“Randy is the only choice we really had, capable of being out of position in all situations on both the right and left side,” Yzerman said. “His subtraction gives us some needed breakdowns on the bench."
This still doesn't make up for the fact we traded Gagne for nothing.
Holmgren made his own bed, and Gags would only sign for Yzerman.
That couldn't be helped unless Holmgren had any foresight.
Gagne was my favorite, but I'm over it.
That said, it always makes me happy to laugh at the misfortunes of another organization, especially one with some cocky fans who have constantly told me this summer that their defense is playoff caliber, maybe even "one of the best in the East if Hedman breaks out."
Yes, that quote is real, and Randy Jones is their big acquisition to round out their "defensive depth."