Puck Daddy headline yesterday gave me a chuckle: "Barret Jackman signs with Blues for 3 years, $9.5 million; will still be blamed for everything"http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck- ... --nhl.html
That's the part that sucks. SO many fans are stupid with they way they trough out useless criticism and don't really know what they are watching that once someone becomes the local 'whipping boy' then the honest complaints of his play fall are ignored.
Jacks played much better for the first three quarters of the season last year and that fact should not be ignored. However, neither should the fact that he faded down the stretch, was terrible in the playoffs, and had been horrendous in previous seasons.
I have no problem with Jackman being back and fighting to be part of the bottom pairing. What I'm not exactly comfortable with is not only devoting 6% of your payroll to a guy that should garner the 5th or 6th most ice time among your defensemen, should and should never see PP time, but you also gave him a 3 year deal and a NTC.
All that said.....if this is the worst thing we can complain about with Army's offseason when the puck drops on the 2012 -2013 season....I think we can all live with it.
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