Well, it didn't seem to take long for a snide comment to emerge.
I'm always amazed by the phenomenon on this board to turn on players once they leave the team, discrediting what they've done and disparaging their abilities. Betts was an absolute steal for the NYR. He was acquired for next to nothing, played for peanuts during most of his time here, and ended up doing his job effectively and, at times, wonderfully. Now, he's a stone-handed wash up who doesn't have a chance at cracking our Gold Medal caliber lineup. Look, I don't think he should be claimed off waivers either, but not because he's no longer NHL caliber; it's because center depth is not a concern right now, and available cap space should go towards a D.
Sorry StepanUp, didn't mean to pick on you, I'm just puzzled as to why we turn on the guys who leave the team (many times involuntarily).
ok, mini rant over
It's okay. I have the same feeling for Betts as I had Weise, very easy to appreciate what he does out there but also very easy to replace.