DiDo may be a career minor leaguer, but he was a nice veteran pickup and a gift for Colliton and the Hogs who were suffering a dearth of forwards and had a surplus of defencemen. Even if it was just Stan doing Pokka a favour it worked out well.
No, both he and Daryll Sutter had a shot but it went to the overage Makarov in Calgary if I remember right. They changed the rule after that. Schmaltz has the moves but it's a different league than then.
Not at first. Took him a couple of years and then he had to find his center in Savard during those high flying 80's. But like Al, Hayden can hit and throw them a little and there is some untapped offense there I think.