Well okay. We are definitely in need of another 4th line forward; can never have enough of those right.
Only thing I can think of is that he might fit in the mold of that "bigger, tougher 4th line" we've been trying to build. My only concern is that we're relatively high on the waiver wire, and much weaker teams must have passed on him. Might have known something we didn't.
Fantastic move. Take Bowman out of a role he's not made for and insert a veteran there that actually knows his role and embraces it. Wallace - Brent - Hall or some form of that will be a great checking line.
So looking at things once Ruutu's back in (at least what I'd do):
Sweet TEA line
Skinner - Jordan - Dwyer
Jokinen - Nash - Ruutu
Hall - Brent - Wallace
Westgarth, Bowman, LaRose (IR)
... something tells me that whoever was speculating that Brent might be on the way out in another thread may have been on to something. If Hall can work the draw effectively on the 4th line Bowman-Hall-Wallace is some decent meat, with the top 9 being pretty well balanced, or slot Dwyer in with the 4th and LaRose (once he's back) onto the 2nd. Options. But Brent looking like he's increasingly not one of them.