HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > General Hockey Discussion > Trade Rumors and Free Agent Talk
Mobile Hockey's Future Become a Sponsor Site Rules Support Forum vBookie Page 2
Trade Rumors and Free Agent Talk Trade rumors, transactions, and free agent talk. Rumors must contain the word RUMOR in post title. Proposals must contain the word PROPOSAL in post title.

NY Islanders claim Brian Strait

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
01-18-2013, 12:02 PM
  #51
IslesBeBack*
NHL Free Agent
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 5,151
vCash: 500
Snow: So if I trade for someone, they don't want to report.

So I'll just claim all your young players instead.

I don't know whether to laugh, or cry. Or be amazed.

We'll see.

IslesBeBack* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-18-2013, 12:04 PM
  #52
Anderson55
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,093
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by ds246pit View Post
He is a solid defenseman, i think he'll make a run for a spot on the roster. I would have rather seen Lovejoy waived and Strait given the spot on Pittsburgh but i guess Shero/Bylsma had other ideas.
Well if that were to happen who would the pens fans new whipping boy be?? can TK handle it all?

Strait is beyond expendable, he's been a solid AHL dman, but lovejoy is bigger, better skater, and has NHL experience. Lovejoy is not as bad as advertised. And lets face it they both would have been gone after this year anyway, with Depres, Dumoulin, and Morrow close.

Anderson55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-18-2013, 12:08 PM
  #53
Clyde Donovan
Registered User
 
Clyde Donovan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Philly
Country: United States
Posts: 1,379
vCash: 500
Islanders remind me of the bum who digs through my garbage can at 1 in the morning.

Clyde Donovan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-18-2013, 12:10 PM
  #54
Dan-o16
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 7,388
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sneekypete View Post
I heard Radek Martinek broke his foot lacing his skates, he is out 9 months. They needed a body :-)
Seriously. What happened to Freddy Meyer IV anyway?



Cheers,

Dan-o

Dan-o16 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-18-2013, 12:10 PM
  #55
Captain Hook
Olli Määttä
 
Captain Hook's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Country: United States
Posts: 13,538
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anderson55 View Post
Well if that were to happen who would the pens fans new whipping boy be?? can TK handle it all?

Strait is beyond expendable, he's been a solid AHL dman, but lovejoy is bigger, better skater, and has NHL experience. Lovejoy is not as bad as advertised. And lets face it they both would have been gone after this year anyway, with Depres, Dumoulin, and Morrow close.
Great post.

Captain Hook is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-18-2013, 12:15 PM
  #56
ScoreZeGoals
Back on Cloud 9
 
ScoreZeGoals's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Country: United States
Posts: 10,373
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by mwalluk View Post
Strait is a poor man's Rob Scuderi.
Strait is a homeless man's Rob Scuderi

ScoreZeGoals is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-18-2013, 12:17 PM
  #57
Anderson55
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,093
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by ScoreZeGoals View Post
Strait is a homeless man's Rob Scuderi
hahahhahahahaaha love it

gotta love the "piece" although scuds was downright lousy at the beginning of his career

Anderson55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-18-2013, 12:18 PM
  #58
SLAPSHOT723
Moderator
Johnny Rockets
 
SLAPSHOT723's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Long Island
Posts: 16,823
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dan-o16 View Post
Seriously. What happened to Freddy Meyer IV anyway?



Cheers,

Dan-o
I know this was a hypothetical question, but he's an assistant coach for the Manchester Monarchs.

SLAPSHOT723 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-18-2013, 12:20 PM
  #59
Captain Hook
Olli Määttä
 
Captain Hook's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Country: United States
Posts: 13,538
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by ScoreZeGoals View Post
Strait is a homeless man's Rob Scuderi


They are pretty similar players if you've ever watched Strait play though and Scuderi was not some hyped up prospect either. His path was similar to the one Strait is on now. Pens just were a much weaker team back then which allowed a seemingly ordinary prospect like Scuderi to crack the lineup and eventually develop into a heck of a player.

Captain Hook is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-18-2013, 12:23 PM
  #60
uncleben85
My face is my mask.
 
uncleben85's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Guelph, Ontario
Country: Canada
Posts: 3,595
vCash: 500
Strait's a nice prospect.

I guess this means Finley will probably bounce between 14th forward and 8th D, whichever the game situation calls for.

uncleben85 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-18-2013, 12:23 PM
  #61
Big McLargehuge
Global Moderator
Buff Drinklots
 
Big McLargehuge's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Los Angeles
Country: Germany
Posts: 54,466
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anderson55 View Post
Well if that were to happen who would the pens fans new whipping boy be?? can TK handle it all?

Strait is beyond expendable, he's been a solid AHL dman, but lovejoy is bigger, better skater, and has NHL experience. Lovejoy is not as bad as advertised. And lets face it they both would have been gone after this year anyway, with Depres, Dumoulin, and Morrow close.
Pretty spot-on post here.

I wish that Shero had tried harder to move one of the trio closer to the draft...but at this point of time none of them had any trade value because everyone a.) knew at least one of them was going to be exposed to waivers and b.) they're all free agents at the end of the year and probably don't have a role with the team moving forward (I expect Bortuzzo to be re-signed because he does have some upside, but Strait would have left looking for a better opportunity and Lovejoy is nothing more than the 8th guy on the depth chart right now). Strait and Bortuzzo are going to be RFAs, but still...with Morrow and Dumoulin likely ready for the NHL next season and the guys already ahead of him on the depth chart it was getting harder and harder to see him carve his niche on the roster.

This just worries me about the whole 'draft every defenseman and trade the excess' strategy that's going on...for every Alex Goligoski we get there's going to be 5 Brian Straits.


Now that's just from a Pens POV...for the Islanders...I have far more faith in Strait being a NHLer than Hickey. He's a poor man's Mark Eaton-type defensive defenseman with absolutely no offensive game, but he's solid positionally. That sort of defender is something we want in Pittsburgh, but clearly doesn't work too well in Bylsma's system (see the abject failure that was Zbynek Michalek last season). On Long Island he should be able to carve his niche and I wouldn't be surprised if he winds up spending a good while on their third pairing.

As much as I want to be upset about this it's really hard to shed tears over losing Brian Strait...the only thing I'm really sad about is that we lost a guy who came out of the womb with a full beard.


That was when he was 21.

__________________
“The most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it is hostile, but that it is indifferent. If we can come to terms with this indifference and accept the challenges of life within the boundaries of death, our existence as a species can have genuine meaning and fulfillment. However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light.” - Stanley Kubrick
http://sprites.pokecheck.org/i/054.gif
Big McLargehuge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-18-2013, 12:29 PM
  #62
Chardo
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Country: United States
Posts: 1,769
vCash: 500
Islanders problem is they keep settling for the poor man's version.

Chardo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-18-2013, 12:35 PM
  #63
CaptainCally
Registered User
 
CaptainCally's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 3,000
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sneekypete View Post
I heard Radek Martinek broke his foot lacing his skates, he is out 9 months. They needed a body :-)
I don't know what's worse. Martinek's durability or the fact that I read this post and a part of me actually believed it

CaptainCally is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-18-2013, 12:36 PM
  #64
fsanford
Registered User
 
fsanford's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 2,385
vCash: 500
any truth to the rumor this character will be featured on the Isle's 3rd Sweater..
Attached Images
File Type: png Isles logo.png‎ (103.2 KB, 16 views)

fsanford is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-18-2013, 12:37 PM
  #65
CaptainCally
Registered User
 
CaptainCally's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 3,000
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by ScoreZeGoals View Post
Strait is a homeless man's Rob Scuderi
Hahahaha such a epic reply, well played .

CaptainCally is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-18-2013, 12:38 PM
  #66
TOGuy14
Registered User
 
TOGuy14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Toronto
Country: Canada
Posts: 4,381
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by LickTheEnvelope View Post
Garth Snow really likes waivers... jeez.
Who doesn't?

It is like finding someone else's already used, empty and discarded wallet!

TOGuy14 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-18-2013, 12:38 PM
  #67
OneMoreAstronaut
Reduce chainsaw size
 
OneMoreAstronaut's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Canada
Posts: 4,559
vCash: 1360
Snow must do all his grocery shopping at the Dollar Store...

OneMoreAstronaut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-18-2013, 12:38 PM
  #68
thedonger
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 890
vCash: 500
All your waiver players are belong to us!

thedonger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-18-2013, 12:41 PM
  #69
gordie
Registered User
 
gordie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 3,077
vCash: 500
New York Islanders are the Pittsburgh Pirates of the NHL. With players like Strait and a move to Brooklyn looks like the Isles will easily take over the Dodgers old nickname of "Dem Bums".

gordie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-18-2013, 12:53 PM
  #70
Mystifo
No more Mr.FightGuy
 
Mystifo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: YYT
Country: Canada
Posts: 2,952
vCash: 500
Man Garth Snow is just like me in NHL 12 "Player X hits waivers." "Instant claim is used."

Mystifo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-18-2013, 12:55 PM
  #71
Sidney the Kidney
Beastmode Penguins
 
Sidney the Kidney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Country: Canada
Posts: 14,497
vCash: 590
Strait's ready for bottom pairing minutes. I'm not happy the Pens waived him over Lovejoy.

Sidney the Kidney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-18-2013, 01:00 PM
  #72
Matt Damon
Registered User
 
Matt Damon's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Manitoba
Country: Canada
Posts: 947
vCash: 500
Good depth stay at home defenseman who just got caught in the numbers game on the Pens blueline. Not an exciting player, but could turn out to be a nice pick-up.

Matt Damon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-18-2013, 01:15 PM
  #73
bruinsfan46
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: London, ON
Country: Canada
Posts: 11,316
vCash: 500
He's a bottom pairing defensive defenseman. Snow thinks he can play in the NHL then there's nothing wrong with the move, Islanders need depth defensemen.

bruinsfan46 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-18-2013, 01:18 PM
  #74
CREW99AW
Registered User
 
CREW99AW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 29,083
vCash: 500
Newsday reported that Aucoin practiced today on the 4th line. That Bailey and JJ are out another 1-3 weeks. Fans act as if Aucoin is on Tavares wing.

None of Hickey/Strait/Finley is being put in the top 5. Isles still expect Vis to join them in 2-3 weeks, meaning 2 of Hickey/Strait/Finley will be back on waivers.


Streit-MacDonald
Vis-Hamonic
Carkner-Martinek
Hickey/Strait/Finley


Last edited by piqued: 01-18-2013 at 01:41 PM. Reason: qdp
CREW99AW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
01-18-2013, 01:24 PM
  #75
Chardo
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Country: United States
Posts: 1,769
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Clyde Donovan View Post
Islanders remind me of the bum who digs through my garbage can at 1 in the morning.

Wang wants those nickel deposits.

Chardo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:14 AM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. ©2014 All Rights Reserved.