Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Dodging A Bullet....Or Two....Hey, Put Down The Uzi

There has been a lot of talk goin' round yond inter-webs bout Unc'a Cliff getting a little zany with the free agency, but I'm gonna put that in perspective. Show you what crazy assed contracts we DON'T have to deal with in the imediate future.

Vancouver signs RFA forward Kyle Wellwood to a 1 year deal worth $997,500
- Sure, we don't get to make battered fist jokes anymore, but then we won't have too.

Washington signs UFA goaltender Jose Theodore to a 2 year deal worth $9 million
- Thats right, Jose 'Rogain' Theodore at 4.5 million a year...Christ almighty.

Colorado signs UFA goaltender Andrew Raycroft to a 1 year deal worth $800,000
-Saying they get a deal because of the buyout situation is like saying you got some expired salmon on sale at the Price Chopper. Mmmmm Salmon-ella (Booyah!).

Chicago signs UFA defenceman Brian Campbell to an 8 year deal worth $56.8-million
- 7.1 mill a year for a purely offensive defenseman, Kabby is the deal of the century.

New York Rangers sign UFA defenceman Wade Redden to a six-year contract worth $39 million
- Redden sucks as much as he did last year in Ottawa, now going to a worse defensive team in the Rangers and is still gonna pull 5.75 a year. Good for them, they deserve it. Stupid Rangers.

All that and free-agency has all but started. Don't you feel a little better now?
I do.....I think.

Jeff Finger? 14 Mill? Are You FUCKING Kidding Me?


Chemmy said...

9 divided by 2 isn't 5.5 Jared.

Navin Vaswani (@eyebleaf) said...

Chemmy is the math police!!!

Jose's still overpaid...he doesn't deserve more than our boy Vesa...

the redden deal is just insane. the rangers are thullards.

general borschevsky said...

Wellwood and Raycroft are a million dollars worth of jokes each, so it's actually a fair deal.
Redden, by far, is the one that makes my head spin. I'm so happy the Rangers aren't going to win the Cup for the next six years!

Jaredoflondon said...

Typo Crisis averted Chem!

taylor said...

So the Sundin watch continues as he decides his future. It seems there are some good offers on the table but he wont rush a decision.

But is this a case of strike while the iron is hot? I mean if he waits too long isn't it possible that teams will start to lose interest in his services? Or at least come to their senses and offer something less after the free agency frenzy has died down?