Super Slovak Surovy wrote:Jim wrote:"He doesn't understand because he's small" - Goldfinger
netwolf wrote:HomerPenguin wrote:They didn't tender him and told him to go home because they thought he was lazy? That's news to me.
Nope, Pitts is right. When Naslund's contract was up with Vancouver after getting traded there, they did not resign him. He was UFA and could have gone anywhere. He ended up going back to Vancouver at or near the league minimum. At that point, a light went on and Naslund "got it." The rest is history.
People (not you) like to get on Patrick for the Naslund deal and some of that is deserved, but ANYONE could have signed Naslund. No one wanted him, save for Vancouver, but only on their terms.