Brian Strait (Claimed by NY Islanders)
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01-17-2013, 04:46 PM
Join Date: Mar 2004
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Pretty surprised they kept Despres up after his performance in the scrimmage. I guess they feel it's his time and one of the others had to be waived to clear room. I thought it would be Lovejoy but it was Strait. I don't think it will matter much since both guys are pretty far down the totem pole and aren't likely to play much.
I have hopes for Despres. That said, remember Goligoski when he first came up? He was a turnover machine. Which points to flaw number two of Shero's plan. Even if he turns out, having a defenseman with on the job training is not the way to build a cup winner. It took Goligoski and even Letang a couple of years to get their games together, and it was painful far too often until they did.
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