Matt Hendricks signs 1yr contract with Jets.

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  1. Whileee

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    I think a line with Petan and Armia (along with Copp or Dano) would be an excellent idea, and I don't know why it hasn't been tried more.

    Maurice's deployment of personnel continues to puzzle and frustrate me.
     
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    It's meme level at this point.
     
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    waaaaaait a second armia on 4th line? isn't armia the only guy on the bottom six to record a goal this year? I think Maurice is trolling us
     
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    I want to book a flight to Winnipeg so that I can bathe in the presence of his glory. The savior is here boys!
     
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    Hint...... you need to go to Pittsburgh. The team has already left Winnipeg ;)
     
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    JetsFan815 PLEASE STOP PASSING FROM DZONE FOR TIPIN @ REDLINE

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    If only my ex loved me as much as TNSE and Maurice seem to love Hendricks :(
     
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    I'm fairly certain I've heard all the same things said about guys like Thor or Stuart in the past so I'm hardly going to rate that as anything special with regards to leadership.
     
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    The amount of fretting that goes on around a player who has yet to play a single minute for this team is truly amazing.
     
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    I propose that his nickname be changed from Hendy to the wizzard.

    This guys skates have been pumped so big by Maurice and the local media its beyond silly.

    If the Jets are relying on a 36 yr old to bring energy to the lineup this team has some deep issues.

    Should be fun to watch bis debut. I assume TSN will have a wizzard cam on him for the entire game. Gordie Howe hat trick incoming.
     
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    Yeah, it’s only outdone by the amount of BS spouted about the guy’s potential massive “glue guy/leadership” contribution. Can’t help but notice nobody describing what a fantastic dude Hendricks is ever has anything to say about his on-ice contribution...which is really far far far more important than how well he tells a joke in the room.
     
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    I agree that's it's a bit much considering how poor the rest of the bottom 6 have been so far but we did get to see a bit in pre season. Imo he was the worst Jet the few times we did see him.

    Can't complain that he is playing but I am expecting less from him than any other player on the Jets.
     
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    To each his own....but I do wish people would stop bringing up the whole glue just like Thor stuff.
     
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    If by "people" you mean Maurice and TNSE's hype men in the media then we agree 100%
     
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    When has Maurice ever said that he's just like Thor? And I've never heard him use the term glue either.
     
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    Wonder who Vegas is using for glue ?
     
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    Is Hendricks partly responsible for improved jets this year? Is his locker room presence that big a deal?

    I think he may be 10% responsible along with 70% goaltending and improved defensive play for 20%.
     
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    I'm not sure.
    He brings so little on the ice.
    Can't we just pay him to hang around the locker room and skate at practices with the guys.
    It seems like his biggest contributions are not made on the ice.

    Mo love will keep him in the lineup over other players who deserve to play ahead of him. Perhaps his old frame will break down. Injuries may be the only way to get him out of the starting line up?

    He's taking away playing time for guys who may be here for years to come.
    He made one nice play tonight early in the game and then was essentially a non factor the rest of the game (unless you count a big hit way behind the play)
     
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    That's exceedingly generous. Goaltending is definitely the major contributor to our overall record (though I wonder how much better we're actually playing). But you're forgetting about all our young players maturing (that's probably 20% of our improvement, I don't see a massive improvement in defensive play), and the big addition by subtraction by getting rid of Thorburn and Stuart. Adding Kulikov, and Poolman's rise also means Chariot gets bumped down the chart. The schedule is vastly better this year, and injuries are way less. I'm sure I'm even missing more factors that have greater impact than locker room presence.

    A guy like Schiefele will have a greater effect on the locker room than any 4th liner because in addition to his "intangibles" & great personality he actually has tangible positives. If you want someone that's funny in the locker room, I'd rather add someone like Ovechkin than Thorburn... if you want someone with leadership presence Wheeler will impact the team far more than Stuart.

    Maybe 1% of the Jets' improvement is due to any sort of morale boost across the board.

    Maurice said that "Hendricks says all the right things on the bench" - great, he can be an assistant coach or the stick boy and have greater impact (since we'll have a better player on the ice).
     

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