He came to town as damaged goods, he's leaving as damaged goods. Reports of the quality of his play in Toronto were greatly exaggerated. He just wasn't around long enough for some to come to reality about his declining abilities.
On the pension eligibility question... Wouldn't the games he missed due to injury while being on an NHL roster count towards his pension? I'm sure they must. After all, money from his paycheque would still be going to the NHLPA. Surely, you can't deny a player a pension because he has suffered an injury. I'm sure the absolute game counting applies to those borderline NHLers who spend their careers shuttling up and down between the NHL and the AHL.
Last edited by StarBurns RIP: 01-30-2010 at 09:31 AM.