If Nothing Else, Beau Bennett Is Bringing A Self Deprecating Sense Of Humor To The New Jersey Devils
There is a lot for Devils fans to like about Beau Bennett coming to New Jersey. He's still young. He's yet to fulfill his first round potential. He's familiar with the management and coaching staff. He realistically only cost a third round pick that the Devils were able to pick up moving one whole spot down in the draft order. Sure, he can't take a dump without pulling a glut, but I tend to believe that even the fact that he is self aware enough to know that is a positive.
I'll take a guy that gives me 20+ hard fought games a season and mixes in some self deprecating humor to keep the locker room light over some 18 year old Russian whose destined for a couple underwhelming years overseas, a 1 year minimum contract, and an eventual defection to the KHL any day. Those are the types of personalities you need around the boys - especially after losing a certified gem of a human being in Adam Larsson. I don't know much about Beau Bennett the person, but I do know he's quite mindful of, and rather comedic about, the fact that he's probably safer transitioning to velcro so as to avoid any skate tying injuries. He's cognizant of his own inability to walk the dog without risking his livelihood. He realizes he's probably got a better chance of being the main reason the Prudential Center installs an extra wheelchair ramp than he does of playing the entirety of an 82 game season. Hey, at least he can laugh about it, and that's all I really need to justify the movement of a mid-round draft pick.
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