Thread: Confirmed with Link: Canucks sign F Darren Archibald
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12-17-2010, 11:50 PM
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Originally Posted by biturbo19 View Post
Sort of reminds me of the Steven Anthony pick, not in the similarity of the players' style, but in that sort of boom/bust nature, and the fact that both guys seem to have been tagged (rightfully or not) with some 'character issues'.

I do like these sort of pickups as they're fairly low risk/high reward type deals. Longshots maybe, but hey...why not. Just so long as Gillis doesn't paint himself into a corner with too many big misses.
Other than that hit on the goalie I don't think there's been any sort of character issues with Archibald. Even Anthony was tagged with supposed character issues but I don't think anyone's bringing that up anymore. But he's still a project nonetheless, and both of them have the potential to be pretty good bottom-6 players. But that Tochkin contract's beginning to look like a real dud right now.

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