Sure, all the ballyhoo and excitement was about the team signing UFA Matt Cullen yesterday, but to me the underrated signing was that of Eric Nystrom. Nystrom, a left winger, will provide much-needed grit and toughness to the Minnesota Wild. Here are some reasons why I am upbeat about this:
- Dude's only 27. Still improving.
- 23 career NHL fights over 3 seasons. Boogaard's semi-replacement?
- Another American on the team that lacks in that area.
- Played for a division rival...although Calgary's not a factor anymore, right?
- Anytime we sign another forward it means less ice time for Shep.
Things are looking up. Cullen and Nystrom yesterday, Guillaume signed, another talented Finn drafted...we're on our way!