Don't get me wrong, Ott would be good for pretty much any team. Ott is the player Tootoo thinks himself to be. Still, a ~40 pt agitator and a meh defenseman for Roy is a lot less than many thought it would take. I guess Roy's off year hurt his value.
Buffalo has no grit who can play real minutes. Ott is a pest who will stick up for teammates and put up respectable numbers. Pardy ..... well .... he does fill the role as jersey transport around the ice.
I imagine Brad Boyes fans said the same thing right before he dove head first into the crapper...
I imagine Jason Spezza detractors said the same thing before he put up 84 points last year... Gaborik was bad in 10-11 and then potted 41 this year.
For every Brad Boyes there is a Jason Spezza or Gaborik that return to form after an off year. I'm not saying he'll turn back into a near ppg player, I'm saying it's unfair to base your opinion on a single season.
Apparently Jack Hillen is headed to the Caps.....any scouting info on him?
Nothing more than a third pairing guy. If you have a solid #5 then Hillen won't be bad. Jack will also have a brief string of looking pretty good for what he is, but he will never really surprise anyone. His shot is mediocre. His defensive play is about the same. The kid seems to have heart, though. He didn't seem to take it personally when he was scratched, and when he got chances to play he really looked like he was trying to earn his ice time.