Move to Buffalo eases Spacek's pain
There's a nice article in today's Buffalo News about the team's only offseason acquisition so far, Jaroslav Spacek. Apparently, he'd had the option last summer between joining Chicago or Buffalo.
As the Holy Grail knight once said during Indiana Jones's Last Crusade, "He chose poorly."
As his agent, Stephen Freyer, said when Spacek signed with the Sabres, he almost joined the team prior to last season. But he took an offer from Chicago because he'd played there before. He quickly regretted it.And they said no one believed in the Blackhawks.
"I was watching Buffalo all year long," he said, "and I was a little mad with myself because I was in Chicago with one of the worst teams in the NHL last year, and Buffalo did very well."
Good ol' Spacek also offered up one last dig for his former team:
The Blackhawks traded him to Edmonton on Jan. 26. The Oilers must have been flabbergasted at his statistics. Though he languished on a loser, Spacek managed a plus-8 rating in Chicago.
"I don't know how that happened," Spacek said before following with one of his many laughs. "But, no, the thing was we didn't score too many goals, but when we did I was on the ice, so that was one plus thing."