Meh, Connauton, who cares. He's never going anywhere in our system anyway. The second is too much IMO, unless he fits in here and MG can work the magic on him and sign him for a lot less than the $6+ mil a year he's reportedly looking for.
Funny to see kind of. MG finally cracks after the media abuse and gets us the rental he hates doing. I don't think he could stand the criticism on taking 2 years to find a center and had to do something.
I like the guy as a player though so I'll be happy to see him play at least. He's feisty, he can pass, and plays with a bit of grit. All things we needed.He might even get a game or two in at second line center until Kes is back.
Great trade, thank you gillis for getting what we needed without giving up a 1st in a deep draft
Yeah, at least we keep the first and we might even get a second or another first back in the Lou trade.
Edited by Dogbyte, 02 April 2013 - 09:52 AM.
"What players need is the right kind of strength and power. That includes learning to understand that leverage and positioning can be just as important as raw strength when it comes to winning battles in the game. It's more about timing and athleticism --and avoiding injury--than it is about how much you can bench press. I don't know how many times I've seen a guy with the physique of a defensive end line up a guy half his size, only to bounce off when he connects. Sure, there is room in the game for big guys who can throw their weight around. But for the most part, players are smart enough to see them coming--and strong enough to protect the puck when they arrive. There are trainers out there who know how to devlop hockey-specific strength--though a trainer can help only if a player follows the program. All too often, I've seen players sign up with the best trainer, but not show up for their workouts and never to reap the benefits."
Bobby Orr - ORR MY STORY Viking 2013