Obie’s Award: A Case For Shane O’Brien For TC3ABAFGWIOKAPALTAYPF
Yesterday, we introduced The Conference III Andrew Brunette Award For Guy Who is OK and Played A Long Time And You Probably Forgot About Powered by Miller High Life.
Our good buddy, Mighty Mike D fired this to us at conferencethree[at]gmail[dot]com — a case for Shane O’Brien of the Colorado Avalanche.
He satisfies the Conference III requirement because he manufactured a situation in Vancouver that got him traded to Conference III. In doing so he was prickly, intractable and just a plain big pain in the ass. Those are Conference III assets, right there.
He’s been in the NHL ten years, provided you consider the 06-07 Lightning to be an NHL-Standard team
He’s already played for two Conference III teams (Nashville & Colorado) and, as a UFA post season after next, has his options right open for another slot in the League’s Island Of Misfit Toys.
Maybe Minnesota, as he won’t cost much by then and that will be the most important factor in all Wild acquisitions, for the forseeable. Maybe Dallas, because overpaying Past-Their-Prime Ex-Canucks is what they do . St Louis could be in the mix because, you know, Bumfights. Winnipeg, just for giggles.. O’Brien & Buff. I smell a sitcom. He’s annoyed Chicago. That’s as close as he’s going to get there.
He may not be this Shane O’Brien , but I’m sure that, as a good Ontario boy, our Shane’s search for the “Heart Of Gold” is no less impassioned than a Dublin teenager who benefits from a ground-breaking music scheme at his expensive school
Finally, he did this. I’m not sure how Conference III it really is, but it’s quite something
I proudly endorse Shane O’Brien for The Conference III Andrew Brunette Award For Guy Who is OK and Played A Long Time And You Probably Forgot About Powered by Miller High Life.