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07-02-2008, 10:24 PM
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'Juice' becomes a Blue Jacket

Juice has been signed by the Blue Jackets....4.75 mil for 4 years....

TOO MUCH......

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07-02-2008, 10:35 PM
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Good for him but Jacket fans need to be warned that he will drive them crazy just like Zherdev did. Being honest he was an exciting player to watch while he was a Calgary Flame but oddly I'm kinda glad he is gone.

Good Bye Juice.

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Zherdev > Huselius... the BJs paid too much

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07-02-2008, 10:53 PM
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huselius will disapper for them like he did for us

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....4.75 mil for 4 years...

Better them than us.

I wish Huselius all the best in Columbus. Very skilled player, but very streaky.

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07-02-2008, 11:17 PM
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At least when he starts to suck he will appropriately be playing for the BJ's.

Seriously, best of luck. I wanted him to succeed here, but we all knew it just wasn't going to work.

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07-02-2008, 11:55 PM
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i was expecting lowe to go after him in retaliation for glenncross

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i was expecting lowe to go after him in retaliation for glenncross
most likely tried...

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i was expecting lowe to go after him in retaliation for glenncross


That is hilarious. He was going to play on the 4th line in Edmonton and there is a lineup for the spot. I don't think Kevin is losing any sleep.

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07-03-2008, 03:58 AM
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Huselius provided some much needed offense for this team in the 2+ years he was here, but his time was up with the Flames. Good luck in Ohio Juice!

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Good riddance, we don't need players like him on our team

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07-03-2008, 07:21 AM
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I'd much rather have Huselius on this team than Keenan. The day Sutter brought Keenan here was probably the biggest slap in the face he's ever given to one of his players. Huselius stayed professional and kept on playing his game. Big props to him for that.

He's an extremely talented hockeyplayer and I'm sure he'll do very well in Columbus now that he's escaped from Keenan a second time.

I for one will miss him a lot. Love watching him play. Good luck in CBJ.

And the money is just right for Huselius. Some teams actually enjoy offensive production.

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The fact that Huselius stopped playing after the New Year caused more damage than anything Keenan could've done or said.



Too one dimensional for NJ. Lou would see right through that. Rangers are serious about winning. Huselius isn't the type of player teams sign to create that type of environment. Florida's been down that road before, but maybe they don't mind bringing players back? Not really sure. The Sabres generally aren't active in the FA market, except for more minor signings.

Atlanta would fit the profile of a team that would sign him - second division. Columbus could be a possiblity. If Toronto wants to turn it around, then forget them. Boston will probably regress, so they could do something foolish, like get him. Phoenix maybe? LA?
He can display some flash for the fans. Lull them into a false sense of security, then revert back to his usual lackadaisical ways after the holidays.

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i was expecting lowe to go after him in retaliation for glenncross
The Oilers hadn't talked to Glencross since the draft. He wasn't in the Oilers plans.

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I'd much rather have Huselius on this team than Keenan. The day Sutter brought Keenan here was probably the biggest slap in the face he's ever given to one of his players. Huselius stayed professional and kept on playing his game. Big props to him for that.

He's an extremely talented hockeyplayer and I'm sure he'll do very well in Columbus now that he's escaped from Keenan a second time.

I for one will miss him a lot. Love watching him play. Good luck in CBJ.

And the money is just right for Huselius. Some teams actually enjoy offensive production.
I will miss him, too. He was treated unfairly and unprofessionally. I can't believe people were disillusioned with a 20-30 goal scorer (60-77 points a year) that was barely making a million dollars. He almost single handedly beat the Ducks in 2006 and his offense will be missed.

Despite what people say, he's a character guy. When benched, he publically called his shot and said he'd come back with something to prove and he did. He was criticized prior to games 6 and 7 against the Sharks this year and he came out with a better effort and tried to throw a few minor hits. He's a good guy. Not the type of player you build your franchise around but a great support player for the top 2 lines.

He may be slightly overpaid. However, he and Tanguay will each put up at least 70 points this year. It's either Keenan/Sutter's way or the highway.

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The Jackets are moving in the wrong direction. Simply put. The 5 year contract for Commodore was the start; now they've dealt their top 2 picks from the '03 draft (Zherdev and Fritsche) for 2 older players who, no offense to Tyutin or Backman, are not going to provide the same level of play. Now they've brought in Huselius. Not that he's a bad player by any means, but if the team is in need of offensive output and needed to add another 2 top 6 forwards, wouldn't you want to keep Zherdev, and then add Huselius? Or at least get an equal return for one of the most skilled young offensive players in the game.

I officially, on this day, hereby declare myself no longer a Columbus Blue Jacket fan.

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I'd much rather have Huselius on this team than Keenan. The day Sutter brought Keenan here was probably the biggest slap in the face he's ever given to one of his players. Huselius stayed professional and kept on playing his game. Big props to him for that.

He's an extremely talented hockeyplayer and I'm sure he'll do very well in Columbus now that he's escaped from Keenan a second time.

I for one will miss him a lot. Love watching him play. Good luck in CBJ.

And the money is just right for Huselius. Some teams actually enjoy offensive production.
I agree with you, he was a fun player to watch, probably worth that money, and he didn't complain last year, so I respect and appreciate him as a player.

But the idea a player like Huselius should prevent you from bring in a certain coach is off-base. In the salary cap NHL you build around a core of 4 or 5 player and everybody else is interchangable. You do not want to build around a streaky 70 point man, period. So regardless whether it was a good move or bad move, bringing in Keenan was supposedly brought in for the good of the team or core, not 1 interchangable player.

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for a second I thought you traded for Bieksa

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I agree with you, he was a fun player to watch, probably worth that money, and he didn't complain last year, so I respect and appreciate him as a player.

But the idea a player like Huselius should prevent you from bring in a certain coach is off-base. In the salary cap NHL you build around a core of 4 or 5 player and everybody else is interchangable. You do not want to build around a streaky 70 point man, period. So regardless whether it was a good move or bad move, bringing in Keenan was supposedly brought in for the good of the team or core, not 1 interchangable player.
The cup hasn't been won since the lockout with teams that had a strong core of 5 players and interchangably added past on a yearly basis. Carolina won the cup with hot goaltending and strong depth amongst their forward ranks, to spite an average yet mobile defense. Now 2 years later they have a struggling Cam Ward and Brindy and Staal. That's it and that "core" hasn't done much since then.

Anaheim won the cup again with outstanding goaltending from Giguere, elite blueliner and a rough and ready line of crash and bang forwards. They grossly under achieved this year and are backend heavy and lack depth overall in their forward ranks. Would you consider that they have a core as well? You could make an arguement for Getzlaf, Perry, Giguere and that blueline but I don't think Burke sees that group in that way.

It could be argued that Detroit has a core but then again, they've had a "core" since before 1995. I would call that strong drafting. Their puck possession game can't be touched by anyone. A team that stuck to a core wouldn't go out and drop huge money on a mere one year term for an elite sniper. I can't see Sutter doing that, so I think their situations are different and the organizations and their track records are clearly different.

I suppose an arguement could be made either way but just because Sutter is maintaing a core doesn't mean it's the way to go or that it is what elite teams are doing.

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I will miss him, too. He was treated unfairly and unprofessionally. I can't believe people were disillusioned with a 20-30 goal scorer (60-77 points a year) that was barely making a million dollars. He almost single handedly beat the Ducks in 2006 and his offense will be missed.

Despite what people say, he's a character guy. When benched, he publically called his shot and said he'd come back with something to prove and he did. He was criticized prior to games 6 and 7 against the Sharks this year and he came out with a better effort and tried to throw a few minor hits. He's a good guy. Not the type of player you build your franchise around but a great support player for the top 2 lines.

He may be slightly overpaid. However, he and Tanguay will each put up at least 70 points this year. It's either Keenan/Sutter's way or the highway.
I totally agree. He may have disappeared at the end of the season, but he was one of the best players on the team for the the first half. Those games count too, those goals he scored helped us win them.. I'd rather have him than some player like Sean Donovan who tries really hard and never gets anywhere..

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juice will be missed... we wouldn't have paid him that kind of money i don't think. he's a good player, but very streaky. if he finds consistency, he could be a top 10 scorer.

i'm curious where sutter is going to replace his offence from.

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The Jackets are moving in the wrong direction. Simply put. The 5 year contract for Commodore was the start; now they've dealt their top 2 picks from the '03 draft (Zherdev and Fritsche) for 2 older players who, no offense to Tyutin or Backman, are not going to provide the same level of play. Now they've brought in Huselius. Not that he's a bad player by any means, but if the team is in need of offensive output and needed to add another 2 top 6 forwards, wouldn't you want to keep Zherdev, and then add Huselius? Or at least get an equal return for one of the most skilled young offensive players in the game.

I officially, on this day, hereby declare myself no longer a Columbus Blue Jacket fan.
MacLean's gotta be laughing his ass off now.

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The Jackets are moving in the wrong direction. Simply put. The 5 year contract for Commodore was the start; now they've dealt their top 2 picks from the '03 draft (Zherdev and Fritsche) for 2 older players who, no offense to Tyutin or Backman, are not going to provide the same level of play. Now they've brought in Huselius. Not that he's a bad player by any means, but if the team is in need of offensive output and needed to add another 2 top 6 forwards, wouldn't you want to keep Zherdev, and then add Huselius? Or at least get an equal return for one of the most skilled young offensive players in the game.

I officially, on this day, hereby declare myself no longer a Columbus Blue Jacket fan.
They have been making some odd moves, but maybe you should just wait and see what the final product is before handing in your "Fanship" maybe it will all work out.........maybe.

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juice will be missed... we wouldn't have paid him that kind of money i don't think. he's a good player, but very streaky. if he finds consistency, he could be a top 10 scorer.

i'm curious where sutter is going to replace his offence from.




That seems to be the consensus on HF right now. Hell even greaser fans are ripping on us saying "if Iginla is hurt then the Flames may miss playoffs" (like they should talk).

We need a top 6 forward, If we have to trade then I say do it because our 2nd line looks pretty bad.

Or resign Nolan, if he wants 2 years give it to him I say, at least he could be a valuable mentor to alot of our younger players in that second year.

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The Flames might have replaced Juices offence by adding players who are all good for at least 10 goals, Sutter has spread the offence around. At least that is what I see.

I thought Juice was a great player to watch when he was on, but the Flames are moving in a different direction and he longer fit. Though to really think about did Juice ever really "fit"?

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