Tuesday, September 12, 2006


Wang, are you fucking kidding us? TSN reports that Wang-nut and the Islanders are ready to sign goalie Rick Dipietro to a 15-year $67.5 million contract. That is about $4.5 million per season. This would be the longest deal in NHL history, and the 2nd longest in pro sports history (Magic Johnson had a 25-year deal).
Tell me this isn't true. Tell me the Islanders are not going to become even more of a joke when this deal is made official this afternoon.
There really isn't a point for a 15-year contract until your player is proven (see Yashin mistake) or unless his last name is Gretzky or Lemieux. This is an exaggerated move by Wang, who obviously was behind the negotiations, and it really wasn't necessary, except to prevent Dipietro from making Luongo dollars in the next few years.


Gotta love Spector's, he's on the ball!
According to his site, the Islanders are also expected to sign UFA Victor Kozlov to a one year deal. Remember when Kozlov was an NHL All Star? Me neither.


There is word that the Oilers will sign Joffrey Lupul to a 3-year $7 million deal as early as today.


Tom Fitzgerald has retired today after 17 seasons in the NHL. I can remember my favorite Tom Fitzgerald moments were when he played for the Florida Panthers during their 1996 cinderella playoff run. A gritty guy who always played with heart. Hope he succeeds at whatever he does post - NHL.


At September 12, 2006 at 9:56 a.m. , Blogger Ingmar "W" Bergman said...

Oh no!


Oh nooooooooo!!!

At September 12, 2006 at 12:16 p.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

I hear the Blues are signing Weight and Tkachuk to 10 year deals as well! 8 million each..

At September 12, 2006 at 12:34 p.m. , Blogger Ingmar "W" Bergman said...

Signing Weight, Guerin, McKee and Rucinsky is enough. =/

At September 12, 2006 at 1:16 p.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

You don't like those guys? At least the Blues will improve immediately (with Legace as well)

Ah...tough to be a Blues fan now though I bet.

At September 12, 2006 at 2:14 p.m. , Blogger Earl Sleek said...

Dude, what about the big Kesler news?

At September 12, 2006 at 2:52 p.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

Thanks, Earl, done deal! How unfortunate for the Nucks, huh?

At September 12, 2006 at 7:21 p.m. , Blogger Temujin said...

1.9 is quite a lot for Kesler. I'd be inclined to let him walk, but the Canucks situation is such that we'd really like to keep him around.

I guess this is partly why Kesler was so untalkative during the day-skate and work-out in Burnaby yesterday.

At September 12, 2006 at 9:23 p.m. , Blogger reality check said...

Charles Wang is mad!!!

The NHL had to issue a statement on the deal, to clarify some points as to it's insurability. Wow!

Is it stupid?

Does Dolly Parton sleep on her back?

Next thing you know, the Leafs will win a cup!

At September 12, 2006 at 9:24 p.m. , Blogger reality check said...

Hey, the Leafs have won the Cup!

Settle, it's just the Ricoh Cup.

And they cheated!


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