Jason Allison averaged almost a point a game. Speed alone will not score goals. He proved that! Why knock him for what he knows is not a strength. Look at his gifts. Look at his stats per game over the last five years of his career. He is certainly worth a look. It won't cost the leafs a thing.
I hope the writer from the Boston Globe is a transplanted Canadian. He looked at Allison's strengths. The Windsor Star writer seems to be rather narrow in focus and lacking in understanding of the game.