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06-28-2013, 11:45 PM
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Originally Posted by wflames View Post
We shipped out Tanguay and Sarich, who one could make the argument also fit those bills.

Also, an Avs fan down there (Foppa2118) said that O'Brien was well-liked by his teammates. Seems like everyone was ready to jump on him over Giguere's comments, but those were not addressed to just one player.
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Originally Posted by MuffinMerc View Post
Wasn't Sarich well liked in the locker room? Aren't we getting a player that was in the whole Vegas trip planning mess?

Either way, we got fleeced.
No one ever really had any idea who the Vegas comments were directed to. There's was never even really a hint.

It was just jokingly assumed by many that it might have been SOB, due to his past history as a party kind of guy, and him being the most likely bet. SOB made some comments afterwards (don't recall what they were exactly) where if Jiggy's comments were about him, he didn't seem to have a problem with them, and stuck up for Jiggy speaking his mind. As did the whole team really.

Either way, by all accounts he was a very well liked guy by his teammates on the Avalanche, and I'm sure you guys will like him too. He seems to be a charismatic up beat kind of guy, so it's easy to see why his teammates like him.

His main issue is that he tries to carry the puck up ice too much, and make little dekes at his own blueline to avoid forecheckers that usually either narrowly miss being turned over, or are turned over. When it works he transitions pretty well, but he does it too much.

He seemed to curb that a little last season, but it's hard to tell because he didn't play all that much either.

I think he could fit in well with the Flame's style, as long as he doesn't try to do too much and get himself in trouble.

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