I was thinking that maybe they brought him in to provide Reasoner with some 4th line competition. I would have thought that Czikas could have provided that, but maybe they want to give him more meaningful ice time.
There's a guy in my fantasy football league who makes several waiver claims every week, swapping out one backup tight end or #6 receiver for another, week after week. Never has any impact on his team, just enriches the pot with waiver fees. I feel like Garth belongs in that league.
Let me just say how much I hate this little arrogant antagonizing *****! You want to talk about a bi%ch. On the good side he is a very creative AHL player that will make the Bport team better offensively if he gets there. He plays defense as well as a quadrapelegic on skates.
He has been an Excellent AHL'er (777 points in 673 AHL games), just can't translate that to the NHL. Has had THREE 95+ point seasons, including 106 points in 2009-10. It's gonna be pretty tough for him to show his passing prowess, on the 4th line. Really makes no sense to me to make this move. Maybe he's a good penalty killer ?
Keith Aucoin played very well for Washington Caps in the playoffs last year as there number 4 center. Look for Aucoin to center our fourth line and Reasoner will go to the press box. Aucoin is a scorer in the AHL but can be a defense role player in NHL. Might see some PP action as well if Boyes struggles.
I think Aucion may well have been brought in to tutor some of the kids at the Bridge when he eventually goes there. His AHL stats are great and he could be very useful there. Whether it's him or Reasoner on the 4th line really doesn't matter all that much, but I think this is mainly about getting enough bodies for opening night.
If Aucoin and Finley can end up in Bport to finish the season along with the players they have now, Bport can make a good playoff run and get these kids what they need "Tough high pressure meaningful games"...