Hooboy. The Blackhawks sure are serious about this free agent thing. They've already got Cristobal Huet in the bag today. That's arguably the biggest netminder on the free agent market. Now, TSN reports that they have added one of the high profile forwards on the market.
The Blackhawks have reportedly signed the Red Bearded Wonder, Brian Campbell to an eight-year mega contract. It's worth $56.8 million, which averages out to $7.1 million per year. Obviously, it's probably not evenly dispersed.
So there you have it. Brian Campbell, who recorded a career high 62 points in 83 games last year (yes, eighty three), is now a very wealthy man. He's 29 now and will be 37 when the deal is up. That, my friends, is job security.
And you know what? If this is what Brian Campbell is getting, imagine what Sundin and Hossa will fetch!