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06-28-2007, 10:17 PM
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Ouellet Anyone?/Signs 2yr deal...

What do you guys think of Michel Ouellet? Now that we know hes out of Pitts hands should the bolts pick him up? Hes got some decent scoring talent and I think he would go perfectly with Richards on the 2nd line, something that the Lightning NEED to find soon. Hes much better then Ward or Perrin(assuming he signs) I suppose.

I assume he wouldnt ask for much more then 1.2 mil, and if we can ink him to a multi-year contract it would most likely pay dividends. Thoughts?


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His lack of speed might be cancelled by richards, but idk.

Pitts fans say he cant shoot on goal unless he's within 10 feet of the goal, but, then again, Richards is good enough to help him out here.

Sign him and see what he does in camp?

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Sign him and see what he does in camp?
No way you do that with a $1.2M contract IMO.

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Sure I'd take Ouellet if I were looking for a player that is an exceptionally slow skater who frequently misses the net with his shot and flubs many scoring chances a game. He's also too slow to be a third/fourth liner and not good enough to be a first or second liner. He got most of his points the past two years due to playing with Crosby and then this year with Malkin and Staal.

Real answer: No. Not worth $1.2.

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Who do you think we get for 1.2 mil

I thought the idea here was to get someone to compliment the Richards line, not carry it. Maybe not the fastest but flubs shots. Hmm, 19 goals and 29 assists with -3. So this guy was set up by Crosby, Malkin or Staal. Not bad company. If here, he'd be set up by Richards. Ouelett only made 500K last year. It may be possible he could be had for less than the 1.2 mil stated here.

I would not be so hasty in dismissing him as a second liner in Tampa.

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I don't think we should take him. A majority of his goals were on the pp, and of course his assists were to crosby and other good players. I think the only reason they used him was because he shoot righty, and almost all of their players were lefty, and they needed that right hand shoot on the pp

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I don't think we should take him. A majority of his goals were on the pp, and of course his assists were to crosby and other good players. I think the only reason they used him was because he shoot righty, and almost all of their players were lefty, and they needed that right hand shoot on the pp
ummm im a penguins fan, and ouellet rarely played with crosby even on the PP. Crosby was on the top PP and ouellet was on the second PP.

For a majority of the season our best line was

Staal-Malkin-Ouellet

He is not as dead weight as ppl give him credit for, he is a very hard worker and will take the body

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ummm im a penguins fan, and ouellet rarely played with crosby even on the PP. Crosby was on the top PP and ouellet was on the second PP.

For a majority of the season our best line was

Staal-Malkin-Ouellet

He is not as dead weight as ppl give him credit for, he is a very hard worker and will take the body
thats the problem...we have a LOT of those already...we need goal scorers.

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thats the problem...we have a LOT of those already...we need goal scorers.
he scored 19 goals in his 2 campaign and will prob eclipse 20 this upcoming year

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I thought the idea here was to get someone to compliment the Richards line, not carry it. Maybe not the fastest but flubs shots. Hmm, 19 goals and 29 assists with -3. So this guy was set up by Crosby, Malkin or Staal. Not bad company. If here, he'd be set up by Richards. Ouelett only made 500K last year. It may be possible he could be had for less than the 1.2 mil stated here.

I would not be so hasty in dismissing him as a second liner in Tampa.
Agreed. I'd take him in a heartbeat. He could probably be had for a slight increase as well due to his lack of speed. I'd bet somewhere around 700k-800k would get it done. And by the way, we desperately need someone on that line that can score from 10 feet IN. I don't give a damn about 30 foot rockets. Give me a guy that will work hard to get set up. Richards finds guys like that (see: Modin, Fred).

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thats the problem...we have a LOT of those already...we need goal scorers.
Who? Eric Perrin? We need a guy who will crash the net, we DON'T have any of those.

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Who? Eric Perrin? We need a guy who will crash the net, we DON'T have any of those.
no he said ouellet is a guy who will work hard and bang bodies... we have 7 or 8 guys who play on the 3rd and 4th lines that do that already. we need goal scorers.

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Thats why we drafted a lot of goal scorers in the draft. Thats what we need. The big three can't do it alone-well maybe they can but it helps to have other people who can join the fun too

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no he said ouellet is a guy who will work hard and bang bodies... we have 7 or 8 guys who play on the 3rd and 4th lines that do that already. we need goal scorers.
None of which came close to 20 goals.

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I don't know any team that has 20+ goal scores grinding on their 4th line. And you don't have to score a lot of goals to be productive. I would rather have my 4th liners shut down goals than score them

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None of which came close to 20 goals.
craig-14
prospal-14
perrin-13
feds-12

those are close enough to 20 for me. another 5-6 goals is not going to make a difference. we need a 25+ goal scorer really. since we probably wont get it.... id rather take a flyer on jeff hamilton. obviously im not AGAINST ouellet...i just think there are better options.

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1.2 million... really?


Well if Richards can get 20-25 goals out of him that's good value.

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ummm im a penguins fan, and ouellet rarely played with crosby even on the PP. Crosby was on the top PP and ouellet was on the second PP.

For a majority of the season our best line was

Staal-Malkin-Ouellet

He is not as dead weight as ppl give him credit for, he is a very hard worker and will take the body
That's not entirely true about the PP. He played most of the second half of '05-'06 on the first powerplay with Crosby which is where he scored most of his goals (11 of 16). This past year, you're right. As for the Staal-Malkin-Ouellet line, the reason it was the best was because of the chemistry because of Staal and Malkin; it would have been even better but for Ouellet. Ouellet blew a ton of great chances.

He'll score some goals in close (which the Lightning need), but he'll also miss a ton of wide open goals in close (which I would assume the Lightning don't need). Overall, I wouldn't touch him for anywhere near the $1.2 million being stated. Frankly he's just too slow to get it done even strength. 11 of his 19 goals were on the powerplay, and the majority of his 29 assists were secondary assists on either Staal's or Malkin's goals.

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Well, you just signed him.

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The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed unrestricted free agent right winger Michel Ouellet to a two-year deal.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/feature/?fid=4965

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Nice call...good fit for you guys.

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Nice call...good fit for you guys.
says who?

personally im not sold on him... he just sounds like a slower perrin to me....

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Michel Oullet is a good hockey player. He does little things away from the puck the right way, he'll take the body (but isn't a crunching hitter).

He can absolutely bury the puck, especially garbage goal areas. He's not a 'crash the net' type power forward that's going to drive really hard, but he'll pop out of no where and fire in plenty of rebounds.

Consistency in production has been an issue since AHL days. Some stretches might see him net four goals in 5 or 6 games and look really effective. Other times he might go 15-20 games without scoring a goal and seem invisible.

Ouellet was always a guy that had knocks against him 'not a good enough skater' or 'not good defensively' but he's worked hard from the ECHL up to improve his game and be a complete hockey player, which he really has learned to do in the past season and a half.

But, I think it's a good pickup for the Lightning. IMO he'll net atleast 25 goals if he stays healthy and plays top 6 minutes.

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TSN's now updated with $1.2 and $1.3 million for Ouellet.

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Im quite pleased for 1,2/1,3 millions you won't get a fast, crash on the net forward that will bang in goals, let us at least give Ouellet a fair chance

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