Monday, September 28, 2009

Breaking News: Schubert Waived

It in a move that has been several years in the making, forward/defenceman/complainer Christoph Schubert has been placed on waivers by the club. The German's role has been reduced the last few seasons, leading to speculation he would be moved, but since he was been waived, this obviously means there were no takers. Interesting to see what this move might mean for some other players.

Were we right to get rid of Christoph?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's too bad, but it's time he went. Schuby actually looked good againts the bruins and put out a reasonable effort. I can't believe no-one was willing to trade a 2nd or 3rd rounder for him.

Problem with Schubert is he has had all kinds of opportunities with Ottawa and hasn't been able to demonstrate he belongs:
- for the first few years he'd report to training camp without putting on any more size (did he even work out in those offseasons?)
- he's taken sooo many stupid penalties over the years which often resulted in goales against
- after (finally) putting on some size (or just becoming a man) he failed to use his size effectly when playing.
- got a booming shot but could rarely hit the net.

I still think Schubert has a role somewhere in the NHL, probably on defence, but its going to require a team with patience and some proper mentoring.

The only one left from that 2001 draft is now Spezza, the rest have moved on.