Showing posts with label The New Guy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The New Guy. Show all posts

Friday, March 6, 2009

Meet The New Guy: Martins Karsums

Inspired by the KB's amusing series of better known as a newbie, I thought we should take a look at the new guy that we've traded for.

Today's New Guy: Martins Karsums #83










The Beginning: Was drafted #64th by the Boston Bruins in 2004 in the 2nd round. He left Latvia and played in the QMJHL for Moncton Wildcats until 2006. He won the Guy Lafleur trophy during the 2006 playoff run for MVP. He then played for the Bruins' AHL affiliate in Providence for two seasons. This year he has played for the Bruins for, count them, 6 games! So far he's not no goals, 1 assist and is a -3. But he did put up 41 points in 43 games played in the AHL this year, so he is a promising forward.

How much does he cost? $825, 000 and he's an RFA this year.

What will he bring? Born February 26, 1986 in Riga, USSR (now Latvia). He's 5' 10" and 198 Pounds. He's a right wing forward.

How did he get here? Came to Tampa with Matt Lashoff in the trade for Mark Recchi.

Interesting Facts?

You spell his name like: Mārtiņš
-He gets points for having not 1, not 2, but 3 accents!
He's not much more interesting than that.

Really I tried.

Besides the face that both of his names are plural.

He probably got made fun of a lot for that growing up.
Much like having two first names, especially when they sounds like girl first names, ie. Jody Shelley of the SJ Sharks. So it could have been worse Martins.
Possible Nicknames?
1. The possum - His name kinda sounds like a possum

Feel free to add more nicknames in the comments. I feel like there should be more, but it may take tonights game and a couple of beers to help contribute.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Meet The New Guy: Noah Welch

Inspired by the KB's amusing series of better known as a newbie, I thought we should take a look at the new guy that we've traded for.

Today's New Guy: Noah Welch #7













The Beginning
: Was drafted #54th overall (2nd round) by the Pittsburgh Penguins during the 2001 Entry Draft. Before being drafted he played 4 years in the NCAA for Harvard University, where he was the captain. After being drafted he spent some time playing for the baby Pens in Wilkes-Barre Scranton before being called up to the Pens. He was then traded to the Florida Panthers during the 2006-2007 season for Gary Roberts, where he again split time between the Panthers and their AHL affiliate. He had two goals during his 29 games with the Panthers.

How much does he cost? $ 750, 000 and he's an RFA this year.

What will he bring? Born August 26, 1982 in Brighton MA, which makes him youngish. He's 6'4" and weighs 212, which means he'll bring some size to our blue line. He's also a left hand shot.

He's had 4 goals during his 56 games in the NHL. At the age of 26 that's not a lot, but he has been sidelined with a shoulder injury for what seems like 2 years.

Interesting Facts?
-He will donate his brain to concussion research to Boston U after he dies.
Well if hockey doesn't work out, at least he'll be remembered for something


-He majored in government at Harvard, and graduated leading Harvard's all time leader in penalty minutes.
So he can take you out on a date and talk about the government! Thrilling..

-In his NHL debut with the Pens he scored two goals. One, he scored on his own net, then he scored against the Montreal Canadiens.
Probably not the best thing to do in your NHL debut...


Possible Nicknames?
1. Juice
1. Grapes