Yesterday was a slow one in the hockey world. I know that because this was one of the top stories on nhl.com.
Meet your new undrafted forward: Derek Whitmore.
Now tradition suggests that I go to Facebook and check this kid out, but that’s not really why I bring this up. What is interesting to me is that I don’t really remember a time when the Sabres would sign undrafted college kids just after their seasons ended, let alone two in consecutive days.
Now if I’m completely off here, feel free to let me know. In fact, I really am just bringing it up because I’m curious as to why. I’ve looked up past transactions around this time of year and nothing of note really came up with regards to graduating college players. Logically it does make sense to sign undrafted players now, but without knowing the terms or what kind of contract it does make it hard to speculate as to what is going on with the kids. (Maybe I should ask one of them…)
So I guess I’m asking you, the reader, if you have any idea what’s going on. Is this the new frontier in finding affordable talent? Are we signing players to stock an AHL team in [City TBA] next year? Perhaps they will be the replacements for Jaro Spacek and Jason Pominville in the 2009-10 season?
One thing I do know is that Bowling Green has a sick logo, doesn’t it? Also, “Kotska and Whitmore” sounds a lot like an attorney’s office, so…
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