I saw a little clip on Connected this evening about Cheechoo and apparently he's skating on the Spezza line in camp. Can anyone who's been to the practices or followed the Sens training camp provide any insight as to how he looks in that position? Does it look like the two could possibly click like the Thornton-Cheechoo connection?
I wonder because I can't help but think Cheechoo is being put into a very similar situation he was in when Thornton arrived in San Jose. Spezza, like Thornton, is a slick passer and I can only imagine what Cheechoo could do with all those set-ups if all he needed was a change of scenery to get his career back on track. Does he still look like he's got the goal scoring upside?
I am still sad that he got traded, and while I love the Sharks as a team (not the individual players), I have no sympatism for DW. Not just because of the Heatley trade (who I hate with passion), but also for his other moves. I don't think he made the team more competitive.
I will definetely root for the Sens. Skill-wise, they got a fair return for Heatley, and an excellent one in terms of character.
Can someone clarify this passage from a TSN Cheechoo article?
The group of nine players released by the Sens includes defencemen Paul Baier, Mat Robinson, and Craig Schira, as well as forwards Kyle Wharton, Jason Bailey, Keegan Dansereau, Kaspars Daugavins, Matt Lowry and Brandon Svendsen...
Does that mean we've released them outright? Or did we just send them down to another level?