guy Renney trusts with 18 minutes of ice time - unfortunately there are few players like that, but you need those guys.
and u need to be above the age of 30 for renney to trust u, or a boarderline ahl/nhl depth player.

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of 'high energy'. You have guys like Hollweg and Ortmeyer, then you have a guy like Straka. I didn't think Rucinsky fell into the Straka category. But it's semantics - I think we all liked Rucinsky for the most part.
Yeah I tend to associate high energy with guys like Hollweg or Ortmeyer, not necessarily a guy who keeps skating all the time.

It's kind of like how power forward keeps getting turned into a broader and broader term so the eventually anyone who has size and strength is suddenly a power forward because that size allows them to not be stopped by other players (aka Jagr).

I liked Rucinsky for the most part, wasn't as in love with him as some, but high energy doesn't pop into my mind when I hear his name either.

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That move Cliche pulled in the last few seconds of the 2nd game against the U.S. was a beauty. He showed some talent and almost won the game.

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