Nonis flips the coin

They are two new bodies and depth is all important in the post season blah blah blah....

In truth I don't know much about Smolinski. His numbers are pretty solid over the years, although his best post seasons seem to be back in the mid 90's. They call him Smoke by the way; depending on where he plays, prepare your "Smokey Swede" chants now. If he plays like Linden has all season, not a bad pick up.

Sopel...not sure how I feel on this one. It's nice to see a guy we drafted finally come back. His best seasons were with this team by far; I seem to recall the main knock against Sopel was that he made woeful blunders in his own zone. So...he's a top 4 guy who could pull a Bulis and leave Luongo with a three on none to deal with.

I'm willing to bet Nonis is done now; he addressed the areas he was looking to upgrade.


Jenny said...

it will be interesting to see how these two additions by Dave Nonis fit in with the team.

Sopel, i'm not to sure how I feel about that i forget what he played like when he was with us before. I remember scoring, but i'm fairly certain there was a downside - lets hope he's improved on that

as for smolinski no idea - haven't heard much about him except maybe his name, from all accounts he seems to be a solid pickup !

lets hope they help the team

Mike said...

jenny - smolinski i think will be good. a veteran guy who's production seems to be pretty consistent despite his age. It's Sopel I'm not really jumping up and down over, but maybe I'm wrong. We'll see.