“I can tell today that he’s not himself right now because it’s always hard the first day that you get traded, probably also because he comes from a top team to a team that is just starting to play better,” Lemaire said. “But (from) what I can see, he understands the game well, he looks like in his own zone, he’ll be able to do a good job defensively. He’s got a good shot, puts it on net and he’s strong on the puck. That I could see.
“We have to work a little bit – and that could be the first day – on his skating. Right now, he didn’t look in good, good shape and that could be because he’s tired too from traveling here.”
Rather than focus on the botched call, I'm more impressed that we have a DMan that will clear the paint instead of letting guys get free whacks at the puck. That alone makes Wideman a good pick up if he stays that course.