Does anyone remember something similar happening to Fisher last year? It looked REALLY nasty, like his foot was on the wrong way for a split second, but he only missed a game or two (or maybe even none). Hope Alfie recovers quickly as well.
How did we acquire Bois? Colorado drafted him, but, he never spent any time in his organization. Did they just not retain him, and Ottawa sign him? How reliably is he defensively. I don't expect that he'll get much playing time. Hamel will probably move up and play on the Vermette line, and he'll be on the fourth line, which will be looking at even less minutes than they've gotten recently.
Maybe they don't want to put a guy with a top-six skillset on the 4th line if his minutes will be limited anyway.
But if it had been Hennessey or Hereema, do you really think they would have gotten top 6 line minutes anyway?? I doubt it. I was impressed with Hennessy during training camp and would like to see how his development has come along. Should be interesting to see what Bois can do. You never know, maybe a couple years from now he could be in our line-up every game. I don't think anyone ever really projected Chris Kelly to be an everyday NHLer pre-lockout.
Originally I was surprised by the choice of Danny "Boy" Bois. Hereema and Vesce have more points than him and both play Alfie's RW. But Bois has missed some games and has more points per game than Vesce, plus Vesce seems rather small at only 5'8".
Hereema has a better points/game though. I kind of think that this may indicate it is only a short call up they will probably promote McAmmond or Hamel and put Bois on the 4th line.
Bois was drafted by Col..not signed went back in the draft and was not picked. Then played in the OHL as an overager for London.
Got 2 long suspensions that season but the Sens signed him to a 3 year yeard deal as a UFA in Aug 2004.
I would have preffered Payer, but BSF has been high on Bois for a while. If I recall he is a fighter turned checker. Probably not a bad thing given that Washington has been playing tough (or dirty) their last couple of games.