Friday, July 2, 2010

Day 2

First off, let me say that after somewhat trashing our friend Dudley in a post earlier in the week for his work on the big trade and draft day, let me say that I am pleased with both moves made yesterday.

Mason will be an upgrade over our beloved Moose. God bless that animal.

I like the Ladd trade, both in what we got and what we gave up. Very nicely done.

I HATE the fact that Day 2 starts out with Kubina signing in Tampa for two years. Come one Duds/ASG. WTF? Reports I saw said we were off on both term and dollars. Are you kidding me? We couldn't offer Kubina a 2 year deal??? Had we signed him you've got the makings of a pretty solid team. Now, in my mind, there is still a big hole to fill on the blueline.

It's not October yet, but I have a feeling we are pretty much done with big moves. Hopefully not.


GoPuckYourself said...

Bummer. I really thought we'd get a deal done with him today. Guess we'll see Kulda sooner than we all expected.

Jay said...

Kubina 2yr @ $7.7M= $3.85M per year. WTF?!?!?!?!?! He took a pay cut! We couldn't sign him for THAT? Unless Dudley is POSITIVE that Kulda is ready, I HATE that we lost him, too. Especially to a division rival.

the jointhead said...

If we do get sold I hope the new owners fire dudley and waddell immediatly. Haven't been terribly immpressed with Dudits so far, and letting Kubina walk for less/slapping Max in the face, man. These two guys who played their ass off for us last year. Sad.

Jay said...

Ben Wright has a post on Kubina leaving and I think I agree with what he says. With Enstrom, Bogosian, Hainsey, and Oduya, we already have our Top 4 D-men. With Sopel, Valabik, Kulda, and Postma, we have good depth for the last two spots. Where would Kubina fit in? I really enjoyed watching Kubina play and even thought he would be a good choice for captain if he was resigned. But after thinking about it, it might not be as bad as I initially thought with him leaving.

Big Shooter said...

Oh, Jay. Please don't buy the spin coming from a paid employee. His job is to blow smoke up your ass.

Kubina was our best defenseman last year. We missed the playoffs. Yet somehow we are so good we don't need him?Give me a break. If we were so good an didn't have room for him why did we try to sign the man?

It IS a loss. A big one.

Mortimer Peacock said...

R.I.P. Hyper-Kube. I shall miss him.

GoPuckYourself said...

RumorWhore claims we're in on Ponikarovsky.

Czar close to deal with Kings.

HOW BOUT ZEE DUTCH, EH? Broke the Tweet Machines and everything. Robben's probably laying on the ground somewhere clutching his ankle as we speak..

Big Shooter said...

Man, my fake Internet self can be really harsh and jump to conclusions at times. But hey... It makes it fun!

Mortimer Peacock said...

SO glad the Netherlands beat Brazil. It's a great day for the Planet Earth.

Argentina vs. Germany should be really good. What will triumph: discipline or fire? Vorsprung durch Technik or Diego Maradona's romantic eccentricity? It will be a fine match.