Big winner of Edm-Philly trade: Jeff Woywitka

Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by BrooklynCanuck, Dec 16, 2003.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
View Users: View Users
  1. BrooklynCanuck

    BrooklynCanuck Registered User

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2002
    Messages:
    3,151
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    I ated the purple berries, they taste like burning
    Home Page:
    This trade could not be better for Jeff Woywitka.

    Woywitka gets to move home to Alberta, and out of the Philly system. The team was already choked with defensmen. He got leapfrogged by one of the best defensive prospects to come along in a while in Pitkanen.

    He becomes the clear #1 defensive prospect in the organization. Let's face it, Woywitka deserved to have had a shot at making an NHL roster this year. On almost any other team he would have. Edmonton will certainly give him the shot he should have had, if not this year, definitely out of camp next.

    Woywitka was easily one of the top 5-10 defensive prospects coming into the year. He should have had his shot already, but now he'll get it.
     
  2. Brock

    Brock Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Messages:
    10,930
    Likes Received:
    497
    Trophy Points:
    199
    Location:
    The GTA
    Home Page:
    Couldn't have said it better myself.

    This is an excellent trade for Jeff Woywitka. He was barried in Philly by the barrage of NHL ready defenseman. Heck the Flyers have Dennis Seidenberg playing in the AHL, he'd be a defenseman on pretty much every team in the NHL. Then you throw in of course Pitkanen and Jim Vandermeer.

    Woywitka is an excellent defensive prospect. He isn't flashy, but he's consistent and he gets the job done at both ends of the ice.

    A perfect defenseman for the Oilers future IMO and a possible sound partner for Marc Andre Bergeron.
     
  3. John Flyers Fan

    John Flyers Fan Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Messages:
    22,416
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Home Page:
    Woywitka had his chance this season, and he actually just missed making the team last year.

    He almost definitely would have been on the team next year, it's not like his development has been hampered in any way.
     
  4. BrooklynCanuck

    BrooklynCanuck Registered User

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2002
    Messages:
    3,151
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    I ated the purple berries, they taste like burning
    Home Page:
    Not saying the Flyers organization as people hurt his development.

    Saying that their defensive depth did.

    He would have gotten a much longer look in camp this year and maybe the year before on the 25 or so teams that don't have anywhere near the other options that Philly's defensive corps boast.

    In a way it's a compliment to the Flyers system.
     
  5. Mess

    Mess Global Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Messages:
    76,196
    Likes Received:
    1,205
    Trophy Points:
    214
    Home Page:
  6. Jerky Leclerc

    Jerky Leclerc Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Messages:
    7,637
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    Charlize Theron's love sl
    Location:
    Anaheim
    Home Page:
    On the flip side, this is a horrible trade for Corey Perry. I'm sure he is really excited to be a property of the Mighty Ducks right now.
     
  7. BrooklynCanuck

    BrooklynCanuck Registered User

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2002
    Messages:
    3,151
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    I ated the purple berries, they taste like burning
    Home Page:
    Depends how you look at it.

    I'd be pretty psyched to have been talked about as being worth a Comrie.

    Also, he can have the, "they'll never talk about trading me after I show 'em what I can do" attitude.
     
  8. Mess

    Mess Global Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Messages:
    76,196
    Likes Received:
    1,205
    Trophy Points:
    214
    Home Page:
    Bad day for Perry all around...He is expecting to get traded any minute while he tries to concentrate at camp to make the team...Then he is cut from the WJC team in the morning just to find out he is back with the team that tried to trade him all week to Edmonton..Only to hear that he is not worth Comrie and that Comrie himself would have to pay the Oilers 2.5 million to take Perry in the trade..

    and all he is doing is basically leading the OHL in scoring..

    Can you feel the love Perry..
     
  9. MephistoIV

    MephistoIV Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2003
    Messages:
    1,366
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Home Page:
    :lol:
     
  10. Jim Bob

    Jim Bob Now do we believe?

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Messages:
    27,425
    Likes Received:
    2,098
    Trophy Points:
    231
    Occupation:
    SW SE
    Location:
    Rochester, NY
    Home Page:
    Looking at the early season returns from the Phantoms, did the Randy Jones signing make Woywitka someone that the Flyers were more willing to deal than in the past?
     
  11. John Flyers Fan

    John Flyers Fan Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Messages:
    22,416
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Home Page:
    I think the play of Randy Jones, as well as the development of Alexandre Picard (Q), Rossario Ruggeri (Q) and Nikita Korovkin (W) gave the Flyers suffecient depth, that they felt Woywitka could be moved for the right deal.

    I'm not suggesting that all of the above will become NHL players, but if one or two llook to be NHL players, that makes the loss of Woywitka more palatable.
     
  12. Brock

    Brock Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Messages:
    10,930
    Likes Received:
    497
    Trophy Points:
    199
    Location:
    The GTA
    Home Page:
    Yeah exactly.

    The flyers system has built up an incredible amount of depth in young defenseman whom are NHL ready and guys who are playing in the AHL and in juniors who could be solid players down the line.
     
  13. ttnorm

    ttnorm Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2003
    Messages:
    508
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Connecticut
    Home Page:
    I thought Jones was the Phantoms best defenseman by far when I saw them play in Bridgeport.
     
  14. Bookman

    Bookman Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Messages:
    7,472
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    frozen north
    Home Page:
    Indirectly, this leads to the Wild getting Eric Chouinard for a 5th rounder, and placing Darby Hendrickson on waivers, so I think the Wild come out of this pretty well too :D
     
  15. Slats432

    Slats432 Registered User

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2002
    Messages:
    12,823
    Likes Received:
    93
    Trophy Points:
    176
    Home Page:
    Let's not forget the Habs who got a 2nd rounder for him in the first place. Considering he was moved somewhere else,(And confirmed market value) you can say that indirectly they did well too.
     
  16. FlyersGuy69

    FlyersGuy69 Registered User

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2002
    Messages:
    8,837
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    purgatory
    Home Page:
    bingo!
     
  17. USC Trojans

    USC Trojans ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ

    Joined:
    May 17, 2002
    Messages:
    13,025
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    LA Oiler fan
    Don't worry, we'll take good care of Woywitka for you.
    Oiler fans will be more appreciative when he takes the spot away from Turd Ferguson.

    but then its MacT, so anything can happen. bah. :cry:
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

monitoring_string = "358c248ada348a047a4b9bb27a146148"