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07-03-2011, 07:48 PM
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Jackets signed Alexandre Giroux

thought it was claude at first

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07-03-2011, 07:50 PM
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here's the link http://twitter.com/#!/dantencer

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Some info on him.

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One of the Barons' top scorers from last year, though, looked likely to move on as the second day of free agency wrapped up.

“I'm not chasing money,” Alexandre Giroux said earlier in the day. “I'm still chasing the dream to play in the NHL.”

While Giroux did appear in eight games with the Oilers, registering a point and an assist, he said he's looking for a shot at the NHL coming out of training camp. That's unlikely to happen with Edmonton, although he said he hadn't ruled it out.
Giroux scored 78 points (32 goals, 46 assists) in 70 games with the Barons last season, leading the Barons in scoring.

A day earlier, the team's leading goal-scorer from last season, Colin McDonald, signed with Pittsburgh.
If Giroux left, none of the Barons' three top scorers from last year would be returning. Brad Moran, who spent most of last year centering the line with Giroux and McDonald, signed to play in Sweden just after last season ended.

Giroux said he had the opportunity to play in Europe, including in the Kontinental Hockey League, but he'd rather stay in North America if he felt he'd have a legitimate shot at making a team.
“The money's better if I go to Europe,” he said. “I could make two or three times the money playing over there but I still think I can play in the NHL. I thought I did a good job when I was up there last year.”

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AHL scoring for Springfield. Had over 100 points just a few years ago

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Depth signing.

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625K in the AHL?

Columbus hates Syracuse.

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07-03-2011, 08:23 PM
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Glad the Canadian media can keep us in Columbus informed on what our team is doing.

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I got excited, then I read his name again.



Hope he works out for us regardless.

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07-03-2011, 08:48 PM
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Geez, don't know this guy but how didn't he get more of a chance in other orgs? Dudes like 30 and just tears it up in the NHL. He's even got some points at the NHL level in his brief stints.

What's wrong with this guy that he's been buried with that level of production?

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Not Dan Smith enough to equal wins for Syrafield

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Based on the Edmonton twitter.. he lacks NHL speed

you know how that can be, fast in the AHL = slow by NHL standards. Seperates the men from the boys eh?

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Geez, don't know this guy but how didn't he get more of a chance in other orgs? Dudes like 30 and just tears it up in the NHL. He's even got some points at the NHL level in his brief stints.

What's wrong with this guy that he's been buried with that level of production?
He has gotten chances. Last year he signed a one-way deal in edmonton and was eventually sent down. Bottom line is that he is a great ahl scorer but does not have the talent to be a scorer at the NHL level.

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07-03-2011, 08:57 PM
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He has gotten chances. Last year he signed a one-way deal in edmonton and was eventually sent down. Bottom line is that he is a great ahl scorer but does not have the talent to be a scorer at the NHL level.
Who said anything about being a scorer (top six)? Did they work in him in the bottom six in an attempt to get some secondary scoring? If you can put up 60 goals in the AHL, you can provide secondary scoring at the NHL level.

Is this an expectation issue? Is he that bad in the defensive zone? Can't PK?

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I got excited, then I read his name again.



Hope he works out for us regardless.
haha same i thought it was claude giroux, both from Canada but not even related

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Who said anything about being a scorer (top six)? Did they work in him in the bottom six in an attempt to get some secondary scoring? If you can put up 60 goals in the AHL, you can provide secondary scoring at the NHL level.

Is this an expectation issue? Is he that bad in the defensive zone? Can't PK?
He's a tweener. I don't think he has the tangibles to allow him to be an effective bottom 6 guy (think Derek MacKenzie when you think tangibles). If he's not in a top-6 role, I don't think he has the staying power to make a difference.

And, I don't think his offensive capabilities are good enough to make him a top-6 guy in the NHL.

Could be another Kyle Wilson type signing.

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Yeah, well, if you looking to build a third scoring line, a tweener might just do the trick.

I'm not buying what's being said, honestly. There is something else that went on with this guy.

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Who said anything about being a scorer (top six)? Did they work in him in the bottom six in an attempt to get some secondary scoring? If you can put up 60 goals in the AHL, you can provide secondary scoring at the NHL level.

Is this an expectation issue? Is he that bad in the defensive zone? Can't PK?
He's slow and not very physical. That makes it difficult for him to be a defensive stalwart or an energy guy.

He has a good shot and can control the puck reasonably well with a long stick/reach.

But he also seemed to have surprisingly slow reactions/release when he was up last season. A couple of time last year he was set up in good shooting positions but took too long to get a shot off, which was somewhat surprising for a guy who seems to have a good offensive skillset at the AHL level. Maybe it was just nerves or something.

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More Signings: http://twitter.com/#!/andystrickland...17642030428161

Nick Drazenovic 1 yr deal with columbus $550/95,000

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If they're going to be paying a guy 625,000 at the AHL level, (the NHL minimum salary is 525,000), I've gotta figure that he's going to get a real shot at making the team.

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More Signings: http://twitter.com/#!/andystrickland...17642030428161

Nick Drazenovic 1 yr deal with columbus $550/95,000
Strickland must be behind. Columbus announced the signing on July 1st.

As for Giroux, as long as we didn't promise him a legit shot of making hte team, all should be good. I think Giroux cried about the Oilers not giving him a fair shot to make the team when he got sent down. He claimed that when he signed the contract, he said he would have a shot but Giroux felt that the Oilers already made up their minds on who would be on the team(Hall,Eberle,Paajarvi).
Here's the link to hte Oilers thread from last year.
http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=827881

First post was this...
"In the''Journal de Montreal'' of today, there is an article on Alex Giroux who says that the Oilers have lied to himand the writings was on the walls with his situation. He said they promise spots to Hall, Eberle & Paajarvi and that he had no chance to make the team. He receive his USA Visa afterhis demotion and it was dated September 13, 2010.. few days before the training camp opens!

He also stated he had nothing to learn in the AHL and that he would not hesitate to leave for Europe or KHL DURING the season if he doesnt have a chance with the Oilers. He says they give him the 1 way to assure the expension Oklahoma city would have a star in their line-up and not to give him a fair chance to make the opening night roster"

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I've seen this guy play quite a bit from my time living in Hartford and after when I regularly went to Pennsylvania and would watch a Hershey game or three and he's just one of those guys who can't handle the jump in talent from the A to the N with his tool set. Great shot and a good nose for picking up the puck in front of the net but as others said, he's slow and often seems to be loafing out there. I'd be worried if he saw any significant time with the big club, quite frankly. Excellent signing for Springfield, though.

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IMO Giroux can play NHL I hope he can play the wing. I cannot help but IMO Brassard will be traded.

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IMO Giroux can play NHL I hope he can play the wing. I cannot help but IMO Brassard will be traded.
I can't see the Giroux signing having anything to do with Brassard though. Just my opinion.

Still could work out to be a nice pickup for the Jackets.

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IMO Giroux can play NHL I hope he can play the wing. I cannot help but IMO Brassard will be traded.
Whats with your hatred of Brassard/ wanting to trade him?

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