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03-05-2012, 09:15 PM
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Huselius

Any chance that Huselius returns this season?

Does Columbus sign him in the off-season, or does he move on?

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03-05-2012, 09:45 PM
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Occasionally over the past couple of months I have thought about Juice.

That must have been one heck of a hamstring injury.

The insurance has kicked in, so CBJ is in no hurry to get him back on the ice.

Never had heard a single update or news item. Strange.

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I would let him go. Spend the money on someone else. Also, he doesn't fit in the youth movement.

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03-05-2012, 10:02 PM
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Agree with WHO? However Huselius was by far one of my favs. I remember back in the day when I was hoping he would come here (seemed like a pipe dream then, and I was tickled pink when we got him).. ..Albeit its pretty sad with his recent downturn of a career. And I agree he couldnt hit an open net for nothing anymore. Hope he signs for vet min and revives himself.

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03-05-2012, 10:23 PM
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Had a few rough season, but vet minimum? Last healthy season he scored 60+ points, he isn't going to get paid what he is now, but vet minimum? I hope we resign him, he brings a lot to this team that I didn't realize until he was gone.

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I saw him at the season ticket holder appreciation night. Other than that, I forgot he was on the team.

He's played 41 games in the last 2 seasons so he'll probably sign for dirt cheap wherever he goes on his next contract until he proves himself healthy again.

I guess i'd be ok if he came back to Columbus as long as it was for far cheaper than what he was making on this contract. Other than that, I'm ok if he goes elsewhere.

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I would not be surprised to see the Jackets sign him to a very small one year contract.

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03-05-2012, 10:33 PM
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Had a few rough season, but vet minimum? Last healthy season he scored 60+ points, he isn't going to get paid what he is now, but vet minimum? I hope we resign him, he brings a lot to this team that I didn't realize until he was gone.
Maybe vet minimum is a little extreme.....Id be pretty pissed if it was more than say 2.75m though. I wish we could just have performance ridden contracts, dang it.

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I agree that he does bring a ton to this team. More than any of us realized. I met him once- of all places my company FAMILY picnic. He was there with other Jackets players. Normally every year we get 7-10 players at the shindig.

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I hope we resign him, he brings a lot to this team that I didn't realize until he was gone.
Ummm, this is a hilarious statement considering your recent anti-Nash rants!

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We need roster spots filled with durable guys that do not pile up the games lost to injury.

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Maybe vet minimum is a little extreme.....Id be pretty pissed if it was more than say 2.75m though. I wish we could just have performance ridden contracts, dang it.
Imo, he shouldn't get more then what Prospal got. Prospal got $2.5 I believe. Now, Prospal was brought in to replace Huselius(injury to the start the season). Now that Prospal is returning, is he replacing Huselius for next season?

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03-05-2012, 11:46 PM
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Ummm, this is a hilarious statement considering your recent anti-Nash rants!
Why? If it's the reason that I think, then I think you need to realize that Juice and Nash have and always will be completely different players and are compensated to be such.


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Huselius is like a Hemsky-lite. Half the scoring, but with all the injuries.

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Huselius has as many 60+ point seasons as Hemsky has (heck only 1 less than Nash) and only averages .1 ppg lower than Hemsky. Is he as gamebreaking as Hemsky? Nope, but he isn't a Hemsky lite. Also up until last season he had play 74+ games every year since the lockout. He's had a couple of rough years, but he adds a lot to our offense that we could certainly use next season especially if Nash is gone. We have absolutely no east/west players any more and it hurts with the creativity.

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I love Huse. Always been a big defender of him. I agree his game when healthy is a component this team lacks. Puck control, calm presence, and maturity. Just not sure he will ever be that player after these past two lOng term injuries.

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03-06-2012, 06:44 AM
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I've been a big fan of Huselius (still rock my Huselius tshirt, only CBJ shirt I own.) Glad that it looks like opinions of him have been a bit less pessimistic. These boards haven't always been good for a Juice fan . Anyway, I think resigning Huselius should be looked into. Huselius probably isn't part of the future, and he probably won't experience much success staying. But who knows, maybe he doesn't feel like moving and would be fine with something a long the lines of what Prospal is getting. He does bring a dynamic that has been missing. I would be happy seeing him play along side some of the up and coming youth for a while.

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03-06-2012, 07:50 AM
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...He's had a couple of rough years, but he adds a lot to our offense that we could certainly use next season especially if Nash is gone. We have absolutely no east/west players any more and it hurts with the creativity.
With Nash gone, we have no players with game in any direction! We had better hope that the package he returns provides some goal scorers (along with a top draft choice that can score), because Nash has twice as many goals as anyone else in the lineup. With a team that has trouble scoring, anyway, that does not bode well for my blood pressure, next season.

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03-06-2012, 09:39 AM
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I was talking to someone about Juice and I said if we can re-sign him for a year or two on an inexpensive contract, go ahead.

He's had a couple of rough years, but he's 33 not 38.

I am not his biggest fan, but if we can get him healthy on a friendly contract, he could be a big boost to the team as players develop.

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Considering our dearth of top 6 forwards, Juice on a contract < $2MM would be OK in my book. 1-2 years would work. His skill would be welcome and, while he doesn't hit, his defensive game is not terrible. He does backcheck. I think we need to see what shakes out prior to July 1st and after July 10th (I'm estimating the days it will take for all the big UFA signings).

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03-06-2012, 11:01 AM
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Kind of where I am too Xogg. A contract on the same level of Prospal would work for me. It doesn't have to be under 2.

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I don't really see the org signing him back. If they do I would hope it be more like Vinny's current contract. A very low contract laden with stay healthy, production type incentives built into it.

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Does anyone know the requirements for one of those old, injured guy contracts? The base salary + incentives kind?

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It will be nice to have him, Vermette, and Martinek off the books next year.

Add that to the difference of Carter/Johnson and we have some dough to play around with.

I won't expect anything huge.

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