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01-25-2007, 12:04 PM
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Never ending Leetch Rumour

According to Eklund, Brian Leetch to Edmonton (e1)

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01-25-2007, 12:08 PM
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I was reading an article somewhere on here where Leetch was saying it would take him at least one month to get back into game shape because he hasn't been skating much.

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http://hfboards.com/showpost.php?p=7784443&postcount=4

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01-25-2007, 12:17 PM
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Please be true.

I'll take a guy like this, even if he hasn't played all year, at this point. Brian Leetch is the exact mold of a D-man we need right now too (PP Specialist, puck-mover, yada yada yada).

Fun Fact: He's never had one season where he scored less than .5 PPG, all the way from his rookie season to his last year in Boston.

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01-25-2007, 12:26 PM
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Sure would be good fit and not cost too much but I had always heard he was staying in the Eastern Conference.

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01-25-2007, 12:27 PM
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I wouldnt mind him, but i would be worried if he can still be effective defensively...

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Sure would be good fit and not cost too much but I had always heard he was staying in the Eastern Conference.
Maybe he really wants to play for another year or two. Obviously no teams that he wanted to play for made an offer for him. So it's either move away from his original thoughts about teams or retire.

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01-25-2007, 12:32 PM
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Eklund is such and idiot. "I wish I wasn't on a plane because last time that happened Comrie got traded"

OOOPS.

I would have known about the Comrie trade before as well, but I missed the call from Gretzky because I was locked out of my house.

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01-25-2007, 12:38 PM
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I'd say there's a reason he hasn't played yet this season.

What is an e1? Does that mean he thinks it's more likely to happen than an e2?

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01-25-2007, 12:43 PM
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even if this were true it sounds like Adam Oates part 2 and we all remember how that turned out

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even if this were true it sounds like Adam Oates part 2 and we all remember how that turned out
Yeah, we went from one of the worst team on faceoffs to being among the league leaders in the years after he signed. That would be awful.

Leetch would be great if only for the maturity he could lend to guys like Gilbert and Smid, who could both benefit from a player with his knowledge and experience.

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01-25-2007, 12:47 PM
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Leetch as an option in the offseason or even within the first month is one thing, but over half way through the year, when he hasn't been on the ice for months is another altogether.

At least it's Eklund, so the good thing is, we don't have to worry about it actually happening.

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01-25-2007, 01:38 PM
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I never believe Ek but I will still post my view.

If we got him cheap enough around a mill or so contract had he played the full year. And he would be willing to go to Wbs or some other team for conditioning if it was necessary I would not mind the gamble on him

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01-25-2007, 01:52 PM
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Eklund's e1 = heard around the watercooler.

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01-25-2007, 03:02 PM
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even if this were true it sounds like Adam Oates part 2 and we all remember how that turned out
Oates is directly responsible for our F/o%

remember that year? we were awful on face offs.

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01-25-2007, 03:51 PM
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the ek e-rating

(e1) - how he feels that morning
(e2) - 2 other people tell him how he's feeling that morning
(e3) - something he heard from darren pang that he heard from that guy who commentates Sabres games that he heard nick kypreos' mumble in his sleep.
(e4) - because bob mckenzie said so
(e5) - on TSN's front page main story


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People who make fun of Eklund are fools. I never understood how people expect a person like Eklund or Touchstone who get reports of hearsay and 3rd party information to actually be right. Think about it ... if the guy gets e4 or e5 you gatta think that there is a possiblity that there are talks happening about it, but that still doesn't mean its going to happen. What Eklund and others provide is nothing more than what players gm's might be talking about and what other buzz or ideas could happen, but to expect anything more than some very very few hits now and again (which Eklund has, particularly at deadline) is just stupid.


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People who make fun of Eklund are idiots. I never understood how people expect a person like Eklund or Touchstone who get reports of hearsay and 3rd party information to actually be right. Think about it ... if the guy gets e4 or e5 you gatta think that there is a possiblity that there are talks happening about it, but that still doesn't mean its going to happen. What Eklund and others provide is nothing more than what players gm's might be talking about and what other buzz or ideas could happen, but to expect anything more than some very very few hits now and again (which Eklund has, particularly at deadline) is just stupid.
thank you for indirectly calling me (and others) a idiot.

90+% of eklunds rumors are basically common sense to anyone who follows hockey. he has never forcasted anything earth shattering that came true, he's a guy who was in the right place at the right time during the lockout and is getting the chance to write about a sport he loves. good for him for getting all the attention he and his site receives. heck, i visit his site on a regular basis just to see what he has to say (but, mainly to read tencer's write-ups about the oil) because as we all know its fun to speculate but that dosen't mean i think most of his rumors are anything to go streaking about. he even admits himself that he's lucky to get 5% of his rumors correct, people in his line of work are going to get criticized and there is no way around it. if anyone is complaining about the jabs he takes about his rumours its certainly not him, he gets tonnes of hits a day on his site has become a hockey blog celeb no matter how accurate his claims are.

if you can't take a playful jab at him then defend him all you want, but there is no need to call people "idiots". the internet is full of people with opinions who can voice them freely without trying to personally belittle people in the process. you can follow suit.

oops, the thread is getting derailed... enough about ek... more about leetch and his dentures!

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Eklund is a moron (e5).

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I've always defended oates in the same way but when it came down to it we pretty much had a very expensive faceoff coach
I'd prefer the OIl to pick up someone who is currently playing or at least working out becasue we need a d-man now not in a month or two

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What could possibly motivate Leetch to play for us?

I could see a mid-late season return to a contender, but the Oilers aren't one right now, in fact they are in tough to make the playoffs even with a Leetch on the blueline. It would be the kind of stop gap move that wouldn't gut us of picks and/or young forwards, but I would call it a longshot at best.

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01-25-2007, 07:20 PM
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According to Eklund, Brian Leetch to Edmonton (e1)
well based upon the radio reports I have heard


Leetch wants to play out east. But according to the team network-He has stopped going to the Gym.

Best thing about the trade deadline--the leetch and allsion rumours will stop since team will not longer be able to sign them

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thank you for indirectly calling me (and others) a idiot.

90+% of eklunds rumors are basically common sense to anyone who follows hockey. he has never forcasted anything earth shattering that came true, he's a guy who was in the right place at the right time during the lockout and is getting the chance to write about a sport he loves. good for him for getting all the attention he and his site receives. heck, i visit his site on a regular basis just to see what he has to say (but, mainly to read tencer's write-ups about the oil) because as we all know its fun to speculate but that dosen't mean i think most of his rumors are anything to go streaking about. he even admits himself that he's lucky to get 5% of his rumors correct, people in his line of work are going to get criticized and there is no way around it. if anyone is complaining about the jabs he takes about his rumours its certainly not him, he gets tonnes of hits a day on his site has become a hockey blog celeb no matter how accurate his claims are.

if you can't take a playful jab at him then defend him all you want, but there is no need to call people "idiots". the internet is full of people with opinions who can voice them freely without trying to personally belittle people in the process. you can follow suit.

oops, the thread is getting derailed... enough about ek... more about leetch and his dentures!
You caught my post before I changed "idiot" to Fool about a minute later, which is more accurate (I'm not talking about your post tips .. that was playfull ... I'm pointing my fingers at guys like StevefromYellowstone) The point is simple, people who continually look into these posts or read Eklund and then criticize it heavily are lacking of any sense. Everyone has the right to an opinion, and mine is if you hate it .... quit reading Eklund rumours.

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01-26-2007, 01:50 AM
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It is too late in the season for Leetch.

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What could possibly motivate Leetch to play for us?
For starters, he and KLowe and MacT were teammates and good friends when with the Rangers, particularly during the 1994 Cup season. I know that's a long time ago, and of course being teammates 13 years ago isn't necessarily the same as being blood brothers, but still.

And that would certainly come into play if Leetch wants to play for hockey's sake, but just can't find any takers. We need a puck-moving defenceman...Leetch needs someone to take a chance on a guy who's got little left defensively and who-knows-how-much left in what's been a Hall of Fame offensive career....sounds like a match made in heaven

By the way, I daresay I'm probably the most knowledgeable person about Leetch on this board, as he's been my favourite player ever since he came into the league with the Rangers in 1987-88 (I lived in NYC until 2000). I still have my Leetch jersey from 1992. I'll just echo people's sentiments by saying that he's definitely a defensive liability at this point, but if he's in any kind of playing shape at all, I'd be willing to take a gamble on his offensive skills, especially if he was paired with a defensively responsible guy like JSmith. Leetch's best years in NY were when he was paired with noted Coffey clone Jeff Beukeboom

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Eklund is a moron (e5).
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