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11-07-2011, 04:36 PM
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Mark Borowiecki's thread

Tried searching as I thought he'd have his own thread but couldn't find it. Having heard some high praise it really seems like this guys inches away, just waiting for an opportunity. This quote from KK I stole from Ouroboros in the Bingo thread just adds to this.

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On Borowiecki playing a ton of minutes, including full penalty kills: "We wouldn't let him off. He's made a lot of progress. I don't know if this was calculated on Ottawa's part or not, but he's getting a ton of ice time. His development is rolling along. He's coming along quite nicely. And he's a good kid. Boro was the one that (Director of Player Development and Hockey Operations) Randy Lee kept telling me all last year, 'You're gonna love this kid.' Wacey Hamilton was the other one. But Boro, he's just, he listens. He's attentive, he pays attention, and you notice. You're standing up front in the meetings, and some guys are in and out. He's in. He is all-in, and he is all ears, and he's focused and paying attention. Reminds me of Scottie Stevens when I was in New Jersey same thing. His focus was always there. It started in the meetings, and then it just carried over into the games, and Boro's just like that."
Anyone that's been watching him down there, speak up...

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On Borowiecki playing a ton of minutes, including full penalty kills
Wow, that's pretty impressive. Or are Bingo's PKers just that bad?

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I'm sure he'll be on the team by the trade deadline once Kuba is shipped out, probably get a few callups before then to I'd imagine.

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Pretty great depth pick and awesome that he's from the Ottawa area. Will be nice to see him in the big leagues hopefully next season. I don't think that Kuba will be staying after this year (at least it would surprise me if he did.)

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11-07-2011, 05:13 PM
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In terms of +/-, Gryba is -5, Wiercioch is -6, yet Borowiecki is an impressive +5.

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11-07-2011, 05:19 PM
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Every time I say something like "we should trade Brian Lee because while still a useful player, he's going to get passed on the depth chart by younger guys sooner than you'd think", Borowiecki is the main guy I'm thinking of.

I'm psyched to hear he's doing so well.

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11-07-2011, 05:21 PM
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Every time I say something like "we should trade Brian Lee because while still a useful player, he's going to get passed on the depth chart by younger guys sooner than you'd think", Borowiecki is the main guy I'm thinking of.

I'm psyched to hear he's doing so well.
IIRC Borowiecki is a left sided defenceman. I think we'd move Carkner to make room for him before we moved Lee.

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11-07-2011, 05:25 PM
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IIRC Borowiecki is a left sided defenceman. I think we'd move Carkner to make room for him before we moved Lee.
Both those guys play the right side.

At the moment he's probably the stand-alone favourite to take the spot Kuba's departure leaves. Weircioch actually replaces Kuba's role much better...but I think the Sens are much more prepared to commit to Borowiecki and his character play more than they are with Weircioch.

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His skills with the puck on his stick are starting to really come around as well, while still being a mean SOB (with an IVY league education...). Solid player; He's going to be a NHL defenseman. I really don't think we have to start trading guys away to make room for him. Let him get that full year of pro hockey under his belt first and take a spot in camp. If injuries occur, we know he can step in.

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11-07-2011, 05:28 PM
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It looks like this guy will be a solid NHLer.

If preseason was any indicator, he just needs to tune up his skating a little bit.

I can see him being a Bieksa-lite (less offensive output).


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He finally cares about left side versus right side....SUCCESS!!!!!!!

I love it that posters are becoming more mindful of their opinions.
I never didn't care about it. At no point did I say that Rundblad was a left sided D only that he was capable of playing on the left side if necessary. I would have preferred Rundblad playing on the left to Kuba if he had continued to play the way he had last year. Thankfully Kuba picked up his play and Rundblad could continue to play on the right.

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Borocop will stay in Bingo all year barring injuries, IMO. We have 8 guys ahead of him in the pecking order. Karlsson, Rundblad, Cowen, Phillips, Gonchar, Kuba, Carkner, Lee

That said, he's a great guy for our future bottom pairing. Tough and smart, with enough skills.

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Any player with PW is going into the minus, he struggles immensely with defence. He is better off in the penalty box(holding etc) and off the ice. The kid gets benched regularly and can't pick up this critical part of his game. One game he gave 3 backdoor goals and stayed out half the game. He is routinely beat on the boards and gives up numerous 2 on 1's. I say put him with BORO and see what happens with the +-.
BORO and Conboy are both good defensive players yet EG is probably better than either in his own end from what I have seen.

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Perfect bottom pairing defenceman. Tough as nails, good leardership, adequate puck skills and great defensively.

He's going to be a full time NHL'er either next year or the year after.

Guaranteed.

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For those that watch Bingo more than I, how confident are you he could be a top-4 guy in the NHL?

Is Josh Gorges a decent comparable?

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For those that watch Bingo more than I, how confident are you he could be a top-4 guy in the NHL?

Is Josh Gorges a decent comparable?
I like to keep my expectations tame personally, all I'm hoping for at this point is a better puck moving and a bit more versatile Shane Hnidy. A very solid bottom pairing physical defenceman.

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11-07-2011, 08:39 PM
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In the preseason, he looked almost NHL ready, he just needs to polish up a bit on his skating, especially his backwards skating lol.

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I like to keep my expectations tame personally, all I'm hoping for at this point is a better puck moving and a bit more versatile Shane Hnidy. A very solid bottom pairing physical defenceman.
Pretty great skillset for a bottom pairing guy to have

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I like to keep my expectations tame personally, all I'm hoping for at this point is a better puck moving and a bit more versatile Shane Hnidy. A very solid bottom pairing physical defenceman.
Thanks.

Ya, probably should of prefaced the Gorges comparable as the high-end of his potential.

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I believe it was BoroCop and Gryba who both scrapped at the same time basically at the start of the game this year..it was the game after they got blown out 7-0...I wanna say it was against Norfolk...just awesome

edit: come to think of it, i think it was conboy and Boro


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11-10-2011, 11:14 PM
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KK from today:

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He is absolutely the real deal. I always want to be a bit careful when I talk about players, because you never know who's listening. You don't want to create false expectations. But I'm just going to tell you that, here is a guy that if we can be patient as an organization he is going to be here a long long time, and he's going to be a rock solid defensemen. And, I'm not great on drawing comparisons either, but I spent a couple years in NJ as an Assistant coach, 9 years altogether, spent a lot of years with a guy by the name of Scottie Stevens, lot of similarities, I'm tellin ya, a lottt of similarities. Not just his character, even just the way he plays, if you watch him close, a lot of similarities between him and Boro.

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Awesome, awesome, awesome.

On another note, please stay after this year KK! Please. Even if it's in a different role of some sort.

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