The San Jose Sharks got considerably tougher late Monday night as they swung a deal with the Edmonton Oilers to acquire bruising forward Mike Brown.
The #SJSharks have acquired Mike Brown from Edmonton for a 4th round pick in 2014
— Kevin Kurz (@KKurzCSN) October 22, 2013
Brown is not known for his offensive abilities. He may not actually have offensive abilities and might as well head out onto the ice without a stick most of the time. He’s a heck of a fighter though and is among the NHL’s toughest customers.
So don’t tell him we said that stuff about the stick.
It’s clear that the Sharks were looking to add some toughness moving forward. Several guys have stepped up and fought this season, but none of them are there to throw their fists. Matt Pelech was probably the best fighter on the team, and they saw fit to change that by swapping a fourth-round pick for Brown. Who just so happens to have an incredible right hand.
Aside from his jabs, Brent Burns now has competition for the best facial hair on the team. Tough draw for Burnsie. He only missed one game, and the Sharks don’t score a goal so they respond by upping the adult film star mustache quotient.
Here are some notable Brown clips before you head to bed for the evening.
He’s so scary.
Yeah. He’ll fit in nicely.