Blue Jackets Forward Sonny Milano Has Accepted a Qualifying Offer from the Team for the 2019-20 Season

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Doggy's picture

Sonny need some quick cash to pay his attorney and accept anything the CBJ threw at him?

In all seriousness, a one year $875K contract to a guy who still can't establish himself as an NHL guy and still has a battery/Assault charge hanging over his head is more than a fair deal for him.  We know he has some offensive skill but he has to show he is a complete player.

If we could mix Wenny's defensive awareness with Milano's offensive creativity and we might have a complete player.

This word you keep saying...I don't think it means what you think it means.

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CBJMatt's picture

He showed so much promise early in 2017-18, but it just fell off a cliff from there. He was effective with Cleveland last year, but couldn't stay healthy. He was roughly a point-per-game player when he was in though. Stating the obvious, but it's now or never for him. The door is wide open for a shot in Columbus this season.

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Gooner's picture

Sonny has a lot of offensive skill. Hopefully he can round out his game and get back up to the big league.

Gooner

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Doggy's picture

Not comparing Sonny to Bread but having watched Bread as a dynamic offensive player also be so diligent on the defensive end despite his size...no reason Sonny can’t be a more complete player unless it’s simply desire. 

This word you keep saying...I don't think it means what you think it means.

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Q's picture

Sounds like a fair deal for everyone. I hope Sonny can make the club because we will need more offensive skill up and down the lineup this year.

Q

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qbert381's picture

Well, I dont know how much stock anyone here puts in the CORSI %'s but Milano killed it in all 8 games he played with CBJ last year.... its something I guess.

“Because it’s not worth winning if you can’t win big!”

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qbert381's picture

I guess to put it in perspective (again, if you pay attention to these numbers) - Milano was 15th (19th if you sort by Relative vs. For) in the NHL with a CF% - 60.8 / CF% rel - 10.5... The next closest Blue Jacket was Bread at 49th with CF% - 54.8 / CF% rel - 6.7. Now, please don't jump on me, because I understand this is just one number (although his Fenwick was strong as well) but I am just pointing out what is there :-D

“Because it’s not worth winning if you can’t win big!”

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Doggy's picture

Couple things...

1) like you say eight games is not enough of a sample size. 

2) I’d be interested to look at the box scores from those specific eight games and see what the SOGs for the team as a whole were. 

3) Do you know what Sonny’s offensive zone draw percentages were?  My guess is Torts wouldn’t throw him out on the ice very often during defensive zone face offs. 

4) sometimes that stat can be extra deceiving  without looking up the numbers I feel like Sonny cared nothing about shooting percentage  he’d take crazy angle shots every shift  that could be good and bad  I bet the shooting percentage when he was on the ice went down  Rimer was s big fan of talking up how we would win the SOG battle when we were losing on the scoreboard  I’m not impressed  

I love the analytical numbers. So much more telling than older stats like +/- . I was always surprised by how much Saad pushed possession too because he also didn’t seem like a strong defensive player. 

Thanks for the info. 

This word you keep saying...I don't think it means what you think it means.

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qbert381's picture

- Totally agree on the sample size (same with guys like Tex and others... we will see how the work out) at the same time though, Wennberg has given us a massive sample size without much (sorry, this is my continual annoyance with this guy)

- This is how board I am at work right now...

1. CBJ 3 (39 shots) - DET 2 (20 shots) - Sonny Milano - 0 goals / 0 shots / 7:30 TOI

2. CBJ 1 (32 shots) - CAR 3 (35 shots) - Sonny Milano - 0 goals / 2 shots / 7:38 TOI

3. CBJ 5 (35 shots) - COL 2 (27 shots) - Sonny Milano - 0 goals / 1 shots / 9:23 TOI

4. CBJ 5 (32 shots) - FLA 4 (41 shots) - Sonny Milano - 0 goals / 0 shots / 5:53 TOI

5. CBJ 2 (32 shots) - TBL 8 (31 shots) - Sonny Milano - 0 goals / 0 shots / 7:54 TOI

6. CBJ 6 (28 shots) - PHI 3 (35 shots) - Sonny Milano - 1 goals / 1 shots / 9:16 TOI

7. CBJ 1 (38 shots) - CHI 4 (26 shots) - Sonny Milano - 0 goals / 1 shots / 10:32 TOI

8. CBJ 1 (36 shots) - ARI 4 (26 shots) - Sonny Milano - 0 goals / 0 shots / 8:28 TOI (I remember this game being fairly painful to watch)

- Soooo, are you talking about zone starts in your 3rd point? If you are, his oZS% was 60% and his dZ% was 40%

- Shooting percentage was .2 which (again, sample size in mind) is the best on the team... The top 5 on CBJ that have actually played 70+ games:

1. Pierre-Luc Dubois - .16% (82 games)

2. Artemi Panarin - .15% (79 games)

3. Cam Atkinson - .14% (80 games)

4. Oliver Bjorkstrand - .12% (77 games)

5. Nick Foligno - .12% (73 games)

5. Josh Anderson - .12% (82 games)

* If you include Ryan Dzingel .16% and Matt Duchene .18% which I don't because they were not on our team for the entire year they would also be on this list

“Because it’s not worth winning if you can’t win big!”

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