This is a guy with a lot of upside. I watched him play junior and he has the goods. A problem for him is fitting into a rigid defensive system. He was a duck out of water in Columbus for that reason. Edmonton was going to be a good situation for him, being a young team, but injuries are an issue.
If he shakes off the injuries and is given some PP and top six minutes, I think he might be the steal of the year!
I dont mind the move. O'Sullivan and O'Reilly are nothing special and havent showed that much potential to grow.
Plus Gordon is coming back so that gives us Langkow, Gordon, Brule and Chipchura down the middle. Not great by any stretch but if he can find some of that offense he had in the 2010-09 season this could be a decent move.
Pouliot will most likely be sent down this week even thought he played better than O'Reilly because of contract status.
i've just looked at Pouliot icetime and compared to Oreilly's
i don't really get the idea of using oreilly to be honest - he doesn't bring something to the team...let's hope Brule will add smth
but we need Bure type player of course as we don't have real goalscorers and playmakers
Gilbert Brule's style of hockey will be a perfect fit for the Coyotes. He plays big, grinds it out, will hit, and can play centre. His issue is he plays well when healthy. He hasn't made it through a season in the last few years without health related issues. I think he had some depression issues, possibly related to concussion and when he came to the Kings they sent him back, because he came injured. I hope the best for him, hope he stays healthy, and if so it could be a good pick up.