I wrote this a couple of days ago but decided not to post it. With today's news though, I've decided it's still semi-relavent.
When the news first broke that the Nashville Predators had traded for Shane O'Brien mere weeks before the start of the 2010-2011 NHL season, the reaction seemed to be a collective, "Huh???" (Good times). Most of us (myself included) had serious doubts that O'Brien could become an asset for the team given his reputation as a party boy who proved too much for the Alain Vigneault and the Canucks to handle. Despite early concerns, O'Brien proved to be a rather valuable member of the defensive corps. Besides adding some muscle to the team, he was a very solid contributor on the penalty kill and as Josh Cooper said, "the best quote in Predators history." After the season ended though, it became clear that O'Brien would not be resigned despite showing interest in remaining a Nashville Predator. Why though? I think we absolutely should have resigned Shane O'Brien and I only need one reason why:
Good Luck Shane. I'll miss your awesomeness.