I liked Begin a lot and I always respected his heart and determination. I remember watching him play for the Flames here in Saint John during their Calder run and he was a warrior. I think injuries and age have caught up to him and it was time for a change in Montreal, but I wish him the best of luck in Dallas.
If he were to stay in Montreal, he would've played only a handful of games, if any , till the rest of the season. He would've probably not been signed by us or any other team and his career would've ended right there.
Now, he can play and earn another contract, Bob gave him a giant favor and I'm glad he did, Steve seemed like a decent guy off the ice and was helpful utility player for us for a while.