For three years, Kevin Hatcher was the anchor on the Penguins' blue line, putting in more ice time, performing more duties than anyone on the roster.
And in the time it takes to tee up a slap shot, he was gone.
"The first thing that comes to mind is that it's like a death in the family," Coach Kevin Constantine said yesterday, minutes after telling Hatcher he had been traded to the New York Rangers for defenseman Peter Popovic. "I don't know how else to feel. You spend two-plus years working with a person, and he does so much for you. Then, in a five-minute time period, you've got to say goodbye."
Gaucho wrote:I made him the 47th pick of the draft, so sounds about right. I'm certainly delighted to have him on my 2nd pairing.
mikey287 wrote:Gaucho wrote:I made him the 47th pick of the draft, so sounds about right. I'm certainly delighted to have him on my 2nd pairing.
While I have reservations whether he's the best d-man available (which should be normal about any player at any position when you delve down to these depths), he should prove to be a very good or better 2nd pairing d-man at this level...
Gaucho wrote:Millen was the undrafted goalie I was referring to earlier.
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