Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Beach Traded.... AGAIN.

It's going to be a very long season for Lethbridge Hurricane fans. The club that has lost a ton of talent from last year decided to deal away one of the few offensive pieces they had remaining on their roster. Kyle Beach is on the move again and headed back to the US Division where he will pull on the sweater of the Spokane Chiefs.

Here are the details from Spokane.

Beach had 66 points in 54 games last year split between Everett and Lethbridge and now joins a team he once considered THE ENEMY. The rivalry between Spokane and Everett is certainly well documented and Beach was a central figure in that dispute when he wore green.

Some of the players from that clip are no longer be there, like Chris Bruton, but Mitch Wahl is. You have to wonder how this move will go over with the Chiefs and whether or not it will affect the chemistry in the room. Dean and I have been supporters of Beach over the last few years but I can tell you quite honestly that judging by conversations I have had with people throughout the WHL... we're in the minority. Beach isn't the most well-liked guy out there and so I can foresee some issues this year in Spokane.

Definitely a powder keg scenario but... will it blow?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am also a Beach supporter and he has spent a lot of time in the penalty box he is a very skilled player. I think once Spokane gets over this shock and Beach starts putting up numbers like he has all his career they will be signing a differnt tune. I am an Everett fan but when Beach is in Everett i will be cheering loud and proud for him.