Not sure what other chip Burke was using to get the Hawks to play ball. Ohlund? Jovanovski? Very doubtful there. Aucoin, though a good D man wasn’t getting it done. The Hawks loved McCabe.
How do you think Jovo, Ohlund, and McCabe were valued at the time? McCabe the best? These were three defensemen who arguably had more to grown into who were all seen as big D with offensive potential. All three might have been seen as potential #1 D men, though none were shoe ins.
Or are you saying the Canucks valued Ohlund and Jovo too great to part with for the Sedins. If so, I disagree with that. I think any of them would have been moved in the transactions to get the twins.
You could be right. I think Ohlund was the best of the three. Jovo was the recent acquisition of Burke in the Bure deal. I rated them Ohlund, Jovo then McCabe but there wasn’t a hell of a lot of separation between any of them imho.
Either way all three were essentially top pairing D men the balance of their careers. We had a luxury of having three of them, all young, on the club at the same time. My reason for liking the Linden trade so much is the windfall it produced after it acquired a top line winger, a top pairing D man and an effective bottom six forward- all for what was a middle six forward at the time in Linden.
“ROR IS OVERRATED, MACKINNON IS A BUM, TAVARES IS DONE”
I wonder if I could handle the PTSD for the 10's of millions I made playing a sport....
If you could, it’s not really PTSD...
That being said, Franzén’s problems mainly stem from the repeated concussions, but having a coach that was bullying him for not playing as good when injured as he did when healthy probably didn’t help much.
That sounds a lot like Keenan's handling of both Linden and Gelinas when he was our head honcho. Drove both out for not playing 100% when coming back from injuries.
I still can’t believe the bounty Iron Mike extracted from Mike Milbury for the overrated Trevor Linden. Best trade in franchise history.
Much like what Milbury did to a fan back in the day, Iron Mike ripped Milbury’s shoe off his earthpad and beat him senseless.
I don't disagree, but Keenan was as much of a dick as any GM or coach we have ever had.
NHL Player Safety
Ottawa’s Brady Tkachuk has been fined $2,486.56, the maximum allowable under the CBA, for Cross-checking Philadelphia’s Scott Laughton.
4:49 PM · Dec 7, 2019
Tkachuk got 2min for cross-checking and 2 min for roughing with less than 30 seconds to go.
Scott Laughton/ Brady Tkachuk beef concludes with Laughton chirping Tkachuk after scoring GWG and then Tkachuk jumping Laughton late in the game https://twitter.com/BradyTrett/status/1 ... 1864649728
12:48 PM - Dec 7, 2019