size, young, cheap. . . good signing
Though the Cancuks have a gap on defence, he won't be filling it, but the Moose must be happy. Fistric and the rest of the stars left to their new AHL team (finally), but the reforming of the Moose defence is a must
He was injured most of last season.......Perhaps you forget the conclusion of the 2007-2008 season when he filled in nicely as a 5/6 guy down the stretch. I don't expect the world from the guy.....Nor do I think he play in the NHL next season for any extended period of time....But saying things like "he blows", "he sucks"...ect. is juvenile and does not point out anything about the player that the acquiring team might be interested in.
As I said above, the knock on Funk has been his soft play and poor decision making ability. Before his major injury last season he was showing signs of overcoming these problems in his game.....Does that make him an NHL player? No, Does it mean he could be a very good depth/AHL guy.....Yes.
Obviously if the kid had major NHL upside the Sabres would have qualified him. I think that much is obvious.
He was brutally bad from start to finish in Rochester.
No one from Buffalo has anything good to say about him? Didn't he show flashes of talent, or a good work ethic, or was hampered by injuries and never played at 100%? Posted via Mobile Device
I don't remember Funk get any good reviews after his last year in juniors...and even then his accomplishments were being stretched...kept hearing he was soft, not aggressive on the boards...then started getting injuries. He was of little to no use for the Sabres even at the AHL level.
It's not like we're betting the farm that this kid turns into something good. We're thin when it comes to d prospects and adding another young guy with potential on to the pile is not a bad thing. I see no negatives here. The kid has had recent concussion issues we may never hear a thing about him ever, then again who knows what the future holds.
I had hopes that he would self-motivate this season and take some positive steps. Instead, he got hurt again. The concussions don't help, but he never took the initiative to move forward. He was passed over by a couple other defensemen since turning pro and with Schiestel, Brennan, and Persson coming onboard he was going to be even further down the chain.
Hopefully for Vancouver he turns out. It just did not happen in Buffalo.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. - Aristotle
There's a very, very good reason the Sabres didn't qualify him. Actually several--he's not that good, and he's always hurt. The only reason he got a call-up was because we had absurd amounts of D-men hurt at the time, including the guy who would've been called up, Andrej Sekera. In those four games, I think he may have played 5 mins total.