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01-17-2013, 10:08 AM
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Originally Posted by DAChampion View Post
Maxim Lapierre can:

- provide size
- draw penalties at an elite level
- score above 50% in the faceoff circle
- has marginal injury history
- is excellent on the penalty kill
- plays for relatively cheap
- provides secondary scoring to the tune of 10 goals and 10 assists a year
- is a 4th liner who can go on the 3rd line when there are injuries without destroying the team

I don't remember what we traded him for. I think it was Brett Festerling. Bad trade. I'd rather have Lapierre than White or Nokelainen.
I thought he was marginal as a PK guy. He will probably cost too much to sign as a #4 center(over 1 mil) so I think they'll stick with Dumont/White next year.

What got him traded was that he wasn't ok with a smaller role, maybe he accepts it now but he was a malcontent at that time.

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