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09-29-2007, 08:59 AM
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How's David Steckel looking

A former first rounder that kinda maybe had bust attachedto his name.

I saw in last nights game he scored two goals. Does he have a shot to make the team?

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09-29-2007, 09:07 AM
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A former first rounder that kinda maybe had bust attachedto his name.

I saw in last nights game he scored two goals. Does he have a shot to make the team?
I would take him over Sutherby right now.

I think he will make it. He is one heck of a faceoff person and is killer with Gordon.

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09-29-2007, 09:20 AM
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Steckel is def the prospect of the moment for most Caps fans. He has a shot to make the roster, and a shot to become a solid NHL 3rd/4th line player. But anyone who expects him to be a top 6 NHL forward at any time in his career is getting way to carried away.

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09-29-2007, 09:33 AM
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Steckel is def the prospect of the moment for most Caps fans. He has a shot to make the roster, and a shot to become a solid NHL 3rd/4th line player. But anyone who expects him to be a top 6 NHL forward at any time in his career is getting way to carried away.
where has anyone said that he'd be more then 3rd or 4th line guy?

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09-29-2007, 09:42 AM
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where has anyone said that he'd be more then 3rd or 4th line guy?
didn't you already ask me this once before? I don't remember who said it or when. But I encourage you to go back and check (if you have way to much time on your hands) because I know for a fact a few people this summer have said he could/should get a top 6 role in the future.

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10-01-2007, 03:12 PM
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The year is 2014, and David Steckel, crafty veteran that he is, is put on the second line and scores 25 goals... could happen. Knuckleheads like Knuble have proved it over time... you play smart, and you get to produce beyond your original expectations and you succeed. I hope the guy has a productive career, because Kings fans crapped all over him for a long time. Payback is a b**ch!

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I'm really hoping he makes the team. He's amazing on the faceoffs. Looks we have Doug Weight to thank for that.

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10-01-2007, 03:37 PM
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didn't you already ask me this once before? I don't remember who said it or when. But I encourage you to go back and check (if you have way to much time on your hands) because I know for a fact a few people this summer have said he could/should get a top 6 role in the future.
Because on one ever said that.

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10-01-2007, 03:39 PM
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Ovehckin - Steckel - Kozlov

there I said it

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With our pathetic lack of centers last year, I question why we didnt try all our centers on a top line last year. Think of how many more goals Ovey could have had with a strong faceoff center? Steckel just focuses on D and watching Ovey like the rest of us. Clark excelled on a top line given a chance, why cant other 3rd or 4th liners ?

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With our pathetic lack of centers last year, I question why we didnt try all our centers on a top line last year. Think of how many more goals Ovey could have had with a strong faceoff center? Steckel just focuses on D and watching Ovey like the rest of us. Clark excelled on a top line given a chance, why cant other 3rd or 4th liners ?
Steckel would've been way over his head, he's nothing more then a solid 3rd of 4th line guy...hell he was primarily a defensive center in the AHL as well

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Ovehckin - Steckel - Kozlov

there I said it
well Jasper now has someone to quote as saying that

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Steckel would've been way over his head, he's nothing more then a solid 3rd of 4th line guy...hell he was primarily a defensive center in the AHL as well
About Hershey: His success has been in the faceoff circle and in a defensive role and he has contributed offensively even while thinking defense first. Boudreau stated a number of times that he chose not to use Steckel on the PP unit because he didn't want to add more ice time, not because he wouldn't be able to contribute; they don't release the ice time stats, but Steckel's ice time during many games was very high, even without any PP time.

FWIW, there was a discussion about Steckel during the off-season I think in a thread about the top 6; I don't recall anyone bringing him up in that context, but one poster may have; I think most, if not all, were discussing him in the context of the 3rd and 4th lines; I do recall Japser having an issue about Steckel being discussed in the context of a prospect, but I'm not going to put words in anyone's mouth, maybe someone can find the thread. I know I was cautiously optimistic and wanted to see how he looked in camp, because I like him as a faceoff/PK/defensive specialist, but skating is an issue (even though it has improved) and because he didn't have a great camp a year ago.

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10-01-2007, 04:23 PM
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No one mentioned top 6 in this thread...

http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=412871

No one has him above the 3rd line in this tread....

http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=396452

Langway wanted him ranked 6.0b (Third Line potential)

http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=378564

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10-01-2007, 04:33 PM
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No one mentioned top 6 in this thread...

http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=412871

No one has him above the 3rd line in this tread....

http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=396452

Langway wanted him ranked 6.0b (Third Line potential)

http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=378564
Thanks for tracking that down; the first thread is the one I was referring to with the convo about Steckel and after a quick skim, I didn't see that anyone slotted him above the 3rd line, either.

Back to the present...

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Steckel would've been way over his head, he's nothing more then a solid 3rd of 4th line guy...hell he was primarily a defensive center in the AHL as well

I understand but I cant help but think he would have done better than Beech or Klepis. I really do. Guys play over their head sometimes when just given a chance.

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He looked good in the games I saw. He's playing his way on to the team and the only real reason they'd send him back to Hershey is because he doesn't have to clear waivers.

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With his eyes?

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I think (crosses fingers) he’s made the team …. And with Clymer being waived to Hershey, Klepis not being offered a contract that leaves Sutherby, Laich and Bradley battling for the last forward slot (though Steckel makes Sutherby redundant).

It will be interesting to see the final roster when it's released sometime this afternoon.

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Steckel does a great job of understanding his role - Defense, Face-offs & PK, I think he has some potential to be a guy the puts him some goals (not @ a Top 6 level). But with his size, willingness to go to the net and he did score in college. He could turn into a dominate 3rd line guy IMO.

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10-02-2007, 08:57 AM
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I think (crosses fingers) he’s made the team …. And with Clymer being waived to Hershey, Klepis not being offered a contract that leaves Sutherby, Laich and Bradley battling for the last forward slot (though Steckel makes Sutherby redundant).

It will be interesting to see the final roster when it's released sometime this afternoon.
I never would have picked Shultz to make the team with the logjam that was there at D from the start of training camp but it looks like he has.

I had thought that Clymer and bradley would be the forwards waived but so far Bradley has survived.

I'm guessing that Erskine or Eminger is put on IR until a trade is made or poor regular season play of a waiver-exempt player appears.

Forwards (14):
Ovechkin - Kozlov - Fleischmann
Semin - Nylander - Backstrom
Pettinger - Gordon - Clark
Brashear - Steckel/Steckel - Laich/Bradley

DEFENSEMEN (8):
Poti - Green
Morrisonn - Jurcina
Pothier - Schultz
x-Eminger or Erskine on IR

GOALTENDERS (2):
1-Kolzig
2-Johnson

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If Steckel fought more, Sutherby would be packing his bags right now.

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If Steckel fought more, Sutherby would be packing his bags right now.
Steckel would also have to occasionally hit someone while on the ice. And be a team leader. And put in more goals.

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Forwards (14):
Ovechkin - Kozlov - Fleischmann
Semin - Nylander - Backstrom
Pettinger - Gordon - Clark
Brashear - Steckel/Steckel - Laich/Bradley

DEFENSEMEN (8):
Poti - Green
Morrisonn - Jurcina
Pothier - Schultz
x-Eminger or Erskine on IR

GOALTENDERS (2):
1-Kolzig
2-Johnson
That's gonna be one hell of a battle.

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If Steckel fought more, Sutherby would be packing his bags right now.
I think he is packing anyways. Having one or two token fights a year is not enough to save Sutherby's job. He needed to be an agitator to save his job this year IMO, something that he is not. He is about the only forward trade candidate with any value for GM, since Edmonton has a crush on him.

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