For all the Skelleftea hockey fans out there, my heart goes out to you because Bobby Butler, "who has scored wherever he’s been", is not coming to an arena near you. Well, that is unless you're a Swedish hockey fan who lives in Newark.
Just confirmed that #Marlborough's Bobby Butler has agreed to 1-year, 2-way deal with Devils. Will sign it later today or tomorrow.
— Dan Cagen (@DanCagen) August 9, 2012
Assuming this rumour is true, it reminds me of a quote from Butler's agent, Neil Sheehy. "You have to look at teams that are looking for extra forwards and where he fits. The team has to have a vision. We might believe the team has the right fit, but the team might not have the vision."(Using computer to look at New Jersey's roster on Capgeek)Hmmm... Does Jersey have a need for forwards? Check. Where does Butler fit in? He's cheap and he plays forward. With an owner in Jeff Vanderbeek who is reportedly still $20 million short on his rep...