I've thrown that out a couple times, but apparently he had one good game and was terrible the rest of the time and benched a fair bit. I remember him being really solid.
I remember being really impressed in his limited ice-time. I don't think they even used him until five games after he was acquired. Then again Keith Carney was on the powerplay so I don't know what was going through Crawford's mind.
I like this signing. Note: he's a left hand shot, so that means AV will most likely play him on the left side. Baumgartner is a right hand shot. So depending on which side they need a fill in for, one of Baumer or Davison is going to fill in.
The signing of 7th dmen rarely blow one's socks off
Well, I'm still pretty happy with the direction of this teams scrap players. Last years players (Ritchie, Isbister, Cowan), they weren't really good at anything. Isbister had size, didn't use it, Ritchie had grit, never saw it, Cowan could fight?, he just lost. So our bottom six didn't really excel at anything.
At least this year our fighter Hordichuk can fight, our 7th d-man Davison can hit and is willing to fight (More experience than McIver, so not a huge upgrade, but still an upgrade), Johnson is fast and can penalty kill (Ritchie could not), Bernier on the team hopefully pushes Pyatt to the bottom 6, which is an upgrade over Isbister.
So yeah, I have some optimism about at least seeing some more exciting games this year, due to our increased physicality alone.