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Morning Line- Mike Harrington On The Jimmy Vesey Watch

Vesey’s summer league games were often attended by NHL GMs, with Chicago’s Stan Bowman a regular attendee. Coach Joel Quenneville hit the Wednesday night circuit in Foxborough, Mass., once too. Yes, the games were open to the public and anyone can say they were there to watch anyone. But come on. The optics aren’t good for the Hawks in this one at all. Repeating: You were watching a player who was someone else’s property and just waiting to pounce. Not cool.

Meanwhile, the Boston media fawned over the hometown boy ad nauseum. But Vesey was probably spooked by the tough treatment given to Bostonian Jimmy Hayes, whose subpar play was worthy of scrutiny, and decided he didn’t want to deal with it.

-Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News where you can read more on The Jimmy Vesey Watch...

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Mistercristo's avatar

Grow up, Harrington.  You sound like a whiny bitch.

Posted by Mistercristo from Cameron Frye's garage, circa 1987 on 08/21/16 at 12:28 PM ET


That 3rd round pick for Vesseys rights looking like the worst trade in recent memory.

Posted by neffernin on 08/21/16 at 01:49 PM ET


Until realizing he was a Buffalo writer, I expected Harrington to mean: doesn’t look good on Bowman for wasting so much time on a player who may not have even had Chicago that high among the finalists.

Hey, no one made Tim Murray trade that pick on what he had to know was a long-shot.

What about Vesey’s move to free agency gives the impression he was a gonna “dance with the one who brung him”, or whatever I’m trying to say? Whether it was Nashville or Buffalo.

And who ever said you can’t scout a player whose (soon expiring) rights belong to another team?

Posted by Lefty30 on 08/21/16 at 05:42 PM ET

Chet's avatar

was dumb of buffalo. didn’t take a genius to figure out the kid wanted a big market team.

Posted by Chet from twitter: thegansen on 08/21/16 at 06:14 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

It would be nice if he just goes away. LOL

Posted by bigfrog on 08/21/16 at 07:18 PM ET

TreKronor's avatar

I hope he joins Justin Schultz as a member of over-hyped, under performing college FA’s.

Posted by TreKronor on 08/22/16 at 09:53 AM ET


I hope he shuts up all the crybabies whining about him.

Posted by Garth on 08/22/16 at 05:25 PM ET

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