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Re: 4th Line Center
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2011, 01:25:35 PM »
Seeing as Wilson really limits the playing time of the 4th line anyway does the centre really have to be a big guy and a fighter?

The wingers on the 4th line can be the fighters.

I would rather see a face off expert in this role. 

I think back to when they brought Zezel back for just that.

Surely there is someone out there that can fill that role.

If Wilson was a 4 line coach it would be a different story. 

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Re: 4th Line Center
« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2011, 01:35:48 PM »
Chris Durno
Age: 30
Date of birth: October 31, 1980
Place of birth: Scarborough, Ont, Canada
Ht: 6-4 Wt: 205
http://forecaster.faceoff.com/faceoff/hockey/player.cgi?6281
52.5 faceoff win%

He's a UFA. I know nothing about this guy. Saw him mentioned on Twitter (maybe not seriously). Looks like an AHLer .. maybe a poor man's Brown who doesn't skate as well
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Re: 4th Line Center
« Reply #17 on: July 11, 2011, 01:44:22 PM »
Chris Durno
Age: 30
Date of birth: October 31, 1980
Place of birth: Scarborough, Ont, Canada
Ht: 6-4 Wt: 205
http://forecaster.faceoff.com/faceoff/hockey/player.cgi?6281
52.5 faceoff win%

He's a UFA. I know nothing about this guy. Saw him mentioned on Twitter (maybe not seriously). Looks like an AHLer .. maybe a poor man's Brown who doesn't skate as well

downgoesbrown did a piece on Durno a couple years back... I don't remember the story but I remember it being quite interesting. - I know he's very high on him for one reason or another.

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Re: 4th Line Center
« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2011, 01:52:18 PM »
Chris Durno
Age: 30
Date of birth: October 31, 1980
Place of birth: Scarborough, Ont, Canada
Ht: 6-4 Wt: 205
http://forecaster.faceoff.com/faceoff/hockey/player.cgi?6281
52.5 faceoff win%

He's a UFA. I know nothing about this guy. Saw him mentioned on Twitter (maybe not seriously). Looks like an AHLer .. maybe a poor man's Brown who doesn't skate as well

downgoesbrown did a piece on Durno a couple years back... I don't remember the story but I remember it being quite interesting. - I know he's very high on him for one reason or another.

Maybe as a joke when it started (and maybe still is)
http://www.downgoesbrown.com/2009/05/gary-leeman-denis-savard.html

But it turns out that he isn't small - not a bad size, he hits and wins faceoffs. But he could easily still be a slug. I don't know the guy at all.

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Re: 4th Line Center
« Reply #19 on: July 11, 2011, 01:57:50 PM »
Chris Durno
Age: 30
Date of birth: October 31, 1980
Place of birth: Scarborough, Ont, Canada
Ht: 6-4 Wt: 205
http://forecaster.faceoff.com/faceoff/hockey/player.cgi?6281
52.5 faceoff win%

He's a UFA. I know nothing about this guy. Saw him mentioned on Twitter (maybe not seriously). Looks like an AHLer .. maybe a poor man's Brown who doesn't skate as well

downgoesbrown did a piece on Durno a couple years back... I don't remember the story but I remember it being quite interesting. - I know he's very high on him for one reason or another.

Maybe as a joke when it started (and maybe still is)
http://www.downgoesbrown.com/2009/05/gary-leeman-denis-savard.html

But it turns out that he isn't small - not a bad size, he hits and wins faceoffs. But he could easily still be a slug. I don't know the guy at all.

Yup... that's the pience. Funny, dgb tweets today;

DownGoesBrown Down Goes Brown
(For those confused about why Chris Durno must become a Maple Leaf, check here: http://bit.ly/76VP8U. About halfway down.)
2 hours ago

DownGoesBrown Down Goes Brown
Brian Burke. He's the GM of the Leafs who should be working on signing Chris Durno right now. RT @Zeluan: @DownGoesBrown WHO?
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Down Goes Brown
DownGoesBrown Down Goes Brown
Look, I defended Brian Burke on the Afghanistan thing and the "he's too distracted" accusations, but WHY HASN'T HE SIGNED CHRIS DURNO YET?
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Re: 4th Line Center
« Reply #20 on: July 11, 2011, 02:14:16 PM »
Sadly on the UFA market, I haven't seen much any better (though like Durno, there's a few I don't know).

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Re: 4th Line Center
« Reply #21 on: July 11, 2011, 06:25:15 PM »
mirtle James Mirtle
Leafs are still in talks with Darryl Boyce about a new contract. Could be real battle for bottom six forward role in camp.
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Re: 4th Line Center
« Reply #22 on: July 11, 2011, 06:36:54 PM »
mirtle James Mirtle
Leafs are still in talks with Darryl Boyce about a new contract. Could be real battle for bottom six forward role in camp.
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Wouldn't mind him as a Marlie and for depth. There's probably a case to be made that he's better than the unsigned UFAs.

But I'd prefer at least one more NHL center option that appears to be better than Boyce. I don't think Lombardi will be around any time soon if ever. Connolly is an injury risk. If he goes down with Bozak or Grabbo, the team could go into a lull and once again, be in a hole too deep to crawl out of for playoff contention. Maybe trade is the only answer.

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Re: 4th Line Center
« Reply #23 on: July 11, 2011, 06:42:11 PM »
mirtle James Mirtle
Leafs are still in talks with Darryl Boyce about a new contract. Could be real battle for bottom six forward role in camp.
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Wouldn't mind him as a Marlie and for depth. There's probably a case to be made that he's better than the unsigned UFAs.

But I'd prefer at least one more NHL center option that appears to be better than Boyce. I don't think Lombardi will be around any time soon if ever. Connolly is an injury risk. If he goes down with Bozak or Grabbo, the team could go into a lull and once again, be in a hole too deep to crawl out of for playoff contention. Maybe trade is the only answer.

Fernando Pisani? He managed 60 games on a quality Chicago team last year. He's just a  fairly familiar name and I bring him name up having no idea how he's been as a player over the last couple years.

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Re: 4th Line Center
« Reply #24 on: July 11, 2011, 06:50:40 PM »
Yeah...I guess they really didn't think Hanson could fill that role, eh?

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Re: 4th Line Center
« Reply #25 on: July 12, 2011, 09:30:27 AM »
Zigomanis.

Fills the role in every way other than size.   Faceoffs, speed, checking, PK.  AND DON CHERRY EFFING LOVES HIM. 

Now if he would just drop the Cheetah power surge endorsement. 

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Re: 4th Line Center
« Reply #26 on: July 12, 2011, 10:00:42 AM »
Do not worry about 4th line centre as long as he paid under 1 mil and can mix it up a bit

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Re: 4th Line Center
« Reply #27 on: July 12, 2011, 07:58:06 PM »
Zigomanis.

Fills the role in every way other than size.   Faceoffs, speed, checking, PK.  AND DON CHERRY EFFING LOVES HIM. 

Now if he would just drop the Cheetah power surge endorsement.

He's officially signed, so I guess it is a possibility...

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Re: 4th Line Center
« Reply #28 on: July 12, 2011, 08:05:22 PM »
Mike Zigomanis
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Tuesday, July 12th, 2011
Fresh off signing a 1-year contract to stay with the Maple Leafs, the Toronto-native joins the Gord Stellick Show to discuss the upcoming year and what he learned last season.
http://www.fan590.com/ondemand/media.jsp?content=20110712_133234_7464

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Re: 4th Line Center
« Reply #29 on: July 12, 2011, 08:40:22 PM »
I know he's old but would John Madden float any boats? Good checking center, decent on faceoffs.
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Re: 4th Line Center
« Reply #29 on: July 12, 2011, 08:40:22 PM »