The only vet of our's that gave it 100% night after night throughout this whole situation the last couple of years, was honestly Jere. Don't think it's a shock at all that Joe wanted him back out of everyone that's been traded off or just let go.
That's silly. Robidas is a warrior. The results well that is different. Fiddler, Nystrom Erikkson pros. Morrow was hurt , played hurt and tenative with a style that does not work that way. If he is willing to do what he used to they got what they thought. Still a big price. This is exactly the type of deals we need. Is J Morrow the guy, don't know that is up to the scouts but if his adjustment had been flawless then he would have been untouchable. Having Oleksiak, Morrow Dillon and Nemeth in 2 years is pretty sweet. All have legit NHL ability. Whether they are top mid or bottom pair , who knows but on entry level deals , then you have the ability to fill in financially.
I also think losing Morrow means nothing this year in terms of playoff hopes. He is without a role and adds nothing defensively or on special teams. I would bring up Fraser. Put him on the pp and protect him even strength a bit. Rousel and Nystrom are versatile enough to put in the defensive zone but hey that involves coaching.
That's silly. Robidas is a warrior. The results well that is different. Fiddler, Nystrom Erikkson pros. Morrow was hurt , played hurt and tenative with a style that does not work. If he is willing to do what he used to they got what they thought. Still a bad deal for them when they could have got cole for a lot less.
Should've clarified, I was talking about the revolving door of vets that have left us the past couple of years.
The Modanos/Turcos/Lehtinens etc etc etc. Even Ott never gave 100% every single night (neither have all 4 of the players still here mind you).
Morrow, by far, wasn't the worst at that though. That award will always go to Modano.
He's said a few times that he sees the trade as a chance to "re-invigorate him," and that he hopes it will. Subtle way of saying he hasn't been giving 100% the past few years?
I'm normally very hesitant to read too much into quotes that are filtered through the media, even when there are several strung together. What's bothered me is his play.
He made the comments about the Olympics, and his play seemed to fit what he said.
When he was demoted off of Ribs' line last year, there were subtle comments and his play reflected that.
When he started this year on the lower lines, there were subtle comments, and his play reflected it.
Suddenly, when he's out with Benn and Jagr he looks completely different.
Then when he's back on the 3rd/4th line, we get more comments and he's back to bad-Morrow.
I would like to see him win a cup and all, but not if he comes out like a scalded ape for the Pens. If that's the case, I'd be pissed that he didn't play like that for the Stars over the last two years.