Out of 199 defensemen in the NHL, Hagg rated 199th. He is awful and it's too bad because when he played in Sweden, he looked like a legitimate top four defenseman and 2nd PP guy. He had great upside. He then goes to Philadelphia and it's like he forgot everything he was taught. I know that during his first year, there were rumours of home sickness and that he was ready to go back overseas, but he gutted it out. It's too bad that every coach he's ever had in North America coached the skill and us
My first reaction to this trade was Ghost is Toast. Seriously, why pay north of four million for someone who may have sputtered out? Hagg is marginally competent. I suspect they see Ghost as gone--makes me think there has already been a feeler.
Flyers Serious About Gostisbehere Trade
We’d discussed the rumors before, but Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic confirms that defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere of the Philadelphia Flyers is available in trade. LeBrun writes that the team has moved beyond just contemplating a trade, but “shown a serious willingness” to move Gostisbehere for the first time.
The 27-year-old blueliner has three more years on his deal at a $4.5 million cap hit, although the cash payout is $3.25 million per
I remember how upset you were. Truth is, i think he has turned out to be quite the hockey player, muuuuuch better than i thought he would be and let me offer kudos for the prescience you showed with the player Petry turned into.
Teddy Purcell, heh. Absolutely lousy player, you could time him with a sundial, lol. He is a lot of fun when he is a guest on Spittin' Chicklets with Biz and Whitney and very self deprecating about his career.
I think Ghost is as good as gone.
I don't think 1.6 m aav for an NHL defenseman that can actually play is horrible YMMV.
It's 2 years less than 2 million aav and not my money. It doesn't cripple the team.
I can't muster any outrage for this.
On a semi-related note, I have no idea what's going to happen this off-season or with the draft...but, I'm not fearful that the I"ll wake up and the 2 best players will be on different teams. Conversely I am also not worried that