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01-18-2008, 11:50 PM
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He has been one of the class acts in the league and on the team for years and I will miss him. He was very nice in person and always had time for everyone. I sure hope he ends up in the NHL again very soon if not immediately. I'm a little nervous putting all our eggs in the rookie basket right now, we need veterens down the stretch and Duvie has a good right hand shot. I hope he clears waivers and regains his game in Syracuse and makes his way back at some point.

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01-19-2008, 12:12 AM
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Good luck, Duvie. You've been one of my favorite Jackets for years and I'm gonna miss ya!

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01-19-2008, 12:33 AM
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He has been one of the class acts in the league and on the team for years and I will miss him. He was very nice in person and always had time for everyone. I sure hope he ends up in the NHL again very soon if not immediately. I'm a little nervous putting all our eggs in the rookie basket right now, we need veterens down the stretch and Duvie has a good right hand shot. I hope he clears waivers and regains his game in Syracuse and makes his way back at some point.
I don't mean to knock on Duvie(this is more to the credit of Marc), but since you brought it up I want to comment on it. I know we're going down the stretch now, but if you ask me, I feel much(MUCH) more confident with Methot out there, especially when paired with Russell, than Duvie. Sure, he's a right hand shot, but has 4 points in 23 games with a lot of PP time. I know the same argument could be made against Russell, but he's a rookie and has a MUCH higher ceiling, which is why, when picking between the two, it's a no brainer.

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01-19-2008, 01:27 AM
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Doug MacLean would never have stood for this insult!!

In Fairness to Both sides:

Duvie was a bright spot during the first few seasons, the dispatch never stopped running stories about how we were 16-12-4 with Duvie in the Lineup and 11-19-3 without him in the lineup. (or some crazy stuff like that)

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Duvie just flat couldn't stay healthy for more than 10-15 games at a time... The young talent found a way up through the cracks and took his spot.

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01-19-2008, 01:29 AM
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Hope he gets picked up, for his sake.
The injuries hurt him allot, good luck in the future Duvie, here, there or elsewhere.

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01-19-2008, 06:40 AM
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I predicted this.

At least I can say I was right on at least one of my predictions.

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01-19-2008, 06:42 AM
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Yes, good luck to Duvie. I personally hope that if he doesn't get picked up by someone that he'll retire. I would hate for someone with his character and determination to struggle with life (down the road) given his injury history. It woudl suck for him to get hurt again and more so down in the AHL.

Reminds me of a story....

I met Duvie on his first call up to Columbus. Of all things he was leaving through the black and blue bar at the NAT in street clothes. He was alone and had just played a good game - even had a scrap. I said "hey, you're Duvie Westcott aren't you?" He was extremely gracious and walked out of the arena with me talking like we were old friends who just enjoyed a hockey game. I remember how thankful he was to the organization for giving him a chance and how humble and down home. Great guy. I wish him luck.

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01-19-2008, 06:49 AM
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He is a few hours short of getting his degree in economics. I hope he finishes.

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01-19-2008, 06:50 AM
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I liked Duvie as well. Problem is he is a shell of the player that he was before. I think he could be a huge asset to the D corpse in the Cuse. From the sounds of things they could use some leadership down there.

My all time Duvie highlight was the night he absolutely kicked Sean Avery's ass.

Here is the video link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jA72bTuaQRg


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01-19-2008, 08:29 AM
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I liked Duvie as well. Problem is he is a shell of the player that he was before. I think he could be a huge asset to the D corpse in the Cuse. From the sounds of things they could use some leadership down there.

My all time Duvie highlight was the night he absolutely kicked Sean Avery's ass.

Here is the video link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jA72bTuaQRg
I was at that game, it was awesome seeing Duvie flying out of the penalty box and going right to Avery.

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01-19-2008, 08:50 AM
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Yes, good luck to Duvie. I personally hope that if he doesn't get picked up by someone that he'll retire. I would hate for someone with his character and determination to struggle with life (down the road) given his injury history. It woudl suck for him to get hurt again and more so down in the AHL.
With 2 years and 3.6 million still on the table? Not likely...

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01-19-2008, 11:37 AM
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Any word yet on whether Duvie cleared waivers or was picked?

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01-19-2008, 12:30 PM
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Yes. He cleared waivers and was assigned to Syracuse. Welcome back Duvie!

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01-19-2008, 12:34 PM
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01-19-2008, 01:58 PM
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My cousin must be weaping in his Westcott jersey. He's one in the upper bowl that says "Duuuuuuuuuuvie" on the nameplate.

For all the old timers: remember the Westcott versus Walser battles we'd have around here? Ah, the good ole days, dissecting the Kallio trade and wondering what to do with Nedorost.
It's a sad day. I'm glad he cleared because I hate to lose a puck moving defenceman even if he isn't what he once was. Our PP this year is still a good 8 pts higher when hes in the lineup.

I'll be the first to say that I'm biased, but I honestly don't think we've seen the last of him. The errors I saw in him were natural considering the time he missed. If he can play hockey for 10-15 games then it would be fair to see where he is at. It would be awesome if he could get 2 months of condititioning in and join us for the playoff push.

Oh, and Duvie could outplay Walser standing on his head (no pun intended).

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01-19-2008, 02:00 PM
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Looks like I'll get to see him here on Tuesday when the Monsters play the Crunch, I'll let you guys know how he looked.

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01-19-2008, 03:46 PM
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Duvie's a great guy, he was also a fan favorite while playing in Finland. He isn't the same after the concussions, I think he'll be done after the season. He's too expensive to be on the minors, so he'll be bought out.

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01-19-2008, 04:22 PM
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Westcott was fine when the Blue Jackets were not what the Blue Jackets are today. Time to move on folks, if you all want the playoffs get used to fan favorites being waived, traded or bought out. The Jackets were a 75 point team for six years for a reason.

Westcott has earned and will still earn enough money to make his remaining life a pretty rich one. He will be fine. He knows the score, he's no child. He gets nearly 2 million bucks if bought out for doing nothing. That's more cash than every poster here can make in 1 or 2 years combined.

Duvie needs no sympathy....

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01-19-2008, 05:08 PM
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Westcott has earned and will still earn enough money to make his remaining life a pretty rich one. He will be fine. He knows the score, he's no child. He gets nearly 2 million bucks if bought out for doing nothing. That's more cash than every poster here can make in 1 or 2 years combined.

Duvie needs no sympathy....
Unless you were just trying to be a troll, I say this is the biggest bs I've heard in a long while.

If you play hockey for decades and then just when you're about to reach the level everyone dreams about, you get concussions what ends the dream. You would be happy just because you are getting money?

If a player gets serious concussions like Duvie has had, he sure should get sympathy from every fan out there. If someone doesn't feel the need for that, he clearly doesn't appreciate hockey players at all.

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01-19-2008, 05:43 PM
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Unless you were just trying to be a troll, I say this is the biggest bs I've heard in a long while.

If you play hockey for decades and then just when you're about to reach the level everyone dreams about, you get concussions what ends the dream. You would be happy just because you are getting money?

If a player gets serious concussions like Duvie has had, he sure should get sympathy from every fan out there. If someone doesn't feel the need for that, he clearly doesn't appreciate hockey players at all.
Stop it...Lindros got little sympathy. Westcott was waived, I didn't waive him the CBJ did, save your troll emotion for another topic.

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01-19-2008, 06:22 PM
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Aside from a small group, I didn't feel Duvie was truly a fan favorite... I guess that can be said for any player...

Duvie did his job well for a few years, but he had outlived his usefulness to the club with the emergence of several other guys capable of playing a style of hockey this team needs more.

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01-19-2008, 06:33 PM
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Duvie has been my whipping boy for years. I'm sad his health is the main factor in his declined play, but that is the world of professional sports.

He was very good for an undrafted player.

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01-19-2008, 06:49 PM
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Duvie has been my whipping boy for years. I'm sad his health is the main factor in his declined play, but that is the world of professional sports.

He was very good for an undrafted player.
Well said, but he will be expected to play in Syracuse if healthy.

There is still a chance he may continue his NHL career if he excels in the minors but I believe the CBJ will buy him out first. If his health is indeed the single and sole reason for being waived by Howson I'd say he should choose to retire.

Those are the hard cold facts, not fun or pretty but the NHL is a big business, a money business; and Duvie will do just fine when it's all said and done.

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And soon names like Shelley, Malhotra and Vyborny will meet a similar fate. Future progress depends on upgrading our talent. I appreciate all of them and have cheered for them, but I'd trade them all for a Stanley Cup.

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And soon names like Shelley, Malhotra and Vyborny will meet a similar fate. Future progress depends on upgrading our talent. I appreciate all of them and have cheered for them, but I'd trade them all for a Stanley Cup.
Thank you sir! Hard cold facts, Howson (at the request of Hitch most likely) is upgrading the talent on this team. As cold hearted as I seem to be at times I've rarely been critical of Hitchcocks moves. Hitch knows the damn game and he knows players. It's time to move on from the past.

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