Sunday, June 24, 2007

Rivet stays a Shark

A terrific 28-game audition for Craig Rivet and this subsequent deal shows that rental players aren’t always just that, and GM Doug Wilson gets him at a fair price given the market.

The thing that impressed me about Rivet in San Jose was his offensive ability, something that never seemed to get much publicity in Habland. Wilson now needs to either re-sign Scott Hannan to a similar deal or find his replacement.

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At 1:25 PM, June 25, 2007, Blogger saskhab said...

If by "offensive ability" you mean point shot, yes he has a good one. But someone else in Montreal had a better one than him. Rivet is still sub-par on joining the rush and seeing the offensive zone, but he's a competent point player on the PP, making short passes and getting in position for a one-time shot.

Good for Craig. But I'm kind of surprised San Jose feels they should devote these resources for the next 4 seasons to him when they have several young blueliners who will surpass him in that time frame (Vlasic, Ehrhoff, and Carle in particular - Wishart in time). Seems like long term overpayment for the short term benefit.

 

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