Brian Lee

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  1. JD1

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    interesting throwback interview with Lee today on 1200. Makes you realize as fans how little we know about what is really happening. He had knee issues essentially from the get go and ended up having to walk away from the game as a young man because of it. my perspective was always he stunk and that he stunk himself out of the game because he stunk. listening to the interview he got the old "get out now or you may never walk properly" treatment in his mid 20s and he obviously felt the knees hampered his career. Anyway good story. God Kopitar woulda looked good though lol.
     
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    Senscore You Ripped My Shirt

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    From the get-go as in pre draft?

    Good lord, Muckler.
     
  3. JD1

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    no...pardon me...he said from his second season onwards....he had 3 knee surgeries in his last year in TB
     
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    The thread title captivated me.
     
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    Our #5, our Lidstrom.
     
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    one goal in his last ~150 pro games. (nhl and ahl)
     
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    I actually thought Lee was playing his best defensive hockey when they traded him. He had finally learned to challenge the puck carrier by moving up on him inside his blue line and hitting him or steering him towards the boards instead of skating back almost to his net. The Sens took a shot at a more offensively minded D and that didn't work too well. Lee tried but couldn't fight for beans though (lol).
     
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    I mentioned this in the radio thread too, I liked him (after getting over passing on Kopitar) in his first year hear, and go figure, he lets out that the knee issues started halfway through his 2nd year here. Sucks for him, as it has lasting effects
     
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    danielpalfredsson i dont feel anything anymore

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    I liked him as the fake Undertaker
     
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    Best Sens GIF ever. I can't find his penalty box shrug. I thought the internet never forgets.
     
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    He looked very impressive in his first year. The knee injury matches up with when his play started to stagnate and then eventually decline. I hope he's doing alright.
     
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    Kopitar ... :shakehead
     
  13. DrEasy

    DrEasy Out rumptackling

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    Yeah, I really liked him in his early years, just like I liked Cowen. Both declined due to injury (didn't know that about Lee, but I'm not surprised).

    Very mobile offensively-minded defenseman but with a weak shot.
     
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    i remember when we drafted him the question put to Muckler on the draft floor was ‘is he going to be ready to replace Chara or Redden in 2 years’ and Muckler said ‘he better be’......didn’t work out like that
     
  15. Tnuoc Alucard

    Tnuoc Alucard There's more than 1 side to any story or issue.

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    So would T J Oshie

    2005 NHL Re-Draft - NHL - DraftSite.com
     
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    Don't like their re-draft much, should be more like this

    Sidney Crosby
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    Marc-Edouard Vlasic
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    Tuukka Rask
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    As much as we bemoan the fact that we took Lee over Koiptar we sure aren't alone.

    Can you imagine Anaheim had taken Kopi over Ryan in 2005. Good Lord. Getzlaf and Kopi as 1-2 down the middle for 12-15 years would have been good for multiple Cups, IMO.
     
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    I remember us screaming for Kopitar before the draft though... sigh
     
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    Was his shot ever week. I almost forgot.

    I don't know how a top 10 pick had such a bad shot. It was gomez-like. You see 15 year old kids with better shots.
     
  20. aragorn

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    I never liked Lee & did not want Ottawa to draft him, he was too soft & weak on the puck & got easily pushed around & knocked off the puck constantly. Never saw what Muckler & company saw in this guy. I wanted Kopitar, Neal or Stall, James Neal would have been great with Spezza & Alfredsson.
     
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    Neal was a 2nd round pick, he wasn't considered at 9th overall...
     
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    Marc Staal was the guy i wanted. Man Lee pick was horrible
     
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    Ouch, that draft still hurts. I do remember that strategically speaking, selecting a player in the Redden mold was considered the right thing to begin focusing on. The future given the new league rules was to be away from size on the backend was in favour of skilled puck movers. It wasn’t really the wrong strategic type of pick, and many here I think still agree with that type of draft strategy, just an unfortunate particular player to pick.

    Similar to the Redden Chara decision perhaps except that one i think was really focused on which would allow us to remain under the cap, like the havlat and hossa ones.

    I wonder had we actually drafted Bishop, would we have also traded him before he became good? Maybe more often better to use a 2nd to trade for goalie when needed than to burn a pick on one and wait for him to develop?
     

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