Saturday, June 30, 2007

Saturday Wrap Up: It's Christmas Eve! (Sort of)

Atlanta; you will never get this, you will never get it (again), la la la la la la.
Jim McIsaac/AFP

  • The NHL wants you to know that it is not poor: Interestingly enough, the cap has jumped about $6 million for next season. TSN reports that the limit will be $50.3 million dollars. Not that all teams will spend up to it, but it should give a lot of wiggle room to teams like New Jersey, Buffalo and San Jose who were right up against it... I think it's safe to say no one really thought it would go this high. We knew there would probably be an increase, but $6 million is a big figure and can play a serious role in how much teams are going to spend on free agents... And now those free agents may be asking for a bit more.
  • I don't like to say 'I told you so', but... Keith Tkachuk has re-signed with St. Louis. I am > the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
  • You can't fire everyone: As it turns out, Boston isn't going to fire everyone in the organization after all. It turns out that they need someone to play between the pipes, and that person is going to be Manny Fernandez. In return, Minnesota gets Petr Kalus and a fourth round pick. While Kalus is a prospect with a great upside, couldn't Minnesota have gotten more for a pretty good starting goaltender?
  • It's like Christmas in July: The free agent market opens tomorrow at noon, and I can't wait! It's hands down the best day of the off season.

1 comment:

  1. I think the biggest thing the Wild got was 4.3 million in additional cap space, and a pain in the ass off the roster.