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Why bring a player up to sit?

Postby MarioLives on Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:12 pm

Am I missing something with teams doing this? Why not let them stay down in WBS and play as opposed to bringing them up to be a healthy scratch? Just curious.
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Re: Why bring a player up to sit?

Postby llipgh2 on Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:16 pm

He may not be sitting...

Shelly Anderson just tweeted Letang went off the ice during morning skate, and hasn't come back yet.
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Re: Why bring a player up to sit?

Postby meow on Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:17 pm

Bortuzzo takes a puck to the face in warm-ups. BAM!! Swollen eye and can't play. And you don't have a defenseman scratched, what do you do?
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Re: Why bring a player up to sit?

Postby Rylan on Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:18 pm

meow wrote:Bortuzzo takes a puck to the face in warm-ups. BAM!! Swollen eye and can't play. And you don't have a defenseman scratched, what do you do?


Exactly. It never hurts to have that extra guy. Plus practicing with better players can't hurt too much.
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Re: Why bring a player up to sit?

Postby Froggy on Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:19 pm

llipgh2 wrote:He may not be sitting...

Shelly Anderson just tweeted Letang went off the ice during morning skate, and hasn't come back yet.

Wait, what?
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Re: Why bring a player up to sit?

Postby MarioLives on Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:19 pm

meow wrote:Bortuzzo takes a puck to the face in warm-ups. BAM!! Swollen eye and can't play. And you don't have a defenseman scratched, what do you do?



Good point, thanks!
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Re: Why bring a player up to sit?

Postby meecrofilm on Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:22 pm

llipgh2 wrote:He may not be sitting...

Shelly Anderson just tweeted Letang went off the ice during morning skate, and hasn't come back yet.


Good god no, don't want to see Reese in NHL action.
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Re: Why bring a player up to sit?

Postby Pitt87 on Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:24 pm

meow wrote:Bortuzzo takes a puck to the face in warm-ups. BAM!! Swollen eye and can't play. And you don't have a defenseman scratched, what do you do?


Also gets him time practicing with the NHL squad. Its always good to bring guys up to get time with better players.
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Re: Why bring a player up to sit?

Postby Steve Dave on Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:24 pm

Kunitz gave Letang the explosive diarreah he had last week.
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Re: Why bring a player up to sit?

Postby Luckybreak on Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:26 pm

Steve Dave wrote:Kunitz gave Letang the explosive diarreah he had last week.


Will Letang have an explosion on the score sheet too then?
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Re: Why bring a player up to sit?

Postby guiner on Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:35 pm

Luckybreak wrote:
Steve Dave wrote:Kunitz gave Letang the explosive diarreah he had last week.


Will Letang have an explosion on the score sheet too then?


No, the team has ordered extra glass for the panes behind the net though...
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Re: Why bring a player up to sit?

Postby Pens4Life87 on Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:46 pm

Rewarding a kid who has done well, giving him some extra pocket change as they will make more sitting up in the NHL than playing in the minors, insurance mostly but Im sure they like the extra per diem money and pay at that age.
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Re: Why bring a player up to sit?

Postby Gaucho on Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:51 pm

Pens4Life87 wrote:Rewarding a kid who has done well, giving him some extra pocket change as they will make more sitting up in the NHL than playing in the minors, insurance mostly but Im sure they like the extra per diem money and pay at that age.


Reese is 28 and I doubt that any team calls up a player just so they have to pay him more.
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Re: Why bring a player up to sit?

Postby llipgh2 on Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:22 pm

Shelly tweeted HCDB said Letang is a "game time" decision.
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Re: Why bring a player up to sit?

Postby Defence21 on Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:21 pm

Pens4Life87 wrote:Rewarding a kid who has done well, giving him some extra pocket change as they will make more sitting up in the NHL than playing in the minors, insurance mostly but Im sure they like the extra per diem money and pay at that age.

I'm not sure I understand this. Why would they want to pay him more money? I mean, I can understand the insurance concept: they need an extra d-man in case someone gets hurt or can't play. But why pay more than they have to just to reward a player who, really, hasn't earned a reward of that kind?
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Re: Why bring a player up to sit?

Postby meecrofilm on Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:27 pm

It's not why he was called, so there's no point trying to understand it.
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Re: Why bring a player up to sit?

Postby mac5155 on Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:30 pm

Now he has to pass thru waivers to go back down.
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Re: Why bring a player up to sit?

Postby tfrizz on Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:32 pm

mac5155 wrote:Now he has to pass thru waivers to go back down.

No he doesn't. He cleared waivers at the end of training camp which means he must either play 10 NHL games or spend 30 days on an NHL roster before having to go back through waivers.
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Re: Why bring a player up to sit?

Postby mac5155 on Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:39 pm

tfrizz wrote:
mac5155 wrote:Now he has to pass thru waivers to go back down.

No he doesn't. He cleared waivers at the end of training camp which means he must either play 10 NHL games or spend 30 days on an NHL roster before having to go back through waivers.


The next time I make a factual post about the waivers process will be my first.
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Re: Why bring a player up to sit?

Postby Saskunitz on Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:06 pm

meecrofilm wrote:
llipgh2 wrote:He may not be sitting...

Shelly Anderson just tweeted Letang went off the ice during morning skate, and hasn't come back yet.


Good god no, don't want to see Reese in NHL action.


Looked fine to me. Nice outlet passes and responsible D.
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