Yeah, he moves pretty well for his size. It's a great trade. Worst case he will put up good numbers in Hamilton, probably 25 goals. Best case he has the tools to be a third line winger who hits and scores here and there.
Blunden didn’t score in nine games during a November call-up with the Hawks, but showed great energy, averaging 11:23 on the third and fourth lines and delivered a lot of big hits. A big man and a good skater who is always around the action, Blunden suffered a season-ending shoulder injury about halfway through the year.
Not bad trade. I don't think Russell would have ever made our team while Blunden add size and grit we lack in the organization (with a little scoring touch as he's shown in junior). He's also already had NHL stints.
It is a good move if they give him a chance, but we all know he is going to rot in Hamilton with Conboy and Schultz and never given a chance while our peewee's get pushed around in the NHL.
Conboy and Schultz are in hamilton because they are not good enough to play in the nhl.
Your argument makes no sense especially when you take into account that the Canadiens called up White and played him the entire playoffs. There goes your "they don't like tough players". Likewise, they would have never signed Moen if they didn't like toughness.
Last edited by hototogisu: 07-07-2011 at 12:35 PM.
Reason: play nice
People actually think Schultz deserves to be in the NHL because they know absolutely nothing about his year in Hamilton, all they see is he has some size and they probably heard he could fight from some second hand source. The dude could hardly secure a 4th line AHL spot in Hamilton. It's pathetic how obsessed so many people are with size that it makes them actually clamor for SCHULTZ of all people in the NHL this year.