I do recall him from Pittsburgh telecasts as being a ‘miked up’ favorite, especially for his fervent renditions of the national anthems. Also, he is coming off knee surgery, which if Selanne or Niedermayer serve as any indication, means he will likely transform into a dominant all-star.
Any way, this probably puts another nail in Vishnevski’s coffin. Eulogies to come.
[EDIT: Credit Official Anaheim Message Boards poster 777 for uncovering this awesome Ian Moran link. I know what I'll be reading for the rest of the day!]
This move appears to be quite a big gamble, which more than likely means it was initiated by notorious gambloholic Janet Gretzky.