Brian Strait (Claimed by NY Islanders)
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01-30-2013, 03:07 PM
eat the record cover
Join Date: Sep 2004
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Yeah. I know Despres has been playing well enough... but, well... let's tell it like it is -- he still has waiver options. And his play in the A didn't exactly, like you said, warrant a firm spot on the roster.
Strait, in every way (including asset management), would have made more sense. But I guess done is done. So whatever. It still doesn't make watching him put a world class player like Malkin on his wallet, calmly collect the puck and move it to his partner (on the top pairing) any easier, though.
As for Bort... yeah... I am both looking forward to and dreading watching him try to make his way. It could be ugly, on this team but I'm a big believer in his ability.
I have this weird combination of annoyance and vindication when it comes to Strait.
"See, I told you he was ready, look at him stand up on Mal...damnit"
The fact that the treatment of young players is exactly the same in WB/S really concerns me.
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