The NHL Trade Dealine came and went without any more changes for Sharks or Flyers. There was one change for the Phantoms- Greg Moore to Columbus/Springfield and a Player Of Unusual Size to the Phantoms. Who doesn’t like POUSes? I don’t know what to make of that. Apparently the new guy has a Twitter following to match his stature so I guess that works fine. I’m blanking on his name because I am still a little upset about @MrBalloonHands being sent away. At least Mike Commodore doesn’t have to worry about sitting on a suitcase in the aisle when the bus is full anymore. Now Moore can do that.
Today Doug Wilson announced that he signed Nemo to a 4 year contract extension. That’s nice. I am not sure what it means for the rest of the team. There are a lot of contracts to be renegotiated over the summer and, as things stand, not much cap space. I suppose Wilson expects the cap to go up. Even if he doesn’t pay anyone else very much, things are a little snug.
With the cap where it is now, capgeek has the average available salary at around $1.5 mil. There are a number of contracts up in the air that will command more than that on the open market. Setoguchi could expect significantly more, but also White, who’s current contract is over $3 mil. Ah well, cross that bridge when we come to it, if it isn’t already washed out.
In the mean time, Nemo is working like a dog for the team, and I doubt that the contract will change that. NHL.com has some highlights labeled “Antti Freeze” and “Niemi Stones Stoa.” Their headline for the contract news is “Sharks Antti Up.” What fun a name can be. Also they gave him a star. That’s nice. Good for the Western conference to get some love.
And this just in from Brodie Brazil:
Oh dear. Now I want more injury info. Oh me oh my.
But welcome back, Mash!