I hope he is ok physically but in the interest of the Blue Jackets, Howson should have bought this guy out. One of the few mistakes by a smart yet conservative General Manager. He will agree with me come April 2010.
Funny you went after me for saying essentially the same thing that you believe now....
Somehow I knew this was coming...
At the time the statement was made (that he had no history of injuries), it was correct. That is obviously no longer the case. The debate went on for so long because folks decided early on that this was suddenly the start of an injury epidemic - which had very little basis to back it other than "he's over 30" and apparent bitterness with his contract.
It is entirely possible to turn out right for the wrong reasons, y'know.
Remember - when you're a hockey fan, it's not "reckless driving", it's "good forechecking".
"Viqsi, you are our sweet humanist..." --mt-svk on the CBJ boards
Thanks, Howson, for cleaning up MacLean's toxic waste. Welcome, Kekalainen; let's get good things built!