Thrashers hire Mason to build brick wall in front of goal

Thursday afternoon Thrasherville saw a changing of the guard in goal. First, free agent netminder Chris Mason signed a two-year deal with Atlanta that will pay him $1.6 million this coming season and then $2.1 in 2011-12. The cap hit will be figured at $1.85 million. Mason’s coming off a contract that had paid $3-mil per year.

Chris Mason has a career 2.54 GAA and .914 SV% with 20 shoutouts. He signed a two year contract Thursday to play for the Thrashers (AP photo)

Chris Mason has a career 2.54 GAA and .914 SV% with 20 shoutouts. He signed a two year contract Thursday to play for the Thrashers (AP photo)

Shortly thereafter, Atlanta fan favorite Johan Hedberg then agreed to terms with New Jesery…the team that drafted Mason in 1995 with the 122nd overall pick. It’s a contract that will pay him $1.5 mil this season.

And with that… in just a matter of minutes, the Thrashers hired a Mason to help build a solid brink wall in front of the Thrashers goal, then we watched as Moose rode off into the Thrasherville sunset.

Yes, I know… New Jersey is not to our west, it’s NNE of here

The 34-year old Mason has spent the last two seasons with the St. Louis Blues and prior to that he was with the Nashville Predators. Last year he was 30-22-8 with a .913 SV% and 2.53 GAA and 2 shutouts. His career mark is 115-86-26 with one tie and a 2.54 GAA and .914 SV% and 20 SO.

Even though the Blues were swept by Vancouver in the 2009 playoffs and Mason took all four loses, his stats were still very good…2.34 GAA and .916 SV% facing an average of 29.75 Canucks shots in the series.

But Rick Dudley’s work wasn’t through just yet. Before long we heard of a trade that brought another member of last year’s Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks to the Thrashers. Forward Andrew Ladd was traded for in exchange for prospect defenseman Evgeni Vishnevskiy and our 2nd round pick next summer. The left winger joins fellow former-Blackhawks Dustin Byfuglien, Brent Sopel and Ben Eager who were traded for just last week.

Last year, the 6’-2”, 200-pound Ladd played in all 82 regular season games scoring 17 goals, 21 assists and was a +2 with 67 PIM. During the postseason, he netted 3 goals and 3 assits and was a +4. The 25-year old native of British Columbia scored the second period goal in the deciding game-six in Philadelphia that put the Hawks up 3-2 with 2:17 before the second intermission.

Ladd was the 4th overall pick in the 2004 by the Carolina Hurricanes and has played in 321 career games where he has scored 63 goals, 86 assists and is a +42. He was a +26 two seasons ago for Chicago and has never finished a season with a negative +/- rating.

He’s an RFA who has been extended a qualifying offer and made $1.6 million last year.

However, Rick Dudley still wasn’t quite done yet as later in the evening it was learned that the Thrashers had signed defenseman Mike Siklenka. This would be nothing more than a depth move…more than likely replacing Vishevskiy in Chicago, I’d guess.

Siklenka is from Saskatchewan and was selected by the Washington Capitals with the 118th overall pick in the 1998 draft. He’s played in four NHL games…two with the Flyers and two with the Rangers…and has no points and no PIM to show for it.

He has spent the last two seasons with EC Red Bull Salzburg of the Erste Bank Hockey League. They play their home games in Salzburg, Austria.

As for the day’s activities, my initial reation is a positive one.

First of all…Ondrej Pavelec is not ready to be anointed the number-one goalie here. Hedberg had a great season last year, but he is a career backup and I simply was not comfortable with pinning next season’s hopes on him repeating that performance.

What do you think of the Mason signing and Ladd trade?

  • Thumbs up to both! (88%, 146 Votes)
  • Thumbs down to both! (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Thumbs up Mason-Not Ladd (3%, 5 Votes)
  • Thumbs up Ladd-Not Mason (2%, 4 Votes)
  • Mike Siklenka? The Cup is ours! (6%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 166

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Mason has started 50+ games over the past three seasons and he has never posted a goals against average lower than 2.90 in his career, (exept for the 5.21 GAA posted in 1998-99 when he played in but 3 games). So he’s shown he can hold up over the course of a season and post consistent numbers.

Would I have preferred Evgeni Nabokov? Sure…but Mason is a solid pickup and we are better at that position now than before the signing.

As for Ladd…well, this was the 15+ goal scorer that Rick Dudley hinted of this week. To procure his services, we gave up a second round pick and a propsect blueliner that quite frankly had no chance of playing at the NHL here this season. Not a bad excahnge at all.

Here’s another way to look at it…

Six months ago the Thrashers were looking to move the oft-injured Kari Lehtonen, the goalie taken with Atlanta’s 2nd overall pick in 2002. Last winter he was dealt to Dallas for Vishnevskiy and the Stars’ fourth round draft pick…used to procure Russian left wing Ivan Telegin. Dudley and Co. then used Vishnevskiy and a future draft pick to bring in Ladd.

So in essence, we parted ways with Lehtonen and a 2011 second round selection in exchange for Ladd and a 2010 fourth rounder. Then, Mason takes over the top spot in the Thrashers’ goal that was once held by Kari…after Moose filled in valiantly last season. In the end, we wind up with a number-one goalie, a 15+ goal scorer and a mid-round prospect…all for roughly the same price as Lehtonen alone.

Nice work, Mr. Dudley.

Now, Give Yourselves A Big Pat On The Back

Yesterday, Rawhide’s Rowdies showed up in full force to the 2010 UFA Talent Pool Party! At the time of this posting, 616 comments were posted on that blog…by far surpassing the old record of 506, set last July 1.

After a while, the techno-geeks downtown at the AJC office had to toss a few extra hamsters on the wheel to provide more power to this little blog-thingy.

Thanks to all of you who joined in the fun!

336 comments Add your comment

kracker

July 2nd, 2010
12:47 pm

Souray, nope. Somebody may take him on re-entry waivers

R. Stroz

July 2nd, 2010
12:49 pm

GaVaHockie – That guy has one heck of a right cross.

Smoothie

July 2nd, 2010
1:03 pm

Of course we have a self-imposed budget! You don’t give anyone enough credit Joe F. You think you’re the only one with any answers that are remotely correct. There is always more to these decisions, especially now with Dudley in charge. He is going to build the team his way with the budget he’s been given. Sure we could have thrown $4.5 M at Kubina and stayed within our budget, but then you not only hamstring the development of the player who is supposed to be your stud D-man of the future, but you tie up money long-term (even 2 years makes it harder to commit money to younger RFA’s and a guy like Bogo coming off an ELC) and make it harder to keep your core intact. Dudley has identified his core, but will certainly want to add a veteran scoring winger ($2 M max) and perhaps a cheaper depth D-man like Jay McKee or someone of his ilk who would not cost more than $1.25 – 1.5 M. It’s all about being realistic and managing all your assets, not just throwing money at Nabakov and pretending your defensive problems are solved in one move.

Smoothie

July 2nd, 2010
1:08 pm

Finally, a signing! FLA gets Chris Higgins for $1.6 M and one year. The market for run of the mill forwards has been set. FLA v. ATL games could get very physical this year…unlike years past.

R. Stroz

July 2nd, 2010
1:15 pm

I have a feeling someone is about to be called Sparky.

World Be Free

July 2nd, 2010
1:29 pm

Thanks Mr. Stroz, we think very much alike on this one. I think management was concerned of the outcry had we tanked the season being so close to the playoffs. I probably would not have wasted 2 nice picks on MacArthur, at least we would have had most of our compliment in the last draft. Armstrong is a stiff, he had better get his act together in Tronna cuz they’ll burn him.

kracker

July 2nd, 2010
1:30 pm

mirtle Kubina on going back to Tampa: “I still have my house there and even though I had other offers on the table, I couldn’t pass this up.”

Yep, home town discount. Kubes would have cost more here likely for a longer term.

Brendan

July 2nd, 2010
1:32 pm

Joe Friday, I think we all could have lived with 3-years/$12 million, for a $4.0 million cap hit for Kubina. It’s a whole lot easier to stomach losing Kubina if Kubina got $5 million or more. Or at least $4 million or more. To see what he AGREED to sign for … just tells me … that he WANTED to play in Tampa Bay.

And as Ranallo10 says, “In the end, the UFA signs where he WANTS to be.” Truer words …. I wish we could have convinced Kubina to stay. Truly, I do. But there’s something else to consider. Kubina was 32 or 33. Something like this. We’re in the midst of a youth movement. And we’d be paying him until he was 35 or 36, depending on what his demands were, to stay here. That starts to get “risky.” Skills and footspeed start to deteorate. And then, in the mid-30’s comes the dredded “susceptibility to injury” issues.

I want to see how Dudley addresses the loss of Kubina. Perhaps his response will be, “That’s what Sopel is for.” Shrugs. Joe Friday, you said it, and I AGREE, we gotta have a big year from Zach Bogosian.

Smoothie

July 2nd, 2010
1:33 pm

Lastly, losing Kuby is far from a disaster, even if you view it as a pure cost-cutting measure. Can you blame ASG and Dudley for standing firm when Kubina faded badly down the stretch after Christmas (sure the Olympics didn’t help). He’s big and aging. He’s slowing down and long seasons take a greater toll on big guys who play big minutes with few exceptions (Pronger, Hall Gill? lol).

Take a look at Pavel’s stats for his last 23 games (2/1 thru 3/30): 1 goal, 9 assists and a -9 over that stretch. Keep in mind he was a +15 or so mid-way through the season. GM’s see and know this and probably are reluctant to commit that kind of money on a fading player. Tampa needed a puck mover and PP guy with Foster leaving and they probably think re-uniting with old bud, Paul Ranger, will help Ranger as much as anything. At best, Pavel gets 2nd pairing minutes and serves as their chief PP quarteback. We have three other guys who can play QB and even Oduya is serviceable if neccessary. We could still use another big body, but not for $4 M / year!!

Smoothie

July 2nd, 2010
1:38 pm

Sources say, including LA Times, that Kovalchuk is holding out for 10 years @ $10 M per. LOL

Who will blink first?

The KHL, if that price is non-negotiable. The Kings don’t need scoring that badly. I’m sure they’d rather give Frolov $4 M / year for 25 goals.

Thrashers Kool-Aid Man

July 2nd, 2010
1:42 pm

OH, YEAHHHHHH!

glovesave29

July 2nd, 2010
1:47 pm

Kovy will blink first. The Kings are a damn good team and getting better – with or WITHOUT Ilya. They have 3 members of their core who are RFA’s next season that they need to get re-upped. If no one else in talking with Ilya, why should the Kings give in? They are negotiating from a point of strength.

kracker

July 2nd, 2010
1:53 pm

Here’s an LOL
mirtle “Based on last year’s ice-time, Boogaard will be paid around $4,700 per minute. Alex Ovechkin gets paid about $5,000.”

kracker

July 2nd, 2010
1:54 pm

I know, I know….
Eklund Flames, Blue Jackets, and Thrashers showing interest in Ponikarovsky.

Jack

July 2nd, 2010
1:55 pm

I am at a loss please tell me what makes Kovalchuk even near a 10 million dollar man. Last time I checked he only plays 50% of the time when he is on the ice.

Jack

July 2nd, 2010
1:57 pm

wouldn’t mind seeing ponik here

hip czech

July 2nd, 2010
2:01 pm

Now Joe Friday is correct when it comes to Eklund…I can count the times on one hand…shoot, I can count the times on one finger, when Eklund has actually called something correct before the fact or scooped something.

If we are in the market for a cheap D then maybe Morrison (sp?) or Jurcina from the Caps would fit the bill or, how about someone like Brett Lebda from Detroit?…Corvo if we are looking strictly PP QB and a little bit higher priced.

I’m comfortable with the D, give Postma a long look in camp.

Matthew Lombardi or Stempniak would not be bad pickups either. I’d rather see Stempniak instead of Ponikarvosky, but I don’t know which would be a better fit position-wise.

If White were to be waived, how much of his salary would we eat?

Smoothie

July 2nd, 2010
2:02 pm

I would not be surprised if Eklund was right about our interest in Poni. Of course, he had us involved with Kubina (DUH), but for some reason, his sources failed to inform him that TBL would be a logical return destination. You just never know in UFA!

TableHockey

July 2nd, 2010
2:04 pm

Wow Mark Eaton to the NYI 2yrs at 2.5M per – that seems a pretty steep price to pay for Eaton.

glovesave29

July 2nd, 2010
2:11 pm

Interesting news from waaaaay down in the minors. The SPHL is revamping the point system. Winners will continue to get 2 points for a win, but team losing in either the OT or the shootout will no longer get the consolation point. Rule changes in the NHL – 2nd ref, trapezoid behind the net, etc often start this way at the behest of the NHL (thankfully the 2x width lines did not pass, they looked silly!) Could this mean the end of the road of the “loser point” is approaching? Me hopes so. It have always disliked this rule and would like to see it go. Then they can move along and remove the stupid trapezoid area behind the net (why penalize a player for having a skill, like a goalie who passes well – why not make fast skaters wear weights to make it fair? Same thinking). Then go back to the penalized team serving the FULL TIME of a penalty no matter if the opponent scores during a power play. You want morons like Chris Pronger to cut the dirty stuff out? Try skating back to your bench after seving 2 while the opponent scored twice (or more!)…that’ll make you think a second time about hitting that guy in front of you while you can read his name clearly!

Rawhide

July 2nd, 2010
2:14 pm

The SPHL is revamping the point system. Winners will continue to get 2 points for a win, but team losing in either the OT or the shootout will no longer get the consolation point.

GS29 - Interesting…but if that is the way they are going to go, why even hand out 2 points? Just go with Ws and Ls.

Cornbread

July 2nd, 2010
2:16 pm

Sopel is quite capable of playing top four minutes especially in ATL. Look who the top four were in CHI. Was there a better top four in the league? I don’t think so. Sopel also put up some respectable numbers and played a lot of PP time for several seasons. That said, I’m not sure he steps it up into the top four and instead steadily anchors the third paired with Kulda and Valabik while logging big PK minutes. I don’t see his role being much different. He is now a solid shut down stay at home D-man who just won a Stanley Cup. He’s not going to dazzle anyone but playing smart D will win games and championships. ATL needs those type of players. A good replacement for Kubina, whom I hate to see go.

Now what are the top 4 pairings going to be? Hard to see Hainsey and Oduya being broken up as they were solid at the end of the season. A similar pairing as Campbell and Hjalmarsson in CHI. Hainsey and Bogosian? Can’t see that happening as Bogo clearly drug Hainsey down with him. Enstrom and Bogosian? Not much better. Could Kulda be ready for a top four pairing with Toby? He’s not that far off the experience pace of CHI’s number 4 Hjalmarsson. I think Bogo is due a turnaround and hopefully Ramsey can help in that area. Time for him to step it up. Could Postma make the team? He definitely deserves a look sometime during the season especially with the numbers he put up.

Losing Kubina hurts but ATL is still pretty deep and solid on the blue line.

glovesave29

July 2nd, 2010
2:17 pm

I have no problem with that at all. Makes total sense. But the point system has tradition on its side, so even though you no longer get the split in the case of a tie, I can see the point system sticking around.

Red Light

July 2nd, 2010
2:19 pm

Smoothie: “GM’s see and know this and probably are reluctant to commit that kind of money on a fading player.”

Recent “fading players” signed presents a contrary view
• Derek Morris 31, $11 million for four years
• Sergei Gonchar 35, $16.5 million for three years
• Lubomir Visnovsky then 32, in 2008, $28 million for five years
• Jaroslav Spacek then 35, in 2009, $11.5 million for three years

If you are among the re-sign Kubina sect, which I am not, he should have been offered three years at $3.75 million or $11.25 million total. I thought he’d require more but I was wrong. If you wanted him, he was worth that kind of money based upon the other totally ridiculous contracts that were dished out to some defensemen yesterday.

Smoothie

July 2nd, 2010
2:29 pm

Notice I didn’t say “all” GM’s or even “most” GM’s. There are always GM’s who are willing to overpay because their owners are either hell-bent on winning at any cost or delusional about a player’s true value. Of those you listed, the Derek Morris signing looks the least worrisome on paper as he is still only 31 and can still move pretty well and handle the puck with adroit skill. But for PHX to commit that kind of LT money seems a bit crazy. However, Maloney and the NHL realize they must spend some money to remain playoff-calibre. Also, they probably have a bit more leeway withe the Ice Holdings deal seemingly more certain than ever. I have a feeling Ottawa will regret that deal to Gonchar just like they are having buyer’s remorse on Spezza. But even worse. Gonchar plays very little defense anymore.

Cornbread

July 2nd, 2010
2:30 pm

I’m going to have to have a talk with an SPHL GM friend of mine about this. I can understand the two points for OT and shoot-out wins and not giving any points to the loser in OT. But, not giving a point to the “individual skills competition” loser and two to the winner does not seem fair in a team game. Giving one point to the shoot-out winner and none for the loser seems more appropriate.

glovesave29

July 2nd, 2010
2:38 pm

Cornbread – as a goalie, you can imagine that I hate the shootout…and I do. You are absolutely correct – it is an individual competition within a team game. I’d prefer that after 4-on-4 for 5 minutes, have a 3-on-3 for the next 5. If after that, the game is still tied, then that’s the hockey gods speaking and perhaps the game should be a draw. I can’t imagine that after 10 minutes of all that open ice that no one will score. Will happen from time to time…but not often.

hip czech

July 2nd, 2010
2:41 pm

hmmmm….one point for the shoot-out winner and no points for the shoot-out loser, that might have some interesting legs to it.

In that case though I say get rid of the OT altogether then…you either win it in regulation and get two points or you get either one or no points based on the shootout.

That would definitely put an end to the coasting the last 2 minutes to get the guaranteed point.

Or, go back to the old system of each team getting a point for the tie…play the OT and ditch the shootout.

Rawhide

July 2nd, 2010
2:46 pm

I propose 2 points to regulation winner….zero to regulation loser. Then split 2-1 in OT.

In shotout then they give 0.75 points to winner and 0.25 to loser, but only if the shootout ends after 3 rounds.

If it goes to a fourth round, then 0.74 points to winner and 0.26 points to loser. If it goes to a fifth round, then 0.73 points to winner and 0.27 points to loser…so on and so on…. :lol:

hip czech

July 2nd, 2010
2:47 pm

make that ‘go back to the old system NOT play the OT and ditch the shootout’

Joe Friday

July 2nd, 2010
2:48 pm

“You don’t give anyone enough credit Joe F. You think you’re the only one with any answers that are remotely correct. There is always more to these decisions, especially now with Dudley in charge. He is going to build the team his way with the budget he’s been given. Sure we could have thrown $4.5 M at Kubina and stayed within our budget”

Settle down, Sparky (quit laughing, stroz). My point is that this wasn’t a decision that you laid out where they made a decision that they didn’t want Kubina b/c they wanted to give more ice time to young guys, my point is that it’s a internal cap money mgt. issue. He couldn’t stay within the budget at $4.5m or he would’ve done it in a New York Minute. But reports are coming out that say we did offer about the same as Tampa and the sticking point was years, which doesn’t make much sense to me–why not go the 3rd year? I didn’t see Kubina failing down the stretch as the #s you cherry picked showed, and many UFA overage dmen are getting bigger contracts, so not sure where I see this radical slowdown as these guys are aging, I mean he’s not Chelios.

If we were still in negotiating with Kubina when the Ladd deal was made, then that’s good news and there’s still $ for another solid player to be brought in. But if we were out of the Kubina sweepstakes and then made the Ladd deal, then the money is spent and we’re done here.

hip czech

July 2nd, 2010
2:51 pm

maybe they could have a drawing at the end of OT to determine how to settle the game (or better yet a fan vote…text 1234 for beer chugging, text 1235 for fighting, etc.)

R. Stroz

July 2nd, 2010
2:53 pm

If the shootout continues, each team should have five opportunities to score with the requirement that each team have three forwards and two defensemen take the shots. If the initial shootout results in a tie, each team should continue shooting with the requirement changing to a two forwards to one defensemen ratio until there is a winner.

kracker

July 2nd, 2010
2:59 pm

C Vic ajcthrashers Going on Team 1260 Jason Gregor show at 6:25 p.m. (ET) to talk Thrashers. I’m big in Edmonton!

kracker

July 2nd, 2010
3:00 pm

That’s C Viv of course

Smoothie (Sparky)

July 2nd, 2010
3:04 pm

“But reports are coming out that say we did offer about the same as Tampa and the sticking point was years, which doesn’t make much sense to me–why not go the 3rd year? I didn’t see Kubina failing down the stretch as the #s you cherry picked showed”

Who are you in this silly blog play we act out? Jack Nicholson in A Few Good Men??

Can’t handle the truth eh? Just gotta refute anything that doesn’t fit your tidy little view of things.

If you didn’t notice Kubina breaking down over the last 3 months of the season, then I don’t know what to tell you. 10 points in 23 games after 28 in the first 53. And he was getting a ton of minutes and you know it. And don’t give me all that, “but Kovalchuk was gone and everything was different” hogwash. Several players put up good numbers and actually improved after the trade.

Smoothie (Sparky)

July 2nd, 2010
3:09 pm

“But if we were out of the Kubina sweepstakes and then made the Ladd deal, then the money is spent and we’re done here.”

Uh, he just decided this morning AFTER the Ladd deal so obviously we were in the running. Yes, we have a limited budget but I don’t think it’s as limited as you think it is. There’s no guarantee Bogo and Kane will even earn half of their incentive bonuses, which is at least $4.5 M total potential.

Just keep twisting things to make them sound better. And by the way, dropping from a +15 in early December down to an E by the end of the year seems like a fairly steady decline if you ask me. And he took Enstrom down with him. But then again you’ll just blame Enstrom for being small.

kracker

July 2nd, 2010
3:10 pm

Just dump Smoothie and keep Sparky! It fits your electric personality.

kracker

July 2nd, 2010
3:12 pm

Btw, I vote Spark’s arguments.

kracker

July 2nd, 2010
3:13 pm

sheesh Sparky’s arguments….not that anybody’s interested how I vote the discussion.

hip czech

July 2nd, 2010
3:13 pm

Jurcina signs with the NYI….man, what a slow day

Smoothie (Sparky)

July 2nd, 2010
3:21 pm

kracker – I might just do it for you man! Lord knows I have too many handles in all of this technology media, but what’s one more! I’m hardly all that “smooth” although I do like a good smoothie from time to time…the Asian lady at the juice bar knows how to get the job done!

Joe Friday

July 2nd, 2010
3:22 pm

Smoothie, take a deep breath. Good. Now take two, in, now out real slow . . . Nurse Ratchet will be here soon, but let me talk to you first. What we have here is a failure to communicate. But before you get back to work earning my taxpaying dollars (smirk, kind of), we very well could have been out of the negotiations with Kubina before he inked with Tampa. Happens all the time, price gets beyond a point and certain teams drop out. Kind of like a poker game, all hands are in until bidding gets too high, weak hands drop out, strong ones stay to the end, see, so I ponder whether we dropped out and decided to then close the Ladd deal (which Dudley said he’d had on the table for quite a while) or if we closed Ladd and still tried to ink Kubina.

Second, you can cherry pick stats all day long on any player, proves nothing in the big picture . . . want to cherry pick Kovy’s cold streaks and tell me that means he’s lost his touch? I’ll tell you right now Kubina is not over the hill, he will perform well for Tampa for the next two years, and we’ll be worse off for it, but that’s ok, they’ve still got two weak goalies, so I’m not fearful of them even if the good old boy NHL insiders network are tripping over themselves to pat good old Stevie Y. on the back . . . now be a good worker and get back to it, Monday’s the Federal Holiday.

glovesave29

July 2nd, 2010
3:24 pm

Wow…Ghana’s got a 1-0 lead at the half. I cant imagine them as a semifinalist

Smoothie (Sparky)

July 2nd, 2010
3:39 pm

I’m perfectly calm and I’m not a federal employee, but thanks for being such a concerned tax-payer. Let us know if you ever need to file an extension because you failed to report your full earnings the first time! We have some very patient and caring employees, probably a lot more patient than me!

Just trying to provide a more positive perspective to offset the continuous stream of negativity that tends to take over the day to day tenor of this blog. You have great insights Joe but I’m just trying to balance you out a little cuz you seem to have a healthy habit of taking big craps on other people’s opinions! Someone has to be your foil with ranallo in hiding over in Austria. ;-)

Anyway, back to my boring day off. Has anyone signed Jason Williams yet? Willy was simply on an isolated “cold” streak while he was here. He never had a chance like Todd White! :cool:

Joe Friday

July 2nd, 2010
3:52 pm

Much better, there you go. Don’t let me bother you, I’m just an old curmudgeon, I should have been an attorney, I’ve never heard an opinion I didn’t feel up to arguing about. Is Jason Williams still in the league? Mabye he and Chelios can start a roller hockey team together?

Jack

July 2nd, 2010
4:01 pm

apparetly the islanders have to pay ordane amounts of money to get a FA. That sounds pretty familar of what happend here during the DW regime

Red Light

July 2nd, 2010
4:04 pm

Jack: As in a priestly amount?

Sparky (Smoothie)

July 2nd, 2010
4:07 pm

Joe F – truce mate. I don’t really take this stuff that seriously other than throwing my money away on 1/2 season tkt plans! But I’ve gotta do my part to keep the economy going, especially as one of the “lucky” govt employees in this country. I’m just returning your tax dollars to their rightful place after washing them through the ASG’s dirty coffers. There are too few of us to get too riled up and nit-pick each other. Sorry for getting a bit too “electric”, but you helped me with a new moniker. Was getting tired of the old one. Watch Jason Williams end up in Chicago, now that would be funny!

Jack

July 2nd, 2010
4:08 pm

apparently worth 2 priests and a monk. :)