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07-18-2012, 02:15 PM
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Eric Gryba resigns with Sens (2 yr. 2-way contract)

As per the official website: http://senators.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=638183

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OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators announced today the club has signed defenceman Eric Gryba to a two-year, two-way contract.

Gryba, 24, spent last season with the American Hockey League’s Binghamton Senators, where he established professional career highs in goals (5), assists (15) and games (73) while recording 98 penalty minutes.

The 6-4, 222-pound, Gryba has scored nine goals, 19 assists and amassed 230 penalty minutes in 145 career AHL games, all with the B-Sens. He had one assist in 10 playoff games, helping Binghamton capture the Calder Cup in 2010-11.

A native of Saskatoon, Gryba was Senators’ third-round pick (68th overall) in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.
Any thoughts? I haven't heard much about Gryba in the positive or negative category since he was drafted, but I didn't really pay attention to Bingo stuff until last year.

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should have kept brian lee or gilroy

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should have kept brian lee or gilroy
Why? Maybe Brian Lee I guess, but Lundin should be as good or better as a 6th guy. And if he can't cut it, then Boroweicki is instantly a better option than Brian Lee IMO - and I liked Brian Lee lol.

Gilroy flat out sucked here....didn't want him back even if it was for free.

...and what does Brian Lee or Gilroy have to do with Gryba re-signing anyway? If anything this may force Claesson or Wideman to the press box in Bingo - or even to Elmira.

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Only two years?

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Unless this is a sign and trade for Brian Lee I am PISSED.

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As per the official website: http://senators.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=638183



Any thoughts? I haven't heard much about Gryba in the positive or negative category since he was drafted, but I didn't really pay attention to Bingo stuff until last year.
He needs more work. He improved his game last season but still needs to work on a few things. He will be down on the farm again this season no doubt. Good news for us because he can be a solid shutdown defenseman. His puck handling and decision making needs work.

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I still have no idea what to make of this kid. Seems to me like the kind of player who has a cup of coffee in the NHL before disappearing forever. Depth guy at best.

Am I wrong, here? I fully admit to not following his development path as much as some other kids while he's been a prospect with us. A sort of "out-of-sight, out-of-mind" thing.

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I still have no idea what to make of this kid. Seems to me like the kind of player who has a cup of coffee in the NHL before disappearing forever. Depth guy at best.

Am I wrong, here? I fully admit to not following his development path as much as some other kids while he's been a prospect with us. A sort of "out-of-sight, out-of-mind" thing.
He has potential to make a low-end NHL team, but I doubt he amounts to anything greater than a Matt Carkner type defenseman, minus the fighting/enforcing.

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I still have no idea what to make of this kid. Seems to me like the kind of player who has a cup of coffee in the NHL before disappearing forever. Depth guy at best.

Am I wrong, here? I fully admit to not following his development path as much as some other kids while he's been a prospect with us. A sort of "out-of-sight, out-of-mind" thing.
TMurr seems to be very high on him.

Defenceman like him sometimes take a while to develop. Look at guys like Rob Scuderi, considered a scrub early in his career until he finally is able to adapt. I'm hoping sort of the same thing happens with Gryba. Getting faster is pretty important to his development though.

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TMurr seems to be very high on him.

Defenceman like him sometimes take a while to develop. Look at guys like Rob Scuderi, considered a scrub early in his career until he finally is able to adapt. I'm hoping sort of the same thing happens with Gryba. Getting faster is pretty important to his development though.
Yeah, I hope he's got a Scuderi-like ceiling. It's kind of hit-or-miss if he ever gets there, though.

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A very solid depth signing. He may be serviceable as a #6 in 2013-2014.

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Just has never been given a chance to show anything. Was one of our top 2 d-men here in Binghamtom and logged tons of quality icetime. If anything, the other high draft picks are given an opportunity based on just that.. draft picks. I wish he would get a shot to prove me right or disprove me wrong instead of being buried here in Bingo.

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He has potential to make a low-end NHL team, but I doubt he amounts to anything greater than a Matt Carkner type defenseman, minus the fighting/enforcing.
But, but, I was told he would be a more physical Chris Phillips!

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Big body with zero toughness..Gets pushed around a lot.

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I'm surprised he'd agree to a two way deal for two years. Good deal for us, because at worst he's a solid guy in Bingo.

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I'm surprised he'd agree to a two way deal for two years. Good deal for us, because at worst he's a solid guy in Bingo.
Why are you surprised? Do you think he is NHL ready? Our management talks him up a lot so he must feel like he will get a good and fair chance here.

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good to see the Murrays not giving up on a prospect. Has the potential to be a tough defenseman in his own end, but needs some serious growing up on the pro front. Needs to redefine his work off the ice to give himself a chance.

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I still have no idea what to make of this kid. Seems to me like the kind of player who has a cup of coffee in the NHL before disappearing forever. Depth guy at best.

Am I wrong, here? I fully admit to not following his development path as much as some other kids while he's been a prospect with us. A sort of "out-of-sight, out-of-mind" thing.
It wasn't that long ago that the Sens management and coaches talked about Gryba the way they now talk about Borowiecki. If he puts together a strong season in Bingo (and he should be given all the top shut down assignments) then he'll be in the mix for an NHL callup in the very near future.

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Why are you surprised? Do you think he is NHL ready? Our management talks him up a lot so he must feel like he will get a good and fair chance here.
No, I certainly don't think that. But he is a guy that is probably looking for a shot in the NHL, and he may be feeling that it's not going to happen in Ottawa. One year wouldn't have surprised me at all, and then look outside the organization. It's agreeing to the second year.

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Why are you surprised? Do you think he is NHL ready? Our management talks him up a lot so he must feel like he will get a good and fair chance here.
I read somewhere he has UFA options if he took a 1 year deal and didn't play a minimum of something like 15 games in the N. Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think it was the same as the Bishop situation.

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good to see the Murrays not giving up on a prospect. Has the potential to be a tough defenseman in his own end, but needs some serious growing up on the pro front. Needs to redefine his work off the ice to give himself a chance.
I don't think his work off the ice is an issue. It wasn't long ago he was the hardest worker at his development camps and he's genuinely known to be a behemoth in the gym like Greening and Boro. Its more the mental side of the game. From what I saw in Bingo, he just makes terrible decisions at times that put his team down. His skating could probably use some work too. These aren't things that will be easy to improve at his age and size but hopefully a little more AHL experience will help with his decision making, positioning and general defensive awareness. Not everyone can learn these things but I'm still hopeful he can be a Carkner type guy down the road.

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I don't think his work off the ice is an issue. It wasn't long ago he was the hardest worker at his development camps and he's genuinely known to be a behemoth in the gym like Greening and Boro. Its more the mental side of the game. From what I saw in Bingo, he just makes terrible decisions at times that put his team down. His skating could probably use some work too. These aren't things that will be easy to improve at his age and size but hopefully a little more AHL experience will help with his decision making, positioning and general defensive awareness. Not everyone can learn these things but I'm still hopeful he can be a Carkner type guy down the road.
This is a pretty fair and accurate assessment.

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