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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Peca likes Blue.

Peca will be signing with the Blue Jackets. I'm not sure exactly how I feel about this. He's a great defensive forward...but, I still am a bit uneasy about the signing considering he only played 35 games for the Maple Leafs last year. I suppose it will be nice to have a decent center, which is something our club really lacks.

“We had a deal in place with the Rangers for almost three weeks now,” Peca said. “It just doesn’t seem like the commitment has been there from the general manager (Glen Sather) to get it done.
“But ever since we started talking with Columbus (Friday), (Blue Jackets general manager Scott Howson) has been very straightforward and very interested in getting something done. And so right now, that’s where our focus is, getting something done with Columbus.“I moved on (from the Rangers). And now I’m getting pretty excited to play for coach Ken Hitchcock and the Blue Jackets.”
I'm glad that Howson has really stepped up and proven himself as a competent General Manager. I like what Michael Arace said:
When Scott Howson got the news Friday, his jaw may have dropped, he may have uttered a curse word (under his breath, of course), and that was about all the time he wasted. There will be some sort of investigation, probably beginning with a complaint to the IIHF, but there isn’t much that can be done because the Russian federation is not party to any transfer agreement at the moment. The intelligent course for Howson, then, is to figure out how to spend the $1 million that has been left on his lap. And that is exactly what he has been doing.
I am really getting excited about this coming season. People are picking us to be at the bottom saying we're not good enough. We have the potential to be good. Hell, we have the potential to be great if our goalies step up, and our defensemen don't get hurt, and our forwards score some goals.


KMS2 said...

I wish he had signed with the Rangers only so that they would be so crunched for cap space then everybody could laugh at them for being 'tards for (over)spending so much

Isleschick said...

I liked him until he kept having verbal diarrhea with the press...

Shmee said...

Glad to have you back!

I feel like he has an opportunity here -- to pull a Teemu, and prove that he is back after surgery. Or to pull an Eric Lindros.

Bitchany said...

KMS2: Haha yeah that would be funny...but we needed him...bad. I think.

Isleschick: I have no opinion of the guy just yet so don't sour my taste already!!

Shmee: I am glad to be back!! If he pulls a Teemu I will be the happiest girl in the whole wide world :)