I am quite disappointed with the first day of UFA signings as a Habs' fan although I know for sure it wasn't the fault of Bob as he tried everything to sign Briere and in the end, it was the player who chose to turn away from Montreal (7M for 6 years < 6.5M for 8 years, not including Quebec taxes…). It's a shame but that's how it is for the past. I am still hopeful that we acquire Handzus and Preissing as they were my top signings with decent demands instead of those ridiculous salaries we've witnessed this off-season. God, our hockey is sick and it pisses me off. Too bad Hannan signed in Colorado as his 3.6M is just perfect. Good for them!
Thank you Philadelphia's GM for your moves but it's understandable after being last place last season… However, it will kill the game and for that, I am frustrated. At least, we'll have great games between the Rangers and Flyers next year, that you can be certain!
In any case, I hope Montreal will be able to do at least 1 signing to compete in this already competitive conference, with all teams improving. On the bright side, if a player who signed this off-season is a flop (peaked players who will only drop), we'll have the upper hands with salary cap advantage and be big teams in the future with a nice crop of UFAs.]]>