Friday, July 06, 2007
Back to more Devils-relevant issues, today was the last day to file for arbitration, if I'm not mistaken. The NHLPA website has the whole list of the 29 players who did file for salary arbitration. The good news is that no Devils have filed for arbitration. Since Zach Parise is a RFA coming off his entry level contract, only Paul Martin would be eligible and he did not file. No bad feelings, no forced contracts, no problem.
Now for some non-hockey news items: I have an essay posted at Interchangeable Parts about why I love hockey. In the future, I'll re-post it here (for my own reasons); but in the meantime, I suggest you go check it out over there. Though you probably read IPB everyday anyway.
Finally, I just want to say thanks to all of you for reading this blog. It's a great feeling knowing that you have readers from Moscow to Kobe, Hyogo to Edmonton, Canada to Bombay, Maharashta to Bogota (New Jersey). Thanks.
Labels: 2007 Offseason
What has to worry Darcy Reiger right now is whether or not the majority of these guys will jump ship when their contracts are up simply because he felt that losing Vanek for 4 1st round picks was too much to bear after losing Brier, Drury, and Zubrus. We'll see how it plays out, but for now, I would've taken the picks.
That's it. I love my Rangers. I dislike the Devils immensely. But the Blueshirts have seen big names not work out, lines that don't fit, the individuals bigger than the system. The reverse of Your Trust of Lou.
Lundquist loves the Rangers, the audience of MSG -- this was an agreement between Glen and Henrik's agent to petition arbitration - to not allow teams such as Edmonton to poach. Don't worry, a long-term deal will be made before any hearings.
Have fun with our ex-Blueshirts.
You used to be Strong New Jersey, but now you are Weekes!
The Dark Ranger
1.) Buffalo is screwed. If losing Zubrus, Briere and Drury only gets you $10 million under the cap, and you've got all the big names aaron b. already mentioned, yet to sign as RFA's in the coming years, this past season truly was your shot at skating a Cup! Have fun Sabres fans, your run is done.
2.) Classic, Ranger fan talking in the past tense about "individuals bigger than the system." You realize you still have Jagr, right? The same Jagr that gave up in Washington. The same Jagr that came out in SI and said that the reason he's thriving in NY is because he doesn't listen to Renney, and essentially does whatever he wants to, because he's so good that his teammates just accept it! I'll take the Devils philosophy any day, over the individualist Rangers.
Furthermore, Weekes is an upgrade from Clemenssen, no matter what, and at almost the same money, for a year longer, I'll take him.
Congrats for overpaying for Gomez and Drury. Enjoy that.