they're just hooking us up with some guys for when we trade half our core for nash... you watch. sather keeps this up and we'll be fighting for 8th in no time!
"Of course giving Sather cap space is like giving teenagers whiskey and car keys." - SBOB "Watching Sather build a team is like watching a blind man with no fingers trying to put together an elaborate puzzle." - Shadowtron
"Used to be only Twinkies and cockroaches could survive a nuke. I'd add Habs to that. I'm convinced the CH stands for Club du Hypocrisy." - Gee Wally
The Islanders bring in Carkner. Devils re-sign Janssen. Rangers lose Prust. Think about it. Rangers are letting their division rivals know they're not going to get pushed around. Bickel's back. Asham and Haley are in. We're not out a lot of cap space. Asham's been an NHL'er for a long time. Played with a lot of teams. Lot of playoff experience. He gets his ice time. He doesn't get scratched when the playoffs come around. He's fought a lot of heavy's--Orr, Erskine, Rupp, Janssen etc.
Haley could be the next Prust. It takes time to develop players like that. Prust didn't just show up and start getting regular ice time. It took him a while to establish himself.
As a fighter Haley is more of a middleweight but he's embarrassed a lot of bigger guys with reputations. He's almost unbeatable with players his own size. He's also more of a **** disturber than Prust. Haley agitates more. His AHL numbers are not bad.
As a Sound Tiger fan, I got to see Haley a lot since 07. He plays whatever role he's asked to play. He's not a goon by any means, he just sticks up for his teammates.
He's played a lot of roles in Bridgeport. When he first came up from the ECHL in 07, he was just a fighter trying to stay and get a contract. He's a character guy and he's evolved.
The past two seasons he's played on both the PP and PK logging more minutes on the PK. He lead the Sound Tigers in goals and points for a while in 10-11 and was a major part of that team. He sometimes played on their top line. He earned his call up and was told that his role was to agitate and fight.
In the summer of 11-12 he got shafted by the Isles brass. They went with Reasoner and Pandolfo (vet leadership). I wouldn't be surprised if that impacted his play this past season.
He's a 4th liner who can actually play a shift. He certainly could put up 10-15 pts.