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Jason Pominville has just agreed to a 5 year contract extension with the Sabres. The deal is believed worth 5.3 millions per season, for a total of 26.5 millions. Pominville set career-high last year in assists and points, with 53 and 80 respectively. He’s also the front-runner for wearing the C next year in Buffalo. He’s linked to the Sabres through 2013/2014.
This may be the beginning of a new era in Buffalo, as the owner seems to be willing to give pay raises to his star players in order to keep them. After seeing McKee, Drury, Briere and Campbell leaving, Buffalo couldn’t afford seeing Pominville packing his bags too. With Vanek and Roy, he’ll be the cornerstone of this franchise for years to come. Good signing by Darcy Regier.
Bryan Murray may have been interested in Schneider, but just could not afford him financially for cap reasons. Now with rumors saying he is going to be bought out, Ottawa may be able to afford him and get their puck moving defeseman they have been looking for.
Pavel Datsyuk is possibly the best ALL AROUND player in the NHL. I’m not calling Crosby or Ovechkin one dimensional players, but Dastyuk is as strong defensively as he is offensively, and still is one of the best producing players in the game.
Various reports are saying that the Anaheim Mighty Ducks have placed Mathieu Schneider on waivers.
Despite the fact the New Jersey Devils have been regular playoff participants the last decade or so, it’s not automatic anymore to put the team among the top contenders for the Stanley Cup.