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07-26-2011, 02:17 PM
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It's a nice thought, but there is absolutely no room on this roster to add any more NHL players without loosing somebody off of it that we probably don't want to lose.

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07-26-2011, 02:25 PM
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Good depth for WBS and can potentially add during the season.

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07-26-2011, 02:27 PM
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Even if he never plays an NHL game, we needed a veteran scorer in WBS.

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07-26-2011, 02:50 PM
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Reminds me of the Mike Comrie signing last year, but at least this one is 2-way.

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07-26-2011, 02:59 PM
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Reminds me of the Mike Comrie signing last year, but at least this one is 2-way.
I don't think they're all that similar. Everybody looked at the Comrie signing as a potential steal, and to be fair, had he not gotten injured it could have been. With Williams it's almost irrelevant if he ever plays a game for the Penguins.

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07-26-2011, 03:00 PM
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Reminds me of the Mike Comrie signing last year, but at least this one is 2-way.
This was purely a WBS signing. They needed another top 6 badly.

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07-26-2011, 03:04 PM
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Yeah, I guess the expectations were higher for Comrie. Williams just reminds me of him. He's a veteran. Not the biggest guy and very slow especially for a player under 6'0".

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07-26-2011, 03:20 PM
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He can play center and the point on the PP, too. Veteran scorer for WBS, and an experienced call-up in an emergency.
Replacement for Hutchinson on the point?

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07-26-2011, 03:26 PM
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07-26-2011, 03:39 PM
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Almost dropped 60 points with the Wings a few years back. Not following his career, I take it injuries have been a problem since then?

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07-26-2011, 03:51 PM
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07-26-2011, 03:59 PM
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WBS going to be great this year provided healthy teams on both ends.

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07-26-2011, 04:55 PM
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2-way signing for depth. Nothing else to say about it, really.

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07-26-2011, 05:02 PM
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Lol Jason effing Williams eh?? Good luck with this lump lol.

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07-26-2011, 05:24 PM
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Reminds me of the Mike Comrie signing last year, but at least this one is 2-way.
I don't think they're comparable. When Comrie was signed, folks thought he'd be paired up with Sid and produce Guerin-like numbers. That obviously wasn't even close to reality. With Williams, I doubt anyone thinks he'll be anything more than an injury call-up, at best, and a scorer for WBS, at worst.

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07-26-2011, 06:06 PM
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If I remember correctly, wasnt he a beast on the point for the red wings powerplay a handful of years ago
A beast? Not really. He scored 21 goals in 2005-2006, when the Wings had the most prolific offense in the league, but he got a concussion by way of Raffi Torres in late 2006, and his career has pretty much been garbage since then. He was horrid with the Wings in '09-'10. He's lazy and stupid defensively, and he's one of those players whom you can literally almost forget is on the team.

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07-26-2011, 06:09 PM
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Lol Jason effing Williams eh?? Good luck with this lump lol.
I'm sure the Pens have a lot to worry about with that lump in the AHL "lol."

Say hello to our new Brett Sterling.

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07-26-2011, 06:16 PM
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I'm sure the Pens have a lot to worry about with that lump in the AHL "lol."

Say hello to our new Brett Sterling.
Just pray you don't have a repeat of last years injuries and you have to call him up..the guys a pylon

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07-26-2011, 07:57 PM
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In Chicago 3-4 years ago, the guy was tearing it up from the point on their PP. He could be the missing piece to ours.

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07-26-2011, 08:56 PM
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In Chicago 3-4 years ago, the guy was tearing it up from the point on their PP. He could be the missing piece to ours.
No thanks. Depth for WBS is just fine.

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07-26-2011, 09:23 PM
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Injuries have really hurt his career, I know a few years ago he was on pace for 60pts with the Jackets. Williams will be a huge boost to the Baby Pens powerplay because he used to play the point in Detroit, injuries wise, he wouldn't be the first call-up either, especially if it's someone that is going to play in the bottom 6. He seems to be more fragile at this point his life as an NHL player.

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07-26-2011, 10:08 PM
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Just pray you don't have a repeat of last years injuries and you have to call him up..the guys a pylon
Williams will probably be on the forward call-up list after Tangradi, Johnson, and Vitale depending on need (and that's not counting our enforcer call-up, MacIntyre). Who's 17th on your team's forward depth chart?

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07-26-2011, 10:09 PM
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I'm inclined to agree with the assessment this guy is an emergency call-up if we get into big injury trouble again. Assuming Tangradi doesn't make the team initially, I think he, Johnson, and Joe Victory would all get called before Williams, assuming they were playing well themselves.

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07-26-2011, 10:10 PM
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that is awesome. Cham-pag-knee and I posted the same thing at almost the same time. Everyone knows the power of Versatility.

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Just pray you don't have a repeat of last years injuries and you have to call him up..the guys a pylon
The guy will probably be the 17th or 18th forward on our depth chart. I don't think it's an issue.

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