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#1 AUWingsFan

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 12:46 PM

Ok, so I have been reading the rumors that Blake might be coming here, and some on this board have seemed pretty excited about it. I was just curious as to if he is a gritty guy willing to work the corners (because these guys seem to be key and what we've missed the past few years in the playoffs)?? I was hoping that we'd be getting Bertuzzi, but I'm trying not to get my hopes up on him, and if Blake can be had for a decent price and is willing to work in the corners I say bring him on in!

Personally, I'd love to have a big guy with a scoring touch who will drop the gloves, but honestly, if we're just looking at someone for a playoff run then really I think we only really need some guys who are willing to muck it out in the corners and get the dirty goals. So if anyone can shed some light on Jason Blake and how gritty his game is I'd appreciate it. thanks!

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 01:13 PM

Islanders fans seem to think Blake is selfish but an extremely hard worker. Sounds weird but he's supposed to be totally reckless to himself on the ice.
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Posted 27 February 2007 - 01:14 PM

Not gritty per say but he is a sparkplug and does dig for the puck

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 01:17 PM

There are no fights in the Playoffs.

On TSN they just said that there were none outside of the first round last year.

Would you people stop clammering for a worthless player addition, and learn the real meaning of Grit.
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Tootoo does NOT belong on this team. He is classless and I would rather see the Wings be bad than classless. I feel the same way about Bertuzzi as well, but he at least CAN make the team better. With Tootoo the team becomes worse and in danger of being classless. Would you have liked Claude on the team? Or Roy? No. So why would you be okay with that POS.

This thread has been closed due to emotions being higher than people's ability to read, interpret, and properly respond to simple posts.

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 01:23 PM

Free Press released an article saying the Islanders offered Detroit Blake. I say take it. Then get a fighter. After that, were set for playoff time. Blake has 29 goals this year, he's the spark needed for the second line. Now, he doesn't have size, nor is he gritty, but he's fast, can score, and is a relentless forechecker..I'd get on it..

Edited by CMatt89, 27 February 2007 - 01:24 PM.


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Posted 27 February 2007 - 01:25 PM

QUOTE(CMatt89 @ February 27, 2007 - 01:23PM) View Post

Free Press released an article saying the Islanders offered Detroit Blake. I say take it. Then get a fighter. After that, were set for playoff time. Blake has 29 goals this year, he's the spark needed for the second line. Now, he doesn't have size, nor is he gritty, but he's fast, can score, and is a relentless forechecker..I'd get on it..

link???

#7 GordieSid&Ted

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 01:30 PM

QUOTE(CMatt89 @ February 27, 2007 - 01:23PM) View Post

Free Press released an article saying the Islanders offered Detroit Blake. I say take it. Then get a fighter. After that, were set for playoff time. Blake has 29 goals this year, he's the spark needed for the second line. Now, he doesn't have size, nor is he gritty, but he's fast, can score, and is a relentless forechecker..I'd get on it..



IMO, Blake is very gritty for a player of his skill and size. One would think he can't possibly be gritty cause he's so small but that isn't true. He works hard in the corners and he is a fiesty type. He doesn't take alot of s*** and abuse. Quite frankly i've seen alot of him with his visor are foggy and helmet pushed up over the top of his head because he's always in the middle of scrums. He'll pleasantly surprise people with his grit factor. Of course we still need to trade for him don't we.


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Posted 27 February 2007 - 01:32 PM

http://freep.com/app...0/1053/SPORTS05

Heres the link saying Detroit has been offered Blake

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 01:34 PM

Blake reminds me of Draper, except with better hands. I don't think he's quite as good defensively, but he's very quick and he gives a lot of effort every shift.



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Posted 27 February 2007 - 01:34 PM

thanks cmatt

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 01:35 PM

Nashville has just made a huge offer for Blake per Eklund. I know... but it seems like all our rivals are trying to snap up any chance we have to obtain that scoring winger with grit... This sucks!
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"We were one of the teams that had the least amount of fights last year. You don't want your best players fighting. But Brendan was certainly a physical presence. Playing on Pavel Datsyuk's line, he obviously created some space for Pavel. That's something we're going to have to monitor," said Ken Holland.


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Posted 27 February 2007 - 01:37 PM

QUOTE(NAVYWING @ February 27, 2007 - 01:35PM) View Post

Nashville has just made a huge offer for Blake per Eklund. I know... but it seems like all our rivals are trying to snap up any chance we have to obtain that scoring winger with grit... This sucks!



He also said Guerin would be a Wing last night...

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 01:38 PM

QUOTE(Majsheppard @ February 27, 2007 - 01:17PM) View Post

There are no fights in the Playoffs.

On TSN they just said that there were none outside of the first round last year.

Would you people stop clammering for a worthless player addition, and learn the real meaning of Grit.
Before you, nobody even mentioned fights. No fights outside the first round? What, the first round doesn't count now?! In 2004 there were several fights in the finals. Simon and Roy, Stillman and Ference, Iginla and Lecavalier.

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 01:41 PM

o man....do it. get blake. Then pick up Bertuzzi if possible....or maybe Mayers...


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Posted 27 February 2007 - 01:41 PM

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He also said Guerin would be a Wing last night...


No, he said we were the front-runners.
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Ugh.

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 01:43 PM

btw, nice find CMatt


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Posted 27 February 2007 - 01:44 PM

I would like to see Blake on this roster. He has good hands and full of energy. The spark that I think this team could use. If you can get him at the right price then I say do it Kenny.



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Posted 27 February 2007 - 01:52 PM

Eklund is reporting Blake to Nashville now lol

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 01:53 PM

o man......please not Nashville. No more for Nashville! I'm suprised they have any more to spend.


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Posted 27 February 2007 - 01:56 PM

thanks for the responses everyone! I hope people understand I was asking because I know that there are less fights in the playoffs and as such we wouldn't need a fighter but someone to muck it up when teams just want to grind it out to keep the wings from playing their style............hopefully something will be done to improve the team for the playoffs.





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