Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by Habsfan18, Nov 25, 2005.
Anyone else been extremely surprised by him this year?
He has been one of our best Dmen this season.
No, I knew he would be a beast (well at least on his way of becoming one).
No, from his 3rd-4th? game in the NHL when he dropped the gloves with Martin Lapointe, I knew he'd be a stud. I can't believe we got him for Smoke.
He refused to play in Canada, so the Sens dealt him for something.
Why would'nt he do that?
He refused to play in canda? thats the first i remember hearing about this. Can you elaborate?
He told the Sens that he didn't want to play in Canada and he also said he would rather go somewhere else because of the Sens depth on defense.
I believe I'm getting this right. If another Sens fan would help me, that'd be great. I know that he didn't want to play in Canada.
I could see him wanting to go becuase of the depth issue. Maybe he had a bad time while playing in Windsor?
Not that this verifies anything, but there was a heck of a lot of talk around his trade to LA involving his unwillingness to play in Canada.
I think I remember hearing something about this as well, but I do indeed believe it has something to do with his time in Windsor. Along with the Sens depth issue of course.
I dont really remember much about the trade when it went down other than i was suprised that it happened. Maybe we can get a staff writer to interview to possibly find out?
Gleason made it known that he wanted to play in the US.
That and the fact that Ottawa was very deep on defense made him threaten to re-enter into the draft unless he was dealt.
He would not sign a contract with Ottawa so Muckler traded him for something.
And frankly, I don't care. I wouldn't want a spoiled little kid like that on my team.
Anyone have any idea what happened in Windsor that soured him on playing in Canada?
ottawa's loss is LA's gain...this kid is gonna be excellent for many years.
true enough, but a trade I wouldve made in the same situation. This would have been his first year playing for us, and we have had a couple kicks at the can with a proven player, so the trade had to be made.
He seems to be anything but spoiled.
Perhaps he was put off by a few rude Canadian players in juniors or he just didn't want to live in Canada (cost of living, different culture, etc.). There are decent reasons that don't require bad attitude.
I agree. Gleason's only going to get better. It's hard to believe that he's only 22.
I don't remember this at all. I can understand the Can - US issue though. At a 50% tax rate in Canada vs a 30% in the US I'm surprised that anyone would play in Canada.
That being said, with Ottawa he'd still be 6 or 7 on the depth chart behind Mezzaros and maybe Pothier because he wouldn't have been given the opportunities he's been given in L.A..
Ottawa has the depth to give him up. Like it was said, this probably would have been the first year he cracked the lineup.
Good for him. He was always a solid prospect. The Sens were making a cup run and they needed some veteran help in Smolinski, who helped get them 1 game from the Finals.
I think he was primarily concerned with the depth of the Sens, and rightfully so.
What was the deal between LA and Ottawa?
Smolinski for Gleason
I would say that he has been the Kings best D-man this season. At the start of the season he was more just a defensive d-man, but now you see the offensive side of his game starting to mature. He's jumping into the play alot more, and he has really taken advantage of the no 2-line pass rule. He's sent a few guys on breakaways that way.
can anyone tell me what the knock on gleason was back at the 2001 draft? i thought it was "all the tools but no toolbox", but i cannot recall. thanks.