Love him or hate him, one thing that cannot be denied is that Steve Downie upset the opponent. He was a thorn in the paw that just wouldn't come out. At times, it's a great quality to have. It disrupts their flow and gives your team a boost of energy. However, Downie seemed to be skating too much on that edge this season, leading up to the trade. There was perhaps less strategy and more just losing it. The offense he was providing was limited, so it didn't offset the lapses enough. While some lamented the trade that sent him to Philadelphia, the return of Max Talbot brought much-needed stability to the penalty kill and was a good move for the organization.
Advanced Stats 5 v. 5 (includes time with Flyers)
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SteveHouse: lol. what.
Sandie: I love intense hockey players. But this guy took penalties that left me scratching my head. He's intense, but too undisciplined
Mike: Did not miss him.
Cheryl: Was not sad to see him go and really liked what Talbot did for the team.