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11-23-2010, 11:16 AM
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Wild Claim Patrick O'Sullivan

Per Russo:

http://www.startribune.com/sports/wi...QU17cQ_bDaEP7U

Wild claims Patrick O' Sullivan


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11-23-2010, 11:22 AM
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The circle is complete! Demitra for Trevor Lewis. That can now rest as a solid trade for the Wild.

Now, let's pray O'Sullivan grab a little magic.

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11-23-2010, 11:27 AM
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Ugh. Not so sure about this move. Whatever, it's low risk and could end up paying off. Who do you guys think he'll play with?

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11-23-2010, 11:29 AM
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BAHAHAAHAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHHAAHHA HAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHHAAHAHHA etc.

wow.
jfc, man.
i hope it turns out alright.

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11-23-2010, 11:35 AM
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Big enough news that it deserved it's own thread.

As for the move it's self, with the injuries the Wild have they needed some help. Don't see anything wrong with taking a shot in the dark with POS. If it doesn't work out which is fairly likely, simply waive him and move on. Not a whole lot of risk required in picking him up.

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11-23-2010, 11:44 AM
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I like O'Sullivan.
Hope he will do good!

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11-23-2010, 11:44 AM
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Probably play with Cullen and Clutterbuck. Wellman has seemed a little out of place and he could be going back to Houston because of this which I think would be better for him.

Brunette-Koivu-Miettinen
O'Sullivan-Cullen-Clutterbuck
Havlat-Madden-Nystrom
Earl-Brodziak-Staubitz
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Would rather have Earl up then Wellman

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Can't hurt too bad. The hilarity of picking him up again after the Demitra trade outweighs the possibility that we may end up putting him back on waivers. And he still has the potential to rediscover his scoring touch and pot 20 goals over an 82 game season again.

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11-23-2010, 11:55 AM
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The circle is complete! Demitra for Trevor Lewis. That can now rest as a solid trade for the Wild.

Now, let's pray O'Sullivan grab a little magic.
It already was a solid trade.

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Thanks for moving this to it's own thread TP.

I'm happy with this move because it's very low-risk. He has a chance to prosper here on an offensively-starved team. I can see him play on the wing with our center depth too, maybe on Cullen's line.

Obviously, I hope he does well for the Wild, and given his history, I hope he becomes a solid NHLer.

Smart move by the Wild.

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11-23-2010, 11:59 AM
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For POS and the Wild, I hope he finds a fit. We all know his personal drama as a younger player. He has a heck of a shot...and even was one of the better two-way players for LA a few years ago when he was motivated. If he can find some chemistry with someone to feed him the puck, he can shoot...

With that said, I'm not getting my hopes up.

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11-23-2010, 12:03 PM
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When I first saw it I was pretty disappointed, I'll admit.

But after I thought about it for a bit, what's wrong with it? Could be good to great at best, could be decent at worst. The Wild really don't lose anything at the moment, because they'll probably send either Earl or Wellman down, right?

Plus after this year he's an RFA. If he does well, then the Wild could probably sign him for cheap as a replacement/sub for Kobasew or Brunette. If he doesn't do well, then he'll probably just get waived. No biggie.

Overall, I like the pickup.

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11-23-2010, 12:07 PM
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Pretty much. It's low-risk and frankly the team needs to try more of these low-risk trades and pickups (to cover some of other failed low-risk moves) and spark some goalscoring one way or another. If POS works, great. If not, well then he'll be waived and someone else's problem when Latendresse or Bouchard come back.

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11-23-2010, 12:30 PM
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Sure, toss him on waivers and let him go to Charlotte(Carolina's AHL team) when Latendresse is healthy.

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11-23-2010, 12:31 PM
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Pretty much what everyone else had said, POS brings experience and skill over Wellman imo

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11-23-2010, 12:38 PM
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I laughed...


good for the Wild, I guess. Lets see what he can do with us.


Hopefully he won't become the new James Sheppard!


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And Casey's back to Houston. Don't worry, I'll be fine, I swear.

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11-23-2010, 12:59 PM
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Despite all the riping on O'Sullivan and hope for Wellman, O'Sullivan has proven more in the NHL than Wellman has.

O'Sullivan-Cullen-Clutterbuck might be a decent line.

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11-23-2010, 01:03 PM
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http://hurricanes.nhl.com/club/news....id=DL|CAR|home

O'Sullivan Situation Ends Amicably.

Some nice comments from Canes coach and GM.

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Rutherford, who signed O’Sullivan as a free agent on the day of training camp physicals, added that he was not the least bit surprised that another team took a shot on the player, who was placed on waivers Monday. That’s why he never put serious thought into subsequent choices that he would have needed to made if he had cleared, such as assigning him to Charlotte or pursuing a trade.

“I had talked to some teams about him,” said Rutherford. “Teams had asked me how he’d been playing and how he was around the team and this and that.”

The Hurricanes may not have had a clear answer to that first question, as O’Sullivan played just 10 of a possible 20 games, sitting out the others as a healthy scratch. When he did play, it was typically on the fourth line where it was difficult for him to make an impact as an offensive player.

“I have a lot of confidence in myself, and like everyone knows, I haven’t really had a chance here,” said O’Sullivan. “I haven’t got a lot of game opportunities, and I’m looking forward to getting back in the rhythm of hopefully playing more minutes and playing in situations I’m going to have a chance to succeed at.”

“It’s good for him,” said Hurricanes coach Paul Maurice of O’Sullivan joining the Wild. “He really didn’t get a chance here, and the biggest reason was that we’ve been healthy, fortunately. He’s a good player, he worked hard, was no problem and I’m sure he’ll have a lot of success there.”

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11-23-2010, 01:35 PM
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With Latendresse out for a while, this makes sense, as everyone said low risk move and he's had a decent season before. He'll get plenty of time to prove himself and if he doesn't work out, then pop him on waivers and go from there.

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Frankly the only move the wild could do right now barring any unlikely trade. I like the move. Let's wellman go back down and work on his game. I believe Patrick can succeed here given regular ice time on the top 2 lines preferably in mittens spot .

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http://hurricanes.nhl.com/club/news....id=DL|CAR|home

O'Sullivan Situation Ends Amicably.

Some nice comments from Canes coach and GM.
Thanks for posting this.

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11-23-2010, 02:02 PM
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if nothing else this makes me like Fletcher more. dude is actually not just sitting behind his desk playing "should I? shouldn't I?" all day. he's a do-er. Gotta love it.


and really after POS's trajectory through the NHL so far no-one can be pissed at him when he sucks, right?

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11-23-2010, 02:34 PM
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Wow called it! I am pumped. Change of scenery can do a lot for a player and hopefully this will lead to more offense. We know O'Sullivan is confident and has produced at the NHL level that is enough for taking a risk.

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11-23-2010, 02:42 PM
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Amazing move. I think this will not only help out our team but also POS as well. He's coming back home to the organization that took a chance on him and he knows some of the team already.

Welcome back Sully!

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