Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Sundin signs for 1 year / Updates

And at a discount price to boot! Last season, Sundin, 36, made $6.3 million. This coming year he will take in $5.5 million. The Leafs were pushing for a longer-term deal but Sundin only wanted 1 year. The deal also includes a no-trade and no-movement clause.
This puts Sundin in the driver's seat with his short-term future, as he can retire after the coming season or get signed by a different team next summer. (Like, a team that has a better chance at winning the Cup maybe?)
But this gives John Ferguson Jr. $800,000 more bucks to play with. Is Mats a sweetheart or what?
Hey, I am excited to see Sundin stay in Toronto. I have been a massive Sundin fan since he first entered the NHL with the Nordiques.

The Red Wings have signed Chris Chelios to a 1-year deal worth $850,000 plus incentives. He doesn't get the extra $1 million if he needs a cane and wears diapers by February.

The Bruins have signed Andy Alberts to a multi-year contract extension today.

Pierre Turgeon may announce his retirement soon. The oft-injured center is 27th on the all-time scoring list. He is still on the Avalanche's roster for one more season making $1.5 million. I'm sure the Avs would like to use that money elsewhere.

Eric Staal will grace the cover of the NHL 08 game this fall. I guess dropping 30 points from your previous season and missing the playoffs warrants a spot on the esteemed cover....
Well Staal is a big gamer himself:
"I am a huge fan of the NHL franchise and played NHL 07 fanatically," said Staal. "I am honored to be named to the EA SPORTS™ family and the NHL 08 team."
Guaranteed Staal will be even better in 2007-08.
I'm telling ya, if PS3 puts out a few more games including NHL 08, I'm buying it in 3 months!!

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Is there really any suprise that Sabres GM Darcy Regier and coach Lindy Ruff have signed contract extensions? Nope. Ruff is going to have to find ways to motivate this team in the playoffs though.

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At June 12, 2007 at 1:02 p.m. , Blogger James said...

Mats is awesome. If he can go on and get a cup before he retires, with any team (even the.. ught.. sens) I'd be happy for him. happy for HIM, not for whatever team that had to pillage the leafs roster to get over the top!

At June 12, 2007 at 10:06 p.m. , Blogger Jibblescribbits said...

Off topic: I'd like to setup an e-mail interview about the Canucks offseason, and how it relates to next season for both your team, and the Avs.

I couldn't find your e-mail, so e-mail me at
Jibblescribbits@gmail.com if you'd be willing to answer a few questions, i'd of course be willing to do the same.

At June 12, 2007 at 11:32 p.m. , Blogger The KEMPNER's said...

Great move by the Leafs to get Sundin. He's awesome. Can't imagine Toronto without him. When you over pay on Antro it's good to see Sundin take a "paycut".

Detroit keeping Chelios is great. He just keeps on ticking.

Staal on the cover of EA? Why? I don't want to buy it now. Rather look at the ESPN one.

At June 13, 2007 at 12:26 a.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

Ooo, is the ESPN one any good at all? Has it ever been?



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