BLOG: MacTavish on MacIntyre, Gagner
MacTavish said that the team had been looking for some toughness for quite some time.
"It shouldn't really come as a surprise to anyone that we've picked up some size and toughness. There was a need," he began. "Watching the Buffalo-Leafs game last night and after what happened to us with Vancouver (the Oilers needed a deterrent)."
The GM added that he expects MacIntyre to play five to six minutes a game.
"We know the type of player he is and the type of person he is. We think he's going to fit in well."
Regarding Gagner, MacTavish said that a plate or two will be inserted to repair the broken jaw. There is no current timeline on the centre's return.