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    Post by Guest on Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:35 am

    Before he loses value!!!!
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    Re: Trade NEIL

    Post by PTFlea on Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:40 am

    Monkhouse wrote:Before he loses value!!!!

    3rd person I've heard say that this morning.

    I love having Neil if it means he's back, but his value will quite possibly never be higher.

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    Re: Trade NEIL

    Post by Guest on Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:44 am

    504Heater wrote:
    Monkhouse wrote:Before he loses value!!!!

    3rd person I've heard say that this morning.

    I love having Neil if it means he's back, but his value will quite possibly never be higher.

    Neil and Shubert for A McDonald....
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    Post by jamvan on Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:45 am

    Monkhouse wrote:Before he loses value!!!!
    Good point.

    Trade Schubert and Neil for Cheechoo
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    Re: Trade NEIL

    Post by jamvan on Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:45 am

    Monkhouse wrote:
    504Heater wrote:
    Monkhouse wrote:Before he loses value!!!!

    3rd person I've heard say that this morning.

    I love having Neil if it means he's back, but his value will quite possibly never be higher.

    Neil and Shubert for A McDonald....
    I'd do that one as well.
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    Re: Trade NEIL

    Post by Cronie on Thu Sep 25, 2008 11:40 am

    Cheechoo or MacDonald would be AWESOME!!

    We have Bass and Carkner AND Yablonski... We'll be fine...

    and good point Monkhouse. you need to strike while the iron is hot, and Neil, assuming he keeps playing like he did last night, will continue to have value...
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    Post by COLLAR UP on Thu Sep 25, 2008 1:44 pm

    While I see why this is being said...one has to look at the financial's as well...

    If Neil continues to play like this...at his 1.2 mil cap hit...he is well worth keeping...

    He is a team motivator and a crowd fav...

    IMO...if he continues to play like this...KEEP HIM...at the very least until February deadline...
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    Re: Trade NEIL

    Post by Riprock on Thu Sep 25, 2008 2:04 pm

    I won't lie, I was one that thought he could very well be traded. After last night that changed.

    Call it flip-flopping if you want, but if you think about it, he does what he needs to. He's tough, he's gritty, he's dirty. He has no problem parking himself in front of the net and taking a pounding all to get a piece of the puck for a deflection or rebound.

    Sure we have Bass and Ruutu, but does it hurt to have all 3? Bass is likely to play under 5 minutes a night, and play some PK time. Ruutu perhaps 3rd or 4th line minutes, same with Neil. And if they add 5-10 goals a piece, even better.

    Neil got a lot of PP time last night and did him well.

    Who knows, at best he could put up Avery numbers.
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    Re: Trade NEIL

    Post by Cronie on Thu Sep 25, 2008 2:24 pm

    I like your point Dash about Neil on the PP.
    A lot of my take on keeping Neil truly rides on him maintaining last night's kind of effort consistently. We all saw him at his proverbial WORST last season, so as long as he doesn't start falling back towards that, I say keep him for at least 2 reasons: financial and I STILL love the 3 punch combo of Neil, Ruutu and Bass! Smile

    Now, with the rumors swirling that he's still trying to iron out an extension, if this is indeed true, and I've been assured it is, it is in Neil's best interests to only improve his play...
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    Post by jamvan on Thu Sep 25, 2008 2:26 pm

    Cronenbergfan wrote:I like your point Dash about Neil on the PP.
    A lot of my take on keeping Neil truly rides on him maintaining last night's kind of effort consistently. We all saw him at his proverbial WORST last season, so as long as he doesn't start falling back towards that, I say keep him for at least 2 reasons: financial and I STILL love the 3 punch combo of Neil, Ruutu and Bass! Smile

    Now, with the rumors swirling that he's still trying to iron out an extension, if this is indeed true, and I've been assured it is, it is in Neil's best interests to only improve his play...
    Neil was told they wouldn't talk until season's end.
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    Post by Riprock on Thu Sep 25, 2008 2:39 pm

    That does give Neil a lot of reasons to elevate his play to the fullest of his abilities.

    Whether it is with the Senators or 29 other teams in the NHL, or abroad (however unlikely), Neil will want to show everyone what he is capable of and more. Obviously it helps when he is given the chance to broaden his play in various situations (PP). Granted, it is pre-season, and everyone who is nobody can score goal after goal, but can't seem to cut it with the big team full-time (Bochenski, Hamel).

    Looks like our PP units could look like:

    Heatley-Spezza-Alfredsson

    Winchester-Vermette-Neil ?

    Not much Fisher time is there....
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    Post by Mosky on Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:36 pm

    Neil would be great there, and hope to see him put up the PP time. For now, lets keep him, but wait to see what could be on the market come trade deadline time...
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    Re: Trade NEIL

    Post by Acrobat on Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:05 pm

    You have to think that Fisher will be on PP2 once he is better - wouldn't that leave Neil out again?
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    Re: Trade NEIL

    Post by AlfieforPM on Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:37 pm

    I was definately someone who thought that trading Neil (for Barker perhaps) was a great idea during the summer after the Ruuutuuuuu signing but after hearing Murray on the Radio tooday I highly doubt that Chris Neil is going anywhere soon. He wants our bottom 2 lines to be tough as nails to play against and bring the intensity that Neil brings every shift. The more of these types of players the better, in Murray's eyes. The GM knows what he's doing and has a vision of what he wants this team to be and so far, in preseason, his vision has come to fruition. Neil will have a very important role on this year's version of the Senators. If Murray's vision does not come alive then I see Neil being moved in February but as long as this team is competitive and a contender Neil will be an Ottawa Senator.
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    Re: Trade NEIL

    Post by smash88 on Tue Sep 30, 2008 3:38 pm

    Yeah we have to keep Neiler for now... I think he is valuable, he had a bad season last year but I think he will rebound this year... and plus this year he's going to play on an awesome line, should be fun to watch!

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