Whether you like or dislike (or love or hate) the signing of this arch-enemy, you still might find this story interesting and it may help you, as it did for me, understand some parts of Brashear’s personality. It’s a sad story, indeed, of a kid born into a messed-up family life, which eventually disintegrated.
A member of the Rangers forwarded the story (written by Mike Wise of the Washington Post after Brashear’s suspension for the late hit on Blair Betts in Game 6) to me again today, and I finally had a chance to read it. I think it’s worth all of you giving it a look. Maybe it will change your minds, maybe it won’t. Perhaps you will have some compassion for him, perhaps you will never.
Thanks to Adam Z. for the heads-up on this TSN story, in which Bob Gainey said Alex Kovalev is done as a Canadien.