Thursday, July 03, 2008

Naslund acquired by Rangers

Vancouver will have a new captain next season, as Markus Naslund has signed a 3-year deal worth $18 million with the New York Rangers. Or is it a 2-year deal worth $8 million? Dear god. Reports state that Jaromir Jagr will not be back with NYR and so the Naslund deal was done.

"I think for anyone who dreams of playing in the NHL, playing for one of the Original Six teams with the history and tradition, it's special," Naslund said on a conference call.

"It was very appealing to me and my family to live in New York and be part of what's going on there. The overall picture was very appealing to me."
Yeah yeah. Fuck off already.

Does anyone else get the notion that Gillis could make a wild stab at Jagr now?
Everyone knows my negative opinions of Naslund, so I won't rehash that trash talk. All I can say is goodbye and good riddance. Like a friend of mine just mentioned though, Naslund could gel pretty damned well with Gomez and Drury. At least he's far away on the east coast. He can go floating over there.
Thanks Gill for the tip.
Apparently the Rangers have also signed former Sabre Dimitri Kalinin to a 1-year deal. Finally, the Rangers are adding good offensive defencemen to their roster. Redden was added yesterday.

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At July 3, 2008 at 3:15 p.m. , Anonymous GZ Expat said...

Nobody...and I mean, nobody...will want to play for the Canucks now. What do they have? A goalie. If you are a top 6 forward, why on earth would you want to come here and frustrate yourself.

Gillis is setting the Canucks up for the Tavares sweepstakes...

At July 3, 2008 at 4:10 p.m. , Anonymous gill said...

to the first post

gillis is setting himself up for the Hedman sweepstaked,tavares will be second

the only reason the canucks didn't sign naslund is because they only offered 2M and nazzy felt he was getting low bailed(which he was)

good luck to nazzy and of course Gillis

At July 3, 2008 at 4:11 p.m. , Anonymous gill said...

Morrison has a offer on the table from the canucks for 1.9M which is again lowbailing

he is worth atleast 2.5M

At July 3, 2008 at 4:55 p.m. , Anonymous GZ Expat said...

Naslund had his heart on NYC all along.

Translate it in Google...

At July 3, 2008 at 5:41 p.m. , Blogger Sean Zandberg said...

Thanks Expat, I will post that.

Gill: Morrison is now definitely worth that considering what Huselius and Avery got.

At July 3, 2008 at 6:11 p.m. , Blogger Mike said...

Naslund/Gomez/Zherdev is what I just saw one Rags blog claiming it was looking like. Regardless, Naslund/Gomez or Naslund/Drury is a nice combo. Though far from an adequate one-for-one swap for chance Naslund is dragging two defenders with him on offensive rushes.


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