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05-02-2012, 12:08 PM
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He's also a ****ing idiot and a liability. It's easy to throw Lucic off his game, get him into fights, he wasn't a factor in the bruin's Stanley Cup run, blame it on injury or wahtever you want but he's just loud and noticeable.

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05-02-2012, 12:09 PM
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I know. That's why if they make the team, they are usually the most complete players and are sure fire prospects. Players don't make the team without having a good 2 way game (looking at you Angelo [even though he made it once]). But players like Azevedo who don't make the team aren't usually as good. (Few exceptions would be Seguin, and a few others)


No offense, but this to me, is an oxymoron. Like 'peace missile', or 'jumbo shrimp' . Common among these types of chats, but the term 'prospect' indicates potential. Unproven potential. High upside, low risk, may be better terms to describe a prospect...

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05-02-2012, 12:10 PM
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That's true, but to say their result was anything but underwhelming, given the talent they had, is tough. Being a Spits fan, I actually don't mind the Gens, and watch them as much as I can. I was really hoping to see more out of them. If they add Biggs this year, management better get it right, because they'll have all the talent in the world to challenge London/Plymouth for the OHL title.
you are right, it was a little disappointing seeing them finish where they did and get bounced by the better Ice dog team. The management tried to upgrade the D, but most of us knew it would be hard to replace Valentine and De haan on the back end.

Back onto Biggs tho. I don't want to have too much 'Gens blinders' on. But he seems to fit into this lineup perfectly if Jenner, Jensen and Thomas are back. We lack that true power forward type. I remember watching the spits, when they made the Kassian trade and thought THAT is the type of player that should be able to put any team over the top. (if you have the right mix already)

It could be a fun year in Oshawa if he decides to come here. I have no idea what the coach would do, however he seems to slot in nicely on the top line.

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05-02-2012, 12:13 PM
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No offense, but this to me, is an oxymoron. Like 'peace missile', or 'jumbo shrimp' . Common among these types of chats, but the term 'prospect' indicates potential. Unproven potential. High upside, low risk, may be better terms to describe a prospect...
What I meant by surefire prospect, are the ones to watch. Obviously not coming into the NHL per say, but the ones who will likely end up higher in the drafts, as well as being a good prospect.

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05-02-2012, 12:24 PM
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There are benefits he would have got staying in the NCAA and there are benefits in going to the OHL. To me it's a wash and we'll never know what route was the best because he can only take one.
I am happy simply because it will be easier to catch his games in the OHL

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05-02-2012, 12:53 PM
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Would of been fine with him staying at Miami, but seeing him in the OHL next season will be great. Hoping to see him tune a few guys haha.

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05-02-2012, 01:36 PM
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Looks like he's signed an ELC

https://twitter.com/#!/WeissFC/statu...50066977579008

Can he join the Marlies in the playoffs?

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05-02-2012, 01:39 PM
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I don't see any reason why a pro training camp and a few pro games would be bad for him. If he's not ready, he gets a chance to play with guys his age in a tough schedule. Perhaps last year he lacked the maturity to play OHL hockey as a full time job and needed to be in school to keep focused.

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05-02-2012, 01:50 PM
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Serious question; what advantages do you see that the NCAA route offers?
Silly answer: None, obviously.

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Congrats to him on the ELC. I guess management wanted him to push for a spot in camp next year.

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Congrats to him on the ELC. I guess management wanted him to push for a spot in camp next year.
This is going to be a hellova camp next year. There's so many guys going to be pushing for jobs this fall it will be interesting to see how Biggs stacks up.

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05-02-2012, 03:07 PM
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Biggs also gets to attend the big club training camp now and that will help his development. Seriously, I don't understand how anyone can argue college is better than a junior/minors path. You play WAY more this way, you play against better competition, it's hockey first, the coaching and support is superior, the styles of hockey are more suited to the pro game, what exactly is better about college??

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Biggs also gets to attend the big club training camp now and that will help his development. Seriously, I don't understand how anyone can argue college is better than a junior/minors path. You play WAY more this way, you play against better competition, it's hockey first, the coaching and support is superior, the styles of hockey are more suited to the pro game, what exactly is better about college??

The chicks?

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05-02-2012, 04:48 PM
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I like it. Get him a full season of games and the ability to dominate physically and find a scoring touch

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Looks like he's signed an ELC

https://twitter.com/#!/WeissFC/statu...50066977579008

Can he join the Marlies in the playoffs?
so this means OHL is now not an option for him? or what?

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so this means OHL is now not an option for him? or what?
It still is. They can still have an ELC and get sent to junior.. This just gives him a chance to make the team out of camp more then anything.

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so this means OHL is now not an option for him? or what?
No, The OHL is still an option, And the most likely.


All him signing his ELC means is he can now join the Marlies for their run now.

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so this means OHL is now not an option for him? or what?
Jerry D'Amigo played in the OHL last season after signing his ELC, so I'm sure Biggs could do the same.

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05-02-2012, 05:13 PM
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No, The OHL is still an option, And the most likely.


All him signing his ELC means is he can now join the Marlies for their run now.
No. He cannot join the Marlies. He'd need to sign an ATO to join the Marlies. Signing the ELC means he'd have to be on the clear day roster, which he was not.

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No. He cannot join the Marlies. He'd need to sign an ATO to join the Marlies. Signing the ELC means he'd have to be on the clear day roster, which he was not.
He's eligible to join the Marlies with an ELC:

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He's eligible to join the Marlies with an ELC:

http://theahl.com/2012-clear-day-lis...ounced-p176440

Great find.

Despite him being allowed to join the Marlies, it would be a huge mistake for him to do so. Too many reasons point to him going to the OHL.

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Great find.

Despite him being allowed to join the Marlies, it would be a huge mistake for him to do so. Too many reasons point to him going to the OHL.
Looks like they're talking about this year, so he could play out the season with the Marlies then go to junior next season.

I'd be surprised if he saw any games with the Marlies though.

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Looks like they're talking about this year, so he could play out the season with the Marlies then go to junior next season.

I'd be surprised if he saw any games with the Marlies though.
Yea, tough to see him seeing any ice time with the Marlies in the 2nd round of the playoffs.

I also disagree with having players come into scenarios like this. So you have a guy finish his season elsewhere (NCAA, CHL) and then come to play in the playoffs for the AHL. This player didn't help the team get there and is kicking a player out of a spot that battled all season. Its a catch 22 because you want your young players to get ice time and experience.... you just can't win!

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I'd play'em a game if someone dogs out in game 2, without thinking twice.

He has the ability to change games with his physial play on the forecheck. He would be a welcomed spark plug in game 3 for me, in that scenario.

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If he plays or joins the Marlies, would that not burn a year off his ELC?

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