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#1 P. Marlowe

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 03:49 PM

Former Winnipeg Jets defenceman Derek Meech has signed to play with Dinamo Minsk of KHL.

 

Meech was an unrestricted free agent this off-season.

 

In 144 career NHL games, Meech scored four goals and 17 points.

 

The five-foot-11, 200-pound blue-liner was originally drafted by the Red Wings in the seventh round of the 2002 NHL Draft.

 

 

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 04:15 PM

I always hoped he'd turn out to be the next Mathieu Dandenault.

 

 

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 04:39 PM

I like Meech!  Good luck in the KHL!



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 07:42 PM

Good luck in the KHL it will be a huge culture shock for him, so hopefully he can make enough money there and go to one of the nicer leagues in europe after that (Sweden or Switzerland).

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#5 Franzine

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 07:51 PM

Meech a #1?



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 08:07 PM

Meech a #1?


In the KHL? Probably

Oh this young man has had a very trying rookie season, with the litigation, the notoriety, his subsequent deportation to Canada and that country's refusal to accept him, well, I guess that's more than most 21-year-olds can handle... Ogie Ogilthorpe!


#7 achildr1

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 08:42 PM

In the KHL? Probably


Doubt it.

#8 St. Michael (the Red Wing)

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 08:49 PM

Doubt it.

 

In the KHL? Meech is cleary a #1 or #2 d-man. 



#9 The Axe

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 09:19 PM

You never know. This guy may be bacl at age 30 as a legot NHLer. No reason to be unkind to Meech.

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 09:25 PM

I think his game will translate well to the KHL.  He was always a good skater, and with all that time and space he might make a difference for his team.  Good luck to him. 


Good luck in the KHL it will be a huge culture shock for him, so hopefully he can make enough money there and go to one of the nicer leagues in europe after that (Sweden or Switzerland).

 

Whatever dude, I've actually been to Russia and it's awesome over there.  Obviously I wouldn't want to live there for peanuts, but if you're a millionaire, that place is like a god send.  Meech will have a killer time there with all the black market champagne, caviar, and beautiful blonde women that money can buy.  And with the exchange rates as they are, his salary will buy a TON of champagne, caviar, and women.  I envy Derek Meetch. 


GMRwings:  "Well, in other civilized countries, 16 years old isn't considered underage.  For instance, I believe the age of consent is 16 in Canada.  There's some US states where it's 16 as well.  

 

Get off the high horse.  Not like she was 10."

 

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 10:27 PM

Always liked Meech. Got to see him quite a bit here in St John's the past 2 years, great guy. Wish him only the best.


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Posted 14 July 2013 - 10:41 PM

He seemed like a good kid.  He got his cup, and he gets to do what he loves for a living.  Can't beat that.

 

I wish him nothing but happiness.



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 11:47 PM

Always liked Meech. Got to see him quite a bit here in St John's the past 2 years, great guy. Wish him only the best.

 

hahah same here. was always great to regularly see a former wing. always rooted for him on the ice caps



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Posted 15 July 2013 - 06:15 AM

O meech..

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 09:18 AM

At least now we can rest easier that Holland won't sign him.



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Posted 15 July 2013 - 10:54 AM

I hope he makes out well over there. He seemed like a decent team guy when he was with the Wings.
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