Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Donny's Got 'Em Thinkin'

Chuck Gormley reports that "The Flyers would like to add a heavyweight enforcer to their lineup to deal with the likes of Pittsburgh's Georges Laraque and Washington's Donald Brashear. They might be able to fit Derek Boogaard under the salary cap for just under $1 million."

What, Little Danny Spiere can't take care of himself? And didn't Flyer Ben Eager (who recently signed a contract extension) lead the League in PIMs last year?

15 comments:

Smitty said...

You know, I hate the Phlyers and I hate Danielle Briere... it's only fitting that they join forces so that I can focus my hatred more precisely.

They can put all the thugs they want around Princess Danielle. After that little spear move on Jurcina, he's got a hard knock coming his way.

Chimaera said...

I don't think Minnesota would deal away the Boogie man. He's one of the best fighters in the league and is improving a wee bit in other areas of the game.


If they want a goon, they probably could get Eric Goddard or a few others tooling around the AHL for peanuts.

Murshawursha said...

I actually laughed when I heard Philly signed Briere, just because I remember hearing about their "Broad-Street Bullies" reputation when I was a kid. And then they went out and signed arguably the biggest pansy in the league...

I would love to see him get knocked around a little. Or alot. By someone from the Caps.

Kevin said...

So, does this mean I can hang out with all the cool kids and pick on that wuss Briere now?

JP said...

You're always welcome here - but we're not the cool kids, #4.

Anonymous said...

off topic, but does anyone know how much lang signed for?

joe said...

Here's one for ya. The fourth period is saying that Zubrus has signed with the Devils.

JP said...

I saw 2-years/$8m on Lang.

Zubie in Jersey doesn't sound like a great fit to me.

Joe said...

Zubie got a 6yr deal from NJ.

Tyler said...

Six? Why?!

JP said...

As much as I may or may not have liked Zubie at any given point in time, I could not imagine giving him a six-year deal. I guess we'll wait and see the dollars, but I can't imagine it's going to change my mind much.

Joe said...

Columbus picked up Juri Novotny.

tandtb13 said...

Zubie is a devil :0( - 6 yrs

Tyler said...

According to Sportsnet.ca: It's $3.4M/year.

Superfan #99 said...

J.P., I'm also puzzled as to why Sweet Lou would give him 6 years, at 29 years old. If he was going to give anyone 6 years, it should have been Gomez. This better be bargain basement prices, or I'm going to wonder what the hell Lou is thinking?

I also have no idea how close Bergfors is to being called up, but he's a Center at least. I'd prefer Zubrus at Wing, but if he's our first line Center, I guess he could distribute the puck to Elias and Parise, and not be afraid to shoot, as Gomez was criticized for being, at times.

I also had heard NJ got Karel Rachunek, but have not seen that confirmed as of yet.