I have to admit that I saw this over at Four Habs Fans and thought, Wow! What a great idea. Or at least a great way to say, yes we need some scoring. On the heels of Gregory Campbell scoring our only goal last night which turned out to be the game winner, I’m sure you’d agree.
PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE NOT A LEGENDARY FRANCHISE! Unless not making the playoffs for ten consecutive years gets you that title. So I apologize for that as well as stealing borrowing the ad.
Waiting to find out if David Booth is coming back or not makes me uneasy, as I don’t count on him returning yet. Even if he does come back, he’s not going to be the same David Booth we knew before right away. So Mr. Sexton, I hope that you’ve been on the phone making some calls and seeing what’s out there to try and improve this team. No one can argue that scoring is something we have an abundance of. If you think we are ok in that area, you’re head needs examining.
While it’s not in my hands, I heard that forward Petr Sykora has been put on waivers by the Minnesota Wild. Petr has been unhappy for the entire season and honestly, I would take a chance on him. Yes he’s recovered from a concussion, but he’s been a healthy scratch also for a number of games.
We have the cap space, he knows how to score, and he would have something to prove as his contract is only for this year, as he’ll be a free agent next season. He’s only 33 and would look pretty good on the second line with Steven Reinprecht and Cory Stillman. Then you could move Olesz to the third line with Moore and Dvorak. He can also play either wing, and certainly fits on the power play.
We’ll see what happens, but this would be a golden opportunity to get a proven veteran player that can help us right now. Most importantly, it won’t cost us a player or a draft pick.
C’mon Randy. Do it!
Thanks for reading.