Thursday, July 2, 2009

Free Agency, Day 1 recap

The Bruins re-signed Byron Bitz (687.5k x 2 years), added Steve Begin for 850k for one year (Hi Marc, nice to be playing with you....listen, sorry about the back...), and Steve Montador signed with Buffalo. Depending on the Bitz contract, this gives the Bruins 5-6 million to fill out the rest of the rost. Oh, and we re-signed P-Bruins superstar Johnny Boychuk, to boot. Not sure if he's playing in Boston or staying in Providence this year.

The Wild signed Greg Zanon (1.93x3) and Martin Havlat (5.00x5 lackadaisical years and one great one). Oh, and some guy named Gaborik is now a Ranger. Saku Koivu might be coming to Minnesota to play with his brother, he's making the decision overnight. Havlat wasn't getting offered more than 1-year deals from Chicago.

Looking around the division:
Buffalo...yeah, buffalo is in the division. They only signed Steve Montador. Big moves for them.

Ottawa is still trying to deal Heatley. Suckers. They also re-signed fan favorite Chris Neil.

Montreal picked up Mike "Squids" Cammalleri, Hal "Tall as a tree and skates like one too" Gill, Jaroslav "The OTHER Jaro" Spacek, Brian "Bilbo" Gionta. Commence!

Toronto got Colton "Not Bobby" Orr (0-0-1 against current Bruins) and Mike "Lucic's Bitch" Komisarek. Ahhhh, memories...Thank you, Jack Edwards, for all your homer fight calls. I look forward to this upcoming year.

Overall not a terrible day for signings for the Bruins, though we should re-sign Hunwick and then re-sign Kessel or find another good sniper or a top-pairing defenseman on top.

I don't think they should overpay for kessel because of his shoulder surgery, personally.



Eric J. Burton said...

Jack Edwards is awesome, I love his calls. Looks like it is between LA, the ducks and the wild for Sauku K.

Pezell said...

I think Begin should worry more about Shawn Thornton protecting Marc Savard than Marc Savard actually coming after him haha

Also, Jack Edwards is awesome. Nothing beats the Patriots Day speech!