Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Strangelove » Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:13 pm

Tciso wrote: Seriously?
No.

But then as they say "Truest things are said in jest". :D

Any two of Grigorenko, Grabovski, Ennis are just as capable of holding down the top two centre positions

(just as capable as any two of Grigorenko, Ennis, Hodgson).

Ott is definitely a better 3rd line centre than Hodgson.

Porter is a better 4th line centre than Hodgson.

You get the idea...

And hey, ALL of those guys are able to slide over to the wing if needs-be!

ALL except for Cody Hodgson of course.

Hodgson is a top 2 centre or bust kinda guy who doesn't have a clue how to play defense.

Like most who played in the AHL during the lockout, Cody got off to a great start in the shortened season.

But halfway through that 48 game season Silent G wilted like a pussy-willow at high-tide

(not sure if that makes any sense, but I liked the way it sounded). :P

All Hodgson has proven so far is that he can put up points if he is given a head-start

... along with prime ice-time on a don't-worry-about-defense line of Vanek + Pomminville.

I read that Ruff also tried to get Ehrhoff on the ice with that line as much as possible...

Result after one month: Hodgson at close to a point-per-game clip, Ruff fired. :mex:

Anyway, point is the Sabres can nicely get by without Holdout Hodgson, especially if they sign Grabby.

Point is Cody + Mommy + Daddy don't have as strong a bargaining position as they would no-doubt like to think.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Lancer » Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:44 am

Both Kass and Silent G still have promise. The team needs now, as well as then, a 3rd line centre and Silent G wasn't going to be it, nor would he be now. The team needs a top six winger with size and aggression who can pot some goals. Kass hasn't quite been that yet but there's no reason to believe that he can't at some point soon. No winners of this trade yet IMO.

Besides, what GM wants to deal with Lindros family-lite??? :D
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Per » Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:22 pm

Colby Armstrong (Montreal) seems to have signed with Växjö Lakers of the SHL.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Strangelove » Sat Jul 27, 2013 4:17 pm

Lancer wrote: Both Kass and Silent G still have promise. The team needs now, as well as then, a 3rd line centre and Silent G wasn't going to be it, nor would he be now. The team needs a top six winger with size and aggression who can pot some goals. Kass hasn't quite been that yet but there's no reason to believe that he can't at some point soon. No winners of this trade yet IMO.
Well said Lancer.

FUN FACT:

Hogdson in last 16 NHL games at even strength: 1 goal, 3 assists (minus 5)

Kassian in last 16 NHL games at even strength: 2 goals, 1 assist (minus 1)

QUESTION:

What has Holdout Hodgson done LATELY?

:D
Lancer wrote: Besides, what GM wants to deal with Lindros family-lite??? :D
"I spoke to the coach about my role on the team."

- ROOKIE Cody Hodgson

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by RoyalDude » Sat Jul 27, 2013 9:07 pm

Fuck me, is this what the off-season is boiling down to, conversations about CoHo vs Kassian? I'd rather hear stories about Clark Park in it's glory days. Grandview Lanes.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by rats19 » Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:00 pm

RoyalDude wrote:Fuck me, is this what the off-season is boiling down to, conversations about CoHo vs Kassian? I'd rather hear stories about Clark Park in it's glory days. Grandview Lanes.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by the Dogsalmon » Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:25 am

and vapourizing...

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Strangelove » Sun Jul 28, 2013 3:40 pm

RoyalDude wrote: Fuck me, is this what the off-season is boiling down to, conversations about CoHo vs Kassian? I'd rather hear stories about Clark Park in it's glory days. Grandview Lanes.
Grandview Lanes! :lol:

We'd terrorize the place as kids when we were too lazy to walk downtown.

They later turned it into a chinese movie theatre.

Then as teens we hung at City Nights.

They later turned it into a chinese movie theatre. :eh:

Our chinese friends were more or less confined to Strathcona back in the day

... but it seems they began to invade other areas as time went on.

Ahhh the dog-days of summer eh, this place is deader than a you-know-wot in Clark Park after sundown (back in the day).

Back on topic: CODY HODGSON SUCKS RICE NOODLES!!
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Aaronp18 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:21 pm

So Blake Wheeler is now making $5.6M per for 6 years and Bogosian is at $6M per for 6 years. Oh and Brian Little averages $4.7M per year.

The current Canucks salaries just look better and better!

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by SKYO » Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:55 pm

No arbitration for Bogo - 7 years 36 Million.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Jovocop » Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:16 pm

RoyalDude wrote:
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This is a hockey board, isn't it?? :hmmm:

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Aaronp18 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:38 pm

SKYO wrote:No arbitration for Bogo - 7 years 36 Million.
I thought TSN had it as a six year term earlier. That's a bit better for the Jets.

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Tiger » Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:19 am

RD said :
Doc

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so , I am a generation older than you and Doc RD.. and remember the Zoot Suit riots . East end against west .. led by the "Commercial gang but including all the street gangs in the East end fighting the West end led by the Alma Dukes.. Hockey connection ? John Ferguson age about 14.. 15 from east hastings was part of the "gang" was a rink rat and a good lacrosse player ..
all wearing "Strides" or "Drape pants" black denims made by On Wo or Modernize tailors on Pender street.. No chinese involved.. The big connection was Joe Filippone.. who sponsored boxing in the East End.. I was just old enough to get in trouble ;).. and made the best "zipguns" in my dads basement :)..
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Reefer2 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 6:07 am

RoyalDude wrote:
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by darren » Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:23 am

Strangelove wrote: Looking over their lineup I have convinced myself the Leaves are going to completely SUCK this year.
Hmm. Looks to me like they're going to do better than the Canucks this year.

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