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I could see MB being offered an AHL deal if there are no NHL takers. The fact that JB used up all 50 slots may have been a factor. I don't know where the 50 man roster will stand on 1st July. If there is lots of room ( doubt it ) then a Woo like, delayed contract, could have been reached. I thought the exact same stuff with Carl Neill tho'. We'll strike pay dirt on one of these late pick RDs one day !

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10 hours ago, SingleThorn said:

We'll strike pay dirt on one of these late pick RDs one day !

Have to sign the kid and give him a chance outside of junior to see. Even if they just become solid AHL D who can mentor and provide leadership that is better and worth taking the risk vs just cutting bait with players we have developed.

 

Wish him luck, its no easy climb after junior but hope he can carve out some sort of hockey career going forward

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On 4/20/2019 at 7:29 PM, Maniwaki Canuck said:

Real class move the other day, punching that guy as he was being helped off the ice.  Do not want.

? Elaborate

 

No contract? Is he a poor skater?  Bad defender?  He had Good point totals, solid +/-, right hand shot, good size, good playoff numbers.  What gives

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4 hours ago, The 5th Line said:

? Elaborate

 

No contract? Is he a poor skater?  Bad defender?  He had Good point totals, solid +/-, right hand shot, good size, good playoff numbers.  What gives

I think his skating was probably the issue. 

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5 hours ago, The 5th Line said:

? Elaborate

 

No contract? Is he a poor skater?  Bad defender?  He had Good point totals, solid +/-, right hand shot, good size, good playoff numbers.  What gives

His skating wasn't making any ...strides? Not great defensively either.

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14 hours ago, Maniwaki Canuck said:

From the way the guy responded, he obviously did not need any help. You made it sound like the guy was being carried off on a stretcher. Looked to me from the amount of energy he showed when Brassard confronted him that he was faking an injury to draw a bigger penalty, which was probably why Brassard confronted him.

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8 minutes ago, WeneedLumme said:

From the way the guy responded, he obviously did not need any help. You made it sound like the guy was being carried off on a stretcher. Looked to me from the amount of energy he showed when Brassard confronted him that he was faking an injury to draw a bigger penalty, which was probably why Brassard confronted him.

Don't bother.  The same people have no problem defending someone like Burrows even though he has done and said terrible things.  It's a game, tempers flare and these are kids.  "A punch".. he stuck his arm out and barely made contact with the guy, then the guy was ready to throw down and Brassard was like "chill out dude". Some people need to find different sports to watch if something like that bothers them.  

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17 hours ago, WeneedLumme said:

From the way the guy responded, he obviously did not need any help. You made it sound like the guy was being carried off on a stretcher. Looked to me from the amount of energy he showed when Brassard confronted him that he was faking an injury to draw a bigger penalty, which was probably why Brassard confronted him.

 

17 hours ago, The 5th Line said:

Don't bother.  The same people have no problem defending someone like Burrows even though he has done and said terrible things.  It's a game, tempers flare and these are kids.  "A punch".. he stuck his arm out and barely made contact with the guy, then the guy was ready to throw down and Brassard was like "chill out dude". Some people need to find different sports to watch if something like that bothers them.  

Hey, think whatever you want.  But it was crap judgement on Brassard's part and hurt his team. 

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44 minutes ago, Maniwaki Canuck said:

 

Hey, think whatever you want.  But it was crap judgement on Brassard's part and hurt his team. 

Real crap post on your part. Describing a shove as a punch and pretending he attacked someone who was injured and helpless when that was obviously not true. Truth doesn't mean too much to you, does it?

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6 minutes ago, Maniwaki Canuck said:

The truth, gotta love it. 

How would you know? Maybe you should try it sometime.

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17 hours ago, Maniwaki Canuck said:

 

Hey, think whatever you want.  But it was crap judgement on Brassard's part and hurt his team. 

Maybe questionable judgment, but I don’t think he really hurt his team.

 

That game was pretty much decided at that point with Niagara down 6-3, three minutes remaining in regulation, and the Ice Dogs heading to the PK for the remainder (Robertson was getting 5 and a game for the hit on Neumann).

 

Brassard had been playing a really effective agitator role all playoffs. He’d thrown a lot of guys off their games and goaded them into retaliations and penalties. And somehow he managed to sneak in all his nasty work while only putting his team short handed for 4 minutes for the entire playoffs (no small feat considering all the shenanigans he’d gotten up to). 

 

No reason for him to stop doing what he was doing. The boos he was drawing from opponent fans all playoffs spoke to how effective he’d been in his role. Maybe it wasn’t a good idea to throw a punch in that moment (especially one that ended up clocking the trainer by accident). But Neumann was giving as good as he got, chirping pretty hard, and clearly wasn’t really all that hurt. Gamesmanship on both sides.

 

And at the time, it really looked a lot like a dive (although the second angle showed it was a really dangerous hit by Robertson and deserving of the match penalty and suspension). But Neumann was clearly ready and willing for a confrontation, and really no reason for Brassard not to indulge him (and then even try to draw a penalty when he got Neumann to drop his gloves). Rat move, for sure, but that’s the role Brassard was playing (and he’d helped his team much more than he hurt them with such antics in previous games).

 

What really hurt Niagara was Kyle Keyser posting a 0.940 save percentage for the Generals. That  combined with Dhillon only managing a 0.886 sv% for the Ice Dogs. Lose the goaltending battle by that wide a margin, and it’s nearly impossible to win a playoff series.

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4 minutes ago, -Vintage Canuck- said:

 

We got Petey in that draft, so it's a big win draft for us regardless of these two plugs.  

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Meanwhile..we might toss this 28 pg novella onto the burnin' pile. Ain't yesterday's news, today's fish-wrap?

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On 6/1/2019 at 11:20 AM, Fred65 said:

They're not plugs. They may not be NHL players of the future but they're young men who have worked extremely hard to become what they have and deserve our respect

https://www.espn.com/nhl/news/story?page=campbell1113

 

Of all the kids that make it through Jrs, college, EU hockey; only 5% ever reach the NHL.  Like you said, years and years of developing their craft

and most of them don't even get a whiff at the AHL.

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