I don't know much about this guy other than he has a cool last name and does the old Phil Bourque move. If his work ethic and speed is as good as everyone says it is, this guy should fit in just right.
You guys are gonna love Daugavins personality. He has kind of a cult following in Ottawa and you can guarentee it isn't for his skills
If he happens to score a goal for you, don't be shocked to see him barking as he high-5's at the bench.
Here is some clips showing what kind of character Daugavins, aka Dauggy, aka Rooster is.
It's 5 seconds in ^
Excellent locker room clip, wish that it was muted out all over the place. "Rooster" eh? That will go well with the Bruin's locker room T shirt of a Rooster to the player of the game. We've got our playoff hook!
we need offence badly here not panda man or dogman we need the iggy .. get some firepower so we can match against the pens. crosby malkin , sutter neal , kunitz, letang , morrow , depuis etc... thats a serious problem over there. we need a thirdline badly to help our 2 scoring lines. i know how to win a cup , i wish i was in chia shoes. im sure he knows. but just in case i hope he reads this. get iggy trade subban , caron, mcquad, and 1st round pick and get it done. thats what it will take to get him guys sorry but thats the value of iggy. frigin douglas cost 2 nd round picks. iggy will be expensive but worth it.
Yes, I'm not sure if this franchise will ever recover from not picking up Jussi Jokinen on waivers...
Funny but he couldn't beat out Matt Kassian, that's why he was waived.
Originally Posted by Caballo Blanco
I know both you and I would pick Kassassin over KAS-purz DAH-gah-vihnsh
They weren't exactly competing for the same spot. One's a poor man's Shawn Thornton, the other is a poor man's Dan Paille. Give up the dream of a second, redundant heavyweight already. Who other than the Leafs even dresses two heavyweights on the fourth line regularly?
I wasn't impressed by him at all in the games we've played against him. Yeah he tried a cool shootout move, but that move is more novelty than it is skillful, anyone can do that. I don't know. Eh.
I was to see this move. I was like WTF is OTT thinking?! ..then I saw the production...Bourque-esque. IMO he looked great against us, esspecially last game. He was buzzing around, Charlie-hustle. And while he couldn't finish, he came off as a step away from getting it done. I think its a nice pick up. If it somehow ends the Clode/Pandalfo love affair, I don't think anyone could complain.
As for the SO move, I don't see anything disrespectful about it. Pull any move . As for the crease invasion, that should simply be a failed chance. The league needs to take care of that...
While I thought the move was interesting, the real cool and goalie mind bending thing to do would be to come down in that and throw a head / shoulder fake and then put the puck in a normal position right before you shoot, forehand or backhand...While Dogman's move is fun, all you have to do is take away the ice - he can't lift it an inch.
Can anyone in the know fill us in on this guy? What's his story, style, his potential, and why would Ottawa waive him..?
He won calder cup in Binghampton with a semi-important role. His involvement got him an interview on the NHL team. At the start of the 2011-2012 season he forms a successful line alongside other AHL callups Smith and Condra. So successful that GM Bryan Murray advises the daug that he can look into buying a house in Ottawa.
Past the mid-season point the AHL line fizzles out somewhat. Smith goes back to looking like a third line center and Daugavins begins his long stretch of disappointing play. He's been consistently dead last in +/- racking up a negligible amount of points.
During the 2012-2013 season Daugavins only has his lockeroom popularity, shootout theatrics and Bryan Murray's promise of a long-term job to hold on to. His adequate PK ability being sadly redundant in Ottawa.