Isles Claim Brian Strait
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01-25-2013, 06:45 AM
Join Date: Sep 2006
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We need this guy for special teams PK for sure. Last year we were horrendous in our zone. We couldnt clear anything. Stopgap my ass. Strait is a guy we need to fill a big hole. I could see him evolve into a 1 line PK in the next 1-3 years.
The way I see it, players in their 20's can grow, and players with redeeming qualities grow on you.
Strait has obviously winning some people over. He's no Doughty, but as a defensively capable "Martinek 2.0" he has more than a small chance to stick on the Island as it's an unknown amount of time in which the 'linebackers' Snow's drafted (Reinhart/Pelech/Mayfield/Pedan) work their way up the depth chart - likely 2-3 seasons, barring impressive camps and injuries.
He may not be "Mr. Right," but obviously he's "Mr. Right Now." So far, I have no qualms about that until he gives me one.
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