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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Westcott a class act

From Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch:

"He was asking me about it, yeah," Westcott said. "I told him it was a great city, a great bunch of guys int he room, great fans and an awesome building. It's a great place to play and raise a family, right? He and his wife just had a little one. And, you know, the way Ryan plays, he'd be a perfect fit in Hitch's system. Hitch likes big, physical wingers who get the puck deep and just wear people down. I think he'd be great there, if that's how it works out. I told him that, too."

Now just think about that for a second. Westcott was, in essence, fired by the Blue Jackets. Yes, he got a nice going away present, but he's being paid not to play, which has to hurt one's pride. And here he is, selling the Blue Jackets to a prospective free agent.

Read the entire entry from Puck-rakers here.

Westcott was on his way up only a few years back, so here's hoping the defenseman gets another opportunity at a NHL job this summer. You can't help but be impressed by the class with which he accepted his buyout.

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