Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Don Meehan Reaches Into Ted Leonsis's Pocket

Two weeks ago we speculated that Mike Green's negotiations with the Caps might have stalled in part because Green's agent-by-extension, Don Meehan, had a bone to pick with the Caps after being fired by Alex Ovechkin (to clarify, Green's agent is Craig Oster, an agent in Meehan-founded Newport Sports Management).

Well, today's Newport Sports Management Happy Hour is likely sponsored by the Washington Capitals, as Green signed a four-year, $21 million deal and Meehan client Jose Theodore signed a two-year, $9 million contract. And while the annual total ($9.75 million) is just a shade over what Ovechkin's cap hit will be this year, one wonders if Meehan's thirst for possible revenge is now slaked.

Wait a second - he's an agent. Nevermind. Maybe he can soak the team for another million or more on a new deal for Eric Fehr.


Anonymous said...

After listening to McPhee's press conference on XM, it's clear that Huet and his agent completely screwed the Caps. Meehan said here's the deal we want, McPhee finally says OK, we'll meet your demands and then Meehan says alright, now, even though you've met our demands, I'm going to go negotiate with other teams. Typical lowlife agent move.

JP said...

@ B - Meehan is Theodore's agent. Bartlett is Huet's.

Anonymous said...

Doh! My bad. But you know what I mean.

Anonymous said...

How much of GMGM's press conference was on XM? Perhaps my question (which I unknowingly slipped in before JP could ask the same thing) was on the air. That would be a first for me on XM "air".