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#1 vancanfan

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:08 AM

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#Isles claim D Thomas Hickey off waivers from Kings.


Darren Dreger@DarrenDreger
Waivers: Nsh claimed Rich Clune from LA; NYI claimed Thomas Hickey from LA.


Edited by vancanfan, 15 January 2013 - 10:40 AM.

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#2 Lonny_Bohonos_14

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:13 AM

Good claim for them. They'll should have a decent defense in a few years.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:16 AM

Surprisesd the Oilers never claimed Hickey.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:27 AM

Project move. Hickey is a career tier 2 player. He is just too small for the NHL. He also doesn't have the offensive skills accomadate his small size. It's going to be a uphill battle for him to make the NHL full time. He will get a few games, but he's not a NHL player. Don't think he will ever reach that level.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:28 AM

The Islanders are hoping Thomas Hickey turns out to be another Michael Grabner. A young player with potential that wasn't good enough to make the team, gets waived to get sent to the minors.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:30 AM

I'm actually surprised that the Kings didn't realize Hickey would likely be claimed if he went through waivers, or that if they didn't care, that they didn't at least try to get a 6th or 7th rounder or something in a trade return. I'm sure there could have been some takers at that price.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:47 AM

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:59 AM

Not sure why the Preds would claim Clune, he is small and lives in the penalty box.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:15 AM

Man, am I glad the Kings went off the board with that one, instead of getting Voracek or Couture or something. They'd be even MORE stacked.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:18 AM

Not sure why the Preds would claim Clune, he is small and lives in the penalty box.


Replacement for Tootoo?
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:21 AM

LA is going to be sad they let Hickey go.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:22 AM

Replacement for Tootoo?


Makes sense to me.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:51 AM

Good move by the Isles, Hickey has the potential to be a very good d-man
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:22 PM

Hickey's overrated...
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 01:14 PM

Hickey's overrated...


A player who the consenus thinks he'll be a career AHLer? Damn, he really sucks then :lol:
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:09 PM

A player who the consenus thinks he'll be a career AHLer? Damn, he really sucks then :lol:


Nah. Half of CDC thinks he's solid. :P
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:24 PM

I would say Hickey is a better investment than Barker
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:40 PM

The Isles younger version of Mike Weaver?
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:53 PM

Could turn out to be a good pick up by the Isles. I'm surprised LA didn't at least try to get a late pick for him.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:54 PM

I would say Hickey is a better investment than Barker


Yea, because a 23 year old 5'11" defenseman who has played 0 games in the NHL is exactly what this team needs.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:11 PM

Yea, because a 23 year old 5'11" defenseman who has played 0 games in the NHL is exactly what this team needs.


My iPhone sarcasm detection app went crazy when I read this

I hate to break this to you bud but Barker isnt that good
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:16 PM

The Preds picked this guy?


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Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:20 PM

My iPhone sarcasm detection app went crazy when I read this

I hate to break this to you bud but Barker isnt that good


Yeah, and Hickey's 63 AHL points in 179 games is just setting the world on fire.

Not saying that Barker is way better than Hickey, but at least Cam has a bit of size. Both are top 5 draft pick busts. And neither are likely to be anything more than a #6-7 D at the NHL level.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:52 PM

Yeah, and Hickey's 63 AHL points in 179 games is just setting the world on fire.

Not saying that Barker is way better than Hickey, but at least Cam has a bit of size. Both are top 5 draft pick busts. And neither are likely to be anything more than a #6-7 D at the NHL level.


Pretty much, which is why I brought up size.

If we're going to have an average 7th or 8th defenseman, might as well have one who's big and can handle other teams big players.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:54 PM

It's a great move.

No brainer really. Surprised LAK got absolutely zip for it.

That being said, each year Hickey looks more and more of a 'bust'.

However, as one poster correctly points out, there's Team Canada WJC top two defence pairings on one team. That's pretty nuts. Hope they surprise.
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