Thank God we can finally bring a young talent and significant asset in limbo into the fold. Now, we have to try not to let the culture ruin him, and figure out how to get him signed longer term when his deal expires.
I'm being facetious. 😉
I find it humorous the people that eschew the tank because "the draft is a crap shoot and there is no guarantee the player you pick will turn out" don't have a problem with "Just get into the Playoffs, anything can happen!". Even though there is no guarantee the team you support will win a single game.
I'm up north in Bemidji, MN and it seems like when anyone from any of the major MN sports teams or anyone that's athlete or celebrity comes up this way they've usually stayed at Ruttgers Birchmont Lodge on the lake. I don't know if they have a deal with the teams or if it's just the preferred vacation spot for fishing and stuff but that's where they're always at I have a friend that has a membership to work out and swim there and he meets all kinds of people(not so much this year obviously). Sad
But...but...all you need to do is get into the Playoffs! Isn’t that what everyone says? It’s better to get into the Playoffs than tank, because the Playoffs is a whole new season and anyone can win it, but there’s no guarantee that tanking will get you a great player...🙃
I wouldn't be surprised if one of the veteran players like Jared Spurgeon takes him in, sort of like Mario Lemieux did for Sidney Crosby. It may help him continue to improve his lanague skills and acclimate to a new culture better. But we'll see. No doubt it will be a big change for him.