Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Ivy Leaguers? Really? Really???

The NHL trade deadline came and went today. Some notable players were available: Bill Guerin, Todd Bertuzzi, Gary Roberts, and others. So who did the Wild pick up? Dominic Moore, from the Penguins. That's him in blue in the pic above. Presumably, Todd White took him down. (Also, Todd White is 5'8" about 150).

If you don't know who the hell this guy is, don't worry I'm pretty sure no one in the state of Minnesota knows about him either. Although, apparently he's ranked 11th on Harvard's all-time scoring list. So that's great. We've got Harvard's 11th all-time leading scorer. Now we're well on our way to a Cup parading down Nicollet Mall. Maybe next year we'll pick up a Dartmouth guy who's ranked 15th in all-time penalty minutes, because that would really put the fear of God into our opponents. Shit.

Case in point, here's a clip from the Star Tribune article on the trade:

"Because he pays little attention to Eastern Conference teams, coach Jacques Lemaire admittedly knows "nothing" about Moore, saying even assistant coach Mario Tremblay said, "Who?" when told of the deal."
Read the rest of the story here.

The Wild gave up a 3rd round pick for this guy. Honestly, was it even worth the time, energy, and money spent by dozens of people to get this deal done? Was it? The answer, no. No way. If somehow this guy scores the game 7 winner the Cup Finals, I'll, I'll...sit on my balls for an hour. Really.

1 comment:

WPB said...

Keith, send me an e-mail to wildpuckbanter@gmail.com. I'd like to discuss joining forces into one blog, and I don't have your address.