I was hoping CJ would bump Paille up to line 3 and substitute Daugavins for Pandolfo on line 4 being that he is a better skater and forechecker. Pandolfo just has to go, sick of seeing him bring down whatever line he plays on.
Kinda crappy that he can't play tomorrow against Philly. We need all the attitude that we can get and he isn't complaining about playing too much, just the opposite, he's rearing to go. Unbelievable that the gubmint can't move a little faster.
I am kind of sad that we won't get to see him until after the Flyers and Buffalo games.
I wonder how long it will take Iginla to start playing for the Pens-better not be faster.
I was going to say seemed like Kelly was quicker but then the team was doing a swing through Canada when his trade was made, so I assume he could play with the team for the road trip and his papers were in order when they returned to Boston.
I thought I read that Iginla was waiting too and wouldn't be available until After the weekend.
You would think the NHL could do something to make these trades work faster without 3 to 5 days of paper work.
That's correct, he won't be available. Doesn't have anything to do with the NHL, though - they have to get work visas from the federal government. My husband had a similar visa (it's for specialized work; the criteria is that nobody else can do it. The immigration worker we dealt with actually said "it's usually for athletes and brain surgeons." ) and believe me, these guys are getting theirs fast, relatively speaking.