Yeah..and Torts, his arch enemy, was smart enough to skip it. Loved the accompanying soundtrack..was that Tiny Tim?
Gillis' speech was moving. "I suggested I would watch his remaining games, and decide for myself if I was wasting my time or not. Over those couple of games i saw some things that were obvious. He was a healthy scratch early...wasn't playing a whole lot and then some injuries occurred. And finally, I'm going to return to Sweden at the end of the season and not come back." Touching stuff.
His speed coupled with Bournival's has been huge for that 4th line to be effective. Normally, it was just Bournival getting in, losing the battle and the puck was out trapping him down low, White/Parros/ whomever in the middle and allowing an odd man attack.
Too early for me to judge. So far he looks about like I expected/hoped, an adequate filler player who seems to have a good attitude. I don't think he'll ever be as good a player as Diaz, but that ship had apparently sailed, so we weren't ever going to get as good a player back, alas.