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09-22-2013, 02:22 PM
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My guess: this team is thin at RW, they need depth for insurance especially since Downie is coming back from the knee injury.

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09-22-2013, 02:24 PM
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I thought there was rumor of him signing there a few months ago. I guess not.
Nah, that was a mistake by Eurolanche. Poor wording in a tweet.

Kings fans are saying he's a typical 4th line center and he was captain of the AHL team. I'd love a 4th line center to kill penalties and grind with that line. Mitchell won't do that. He over handles the puck too much.

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09-22-2013, 02:27 PM
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Nah, that was a mistake by Eurolanche. Poor wording in a tweet.

Kings fans are saying he's a typical 4th line center and he was captain of the AHL team. I'd love a 4th line center to kill penalties and grind with that line. Mitchell won't do that. He over handles the puck too much.
It would save the Avs some money as well. I wonder if there is really a market out there for Mitchell though.

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09-22-2013, 02:31 PM
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According to his Hockey News scouting report, he is a defensive forward who can kill penalties.

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09-22-2013, 02:38 PM
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According to his Hockey News scouting report, he is a defensive forward who can kill penalties.
Which is exactly what we need. Roy hasn't been using his skilled guys on the PK yet. Maybe just because its preseason, but I like the idea of giving the big guys some rest on the PK. He's used Mitchell a lot on the PK and he doesn't look great.

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09-22-2013, 02:42 PM
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Deal Mitchell.

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09-22-2013, 02:52 PM
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Which is exactly what we need. Roy hasn't been using his skilled guys on the PK yet. Maybe just because its preseason, but I like the idea of giving the big guys some rest on the PK. He's used Mitchell a lot on the PK and he doesn't look great.
Wasn't O'Reilly killing penalties last game?

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09-22-2013, 03:23 PM
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Wasn't O'Reilly killing penalties last game?
Only 4 on 3's or 5 on 3's. He wasn't used during normal 5 on 4 PK's.

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09-22-2013, 03:32 PM
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Only 4 on 3's or 5 on 3's. He wasn't used during normal 5 on 4 PK's.
Which is fine, if you look around the league some of the best defensive forwards are not regular PK guys, because they are also providing strong offensive play and need to have their ice time used strategically.

It's why guys like McClement are so coveted, defensive specialists that you can use exclusively on your PK while your key players get more time where they are needed most.

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09-22-2013, 03:33 PM
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Honestly, you got a great character guy in Cliche... He was the Monarchs captain most recently, and was an extremely capable player in all three zones, and as noted, his special team work is excellent. He's been beset by some injuries during his years in the Kings organization, but he's reliable, dependable, and speaks fluent french, so Roy will have someone to chat with on flights

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09-22-2013, 03:34 PM
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Only 4 on 3's or 5 on 3's. He wasn't used during normal 5 on 4 PK's.
With Holden, Guenin and Bigras got quite a bit of PK last game, perhaps Roy uses it as a stress test to see what the players can do defensively.

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I don't understand this move.

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Which is fine, if you look around the league some of the best defensive forwards are not regular PK guys, because they are also providing strong offensive play and need to have their ice time used strategically.

It's why guys like McClement are so coveted, defensive specialists that you can use exclusively on your PK while your key players get more time where they are needed most.
Avs could really use a #1 pk pair like they had with Yelle and Podein. Leaving certain opportunities for ROR, Dutch, Landy etc to go out against the #2 pp like they did with Sakic and Forsberg. I used to love that threat of offense even on the PK against the weaker PP units.

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09-22-2013, 04:28 PM
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PK move on the RW since all the penaties they got in 2 gms.

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Avs could really use a #1 pk pair like they had with Yelle and Podein. Leaving certain opportunities for ROR, Dutch, Landy etc to go out against the #2 pp like they did with Sakic and Forsberg. I used to love that threat of offense even on the PK against the weaker PP units.
That would be wonderful if we could find that dynamic again.

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THN: Is an excellent defensive forward and penalty-killer. Can play both center and wing. Brings energy to the rink every game. Owns an infectious attitude.

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09-22-2013, 04:38 PM
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i hope this means olver is not going to be sticking around much longer, alot of heart but not much bite.

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i hope this means olver is not going to be sticking around much longer, alot of heart but not much bite.
What are you talking about? Olver bites it all the time!

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i hope this means olver is not going to be sticking around much longer, alot of heart but not much bite.
I have a bit of a soft spot for Olver, because he's really not that bad of a player. He just can't be a grinder and he's not good enough to get a spot in our top 6. Waive him and if he makes it to the AHL then they'll have another skilled guy to lean on, otherwise some team with depth issues might want him.

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THN: Is an excellent defensive forward and penalty-killer. Can play both center and wing. Brings energy to the rink every game. Owns an infectious attitude.
Oh crap, there goes half the team on the IR.

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09-22-2013, 05:10 PM
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What are you talking about? Olver bites it all the time!
aside from the tarasenko hit last year, and games against vancouver it's more bark.

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I have a bit of a soft spot for Olver, because he's really not that bad of a player. He just can't be a grinder and he's not good enough to get a spot in our top 6. Waive him and if he makes it to the AHL then they'll have another skilled guy to lean on, otherwise some team with depth issues might want him.
i thought he was more often ineffective last year, was going full speed bouncing into players getting the worst of contact alot more than you would expect from a checker , i didn't see the same offensive push that i saw the previous two years when he got called up, seemed the urgency or passion withered a bit.

many times in corners he'd get rubbed off the puck and try fighting to get it back but due to size and physical strength he'd often lose those battles.

i'm not saying i want him traded and would gladly love him playing for the monsters and being an occasional call up but i don't think that he's going to be part of this team if they take a successful upswing at the nhl level while being a regular of the team.

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How many contracts do the avs have now?

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How many contracts do the avs have now?
capgeek says 47 but then additionally lists luke walker and tomas vincour as RFA's as number 48 and 49.

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09-22-2013, 05:20 PM
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capgeek says 47 but then additionally lists luke walker and tomas vincour as RFA's as number 48 and 49.
Since neither have contracts, they don't count. They were only qualified.

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09-22-2013, 05:22 PM
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Since neither have contracts, they don't count. They were only qualified.
wasn't sure if retaining the rights to them which i think we still do, counts towards the 50 contract limit or not.

thanks for the info.

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