Confirmed with Link: Brett Ritchie a Bruin

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  1. Mr. Make-Believe Pass me another nail

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    Link on the way. 1 year @ $1M it appears.

    Meh.
     
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    Deleted. I know who he is now.
     
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    $1m so you can’t complain. Unfortunately these types of signings are what we’re looking at with all the RFAs.

    But for that short money as a replacement for Acciari there’s no issues here.
     
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    Not the worst signing, doesn't really feel like it was necessary though at least in a vacuum.
     
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    Backes and the buyouts hamstringing Sweeney today. Is what it is. Not many deals I like other than Nyqvist and maybe Donskoi. although both a year longer than I'd like
     
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    Another big body that hits everything for relatively cheap money.
     
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    Cheap physical presence, I like it.
     
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  8. Mr. Make-Believe Pass me another nail

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    Not in a bubble, but with all of the bodies at the bottom of the roster, I hate this deal.
     
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    replacing Acciari i would guess
     
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    My thoughts as well. I vaguely remember him playing in the playoffs- nothing stands out to me in terms of good or bad about Brett. Going by his stats, it doesn't appear that he's as good as Acciari, but then again, I've learned that stats don't always tell the whole story on a player.

    Welcome to the team, Brett!
     
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    I trust our pro scouting so much, they've made so many terrific acquisitions. I guess it's not necessary but they seem to think he'll be a good fit and I have no reason not to trust this. Welcome!
     
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    Solid 4th line replacement of acciari. Not necessarily a fan of the deal tho. Cheap, but was sort of hoping Khulman took over acciari 4th line spot.

    Unless kuhlman is taking over the 2nd line role there’s a lot of 4th line options right now.

    Wagner
    Kuraly
    Nordstrom
    Kuhlman
    Ritchie
    Backes

    Seems like quite the unnecessary log jam, even if backes is moved.
     
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    meh. its not a lot of money so it doesnt really matter but seems like a response to getting physically handled by the Blues. He's not a good player - wouldn't play him over Nordstrom/Wagner/Kuraly or Clifton. Probably a 13th forward at best.
     
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    This might have something to do with his signing
     
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    Ironically it’s his birthday today
     
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    Why would they willingly downgrade?
     
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    Yikes this is not good.
     
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    I wanted to take a chance on brett Ritchie for at least the last 3 years {and hey if this opens the door to get nick Ritchie later I wont complain about that either}

    hes clearly not delivered on his potential in dallas… but honestly that organization didnt give him a lot to work with either. whens the last time they had a second line center as good as krejci?

    dont be fooled by Ritchie's lack of production... this is a 6'4 kid who was thought to be a top 6 type player when he started off his career. he scored 41 goals in 53 games his last season in ohl

    I guess the thing that held him back has been his overall compete level/work ethic... so in a way this is jimmy hayes/brent Connolly 3.0 but unlike those guys we arent paying 2 plus million a year

    brent Connolly is an example of a guy we identified as having upside potential and he just got a 4 year deal because hes now a 22 goal scorer. im very much hoping for the same type of development for Ritchie

    I predict he is being looked at for potential on the wing with krejci or coyle. we got pushed around too much by st louis last year and didnt have the raw size to fight back. Ritchie isnt a really aggressive player but as around 220 pounds he wont be pushed around either.

    I am quite high on this signing
     
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    They have something else in the works?
    Maybe a Euro
     
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    if they play him on line 2 or 3 they won't have to worry about facing St, Louis again.

    I like the signing as a 12 or 13 forward.
     
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    I catch Stars games rarely, is he even capable of top 6 minutes?
     
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    Ritchie can shoot.

    Someone else made the Brett Connolly comparison...

    Connolly commited to playing DF and broke out 2-3 years after Boston.

    Hopefully this is a case where a player finds his scoring touch in Boston.
     
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    No, is that what you expect for 1 M?
     
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    nope, zero expectations here, was more responding/asking to the poster who said the B`s might take a look at him on DK`s wing
     
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    he will get a chance at camp like most guys do... unlike most guys Ritchie always had the raw talent to be projected into this role.

    when mike Knuble joined the bruins he was 26 and had 9 goals and 14 points in 53 games with the rangers that year

    Knuble would go on to have 9 straight seasons with more than 20 goals as a very good top 6 forward.

    theres not a lot of stories like mike Knuble... theres more stories like sandy moger and lee goren and landon Wilson... but there are some like mike Knuble

    lets allow this kid to come to camp before we write him off... lets just limit his potential to 13th forward

    when coyle showed up I said a success would be to see him on the second line and I was called an idiot and that he would be a success if he managed to be a 3rd liner.

    I wonder now if people know what I meant... coyle was a default 3rd liner and by the time playoffs ended many people had seen that his line could be considered the second line.

    lets hope for the best with Ritchie... he is a kid that underachieved. this is his fresh start. lets hope he is our new brett Connolly or mike knuble
     
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