Brashear wants out-asked to be traded (Update: Reported to Hartford/Played game)
Donald Brashear was a healthy scratch for the sixth straight game Wednesday and the 11th time in the last 12 games. The underused enforcer believes the inactivity is due to his requesting a trade.
"It just shows me they donít believe in me," Brashear told The Record. "I ask for a trade, thatís more likely why Iím not playing any games. Usually, when you ask for a trade, they donít play you."
"At the same time, I donít really understand what they expect," said Brashear, who injured his hand early in the season and recently had a hamstring issue. "Do they want a showman like they had in Orr or do they want a guy that can play and fight?"
Brashear is his own agent. If he wants out so bad,mutually terminate the contract right now and he can become a free agent. Brashear has made most of his $1.5 million salary for this season and forfeit the $1.3 million for next season. Sign a contract with another NHL team.
Petr Sykora was miserable in Minnesota. His agent Allan Walsh and Wild GM Chuck Fletcher agreed to terminate his contract. Sykora was on the verge of signing a contract with another NHL team but decided to undergo season ending abdominal surgery. Three teams wanted to sign him.Phoenix was one of the teams looking at signing him. Don Maloney connection with the Rangers. Point is Sykora has a terrible relationship with Wild HC Todd Richards and his agent got him out of there. If Brashear wants out so bad,tell Slats to terminate the contract and then Huggy can go fight and play hockey with another team.
Hated that mother****er since he was a Hab. Didn't stop when he became a Ranger. tried to keep an open mind this season,but seeing that his fighting skills have deteriorated and he skates like he is in mud closed the deal for me.
Funny though as much as I dislike the guy, I thought he was pretty effective last season for the Caps. He actually had the ability to get in on the forecheck and lay some hard hits on opposing d-men. Now he looks like he is skating with 50lbs of weights tied into his pants.
I really hate this guy. I would waive him and let him finish his career in the AHL. He can protect Redden down there. Was there any reason to take a backhanded swipe at Orr? Orr was a warrior for this team, did his job and kept his mouth shut.
We should keep signing UFA's, it is working out great. We are operating at about a 10% success rate when it comes to UFA's. It is amazing the sense of entitlement these guys have.