Saturday, June 28, 2008

Don't Panic

It seems Tampa, and Tampa alone, will be trying to seduce Ryan Malone and Gary Roberts up until July 1. If you're interested in having Malone in Atlanta next season (or Roberts, if you're that way inclined), you shouldn't be worried. We of the Chronicle think this is just an example of the Bolts' new owners trying to make their presence felt. And why shouldn't they? 

Malone has been adamant about waiting all the way to July 1 to test the market and see what's on offer for him. I would be VERY surprised if he signed with Tampa before July 1st. Especially since we can offer him so much more money. 

It should go without saying, of course, that if he goes to the Tampa Bay Lightning he immediately makes the Enemy List. 


Mortimer Peacock said...

That said, the Bolts really will be STACKED with forwards if Malone and Roberts come down.

08-09 is going to be Bedlam.

Zach said...

From TFP: It should be noted, however, that the Lightning's new VP of Hockey Operations, Brian Lawton, used to be Malone's agent, and Malone's father, Greg, is believed to be joining Tampa in a managerial role.

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