Thursday, July 1, 2010

Let the Madness Begin!

Yes, it's that time again friends. The first day of free agency. A day so exciting Canada made it a national holiday.

Where will Kovy end up?

Will Rick Dudley do anything brilliant/insane/none of the above?

If you're too lazy to range all over the 'Tubes to find out what is going on then stick with us here at TBC as we consolidate all the info on the big moves.

9:30 am- Keven Allen says Atlanta will be making another effort to sign Moose and will be looking for a forward this afternoon.

Gonchar is officially going to the open market.

Dan Ellis is NOT going to sign with Montreal before noon today. Time to start a campaign: "IF NOT MOOSE, THEN ELLIS!"

10:25 am- Apparently the Flames are expecting something to happen today. They have their press conference podium up and ready to go already. But it's not a stretch for any team to expect to have SOMETHING to address the media about today.

What do we still have we can give up to get Jarome Iginla?

10:35- Custance: "Hedberg and Thrashers still talking, but no agreement yet. Other options for the Moose include NYR, MTL, NJD..."

REALLY don't want to see Moose in any of those sweaters. Pay the man, Dudley!

Eklund shamelessly pandering to crazy Leafs fans by saying that he "thinks the Leafs will be in on" Kovy.

11:00- A funny: TheFourthPeriod I would not be surprised if FLA makes pitch for Kovalchuk... just like I would not be surprised when he says 'no thanks'

11:35- Posts will get a little bit sparser over the next little while. I have errands to run but will be watching everything on my Droid (which I call 'Whistler' and have an R2D2 ringtone for) and posting when I can.

12:00- And Marty Biron to the Rangers is the first deal done. Good solid backup but a little pricey for the role.

Kevin Allen says Dudley is still awaiting an answer from Moose.

12:10- Eklund says Moose talking to Habs. IF NOT MOOSE, THEN ELLIS!

GONCHAR TO SENS. First big move of the day.

Erik Christiensen signs with NYR. Have fun with that.

Gonch 5.5 mil per year. NTC.

Coburn re-signed by Flyers.

12:30- Lots of Savard for Regher Bos-Cal talk. Both players have NTC.

Army talking to the Leaf. I really hope he goes West. Don't want to play him often.

Interesting tweets between Ben Wright and John Manasso about Savard and Peter Bondra.

1:20- been on the road for last half hour. St. Louis signs extension in Tampa for 5.5 mil/ year.

Z. Michalek to Pit. Paul Martin was rumored to be going there. Now who knows?

1:50- Army a Leaf. How many Thrashers' bones will he break next time plays Atlanta?

Nittymakii to the Sharks. Good to see him out of the East.


Anonymous said...

My vote is that Dudley will do something that's both brilliant and insane at the same time.

Asian Porn Patrol said...

Confucius say: Only put in your asshole what you can pull out.

Razor Catch Prey said...

Confucius also say "may who go through turnstile backwards going to Bangkok."

GoPuckYourself said...
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GoPuckYourself said...

I don't think we'll sign Nabokov or any other substantial person who wears ice skates for a living today.

Why? Not cause we don't need them, but because professional asshat (and possibly mute) Joe Johnson has been offered a max contract by ASG. Ben Wright says the Hawks dealings won't affect the Thrashers, but I doubt that. ASG hasn't added additional investors, and now all of a sudden we'll just go offer JJ $20 million a year and go out and sign Nabokov and Frolov?

Mortimer Peacock said...

Thank you Asian Porn Patrol!

Razor Catch Prey said...

Who is Joe Johnson and why is he fowling up our bottom line?

GoPuckYourself said...

Joe Johnson is a mute clown who is one of the marquee NBA UFAs demanding a max contract (6 years, almost $119 million) from the Hawks.

Razor Catch Prey said...

Is there a salary cap in basketball? Can they field a team around a guy making that kind of money?

I know difficult in hockey to build around a guy earning max money, but in basketball you only need four more good players.

GoPuckYourself said...

There is a salary cap, and our team is decent right now. NBA teams can go over the cap as long as they pay a luxury tax. People are split 50-50 on whether he's worth that kind of money (I'm completely against it.) ASG had months to make an offer to JJ, and didn't do so until yesterday. They strung him out just like they did with The Czar. If you hear news of Joe Johnson signing a deal in New York, Miami, or New Jersey, don't be surprised if that's quickly followed up by the Thrashers offering somebody a significant deal (Calling Mr. Frolov.) Maybe the two moves wouldn't be completely connected, but it's something to keep an eye out for.

j_barty_party said...

It no matter, JJ will spurn them. He's already pissed-off that they took so long to offer...sound familiar. The good news is they can't actually sign him til July 8th. Perhaps Dudley will go rogue on their asses before they even have a chance to realize he's taken control of the operation.

What they don't know is Dudley is a robot droid who can only be stopped with an iron stake through his heart. And Sookie Stackhouse is his telepathic siren of scuttlebutt and innuendo. Not to mention sex-kitten.

Razor Catch Prey said...

Mmmmm... Sookie...

To quote Adam Baldwin from Firefly: "I'll be in my bunk."

GoPuckYourself said...

This has nothing to do with hockey, but seeing as it's about lunch time, allow me to wet your appetite.

I'm loving it!

Mortimer Peacock said...


I ALWAYS thought Micky D's tasted different Over There. They also have highly specific regulations about cow-meat, so the burgers are better, even at McDonald's.

GoPuckYourself said...

Ottawa's retarded. 5.5 million for 3 years for a defender over the age of 35? It's like the Ohlund deal that Tampa made last year all over again.

j_barty_party said...

Well, Shooter will be happy when we sign Bondra, Demitra and Martin Cibak to fortify our roster. We don't have any Slovaks right? Or is Boris a Slovak? Czech?

j_barty_party said...

Ellis to Tampa...fuck!!