Thread: Confirmed with Link: Winchester signed. 1 year $725k
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10-03-2011, 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by SJSharks2010 View Post
That's a good point. I think you're right that money was the deciding factor, although I think if eager hadn't blown up against vancouver in the playoffs he may have a contract right now. He was an amazing forchecker and I know Mclellan loved him.

Winchester is more of a traditional enforcer than Eager (who gets in a surprisingly low amount of fights given his demeanor on the ice), maybe that's what they wanted out of our 13th forward.
I'll add that it looked pretty apparant that a lot of the guys on the bench weren't happy with Eager either - Wilson doesn't like having "loose cannons" in the locker room and as much as I liked Eager, he's a bit crazy.

Winchester is known to be a great teammate and a pretty good locker room guy. He's the type of player you want around, whether he's playing or sitting in the press box.

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