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02-03-2009, 03:23 PM
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O'Brien needs a happy meal...

someone go get OB a happy meal or something...


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O'Brien is unhappy about being scratched recently, and doesn't like that Vancouver management wants him to fight more. "I don't want to be a fighter...I want to be a star."

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I agree with what he has to say. I would want to play as much and contribute as much as possible over just being told to fight... Good for him speaking up.

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"I don't wanna fight, I just want to play crappy defense." - Shane O'Brien

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He needs to remember that the reason he made the Ducks in the first place is he was willing to fight and that is what Burke wanted.

SOB without toughness is a dime a dozen depth defenseman who would spend his career in the ahl except for a cup of coffee here and there. And I say that as one of his biggest fans.

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I won't knock what he's saying, but I get a sense from the article that he didn't talk to management before going to the media.

I hope he remembers that he's incredibly lucky to be able to play professional hockey anywhere, no less the NHL. And even if he is only seen as a fighter by the 'Nucks, there are loads of players who would literally kill him for that chance.

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I won't knock what he's saying, but I get a sense from the article that he didn't talk to management before going to the media.

I hope he remembers that he's incredibly lucky to be able to play professional hockey anywhere, no less the NHL. And even if he is only seen as a fighter by the 'Nucks, there are loads of players who would literally kill him for that chance.
http://watch.tsn.ca/nhl/#clip136257

he did apologize before their game last night

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I understand him perfectly. He should have expressed these concerns with management before taking it to the media, but I understood his point. O'B is a fighter, he always has been. He likes to fight, will fight anyone at any time, but he doesn't want to be made to feel like that's all he's worth. He wants to play hockey too. NHL -National Hockey League... not National Fighting League.

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He needs to remember that the reason he made the Ducks in the first place is he was willing to fight and that is what Burke wanted.

SOB without toughness is a dime a dozen depth defenseman who would spend his career in the ahl except for a cup of coffee here and there. And I say that as one of his biggest fans.
Get over him, dude. He is a horrible defenseman and he can't fight.

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I hope he remembers that he's incredibly lucky to be able to play professional hockey anywhere, no less the NHL. And even if he is only seen as a fighter by the 'Nucks, there are loads of players who would literally kill him for that chance.
Exactly, excellent point FP. Especially as a former 8th round, 250th overall pick he needs to really enjoy his time in the NHL because he could just as easily be in the minors somewhere.

Oh yeah plus O'Brien was overweight when he arrived to Vancouver:

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For starters they traded to get him. And when he arrived from the Lightning he came in looking like a blimp. Weighing in at well over 240 pounds he looked heavy and the Canucks immediately got him some help with his diet, his workout regimen and some advice as they tried their best to make him the best player he could be. He promptly lost some of that weight and played extremely well. It was that earlier level of play, which included some fights, which the Canucks were trying to evoke.
O'Brien hasn't played since Jan. 28th


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I don't think being drafted late has anything to do with playing in the NHL.

I think hes better than a goon. heh they want him to fight more but don't give him a chance to. Oh well, hes not ours anymore.

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My point of him being drafted so late is that very, very few players drafted that late ever make it to the NHL, let alone play for many years. He should be grateful and quit whinning.

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Oh yeah plus O'Brien was overweight when he arrived to Vancouver:
Much to do with the ridiculous training camp he was a part of here in Tampa.

Camp Melrose had an incalculable negative effect on this team. OB was a part of that.

He certainly has some responsibility, of course, but the wrath of that camp continues to be felt.

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If multiple players were overweight that might be a good excuse but to my knowledge nobody else is.

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Much to do with the ridiculous training camp he was a part of here in Tampa.

Camp Melrose had an incalculable negative effect on this team. OB was a part of that.

He certainly has some responsibility, of course, but the wrath of that camp continues to be felt.

JJ
O'Brien's problems didn't start with a Melrose "training camp"; they started the season before when he was consistently out of position and took dumb penalties.

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If multiple players were overweight that might be a good excuse but to my knowledge nobody else is.
Exactly.

But I must ask, Jon, have you heard or seen any other Lightning players from past or present Camp Melrose who are also out of weight? Jokinen show up in Carolina with a bag full of Big Macs or anything?

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Exactly.

But I must ask, Jon, have you heard or seen any other Lightning players from past or present Camp Melrose who are also out of weight? Jokinen show up in Carolina with a bag full of Big Macs or anything?
Who the hell is Jon, man?

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O'Brien's problems didn't start with a Melrose "training camp"; they started the season before when he was consistently out of position and took dumb penalties.
...and showing up fat to camp.

YOU ARE A PRO HOCKEY PLAYER. HIT SOME CARDIO YOU FAT *******.

My god I work a desk job and I take care of myself. Seeing Shane O. gives me this false hope that one day Lawton will call me and ask me to fill in on the 3-4 lines.

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Who the hell is Jon, man?
bofbor44

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Hahahaha.

Oh yeah. Probably where it says "Jon Jordan".

Oh god. I should probably go to bed. I was thinking you were calling Patrick "Jon". I was thinking "obviously the guys name is Patrick wtf are you doing"...

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Yeah JJ changed his username to that for whatever reason lol

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Gets back in and gets an assist tonight and was a +, something his replacement Davison hasnt seen since December whereas OB was a +7 in January

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Another assist and another plus night in a loss

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Exactly.

But I must ask, Jon, have you heard or seen any other Lightning players from past or present Camp Melrose who are also out of weight? Jokinen show up in Carolina with a bag full of Big Macs or anything?
Not so much in the overweight department but various players lagged in different areas, partially because of Camp Melrose. Look no further than anyone considered to be a young player for examples of guys who likely said, "Wow, THIS is an NHL training camp?" and then started the season poorly.

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Yeah JJ changed his username to that for whatever reason lol
Ha ... I did so for good reason (at the time) but then I wanted to change it back and I still haven't figured out how to do so ...

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