Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Cory Schneider

SOMETIMES THE BEST DEAL YOU MAKE IS THE ONE YOU DON’T MAKE…
IT’S ONLY NATURAL FOR CANUCK FANS TO WONDER WHY GENERAL MANAGER DAVE NONIS DID NOT DO MORE AT THE START OF UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENCY…
NOW STOP…TAKE A DEEP BREATH…AND ASK YOURSELF…IS TODD BERTUZZI REALLY WORTH 8 MILLION DOLLARS OVER THE NEXT 2 YEARS…
IN 2003 BERTUZZI SIGNED A 4 YEAR DEAL WITH THE CANUCKS…WORTH $28 MILLION DOLLARS…
HE PRODUCED A GRAND TOTAL OF 45 GOALS…
THAT WORKS OUT TO BE $620 THOUSAND DOLLARS PER GOAL…
LAST YEAR THE BOSTON BRUINS SIGNED ZDENO CHARA AS AN UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENT…
CHARA IS NOW PAID $7.5 MILLION DOLLARS A SEASON…
IN HIS FIRST YEAR AS A BRUIN HE WAS A MISERABLE MINUS 21…
AS YOU MAY KNOW THE BRUINS MISSED PLAYOFFS…
ANSON CARTER WANTED $9 MILLION OVER 3 YEARS…
THE CANUCKS PASSED…
LAST SEASON CARTER SCORED A DISSAPPOINTING 10 DOLLARS FOR COLUMBUS AND CAROLINA…
INSTEAD THE CANUCKS TOOK CARE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT PIECE OF BUSINESS ON THEIR PLATE…
NONIS FINALLY GOT GOALTENDER CORY SCHNEIDER TO SIGN AN NHL CONTRACT…
HAD SCHNEIDER GONE BACK TO BOSTON COLLEGE FOR ANOTHER YEAR HE WOULD HAVE BECOME AN UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENT NEXT SEASON…
IT SETS UP THE POSSIBILITY FOR THE CANUCKS TO PACKAGE UP SCHNEIDER AS PART OF A MULTI-PLAYER DEAL THAT COULD ALLOW THE TEAM TO MOVE EITHER NASLUND…MORRISON OR OHLUND…
THE CANUCKS ALSO TOOK CARE OF SOME OTHER HOUSE CLEANING…
FIRST NONIS RE-SIGNED DEFENCEMAN LUKAS KRAJICEK…
AND THEN ADDED SOME DEPTH BY SIGNING TWO VETERAN FORWARDS IN BYRON RITCHIE AND BRAD ISBISTER…
THE CANUCKS ALSO PASSED ON RE-SIGNING GOALTENDER DANY SABOURIN WHO IS GOING TO GET MORE PLAYING TIME IN PITTSBURGH…
IT OPENS THE DOOR FOR DREW MCINTYRE TO BECOME LUONGO’S BACK UP FOR NEXT SEASON.
NONE OF THIS ALL THAT SEXY…
BUT WITH $42 MILLION DOLLARS ALREADY SPENT ON 15 PLAYERS…THERE WAS NO WAY THE CANUCKS COULD STEP UP TO THE PLATE AND GO AFTER PLAYERS SUCH AS…
RYAN SMYTH…SCOTT GOMEZ…PAUL KARIYA…CHRIS DRURY…AND DANIEL BRIERE…
COMBINED THOSE 5 PLAYERS NOW HAVE CONTRACTS WORTH NEARLY $200 MILLION DOLLARS…
AT THE END OF THE DAY THE CANUCKS DID NOT MAKE A MAJOR SPLASH…
BUT RIGHT NOW THEY ARE A BETTER TEAM THAN THEY WERE 24 HOURS AGO…

2 comments:

Steven said...

I look forward to more of your rant's in the near future.

andy pratt said...

Hello David

nice ranting...
blessings from another Pratt

Andy Pratt

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