Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Eager to Leave Town

According to Chris Vivlamore, Ben Eager has been traded to the San Jose Sharks in return for a 5th round draft pick.

The writing was on the wall when coaches and players failed to stand up for Eager following his sucker punch on Colby Armstrong that resulted in a 5 minute major penalty and three power play goals against two weeks ago.

Despite being older, Eric Boulton is a better fighter who picks the time to drop the golves impeccably. Boults has also obviously worked hard on his all around game and has shown a lot of improvement this year, so Eager was surplus goonage.

A fifth rounder for a guy like Eager sounds about right. I don't think he's a bad guy or a bad player, and wish him well in San Jose. May be practice his cheap shots on Dany Heatley in practice.

2 comments:

Thrashers Recaps said...

Surplus goonage would make a great graphic

Rawhide said...

"Eager" to leave town.....ahhhhhh, I see what you did there. :)