Homework?

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    Okay, enough.  No more baseball, no more debating the MLS's CBA, no more creating space where the deer flies can ask stupid questions about Hope Solo or "Gregory's Daddy."

    You have homework.

    Flames invited Steve Begin to their camp, whenever there will be a camp.  I thought "where'd they find him?"  In the A, in Nashville's system is the answer.  But that made me think:

    Who are the players playing outside the NHL, and who are not currently the property of an NHL team, that the Bruins should invite to camp?  (Yes, I know that no one has seen any of Klaas van Oestenvesterburg-Ahespheffertorgnebal in the SEL, but there are known commodities from past drafts and guys with previous NHL experience who might be worth a look).

    Not just names - please include reasons why you think this guy would have a shot at the Bruins and what role he might play.

    Go.
     
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    Miroslav Satan! If he were up for making an NHL comeback. He's 37, currently playing in the Slovakian league. I have no reason.
     
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    Here's a couple of thoughts -

    Rob Schrempf has gone to the SEL and spent the year as the #1C for Modo.  He always had great hands - the rest was a mystery to him.  He was top 10 in goals and points in the league.  His entire NHL career, he played on just awful teams - the Oilers when they were laying the foundation for their run of first overall picks.  The Islanders pre-Tavares (and some with JT) then a cup of coffee with the Atlanta Lameducks.  Plenty of people made the case that Nash was a great talent suppressed by a bad cast around him.  Might be interesting to see what he could do with better linemates and in a better system - on a camp invite.

    Also in the SEL, Robert Rosen and Richard Gynge were the points and goals leaders.  They play together with AIK.  Gynge has twice put up 28 goals in the SEL, which is about the top for the 52 game SEL (~44 over an 82 game season).  He's only 24 and was never drafted, and you have to think that's partly because he didn't get much exposure as a 17 or 18 yr old.  He did lead Nybro of the Swedish first division in scoring as a 19 yr old, then bounced around a lost season before picking up at a point/game pace over 3 of the next 4 years.  Rosen's a little tiny guy, but the way the game is going now, little tiny quick guys who can score have a bigger niche than they did ten years ago - look at Desharnais in Montreal or even Marchand.  Rosen has also been near the top of the league in scoring for a few years now, but was never drafted.

    There must be a reason they weren't drafted or flagged as real prospects, but when you see them having great success in a high end Euro league, maybe you wonder if they are classic late bloomers?
     
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        Yes the the 1st Miro the hero request of the season. That was quick!
     
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    The most tempting player...now who could that be?  Who could be just sitting there in that den of corruption and low morals that is eastern europe just waiting for you get your hopes up and your guard down, hmmm?  Who do you think?  Is it...Satan?

     
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    ok guilty as charged !  I'll respect your statement.

    I like your idea of Rob Schrempf and thought the same thing on Nash discussions. He can play wing,  right ?
    how about your fave discussion on Yannick Riendeau ? or is it Guy Boucher's favorite ?

    BTW keep your one-liners coming
    i.e. A Lucic 20 and All Sparta .  Love them !!!
     
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    Nikita Alexeev last year played for the Cherepovets Severstal in the KHL. He was the number 8 pick overall by the Lightning in the 2000 Entry Draft.

    I remember watching him in the WJC, ultra talented but it never translated into NHL success. I spoke to a friend of mine who was a goalie in the Lightning system, was traded to Boston (Mike O'Connells last transaction) then retired and now runs his own goalie school in Mass. He told me in training camp that he was the most talented player there and players like St. Louis and Lecavaliar were in awe of his moves.

    From what I understand he had all the tools but was highly unmotivated. Sometimes, they realize this is it and a light comes on and sometimes they just fade away into oblivion. If the Bruins brought him in for a tryout what would they have to lose? I'd see him as a power play specialist if he made the team.
     
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    Nikita Alexeev last year played for the Cherepovets Severstal in the KHL. He was the number 8 pick overall by the Lightning in the 2000 Entry Draft. I remember watching him in the WJC, ultra talented but it never translated into NHL success. I spoke to a friend of mine who was a goalie in the Lightning system, was traded to Boston (Mike O'Connells last transaction) then retired and now runs his own goalie school in Mass. He told me in training camp that he was the most talented player there and players like St. Louis and Lecavaliar were in awe of his moves. From what I understand he had all the tools but was highly unmotivated. Sometimes, they realize this is it and a light comes on and sometimes they just fade away into oblivion. If the Bruins brought him in for a tryout what would they have to lose? I'd see him as a power play specialist if he made the team.
    Posted by kelvana33


    what's his salary in the KHL ?
     
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    Klaas van Oestenvesterburg - Ahespheffertorgnebal is a defensive liability and suks at faceoffs
     
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    EXTRA CREDIT:

    Trent Hunter: Currently an UFA played for the Kings last year in a limited role and bounced back and forth between them and the Monarchs of the AHL. Scored 25 goals with the Islanders in 03-04.

    I always kind of compared him to Micheal Ryder. Not the most graceful skater but a very good shot. Big body, will never be confused with a power forward, but definetly has some touch around the net and is capable of being dangerous in the slot. Again, if he were to come here his biggest contribution would be on the power play.
     
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    Daymond Langkow.
    I know we are deep at center but Langkow can play anywhere in your lineup and still has some skill.  Ive always like how he quietly goes about business and appears to provide positive leadership.
     
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    Carl Soderberg.
     
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    Geoff platt a candian kid playing over in the khl had small stints in the nhl then jumped the pond. He is a center only 5'9 but the kid can score. Could be a solid option for the third line if caron didnt workout. Could see him slotting in on the wing.
     
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    Jay Pandolfo.
    Not much left in the tank, but a sound 2 way player in his day. Not retired, local kid, probably wouldn't make it but certainly worth an invite to camp.

    Well, let me rephrase that, solid defensive player in his day. Could help push the kids with smarts.
     
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    This may sound a little crazy, but Brandon Bochenski. He finished third in scoring in the KHL last season and is finally coming into his own offensively, and is somewhat familiar with the organization already. A tryout and he could prove himself to be a good utility forward and depth player - maybe the third line alongside Kelly and Peverley.
     
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    This may sound a little crazy, but Brandon Bochenski. He finished third in scoring in the KHL last season and is finally coming into his own offensively, and is somewhat familiar with the organization already. A tryout and he could prove himself to be a good utility forward and depth player - maybe the third line alongside Kelly and Peverley.
    Posted by red75

    Chia predicted he would be back in the NHL.

     
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    He falls under the criteria of not current property of an NHL team. I don't know if Carlo Colaiacovo would be around or except a camp invite but I like his game. He is under 30, blocks shots and is a decent hitter. This fits to me under the Julien criteria of "steady not exciting" for a 6 or 7 defenseman. I mention under 30 because of PCs recent late season pickups of Hnidy then Mottau made me nervous.

    Krug and Hamilton during the playoffs might be a bit of concern when it gets into the 2nd and 3rd round. So a vet who can step in like Zanon did last season would be of some comfort. Colaiacovo made $2M last year but is unsigned so who knows if he will attract a ton of attention once the lockout is over or teams are again waiting for the new CBA.

    The Yetiberg still haunts PC LOL
     
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    Klaas van Oestenvesterburg - Ahespheffertorgnebal is a defensive liability and suks at faceoffs
    Posted by JWensink
    Might prove interesting for Jack to deal with that name on a rush up the ice!

     
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    I think they just call him K-Voa or Klaas.

    ... and the rumour is that he's really working on his faceoffs.
     
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    Fedorov is in the KHL.  If the season ever starts, I'd love to see him on the third line instead of (rookie) this season.
     
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    Carl Soderberg.
    Posted by Fletcher1


    Beat me to it!
     
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    [QUOTE]Fedorov is in the KHL.  If the season ever starts, I'd love to see him on the third line instead of (rookie) this season.
    Posted by Not-A-Shot[/QUOTE
    Isn't Fedorov eligible for Social Security?

     
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