Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Senators Add Martin Lapointe

For a 6th round pick in 2008.

A solid move by Bryan Murray to add two Stanley Cup rings to the lineup.

In 104 playoff games Lapointe has 19 goals, 24 assists and 198 penalty minutes with two championships with Detroit in 97 and 98.

Lapointe might be best known for getting a huge free agent contract from the Boston Bruins in 2001 where he went on to underwhelm everybody after scoring 27 goals in his last year in Detroit.

At this point in his career, Lapointe will play on the fourth line, which under John Paddock probably means very little. If Bryan Murray indeed does take over behind the bench (or assistant Ron Low) as TSN indicated this morning, then Lapointe might play a larger role.

In reality, Lapointe is probably the consolation prize for losing out on Tuomo Ruutu who was dealt to the Carolina Hurricanes for Andrew Ladd.

Lapointe has been a healthy scratch lately for the Hawks.

Lapointe Trivia:

Has a rink named after him in Lachine, Quebec.

Probably the biggest wine collector in the NHL next to Mario Lemieux.

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