Holding out three times? Holding out while under contract? If that is so acceptable, why was there a problem with his teammates when he returned? I know someone with the Sens and it wasn't a happy homecoming. As he put it, "he knows he was wrong and the guys know he was wrong." Here is an article on the Devs pick:
Devils risk 28th pick on injury-prone C-LW Foster
SUNRISE, FLORIDA (TICKER) -- After trading away their other
first-round pick, the New Jersey Devils used the 28th selection in
Saturday's NHL draft on injury-prone center Adrian Foster.
If an abdominal injury had not limited him to five games this past
season, the 6-1, 205-pound forward was considered by many to be a
sure top-10 pick.
Foster is a smooth skater with excellent acceleration who is almost
impossible to knock off his feet. A solid puckhandler, he is considered
almost impossible to stop 1-on-1 and has been likened to Edmonton
Oilers center Doug Weight.
The Calgary native showed no hesitation to play a physical game when
he returned to the lineup, picking up five assists in as many contests for Saskatoon of the
Western Hockey League.
"I had surgery in Montreal and I'm skating now and working on it, doing absolutely everything
and looking forward to getting back out here," said Foster, who underwent surgery in October
and again five months later.
updated at Sat Jun 23 16:26:15 2001 PT