Paquette is a well known pest. The kind of guy you love to have on your team, and the guy you hate to play against. He has a Sean Avery type mouth. He just needs to learn how to not take so many penalties himself. Realistically he wasn't really worth anything to this organization, that style of player is a dime-a-dozen.
If Fehr stays healthy, he can help our teams scoring punch tremendously. I'm just worried that he only averages around 60 games per year.
Great Trade!! Although now we really need to know how his injuries are. Anyone have any insight?
I would rather he join the team when he is fully healthy, rather than rush back right away.
It's hard to say right now. His shoulders are pretty rough in general. Two torn labrums two years ago and another that ended his season this year. Right now there's no arthritis, but with any more trauma he could be headed that way.
The last surgery was in May. At the time it was felt that he would probably be ready for camp. Don't know if that has changed or not, but nothing has been made firm either way.
Solid pick-up at a bargain price. Cap or not he was long one of my favorite prospects...though I hardly shed any tears when he didn't go beast mode for them...hopefully he'll reach some of his former potential with you guys.
“The most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it is hostile, but that it is indifferent. If we can come to terms with this indifference and accept the challenges of life within the boundaries of death, our existence as a species can have genuine meaning and fulfillment. However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light.” - Stanley Kubrick
I'm going to assume that they wouldn't have traded for a player that isn't going to be ready for the start of the season.
Fehr said via media conference call earlier today that he doesn't expect to be ready for training camp, but it sounded mostly like a case of not wanting to rush things and end up re-aggravating his injury.
Even with injury risks it's hard not to like the trade given what went the other way. A Kane-Burmistrov-Fehr second line sounds pretty good to me.