I agree I wanted to like him but what a horrible performance. It wasn't a surprise with his lack of speed. Hell they brought it up in his post signing interview. Should make Bowman's job easier this summer. No slow guys regardless of what else they bring..
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"...like watching that guy with the crinkled dollar bill stand at the vending machine for 15 minutes." Classic line.
Even weighing the outcome, I'd still maintain that the Brunette contract was a worthwhile gamble. In the end, all it cost was money (something the Hawks are currently flush with) and allowed them to leave guys like Pirri/Saad/etc. in the minors/junior for another year (the value of which cannot be overstated). When assessing Frolik, have to take into account that he was dealt for Skille. Frolik certainly hasn't lived up to expectation, but at least he's a more versatile player than Skille.
Skille is terrible, no question. I take more issue with the length of the contract that Frolik procured from Stan after just a little over half a season in an Indian Head. He's a serviceable 3rd or 4th line player in the NHL that is solid defensively. Offensively he can't finish. He's not worth the $2.3M he'll make here this coming season and the next.