Thursday, September 21, 2006

HAMHUIS CAN REST EASY

As reported by TSN, the Nashville Predators and Danny Hamhuis, have agreed to a 4 year, $8 million contract. The Smithers, BC native, as WFS has reported many times, failed to file for arbitration in the off season, prompting him to return home and keep his fingers crossed for something to happen. The 23 year old, 1st round draft pick (12 overall) scored 7 goals and 31 assists in 82 games last season.

He was one of two Preds to play in all 82 games last year, with Paul Kariya being the other.
He led the team in takeaways, with 50, ranked second in hits with 114, and blocked 100 shots.
Of his 7 goals, 5 of them were tallied in the final 18 games of last season.


Local residents had hopes of being able to watch the star play along with our local hockey team, the Smithers Steelheads, as a few reported seeing him skating with them only last week. It's also been reported that he stuck out like a sore thumb, a player of his caliber easily making even the best players doubt their own ability.

6 Comments:

At September 21, 2006 at 11:45 AM , Blogger zanstorm said...

Wow, $2 million per year is a great deal for the Preds. Now they have a great D for 4 years at an affordable price.
He probably flew down today then heh? He was pretty nervous for sure.

 
At September 21, 2006 at 11:49 AM , Blogger Hodge said...

8 million reasons to leave Smithers...

That sounds like a song title by Neil Sedaka

 
At September 21, 2006 at 7:30 PM , Blogger Temujin said...

Last week he was seen roller blading in Smithers with a Canucks jersey, prompting rumour of an impending "sign & trade"

Well, the signing part in done. Now who do the Canucks part with that makes around two million???

Paging Matt Cooke. Matt Cooke, you're wanted on line one...

 
At September 21, 2006 at 7:39 PM , Blogger -Beaner- said...

I'd like to see Kesler go for Hamhuis, just to spite Bob Clarke, even though he's no defenseman!

 
At September 21, 2006 at 7:39 PM , Blogger -Beaner- said...

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At September 21, 2006 at 7:40 PM , Blogger Zanstorm said...

Nah fuck it. The Canucks don't need a D Man.
They need offence!

 

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