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Discussion in 'Sports Talk' started by Popsyche, Sep 12, 2006.
This can resume in one word: Kaberle.
I think it was appropriate that I was passing a massive greasy dump when I found out that Gilbert Brule was traded to the Oilers for Raffi Torres.
I got invited to another "Talk With Hitch and the GM" event next week.
I think I might go and let Scott Howson know that there *ARE* other teams in the league.
Any more EDM-CBJ trades and they're going to start calling us the Columbus Oilers.
THERE IS A (hockey) GOD!!!
My prayers have been answered: Jose Theodore is GONE!!!
Unfortunately, the Washington Capitals now have to deal with him. Good thing they have the A.O. Scoring Machine !!
Andrew Brunette is also back with the Wild now.
Money talks and loyalty walks.
Just waiting on Super Joe's decision......
Anyone else think the numbers are way too insane? I mean, Huet is gonna make more money next season then Brodeur...
I'm likin' the Mike Commodore deal.
Need to go get myself a big red 'fro now.....
and at this rate a bigger wallet to pay for those higher ticket prices. These salaries aren't payed in foodstamps!
Do you realize how good Umberger is? We REALLY didn't want to get rid of him. Damn cap!
Wow, lots of trades!!!
Ryder and Streit --> bye-bye. And thank god we signed A. Kostitsyn.
Damn dude, you guys should have an awesome team. You got Filatov in the draft and pickup up Commodore and Umberger? Damn
The good news:
Malkin has signed a five year extension with the Pens
The bad news:
Hossa isn't coming back, though if the rumor is true he's sort of retarded as he turned down ~$7.6 million a year for five years with the Pens for a single year deal for $7.4 million deal with Detroit Guess he's hoping to have an amazing year and run his salary up some more.
With the way Hossa's carrying himself around the league I don't think I'd want that type of character on my home team anyway
Damn right my friend!
Yeah Hossa seems to be looking for a way to run his salary up. That's really the only reason you take a one year deal over a multi-year deal for the same money per year
So the Pens have signed:
Godard (pick up form Flames)
and have lost:
The major downside is that they lost wingers off their two top lines and some great energy players.
"Tricky Nicky" Zherdev and Dan Fritsche got traded to the Rangers for two dudes I haven't heard a single word about.
Gonna have to give the big two thumbs down on that trade. *REALLY* bad move in my book. That might be a season ender before the season even begins.
I like the Huselius deal. Pricey, but he's proven himself. Let's see if he can do it again this year in a new uniform.
Ron Hainsey bailed on the CBJ and is now with ATL. I really liked Ron's play and teamwork. Oh well.
Jeez....is Nash the only forward left on the CBJ?
Are you allowed to have 24 defensemen on one team?
We got invited to another "Meet With Hitch & Scott Howson" event next week. I think this one will be considerably more heated than the last.
Might have to bring a video camera.
Laraque is coming to Montreal! Now that's something we needed.
Yeah I have absolutely NO idea what the hell Shero was thinking getting rid of Laraque. In addition to being one of the best fighters in the league he was absolutely awesome along the boards last season
On the bright side the newest Penguin is SATAN
Satan and Fedotenko are both coming to the 'Burgh... can't say I'm hugely excited, as neither of them is the caliber player Hossa was though either of them makes a reasonable replacement for Malone.
On the bright side Fleury is now here for the long haul, he signed a seven year extension today
Naslund goes to the Rangers as well. At least SOMEONE knows that goals need to be scored in order to win a game.
(Then again, maybe LeClaire's got a wicked wrister....)
I see that Rob Blake's wife lengthened his leash a little. He can now go all the way to San Jose!!!
Take the money and skate, right Rob? Or should I ask her?
And imo, that's a pretty nice score for the Pens. But the best thing is the extension to Malkin's contract and the new one to Fleury.
Yeah bottom line is they signed everyone they absolutely had to, ie Malkin, Fleury, and Orpik. Since Crosby and Whitney already signed extended deals, the only young players that aren't locked in for extended contracts are Staal and Letang. Personally I think Staal really needs to pick up his offensive game next season... he showed moments of offensive brilliance his rookie year that simply vanished though he did mature into a defensive powerhouse.
So it looks like the Russians are the desesperate ones!
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