1.Best Puck handler.
2.Helps on the pp
3.He plays great defence whenever its needed for the leafs.
I’m getting sick of hearing people say how Bob Gainey should move to get Vinny Lecavalier.Same old song and dance:”Gainey should trade Ryder,Huet and Streit for Vinny!”.Guys,Lecavalier is the best player in the NHL right now and Peter Pocklington ins’t in hockey anymore.So Lecavalier ain’t going anywhere until,at least,the end of his contract.
Mark Recchi is no longer a Penguin. The 39 year-old veteran who had been a dissapointment in Pittsburgh during the present season and whom apparently had been having issues with coach Michele Therrien was picked off the waiver wire by the Atlanta Thrashers after the Penguins recalled him yesterday.
According to Darren Dreger on TSN during the game between the Rangers and Thrashers, there is finally “a legitimate trade rumor” that involves the Dallas Stars and the Tampa Bay Lightning and apparently the Stars target is Martin St. Louis.
All around the NHL,GMs sign long-term the young players around whom they’re gonna build their respective teams for the years to come.Just look at Getzlaf,Spezza,Heatley,Roy,Vanek,Horton,Weiss,Datsyuk,Hemsky,etc.With Dustin Penner leaving Anaheim as an RFA,some GMs are gonna do the same and offer contracts to RFAs.That’s why I think Bob Gainey has to lock-up the players around whom he’s gonna build his team in the coming years.