How can people who in previous seasons so adamantly hated Jovocop (for his late hits and high elbows and other un-needed cheap shots at various Wild players throughout the years), now actually want him on this team?
I can't even begin the count the number of times I've seen "washed up" or various thug/goon/etc comments used by Wild fans to describe him.
Not from me...
I've always had a healthy respect of him. One of the things I look for in a solid defenseman is the ability to clear the crease. Granted, his butt end stick to Ebbett's face was... well, dirty, but he's a respectable defenseman.
Bagnall was another guy that I wouldn't have minded on the "tanking for Nail" roster. He's got the grit, the ability to clear the crease, and so on..
I'd imagine Jovo wants to go to a contender on a short term deal, especially after playing in Phoenix for so long. Unless we cough up $4m+.
We've got the cap this year. I don't mind overpaying a top d-man for one year. Overpaying for two years might be a mistake, and any longer than that is completely out, but if the chance is there, I'd like to see it.