The comment on tv was a speculation by Mark Howard.
Well there was that quote by Suter and Weber
“He liked to have a good time, but he also showed up to work. He was a great teammate,” defenseman Ryan Suter said. “You hate seeing guys like that go because those are the kind of guys you really miss.”
“I don’t think there was a guy in here who had a problem with him,” Weber said. “He was a great guy in the room.”
I find it amusing that neither spoke about his actual hockey ability
The emergence of some of our players has made some others expendable. Borque i think can replace SK. Same goes for Ellis/Blum and Hillen, as well as Geoffrion/Spaling and Smithson. If only SK+Hillen+Smithson could get us anything on the trade market