Canucks Claim Kyle Wellwood
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06-25-2008, 01:02 PM
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Kessel Apocalypse
First off, in my opinion the Leafs made a mistake here. Wellwood has very very good talent and they aren't in a position to be throwing it away like that.
Secondly, this "awful skater" stuff IMO is not true. I've seen every game he's played and when healthy Wellwood is at least an average skater. He doesn't bring any physical game, but then again his nickname was Frodo after all. The conditioning issues are there, but you can teach that...you can't teach the kinds of things Welly can do with the puck.
The only other problem is that he's a big pothead, and Vancouver is the last place somebody like that should be under the current circumstances.
I think this is a great waiver pickup for Vancouver, personally. The risk is minimal and the potential payoff, again IMO, is significant.
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