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08-19-2010, 10:26 PM
Man Bear Pig
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He's a decent spec but still a little raw. Likely needs at least a year in the American league. He just wanted too much money, he was looking for a contract similar to what Burke gave Tyler Bozak which is a cap hit of $3 million or so...obviously way too much is you've ever seen Bozak play compared to Sweatt. I think the biggest issue with him was actually his agent...he was talking a lot of smack on twitter and sounding like a 14 year old boy so Burke told him to take a hike and signed a better prospect in Mueller. Billy probably plays top 6 minutes in the AHL and in the NHL is likely a third liner playing an energy/secondary scoring role. Simply put, he's just too raw at this point to sign for the money he was looking for and considering his only true asset at this point is speed, he's a bit of a project. I don't know what Gillis signed him for but for his sake I hope it's not what he was looking for.

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