11-07-2003, 05:42 PM
Why is he in the minors? He has to be good enough to make a youthful roster like the Sharks. Being a Stars fan it hurts to see a guy who I loved seeing in a Stars uniform in the AHL during his prime. I know he has been somewhat of a disappointment, but the minors?
11-07-2003, 07:29 PM
He was one of Deanos and Sutters guys. He does not fit in with the plans any more that simple. Michalek earned a roster spot but he has been injured, same with Ekman. He's overpayed, Harvey makes alot of money for what he does. The Sharks said he's free to go search for a trade on his own.
The reason Harv is in the minors is because he refused to restructure his contract when asked during the summer. I don't blame him for refusing .. the contracts that athletes get are based upon what they have accomplished, and Harvey earned his dough. I don't believe the sharks sent him to the minors simply because he didn't fit into the new system because he isn't fast enough (as portrayed in the media) ... they were pissed he didn't play their $$ game. This is the ugly side of the sport.
Last year Harvey was one of the top +- (second behind sturm?), playing almost every game on a line that doesn't score (and sturm's line scores). When the league kept track of hits, he was always high on the list. I've felt like he has been doing what he is supposed to pretty well. He doesn't score much, but that isn't really his role.
I like Harvey, and I'd like to see him back. Almost impossible this happens because the sharks are a team loaded with 3rd and 4th line guys, so they don't need to play him. As usual though, the sharks shot themselves in the foot by doing this by guaranteeing that Harvey has no trade value .. much as they have done with Kipper by not playing him at all. Oh well.
11-12-2003, 06:40 PM
The reason Harv is in the minors is because he refused to restructure his contract when asked during the summer.
11-13-2003, 04:20 PM
I almost ask, is a source necessary? In the end, yes, but the re-structuring speculation fits the mold. Todd Harvey isn't THAT slow. It wasn't that long ago that Harvey was a good, really good, third line player. I hope he can find a trade and get back onto a third line and get his confidence up. He was really good with New York. (Good ol' Matt Barnaby seems to have found himself again in New York. I wonder how he'd do with the Islanders, since he has the Sabres taken care of already.)