On Ryan O’Byrne
I feel like I have to say this every year. Ryan O’Byrne is clearly on a short leash with the fans (and sometimes with J-Mart). The things I hear about him all the time…
Send him down.
I would like to remind you all of just one thing: We used to say worse things about Mike Komisarek.
You know, Led The League In Hits And Blocked Shots One Year Mike Komisarek?
Markov’s Pairing Mike Komisarek?
We Were Devastated When He Left Mike Komisarek?
That Mike Komisarek.
Ryan O’Byrne is a better skater than Mike Komisarek. He’s also cheaper and less injury prone. He’s a big body who can hit. (Cause you know, we have an abundance of that on the Habs.) He’s wasted at the AHL level. And he’s wasted on the bench. You Big Sexy hataz need a little more patience with him, as does the coach. He ain’t gonna stop making mistakes if he ain’t playing.
But the Habs need him.
He’s not going anywhere.
He better not be, at least.
Sidebar: I feel like I need to be scrubbing myself with steel wool as I say this but… I’ve always found Shane O’Brien all kinds of hot. Now that it appear he may be traded to Nashville, I feel a liiiiiiiiiittle better about it.