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08-20-2011, 03:47 PM
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Originally Posted by outofrange View Post
Dude he's a vet for the fourth line. With the way our top three lines are set up, he'll see little time when he plays and it means we don't have to rush any of the kids into the lineup. We are no longer in a rebuild and also can't afford to rush kids.

With injuries and whatnot throughout the season, he isn't a horrible option. This is a small signing that just gives DL some peace of mind. Nothing more.
Ya, well, its not just the on ice stuff you need to worry about.

He got into an altercation (re: fist fight) with a teammate in the dressing room. He then came up with a mysterious injury and never played another game with the Oilers.

He was our captain at the time.

He was also at the center of a New Years eve incident where he and the team were celebrating at a Calgary restaurant, ran up a huge tab, and then refused to pay.

Its no coincidence that both he and Steve Staios (also involved in the dressing room skirmish) were gone off the team one after the other. The story goes they and Souray were very hard on the younger players. Re: a-holes.

I get that he wont be counted on to do much, but he is not a good player to have around.

On a positive note I will say that he and his wife did wonderful work fundraising for the children's hospital here in Edmonton, and he was at one time a warrior and a useful player, but those days are long gone.

He has struggled with injury problems too.

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