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 Post subject: Re: Ryan Reaves
PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:56 pm 
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bam morris wrote:
came here to see what u knowledgable folks thought..more I see bout this the more I like..dude is tough bad ass!...watching pens in playoffs I kept wondering where our bad asses were to kick some ass and stop the mauling of sid!! I welcome this cat! dude looks fast too when needed.. I bet he turns into good scorer on pens instead of the laboring st louis offense too.like some here suggested I bet sully sid and gino all exspressed we need a bad hombre to help out at times! should be fun to watch!!

I think it's also important to note that we had to get physical to beat Ottawa, so Reaves can help us be a better balanced team.


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 Post subject: Re: Ryan Reaves
PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:58 pm 
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You guys have a ton of of faith that bones or Cullen resigns? Not me. I think Cullen is done and bones hasn't gotten paid in his NHL career and a team like NyR has a severe need for a guy like him. Heck even LV might throw a ton of cash at him. This is very concerning for me, especially when Sid and Geno aren't really the bastions of health


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 Post subject: Re: Ryan Reaves
PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:59 pm 
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Suwanee88 wrote:
bam morris wrote:
came here to see what u knowledgable folks thought..more I see bout this the more I like..dude is tough bad ass!...watching pens in playoffs I kept wondering where our bad asses were to kick some ass and stop the mauling of sid!! I welcome this cat! dude looks fast too when needed.. I bet he turns into good scorer on pens instead of the laboring st louis offense too.like some here suggested I bet sully sid and gino all exspressed we need a bad hombre to help out at times! should be fun to watch!!

I think it's also important to note that we had to get physical to beat Ottawa, so Reaves can help us be a better balanced team.



Again, this guy is Kunitzs replacement at a fraction of the price


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 Post subject: Re: Ryan Reaves
PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:10 pm 
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You guys have a ton of of faith that bones or Cullen resigns? Not me. I think Cullen is done and bones hasn't gotten paid in his NHL career and a team like NyR has a severe need for a guy like him. Heck even LV might throw a ton of cash at him. This is very concerning for me, especially when Sid and Geno aren't really the bastions of health


I have faith in the front office to get done what they need to get done because they haven't let me down yet. They'll find the centers they need.

I don't think Cullen is done. I think he could perform at a very good level, for one-two more years AT LEAST. He showed that much to me in the Finals. Maybe HE wants to retire, but he can still play.

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 Post subject: Re: Ryan Reaves
PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:12 pm 
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After watching the clips, Reaves reminded me of this :



Great doc, if you haven't already seen it.

I didn't look for vids of Reaves actually 'playing' hockey.

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 Post subject: Re: Ryan Reaves
PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:49 pm 
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I'm seeing a lot of skill for a big man known for enforcing. He can skate, and-- when given opportunities with the puck, he has a terrific slap shot and a deadly, quick release snapper. He's been playing as a 4th liner-- but if he gets a chance to play with the Sids-Genos-Kessel-Guentzels-Shearys of the world, he can score.

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 Post subject: Re: Ryan Reaves
PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:51 pm 
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Donnie Brasco wrote:
Suwanee88 wrote:
bam morris wrote:
came here to see what u knowledgable folks thought..more I see bout this the more I like..dude is tough bad ass!...watching pens in playoffs I kept wondering where our bad asses were to kick some ass and stop the mauling of sid!! I welcome this cat! dude looks fast too when needed.. I bet he turns into good scorer on pens instead of the laboring st louis offense too.like some here suggested I bet sully sid and gino all exspressed we need a bad hombre to help out at times! should be fun to watch!!

I think it's also important to note that we had to get physical to beat Ottawa, so Reaves can help us be a better balanced team.



Again, this guy is Kunitzs replacement at a fraction of the price

and the bolded is exactly what I thought upon hearing this news. I think he might have more offensive skill than Kunitz at this point of their respective careers.

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 Post subject: Re: Ryan Reaves
PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:59 pm 
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I posted this already, but here's a reminder of what Reaves can do -- Not many "enforcers" can skate and score like this:



PS: THAT SCORING PLAY COMES AGAINST SCHULTZ/MURRAY -- not chopped liver!


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 Post subject: Re: Ryan Reaves
PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:01 pm 
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Jeemie wrote:
Donnie Brasco wrote:
You guys have a ton of of faith that bones or Cullen resigns? Not me. I think Cullen is done and bones hasn't gotten paid in his NHL career and a team like NyR has a severe need for a guy like him. Heck even LV might throw a ton of cash at him. This is very concerning for me, especially when Sid and Geno aren't really the bastions of health


I have faith in the front office to get done what they need to get done because they haven't let me down yet. They'll find the centers they need.

I don't think Cullen is done. I think he could perform at a very good level, for one-two more years AT LEAST. He showed that much to me in the Finals. Maybe HE wants to retire, but he can still play.


Agree with Jeemie - FO will do what they see as necessary and they will get it done.

No, I have little confidence that Cullen/Bonino will be back.

But I had NO confidence in Sundquist as the 3rd line center.

I see Carter Rowney as 4th line Center for now -- and we need a 3rd line C -- plenty of time to find one.

We found Bonino previously - we can find his replacement too. It shouldn't be that hard, just as it wasn't that hard to find Bonino in the first place.


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 Post subject: Re: Ryan Reaves
PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:43 pm 
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I think Bonino is a HUGE part of the TEAM fabric. I wouldn't be surprised if he is back.

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