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Re: Colby Armstrong bought out.

Postby Old Time Hockey on Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:19 pm

I loved Rico Fata and Konstantin Koltsov
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Re: Colby Armstrong bought out.

Postby pugilist13 on Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:24 pm

TK>>>>Army.
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Re: Colby Armstrong bought out.

Postby shmenguin on Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:33 pm

pugilist13 wrote:TK>>>>Army.

The thing is, even if Armstrong=TK, why bother going down that path.

Oh yeah, forgot...TK's a better fighter also
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Re: Colby Armstrong bought out.

Postby pugilist13 on Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:49 pm

shmenguin wrote:
pugilist13 wrote:TK>>>>Army.

The thing is, even if Armstrong=TK, why bother going down that path.

Oh yeah, forgot...TK's a better fighter also

Correct, and why pick up a guy who takes dumb penalties over and over. Stirs the pot when there's no reason to. Many on this board bash Tootoo and Konopka for the same thing and now want Army back. I dont get it. Not saying i want those guys either, but come on. Army's biggest value to the Pens was being Sid's caddy.
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Re: Colby Armstrong bought out.

Postby FreeCandy44 on Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:41 pm

No....please God no.
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Re: Colby Armstrong bought out.

Postby Malkamaniac on Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:45 pm

Armstrong was never the same since he boarded that guy and hurt him when he played for the Pens.
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Re: Colby Armstrong bought out.

Postby Sarcastic on Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:53 pm

Malkamaniac wrote:Armstrong was never the same since he boarded that guy and hurt him when he played for the Pens.


I haven't watched him much since he left, but you're right. At some point he just started sucking. If we could get him back as he was when he was younger, I'd be all for it.
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Re: Colby Armstrong bought out.

Postby JeffDFD on Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:50 pm

If we dont get a top winger for Sid after he took that new contract to leave money for one...might as well get one of his buddies so he doesn't demand a trade!
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Re: Colby Armstrong bought out.

Postby Hugo Stiglitz on Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:01 pm

You mean guys had intended Army for the 3rd line???

Geez...I didn't even want him here as a 4th liner.
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Re: Colby Armstrong bought out.

Postby pugilist13 on Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:02 pm

Hugo Stiglitz wrote:You mean guys had intended Army for the 3rd line???

Geez...I didn't even want him here as a 4th liner.

Lol, i know right?
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Re: Colby Armstrong bought out.

Postby Hugo Stiglitz on Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:07 pm

I think Army has quickly become the second coming of Morozov
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Re: Colby Armstrong bought out.

Postby JeffDFD on Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:10 pm

Hugo Stiglitz wrote:I think Army has quickly become the second coming of Morozov



2011–12 Ak Bars Kazan KHL 53 21 29 50 24 5 4 2 6 6


WAKE UP CP!!!!
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Re: Colby Armstrong bought out.

Postby Shyster on Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:41 pm

Maybe, if the price is right and his health checks out. Noting that Army has been injured a fair bit the last few years means that he's been no different than Sid, Malkin, and Staal. For the two of those men still here, we don't seem to be holding that against them.

I think Army could play a 3rd or 4th line role on this team. Unlike Kennedy, he can kill penalties, and Army plays with more grit. I'm not sold on Kennedy's future with this team. He was inconsistent last year, and that was mostly playing with a center (Staal) who was and is more offensively talented than Brandon Sutter will be. The Penguin's third line going forward is going to be much more of a pure checking line than it has been up to now. IMO Kennedy fits poorly into that picture.
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Re: Colby Armstrong bought out.

Postby BCG51585 on Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:41 pm

Yeah I mean I have a big time man-crush on Army but realistically, he doesn't fit in at all. There are multiple free agents that provide size, toughness, versatility, and/or experience that that I would sign way before I would sign him. Asham, Sullivan, Park, Prust, and Doan among them.

And guys let's not forget about Jeffrey and Tangradi who are younger, more talented, and have waaaay more upside. They both HAVE TO play this year because otherwise why the hell are they here?
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Re: Colby Armstrong bought out.

Postby MRandall25 on Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:45 pm

Shyster wrote:Maybe, if the price is right and his health checks out. Noting that Army has been injured a fair bit the last few years means that he's been no different than Sid, Malkin, and Staal. For the two of those men still here, we don't seem to be holding that against them.


The problem there is that Armstrong is not Staal, Sid, or Geno.
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Re: Colby Armstrong bought out.

Postby BCG51585 on Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:49 pm

Shyster wrote:The Penguin's third line going forward is going to be much more of a pure checking line than it has been up to now. IMO Kennedy fits poorly into that picture.


Great point. I would like to see somebody else with more size, grit, and penalty killing acumen in that 3rd line winger spot. I see Kennedy as such a tweener now, as the Penguins' roster is currently constructed (and that might ring truer after tomorrow's potential acquisitions). Not good enough to crack top 6; better options for bottom 6.
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Re: Colby Armstrong bought out.

Postby saints11 on Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:03 am

It is premature to speculate as to the nature of the team and the potential lines. However, it seems as if TK maybe on the way out along with Martin. I think the presence of Staal assisted Kennedy in his third line role; however, I think he was exposed as defensively lacking; along with many others, by the Flyers. There are better options available for the 3rd line. TK needs to move on to a team where he can fit into a true second line. Problem here is that we don't have a second line. The Pens have two 1st lines, a third and a fourth...........TK doesn't fit. Could Colby? Although TK might have a higher talent ceiling; Colby might fit into the 3rd/4th role better. That said; there are better options out there than Colby.
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Re: Colby Armstrong bought out.

Postby Hugo Stiglitz on Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:28 am

I don't know why anyone thinks the third line isn't to be that different? I mean obviously we no longer have a 2nd line center playing the 3rd line. We definitely lose out on very special things that Staal brought, but we're still going to have a center who's got the size, defensive ability, faceoff ability and yes...scoring ability. It may not be quite a the offensive ability of Staal, but it's realistically not that far off.
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Re: Colby Armstrong bought out.

Postby jimjom on Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:34 am

Old Time Hockey wrote:I loved Rico Fata and Konstantin Koltsov


Tom Surovy was great too :o
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Re: Colby Armstrong bought out.

Postby brwi on Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:43 pm

Colby sucks and is a scrub. Someone like Tootoo would be a helluva lot better, as would several Pens in the purgatory of NHL/AHL.
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Re: Colby Armstrong bought out.

Postby Kovy27 on Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:38 pm

He's going to Montreal
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Re: Colby Armstrong bought out.

Postby no name on Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:43 pm

Yes in Montreal and playing for Therian, someone he is familair with.
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Re: Colby Armstrong bought out.

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:40 am

that does not make sense, as MT seemed to not like the beaknosed one.
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Re: Colby Armstrong bought out.

Postby socket on Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:31 am

jimjom wrote:
Old Time Hockey wrote:I loved Rico Fata and Konstantin Koltsov


Tom Surovy was great too :o

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