when we play the jackets sure...he would be fine 5/6 =) kiddin
Might not be a bad idea - "something to prove" Commie is better than "the other 97 percent of the time" Commie.
"Every game, every point is a necessity." -- Ty Conklin, January 2007
"I'll have a chance to compete for the post of first issue. This is the most important thing." -- Sergei Bobrovsky, June 2012
OMFG. I have been laughing all morning over this one.
“Mike Babcock was without a doubt an obstacle in my career,” said Commodore of the coach who traded him from Anaheim to Calgary in 2003. “I wanted to prove him wrong, I’m not going to lie. I used him as big-time motivation. I thought he put his best foot forward to bury me.”
funny you guys are laughing..which team was it again that paid him 6mil a year??? we got him for 1mil for a 6th d-man that's going to replace Salei. It's not what we wanted really but you can't beat 1mil for 1 season. low risk high reward.
I'm in the "I wouldn't laugh too much camp" too. He's got a track record of being useful for about a year while he is motivated. I'm going to guess that he's motivated.
I'm also guessing that the CBJ are probably more of a motivator/villain to him these days than Babcock is.
It wouldn't shock me if he logs a respectable season for the Wings.