Joined: Aug 2020
I mean our AHL forward depth took a significant hit this year (Balcers to SJS on waivers, Batherson and at least one, if not both of Norris/L. Brown graduating, probably a couple guys like Beaudin/Shaw/Chlapik on the taxi squad) so acquiring another warm body up front for the baby Sens in exchange for like, our 10th best current D (6th best left shot after Chabot/Brannstrom/Wolanin/Reilly/Coburn) and a guy who will likely be quickly passed on the left side by Sanderson/Kleven, and debatably not even better than Aspirot or Alsing? Labrie was also signed to an AHL deal. I liked Lajoie's start to 18-19 but it IS starting to seem like he's more of a one and done unfortunately. I'd rather have a little bit of forward depth for the baby Sens than a 7D for them. Lajoie maybe has slightly more upside, but it's likely moot, would be a surprise if either guy is more than an AHLer ever, both will be AHLers only barring major injury issues this season at least. Worst case scenario Ottawa claims him back on waivers in a year lol?