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Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Jackets Sign Kris Beech!!

The Blue Jackets announced today that they signed center, Kris Beech to a one-year two-way contract. Kris Beech is a former first round pick...he was drafted 7th overall by the Washington Capitals in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. He has played in 173 NHL games and has scored 19 goals and 37 assists (56 points) with 109 penalty minutes. TSN has his assets as: Skates well for a 6-2 center. Has terrific playmaking ability and makes his linemates look good with his creativity. Already owns a defensive conscience. His flaws as: Must handle expectations better and adjust his game to fit any style of play. Will never be confused with a natural goal-scorer. From what Shmee has told me he has a ton of potential but tends to be a little lazy. But, I'd say we have the best coach in the league for lazy players so I don't doubt that Hitch will be able to make him work. Anyway, I'm excited that we signed someone else and I think that he will be with the minor league club come October...but ya nnever know we are desperate for decent centers.

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