Glen Sather is dumb. Sure he made some good decisions in the past, like most recently the Gomez-Higgins trade. That seemed like a good move, especially since Montreal took on all of the Gomez contract.
What doesn't seem like a good idea was to let Colton Orr walk. He scored 1 goal and had 4 assists. Colton Orr had 5 total points but none of that comes as a surprise. He was good at what he did and didn't need to score. He just beat the piss out of people. That's it. Now Sather let Orr walk and that was a bad idea however, Sather made an even dumber move in response to Orr's departure.
Glen fucking Sather signed Donald fucking Brashear. Yes, the same Brashear who received a 5 game suspension for a "clean hit" during the playoffs. Brashear nearly killed Blair Betts and now he's will be donning a blue shirt next season. If I were Blair Betts, I'd be running around my house with fucking chainsaw screaming bloody murder. Betts deserves to lay a ''clean hit" on Glen Sather and his family.
I embedded the youtube clip of the "clean" hit below. You can skip to about a minute in to see Brashear kill Betts.
Hockey players have a short term memory. All athletes do or at least they should. I bet Betts understands that hockey can be a overly physical game with inherent danger. The hit came at a crucial point in a frustrating playoff series. Who knows, maybe Brashear apologized to Betts following the playoffs and this is a non issue. Regardless, Brashear should absolutely destroy any player that even looks in the direction of Betts. He better do it quick too because although hockey players have short term memories, hockey fans do not.