IF--IF---Hextall knew this year was going to be an abortion, he should have kept Hartnell and traded him at the deadline. He'd have gotten a first or second round pick out of it, anyway. Maybe even a prospect in addition to the draft pick. Instead, he got Sir Suckalot
I don't know what they were thinking. Aziz is usually a bit more coherent than that. The best case scenario is that this Cam Lesions thing is actually addressed and he heals, rehabs and can actually play better as a result. If your abs are out of wack, you really can't play hockey. I would have thought Hextall would have realized this. BUT then again that will be two seasons in which RJ has been inhibited by this injury and he'll be 33. what kind of hockey do you play when you're 33 and y
I'm wondering if Umberger was playing injured all year and not telling anyone. If so, shame on him for not telling anyone and being more of a detriment than a help. Hopefully a healthy Umberger comes back next season and chips in his standard 20 goals/40 points he's capable of.
I think I thought Umberger would be "more versatile" than Hartnell, that was based on my memory of him from his time here, however, I also heeded Yave1964's take on him being spent since he watched a lot of CBJ games and is kind of a closet fan the way pods likes the Jets. I also thought and posted several times that Hartnell would be missed in more ways than the score sheet and that has proven to be true. Umberger was not good this year at any point. He may want to consider hanging them up