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12-18-2009, 12:35 AM
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Would D'Agostini get claimed off waivers?

Forgive me if this is a dumb question. But what are the chances someone like D'Agostini gets claimed off waivers? With Poulliot, and eventually Gionta (hopefully) coming back we are going to need to make some room.

Now I know we still have Pyatt that can be sent down safely, but he is fulfilling his role on the fourth line quite well. He is benefiting from the limited playing time he is getting since his future role with the team is most likely as a 3rd/4th line role player.

However, D'Agostini is supposed to be a goal scorer and he looks pretty lost right now on both ends of the ice. It seems like a waste of time to have him playing with depth players on the 3rd and 4th line, since there is only so much he can learn that is relevant to his role there. On the other hand, I don't think the habs can afford to wait for him to catch up while playing 2nd line minutes.

As I see it, the ideal situation is to send him back down to Hamilton to work try and work out some of the kinks and get more playing time. My understanding is that he must pass through waivers in order to get there (and back?). So, again, my question is, is he the type of player that can pass through waivers? And if not, what should we do? Do we bite the bullet and let him go. Maybe limit his ice time 5 on 5, but try and get him on the 2nd PP unit? Continue to let him rot on the 4th line to avoid losing him? What do you think?

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12-18-2009, 12:53 AM
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I'm 100% sure he would get claimed. 12 goals and 9 assists in 53 games with the Habs last season is pretty good for a rookie. I'm sure he could put up 20 goals a season if he keeps working on his game.

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12-18-2009, 12:58 AM
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He was starting to play better each game before he got injured. I say give him time. I'm sure a team desperate for some offense would claim him.

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12-18-2009, 05:19 AM
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He might, because he's cheap. I think a team like Carolina would take a flyer on him.

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12-18-2009, 07:01 AM
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He'd get claimed.

I haven't seen the last few games, but I doubt Gomez is doing much to help the kid..
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12-18-2009, 07:12 AM
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He hasn't even been playing that bad, he's been working hard and playing better defensively he just has no confidence offensively and it doesn't help when JM puts him on a different line every period.

There are definitely a few teams who would take a chance on him.

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12-18-2009, 07:27 AM
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Yikes, he's been awful, in my view. How long was Gomez left alone in front of the net, with D'Agostini seeing him there and having the puck along the sideboards? D'Agostini felt it was better to twirl around a few times in the corners instead.

Gomez set up D'Agostini so many times last night.

And despite his speed, D'Agostini still hasn't figured out how to carry the puck through the neutral zone. Nor can he open skating or passing lanes for Gomez. His play without the puck is so awful. He seems to be scared to touch the puck right now.

And seeing D'Agostini on the PK the other night (after he came out of the box to make it a 5 on 4) led me to believe he's just not a player who thinks about hockey. Not someone who wants to be a real player out there all the time. He was utterly clueless and essentially kept the team at a 5 on 3.

He's not a first year pro. He should be interested in learning more about the game and how to position himself properly in all situations. But he doesn't. He's not a player.

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12-18-2009, 07:47 AM
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I think he would clear,other young players like Hensick cleared so I doubt D'agostini would get claimed

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He's horrible. He's dumb as a door nail out there, and is going to be out of the league very soon. He'll play in Europe.

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I think he would clear,other young players like Hensick cleared so I doubt D'agostini would get claimed
This !

People overate waivers, everybody always think every players put on waivers will be claim. In order to claim a player you have to open a roster spot (which mean send someone in the AHL via waivers or not) and D'Agostini is not really worth that.

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I think he would. Guys like Hensick didn't show much offensively at the NHL level, but D'Agostini has put up 14 goals in 74 games, which is pretty decent. I mean yes, he's weak in most aspects of the game but he has a touch for the net, so to speak. Very one dimensional, but I'd think a weak team that needs some offensive help would take a flyer on him.

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I want the Gabo back we saw the first 10 games of his career..Looks like somebody who needs to get his confidence back. Everytime the puck's on his stick it bobbles around, but he's still young..enough time to turn it around

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Yikes, he's been awful, in my view. How long was Gomez left alone in front of the net, with D'Agostini seeing him there and having the puck along the sideboards? D'Agostini felt it was better to twirl around a few times in the corners instead.
That was just brutal.

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No way he gets picked up. Does anyone remember Alexandre Giroux passing through waivers earlier this year? Top goal scorer in the AHL last year, and he's passed through waivers actually twice this year.

Honestly D'Ags is one dimensional, and that one dimension isn't even working well this year.

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I think he would clear,other young players like Hensick cleared so I doubt D'agostini would get claimed
I think that it's 50/50

Hensick didn't got claimed but Bourque and Schremp did

So I think there might still be a risk

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He wouldn't get claimed. And even if he did, it wouldn't be a loss we can't absorb.

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He'd get claimed.

I haven't seen the last few games, but I doubt Gomez is doing much to help the kid..
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He'd get claimed.

I haven't seen the last few games, but I doubt Gomez is doing much to help the kid..
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why did you post the exact same thing 10 hours apart

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There have been better players that have cleared waivers this year then Dag's. I can't imagine anyone picking him up.

As for his goal production, he got a bunch in his few first games then bone dry, nada. If Pouliot can't take his spot then we're screwed. With Gionta and Pouliot back Dags will be riding pine or a bus for the Dogs. Martin seemed more then happy to replace him with Pyatt and the White incident occured while trying to bench Dags.

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Yep he'd get claimed. I wish he'd work on puck control and finding the pockets and open areas in the offensive zone since he's got a lethal shot. But he just looks absolutely lost out there and seems completely useless without the puck.

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D'agostini is lighting it up this year, hits/goals/assists. He's a power forward and playmaker on top of being a sniper that most teams are looking for. He's also a defensive specialist, and he would 'EASILY' get claimed. The guy can fight too.

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D'agostini is lighting it up this year, hits/goals/assists. He's a power forward and playmaker on top of being a sniper that most teams are looking for. He's also a defensive specialist, and he would 'EASILY' get claimed. The guy can fight too.
He's the new Rich Peverley.

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No one would touch him

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Yeah, he wouldn't get claimed. He's a one-dimensional player that isn't even good at the one-dimension.

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I don't think he would get claimed. He's young and inexpensive though, so you never know. Maybe a team with less than 50 contracts would be willing to take a chance on him.

He's not even truly good enough for our roster and we're a bottom feeder with absolutely no depth up front. He's terrible defensively, weak and doesn't seem to have a whole lot of upside. Every team has guys like him.

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