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07-23-2004, 12:11 PM
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Jeff Woywitka info needed please

can anyone tell me what to expect from him as an NHLer? looking at his WHL stats, and now his 1 year in the AHL, it seems like he has the offensive tools to be a good pp dman in the NHL... can anyone tell me more about him, and when he might be ready to make the jump to the big show with the Oilers.... on his HF profile it says that he might be able to fight for a top 6 job as early as this season (lockout permitting)

thanx in advance for any info provided

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Some people say he is a clone of Jason Smith, I don't think he'll be a PP QB personally.

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It's Doug Lynch who called himself a Jason Smith clone, not Jeff Woywitka.

My understanding of Woywitka is that he plays a very strong all around game, but isn't really dominant in any one area. Sounds a bit like Brewer with a better offensive game to me.

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Did I say who called themselves? I said some people, not themselves, I was just talking to Mizral yesterday and he said Woywitka plays like Smith, and Lynch like Brent Sopel.I trust his opinions.

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Most sensible and common comparison I've herd for Woywitka is a poor man's Wade Redden. I mean, I don't think it's fair to expect the near perfect defensive game and 40 points every year from the kid...... but he has really great all around potential...

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Think of a bigger, slightly better skating version of Steve Staios...and you'll have Woywitka in a nutshell IMO.

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Think of a bigger, slightly better skating version of Steve Staios...and you'll have Woywitka in a nutshell IMO.
Sounds dreamy to me.. I think Woywitka is going to be a great #3 guy for us for a long time..

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Did I say who called themselves? I said some people, not themselves, I was just talking to Mizral yesterday and he said Woywitka plays like Smith, and Lynch like Brent Sopel.I trust his opinions.
tylerr, you're avatar freaks me out. We already have one OutKast on the boards... did you lose a bet or something?!

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Did I say who called themselves? I said some people, not themselves, I was just talking to Mizral yesterday and he said Woywitka plays like Smith, and Lynch like Brent Sopel.I trust his opinions.
Lynch is definitely more like Jason Smith, as he is a lot more physical than Wyowitka is, and he is a lot meaner in front of the net.

Wyowitka is a proto-typical #3 defencemen. He's solid all around, but he has these flashes where he is utterly dominant.... my Dad likened him to Bobby Orr when we watched one game (which shocked the heck out of me). Not to say Wyowitka is the next big thing, but he can control a game like I have never seen any defenceman ever do (Orr was before my time), and that is why I have always said Wyowitka has the higher upside, but Lynch is more likely to reach his.

Either way, both are top-4 defencemen.

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tylerr, you're avatar freaks me out. We already have one OutKast on the boards... did you lose a bet or something?!
that is OutKast....

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that is OutKast....
I don't know about that... I remember tylerr being around here for a lot longer and with a much different tone to his emails.

Plus their profiles are completely different (not that it really proves anything).

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I don't know about that... I remember tylerr being around here for a lot longer and with a much different tone to his emails.

Plus their profiles are completely different (not that it really proves anything).
Maybe he's OutKast's brother..

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that is OutKast....
That wasn't very nice

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lol im' not outKast, I needed a new avatar, and what better one than this?! and I was hoping he'd say something, lol.

As for Lynch and Woywitka, I haven't personally seen them play that much, only like 3-4 games or so, so i'm just going off of what other people said.

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I watched him play with the Rebels for 3 years and he showed a lot of great things. Smooth skater with a great stride. Accurate point shot. Pretty solid on the defensive end and able to join the rush effectively. Had the odd brain fart, but what young defenseman doesn't? One flaw however was his ability to hold his own in a scrap. Don't think I ever saw him win a fight and I would hold my breath whenever he got involved in one. If he continues to develop and doesn't get drawn into the fisticuffs too often, he should be a fixture on the Oilers blueline for years to come.

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I apologize Tylerr... I thought OutKast changed his name, and I did a previous post lookup and I thought I read something that I was sure OutKast had posted... my bad.

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That's alright dawgbone(what's your name mean anyway? lol). You can just call me Tyler for short, all my friends do.

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From what I can tell from watching him with the Rebels, WJC, and some RR games, he plays a mistake free game. Not the most exciting dman to watch but reliable no less. He's got the tools to move the puck and play offensively but i think he's very defensively concience of the play. IMO he's the perfect d partner for Lynch who gambles once in while (sometimes blowing it) and likes to go for the big hit, because he knows that Woywitka is there to cover his a$$ when/if he screws up.

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From what I can tell from watching him with the Rebels, WJC, and some RR games, he plays a mistake free game. Not the most exciting dman to watch but reliable no less. He's got the tools to move the puck and play offensively but i think he's very defensively concience of the play. IMO he's the perfect d partner for Lynch who gambles once in while (sometimes blowing it) and likes to go for the big hit, because he knows that Woywitka is there to cover his a$$ when/if he screws up.

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Did you ever see Lynch's memorial cup winner? I never have nor have I ever heard it described in detail... please do tell...

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He'll be a solid, reliable defenseman. Not flashy, but will log 15-20 minutes a night and do it well. Won't see him do anything creative, but then, he will harldy ever make a defensive mistake.

When I see him, I think of a Rhett Warrener type.

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Did you ever see Lynch's memorial cup winner? I never have nor have I ever heard it described in detail... please do tell...
To be quite honest I didn't watch the cup winner. Did a search and according to SLAM he had an assist on the goal but wasn't the goal scorer.

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Most sensible and common comparison I've herd for Woywitka is a poor man's Wade Redden. I mean, I don't think it's fair to expect the near perfect defensive game and 40 points every year from the kid...... but he has really great all around potential...
I've known Wade my whole life and I grew up playing against Jeff and with him for a year. That's the best comparison for Jeff, he plays that exact way, and I think it's unfair that people say he's a "poor man's" Wade. I think he gets that put on him because he was a late first round pick. But the guy is just like Wade in that hockey comes naturally to him and he's a calm and cool as they come.

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I've known Wade my whole life and I grew up playing against Jeff and with him for a year. That's the best comparison for Jeff, he plays that exact way, and I think it's unfair that people say he's a "poor man's" Wade. I think he gets that put on him because he was a late first round pick. But the guy is just like Wade in that hockey comes naturally to him and he's a calm and cool as they come.
Thanks for posting that. It sounds like you're in a unique position to make that comparison.

I'd certainly love to have a Wade Redden on our hands!

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