It's not like Blake is going to unretire and play again, and as Tre says the days of possibility of retiring his number went bye bye on June 11, 2012. Not to mention better candidates from the past such as Butch and others who have special places in the fans memories.
Karma can be a bitch some times.
Here's to Keaton Ellerby becoming the Matt Moulson and Teddy Purcell we get coming back.
Love this guy. I wanted him his draft year, and even though he hasn't met the very high expectations people had for him, he's still a damn good dman.
He reminds me of a Braydon Coburn. Tall, lanky, physical defenseman with great reach, and good in their own zone. What I like most is just how mobile, and good of a skater Ellerby is.
He's still only 24, and has had success in a big role in the AHL for Rochester. It's clear he's not going to be a cornerstone of a franchise, but he should be able to thrive in a sound defensive system, and the weight of high expectations taken off his back.
In the Times write up DL mentioned it was the best deal of what was out there (not a direct quote but this is what he said it to this effect). I fully took it to mean they were other, more expensive deals out there. This is a total win to me. Ellerby has looked very good out there so far. I totally see him as a younger version of Greene (or growing into that type of player). This could be a very good deal.