I remember when he was a free agent and a common refrain was "I don't want Wisniewski. He's bad in his own zone and he's asking for too much money".
That was before we gave Kyle Quincey 4.8 million dollars to be a worse Brad Stuart. And before a right shooting, powerplay quarterback, who can move the puck from the back end (e.g. James Wisniewski) became our White Whale.
Oh how the times have changed.
I was not part of that chorus. Goddamn! How I wanted him here.
I didn't care about how bad he was in his own zone OR how much money he wanted.
...and yes, now that we have hindsight, it makes it even worse.
We can only hope that somehow Ken Holland goes bats*** crazy and sets out with the intensity that Ahab did after Moby Dick to get us that elusive RH Defenseman!
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