Canucks pursuing Steve Ott (McKenzie)
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02-21-2012, 12:12 PM
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Originally Posted by
dave babych returns
The interview I linked came out in 2010 I think, so Modano was probably quoted somewhere in between. Given he is talking about them playing on the same line, it's probable that it's a lot closer to 2010.
Modano is one of the greats and I'm not trying to trash the guy, but he was obviously well into the downslope of his career by the time Ott made the Stars and would have played on his wing.
That's fine. My point is that guys like Ott can rub their teammates the wrong way (even if they are wearing an "A") They can be a distraction, they draw attention to skilled players when they move up the lineup. Again, I'm not saying it's a terrible idea, I just don't think it's the slam dunk most of you are making it out to be. Finding the right personalities has been a big part of what Gillis has done here. If he brings him in I'm sure he will be fine.
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