With the 2012 NHL All-Star festivities in Ottawa finally over, teams are gearing up for the second half of the season. The crème of the crop is rising in both leagues, and with the February 27th trade deadline fast approaching, teams will soon assess whether they’ll be buyers or sellers. Some teams will reload for the grueling playoffs, and some teams will re-stock for the 2012-2013 season.
During the all-star festivities, Predator defenseman Ryan Suter felt like getting personal. Suter notified the hockey world on Fridays media day that he wouldn’t sign an extension until after the season. This remark was rather surprising. The t...
Ever wonder why there has been so many ridiculously huge salary cap hits being handed out all over the place?
I guess we only have the NHL to blame.
With the salary cap going up from last year about $5 million, teams have found that they can spend more than is needed. Even looking at the signings that have happened already, there have been some major overspending. Here are some contracts handed out that I thought were a bit much:
Over Spending on Free Agents (cap hit in millions)PLAYERTEAMCAP HIT YEARSWisniewski5.56Ehrhoff4.010Cole4.54Jovanovski4.14Ericsson3.253Souray1.651Hejda3.254Leino4.56Fleischmann4.54Kopecky3.04Montador2.754Laich4.56Pardy2.02Belanger1.753Fiddler1....
Ed Snider is old school, like E.F. Hutton, when he speaks Paul Holmgren listens.
When the 2010-2011 season ended for the Flyers in the second round of the playoffs, Ed Snider was asked about the goalie situation.
After seeing the goalie-go-round in this years playoffs the long time owner of the Flyers stated on camera that what was seen in these playoffs in the Flyers net will never happen again. That is a lot of pressure to put on your general manager, but on June 7th Paul Holmgren obliged the owner by obtaining the rights to unrestricted free agent Ilya Bryzgalov.
The Flyers sent Phantoms forward Matt Clackson, a third round pick in 2012 and a future 3rd round draft p...