I'm noticing in all of Fistric's highlight reel hits, he LOVES to throw the elbow in his hits. Could be trouble...
i actually noticed the complete opposite, that he actually leads with his butt. he almost turns right around when making hits. granted these videos are also a very, very small sample and tough to make any kind of definitive assessment of his style of play from these videos.
that being said, his reputation as a big hitter and being tough to play against, makes this a very good pick up for the oilers.
Watching the hightlight reels, looks like fistric has the ability and willingness to hit opposing star players. That's an upgrade as Sutton was slowing down considerably heading into his late 30s.
Good move all around anyways. In his prime age wise, tough, loose cannon, and can play regular minutes. I'd give credit to Oiler's management, but they clearly don't make good trades, so this was obviously the training staff working behind their backs
I'm definitely a fan of this move, and I'm don't mean to come off being critical of Fistric or this trade in general. I just don't think Peckham is as awful as he's been portrayed around here lately, and both players are 6/7 defensemen.
Kind of like how we replaced Jacques and Mac with Eager and Hordichuk. Both good moves, and definite upgrades, but still bottom of the roster players.
Fistric is miles above Peckham, but Pecks gets no love in this forum. Both are hard hitting, PK guys who will stick up for their teammates at the drop of a hat. You don't give those guys away for nothing.