Now honestly, why are we throwing Theo Peckham to the wolves, when we could call up vetrans such as Dean Arsene. Beyond this, as the call seems to be loud for the signing of a higher quality 3rd pairing Dman.
Meet Kyle Mclaren.
While his underlying 07/08 stats
(GF/ON60 2.55, GA/ON60 2.43) were just a little worse (the GA/ON) than the team average, you have to take into account that he had the highest qualcomp, and the worst qualteam on that Sharks team, at
Qualcomp 0.041,QualTeam -0.185.
The only other defender on that years team that was getting close to the competition that Mclaren was facing, was ME Vlasic, with a QC of .34 (and it should be noted that he had much better qualteam).
6'4, 230lbs, only 32 years old. Invited to rangers training camp, but was unable to make it due to an unspecified injury.
He has a long stride, is very strong and has a good stick, seems very sourayesque (i made the word up, ok?). As a plus he also has a booming shot. Please, tell me that this would not a be a cheap, easy pickup for the oilers that would fill a massive hole on the backend (yes that sounds bad).
Yeah, thats what i thought.