Cheechoo scored 28 goals the season before Thornton. The guy is a goal scorer, his confidence is just shot.
Yep, great shot. Went 4/5 in the skills competition.
The obvious problem is his skating ability and the fact that he's not mobile enough to get into those high percentage scoring areas. If he's pushed a bit, he losses his balance and can't get a shot off.
He's only scored 1 goal this year on a very strange play where he was left wide open in front of the net and took a feed from Kovalev. Every other goal he's score has been off of some disastrous scramble and it was just a matter of him being in the right place to pot a freebie.
Sad story for sure, but he could still have a career if he worked on his skating. He could rebound from this and end up a pretty decent depth player.
I think his career is over. Sad for him, but I don't think any GM is going to touch him with a ten foot pole. If he were a free agent he might get a cheap contract somewhere, but for the near future he is probably going to rot away in Binghampton for the rest of the season and next.
Just a bit more evidence that the Sens got ripped off in the Heatley trade.
Michalek is great. What the Hell are you talking about?
keep in mind to that Cheechoo just recently played his 500th game. Ottawa may have waited for him to play that game so he gets his full pension incase he doesn't get picked up. It would also explain why he wasn't a scratch at all this year, when he probably should have been. Classy move by Murray if thats the case.
Nope. The threshold is 400 games.
Players who play >400 games get a lump sum payment at age 55 - it used to be $250K, but I think it has been increased to the mid $300K's.
In addition to that lump sum, all players with <160 games receive an annual pension equal to the max allowed under Canadian Law (~$33K CDN) and all players with >160 games receive an annual pension equal to the max allowed under US Law ($45K USD).
Are Sens mad about the Heatley deal now since it looks like Heater for Michalek and a Second Round pick?
About the Heatley deal itself? I don't think so; given the circumstances getting a player as good as Michalek can be is a decent return.
Mad at Heatley for creating the circumstances that led to his trade is much more likely.
I think we've all come to accept that Murray got the best deal he could given what Heatley did.
Originally Posted by Little Bunny Foo Foo
So I am supposed to know every posters allegiances? Funny how you were so quick to point that out but couldn't search yourself
It's not my point to prove. I don't care if any Senators' fan said that, because chances are it was one or two posters. I do know for a fact that the general consensus of Senators' fans was that it would be very unlikely that Cheechoo would score 35, and I do believe most were hoping for 20.
Even if I did care, and was arguing that no Sens fans had done so, why would I use the search function to try and disprove my argument? That wouldn't be very smart of me.
You need to think your posts through a bit more, methinks.