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02-01-2013, 09:58 AM
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Let's sign Praise McClemenet.

Waive Jay McClement.

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02-11-2013, 07:20 AM
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Jay McClement - Solid signing by Burke and company.

This guy has quietly been very good for us. He is very responsible and sound defensively, has eaten the most time on PK, leading all forwards on the team with +5, and he hasn't looked out of place offensively. Way better option than any of our previous signings(Armstrong, Connolly, Wallin, etc)

He has been everything and more for what he was advertised. great job by Burke and the staff. One reason why our PK has been very solid is because of Jay.

Is there anything else u can ask from a player who is making just $1.5 mil?

Share your thoughts.

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02-11-2013, 07:28 AM
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These type guys are on all good teams.
No better than a Tim Brent IMO but I enjoy him as a 4th liner.

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02-11-2013, 07:28 AM
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This guy has quietly been very good for us. He is very responsible and sound defensively, has eaten the most time on PK, leading all forwards on the team with +5, and he hasn't looked out of place offensively. Way better option than any of our previous signings(Armstrong, Connolly, Wallin, etc)

He has been everything and more for what he was advertised. great job by Burke and the staff. One reason why our PK has been very solid is because of Jay.

Is there anything else u can ask from a player who is making just $1.5 mil?

Share your thoughts.
Our PK has not beeen solid. Its as bad as last year at 77.5% kill rate.

The only difference is that we are taking less penalties.

But yes, he is a solid signing. Special teams needs a lot of work still.

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02-11-2013, 10:23 AM
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Our PK has not beeen solid. Its as bad as last year at 77.5% kill rate.

The only difference is that we are taking less penalties.

But yes, he is a solid signing. Special teams needs a lot of work still.
I agree statistically we're on par with last year however I think the PK has looked a lot stronger and the stats over time will improve, our PK feels a lot stronger than last year, there were times last season where every time we were SH I felt a goal was inevitable, whereas in SH situation this year I feel we've got a good chance of killing the penalty - Jay is certainly a part of that PK confidence boost.

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02-11-2013, 10:24 AM
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Our PK will improve as long as Reimer stays the way he's playing.. However, with how little penalties we take, it makes our PK look worse..

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This guy has quietly been very good for us. He is very responsible and sound defensively, has eaten the most time on PK, leading all forwards on the team with +5, and he hasn't looked out of place offensively. Way better option than any of our previous signings(Armstrong, Connolly, Wallin, etc)

He has been everything and more for what he was advertised. great job by Burke and the staff. One reason why our PK has been very solid is because of Jay.

Is there anything else u can ask from a player who is making just $1.5 mil?

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the PK sucks pretty bad actually 21st isn't good enough

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02-11-2013, 10:52 AM
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Finally a bottom sixer that isn't a euphemism for total garbage. Remember when we got Jamal Mayers and people compared him to Kris Draper?

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02-11-2013, 11:01 AM
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These type guys are on all good teams.
No better than a Tim Brent IMO but I enjoy him as a 4th liner.
Brent was never the defensive stalwart that Jay is. Brent did put up more points though.

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02-11-2013, 11:06 AM
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credit really goes to Carlyle. He pushed Burke to sign this guy

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02-11-2013, 11:07 AM
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I dont agree, I don't see how he's different than most 4th line players.

Only reaosn he looks good is because the rest of the team is playing good. Reimer has been solid. The defence haven't been making too many silly mistakes. The first line has been scoring, the young 3rd line has been scoring a lot too, the 2nd line are always a dangerous line and our 4th line has some tough guys.

McClement has been okay, but I don't think he's worth mentioning, when so many players have been doing better and are the reason that this team is in a playoff position right now.

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02-11-2013, 11:42 AM
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credit really goes to Carlyle. He pushed Burke to sign this guy
I have heard Avs fans say he took less money to play in Toronto

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Feels good we finally sign a great bottom 6er. He didn't even look out of place on the Grans/Kule line.

Such a versatile player

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I have heard Avs fans say he took less money to play in Toronto
i love hearing stuff like that

hopefully David Clarkson or Perry follow suit this summer

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Zigo clone except we give him a chance
Except McClement can skate, is a monster on the forecheck and a top PKer in the LEAGUE? Clone probably isn't the right word to compare Zigo and McClement.

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i love hearing stuff like that

hopefully David Clarkson or Perry follow suit this summer
Oh man, I'm absolutely giddy about the even the slightest chance of acquiring either one. Clarkson is a beaut but I'm worried his contract will be an overpayment considering the season he's having.

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I really like McClement. He's the kind of player does all the small things but because he doesn't put up big numbers, people don't notice him or think to acknowledge his sound play.

He's sound defensively and his speed has surprised. Didn't expect him to be that fast. I also think he's been able to handle every line he's been on which may indicate that he's an incredibly important depth guy who you can slot in almost anywhere and get reliable minutes out of him.

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02-11-2013, 12:26 PM
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Mcclement is one those ''glue'' or "jam" type players, and a contending roster cannot be made whole without them. He sometimes seems like he is invisible, but that means he doing his job defensively. Certainly an upgrade over Joey Crabb or Tim Brent which are dime a dozen players.

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02-11-2013, 12:46 PM
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Very rich mans Tim brent

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02-11-2013, 12:53 PM
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He has been great this season.

For some reason there's a part of me that wishes we had Travis Moen to play on a shutdown line with Jay McClement. I think if we ever made the playoffs those two with Nikolai Kulemin or Leo Komarov would be absolutely dynamite.

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02-11-2013, 12:54 PM
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He's the best fourth liner we've had...probably post lockout.

He can play on any line and contribute because he can skate and cycle hard. Check out the stats for the PK when he is on the ice and when he isn't, there's a visible difference.

He's great.

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He has been great this season.

For some reason there's a part of me that wishes we had Travis Moen to play on a shutdown line with Jay McClement. I think if we ever made the playoffs those two with Nikolai Kulemin or Leo Komarov would be absolutely dynamite.
Ott -McClement - Downie for me. Dream shutdown\agitator line imo. Plus, it wouldn't be useless offensively.

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02-11-2013, 01:20 PM
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McClement has great leadership skills and work ethic. When was the last time we had a fourth line player wear an 'A'?

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These type guys are on all good teams.
No better than a Tim Brent IMO but I enjoy him as a 4th liner.
Tim Brent could pass through waivers, McClement wouldn't stand a chance to make it past one team. I think that tells you enough about the difference in value of the two.

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