shared wrote:Winnipeg, MB (Sports Network) - The Winnipeg Jets have claimed centre Brett MacLean off waivers from the Phoenix Coyotes.
The 23-year-old London, Ontario native played in 13 games last season for the Coyotes and tallied two goals with one assist.
MacLean led the Ontario Hockey League in goals with 61 for the Oshawa Generals in 2007-2008.
The Coyotes originally selected MacLean in the second round of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. He has scored 74 goals in three seasons with San Antonio of the American Hockey League.
52G228PIM1996-97 wrote:He got outworked by EVERYBODY at camp, this is no big loss..
phillip wrote:I want to see young talent on this team. not mediocre also rans. The story this season is going to be Fighting for the right to lose to the #1 seeded team in the playoffs and then have a bad draft. I want to see the team be #1. Either in playoff slot or in draft pick. Tired of the mediocrity.
Robert Earthpig wrote:http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=377539
Well isn't that just dandy. Our best offensive prospect gone - LIKE THAT.
The hate on for Winnipeg will grow a tad, I reckon.
CBL wrote:As much as I would have liked to see him stick around, his greatest strength (historically) has been with Turris and since he won't be playing here, Mac would be nothing more than a stopgap for injuries (we have plenty of other forwards that can serve this purpose). If I recall correctly, he said in one of the articles (after being unofficially cut), that he wasn't happy with his camp and agreed that he still needed to focus on increasing his speed and defensive game to play with the 'Yotes.
Kaibur wrote:On top of it, Maclean's forte was the PP - one of the areas of weakness for the 10/11 Yotes which wasn't addressed during the offseason, IMO. And he wasn't going to get PP time until about midseason at best. Maybe Winnipeg will handle the next stage of his development better than we did.
Two questions - In the 15 year history of the Yotes, which players drafted by the Yotes went on to score 20+ goals in a season in a Yotes uniform? And, looking at the opening day roster, which players will score 20+ goals for the Yotes this season?
Anybody think goal scoring is going to be a problem? But there's no reason to try to address it internally?
If you can't tell, I'm pretty bitter about this move.
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