Thread: Claimed off Waivers: NY Islanders claim Joe Finley
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01-14-2013, 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by MichiganWolverines View Post
Is he still a terrible skater, has he improved?
His skating isn't horrible, but it's far from great. Any issues he has in the AHL are going to be magnified in the NHL. Top lines will skate circles around Big Joe and he doesn't always make the smartest decisions with the puck. He might elevate his game to for the Isles in hopes of making the big club. He hasn't had much of a chance to play for the Sabres in the past year and a half because there is such a log jam on defense, so i don't think he has always given it his all for us. He was called up for a couple of games last year and he was pretty brutal. Only good for a fight and nothing more. I wish him all the best, but Isles fans would do best to temper their expectations and avoid disappointment.

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