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#1 savagespeaks

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:42 PM

We all know Kevin is taking "maintence" days, partially because of the long road last year, and playing 76 already this year. But do you think it may also be do to the fact that Marc-Andre Gragnani needs a certain amount of games to play in playoffs? I remember during the chicago game (i think) Ray Ferraro mentioned that at that point in time, he needed 7 more games to be eligable to play in playoffs.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:44 PM

This could NEVER HAVE gone in the other Bieksa thread. He didn't even skate for a few days. It is pretty likely a groin injury that isn't worth playing through at this point.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:45 PM

It makes sense, and besides, Kevin Bieksa and our other top guys need rest.

Gragnani is a good fill-in and gets some experience

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:45 PM

just realizing now the typo in the title, my bad :picard:

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:45 PM

Gragnani has to play a certain # of games to reach RFA status. If he doesn't play enough games he will be a Group 6 UFA. As far as I know his eligibility in the playoffs has nothing to do with the # of games he has to play.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:53 PM

Gragnani has to play a certain # of games to reach RFA status. If he doesn't play enough games he will be a Group 6 UFA. As far as I know his eligibility in the playoffs has nothing to do with the # of games he has to play.


This. It also doesn't hurt to give our other d-men some more playing time. The next time some of these d-men will play will be when injuries occur.
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:06 PM

so you're saying that Bieksa is sitting out to give Gragnani some ice time even though both of them had been playing games at the same time before his absence?

I swear it's been confirmed that he had a bit of an injury that he and the organisation felt it best to rest him and get him 100% ready for the playoffs. He can be a beast in the playoffs, and is the exact type of player we will need 100% if we want another long run. We seem to be on a roll right now, so why not rest some of our players. We're not playing for much right now. I know some people will say we are playing for the presidents trophy, but i dont care about that. Thats not the trophy that players talk about every year....

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:09 PM

bieksa is healing an injury.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:20 PM

He's being traded!

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:25 PM

Hopefully, he comes out strong like Raymond after being scratched.

Maybe we should rest guys like Kesler, Edler, Burrows unless if we want to take a shot at the President's Trophy.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:31 PM

Can't remember if it was gillis or av but they said the gragnani games issue would not impact who plays and who doesn't.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:32 PM

I think juice is totally injured. Probably a nagging injury. If they were going to rest any player down the stretch it would have been salo.


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Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:39 PM

Can't remember if it was gillis or av but they said the gragnani games issue would not impact who plays and who doesn't.


MG did, and he may of said that but he also lied. He is obviously taking that into consideration.

Bieksa is slightly injured and he should rest.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:49 PM

Whatever the reason maybe, it is all good for the Juicer.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:54 PM

Gragnani has to play a certain # of games to reach RFA status. If he doesn't play enough games he will be a Group 6 UFA. As far as I know his eligibility in the playoffs has nothing to do with the # of games he has to play.

Playoff games count as well as regular season games. 80 games is what's required and he's 2 short, you can go to his stats on CDC or NHL.com and add up all his NHL regular and playoff games to check. It has nothing to do with why Bieksa is sitting out.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:55 PM

All I think is, he should probably come back against the flames and oilers.. That way, we can sub him in and rest one of our other valuable guys.. Like Edler, Salo, and Hamhuis... They need rest more than he does anyway

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:57 PM

Hopefully, he comes out strong like Raymond after being scratched.

Maybe we should rest guys like Kesler, Edler, Burrows unless if we want to take a shot at the President's Trophy.


Bieksa isn't scratched. If he could play, he would play. He's arguably one of our best defenseman, while Raymond just sucks.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 06:02 PM

He's being traded!


Ummm...no...we just signed him to a 5 year extension last summer.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 06:04 PM

Bieksa isn't scratched. If he could play, he would play. He's arguably one of our best defenseman, while Raymond just sucks.


Raymond has been playing some good hockey as of late, it's time we cut him some slack! I've always been pretty hard on him, but at least he's playing better.

On topic: I wouldn't worry too much about Bieksa. A little rest never hurt anyone.
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 06:04 PM

Ummm...no...we just signed him to a 5 year extension last summer.


Pretty sure he was joking lol
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 06:12 PM

Ummm...no...we just signed him to a 5 year extension last summer.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 06:28 PM

Has NOTHING to do with playoff eligibility, merely whether he becomes a UFA or is a RFA
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 06:29 PM

A player claimed after the trade deadline is ineligible to play in the playoffs
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 06:40 PM

ya your probaby right but they would benifit more from bieska in!!! more viable option would have been like tanev so juice probably is injured!

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 07:19 PM

Bieksa's got some nagging ailment. This is a good thing.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 08:49 PM

Bieksa isn't scratched. If he could play, he would play. He's arguably one of our best defenseman, while Raymond just sucks.


Did I say he was scratched?

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