Khabibulin back to Phoenix? / Turgeon & Savage Bought out
According to french website www.rds.ca, sources are pretending that Nikolai Khabibulin, who’s an UFA as you might know, is just about to accept a contract offer from the Phoenix Coyotes.
Apparently, the guy still owns a house in Phoenix which kind of gives the rumor some credibility. Might be true or not but anyways this sure ain’t gonna be the only rumor concerning an impact player that we’re gonna hear of in the next few weeks!
What a surprise… Turgeon and Savage get bought out!!!
Read on The Fourth Period: the Dallas Stars bought out Pierre Turgeon, while the Phoenix Coyotes did the same with Brian Savage.
Turgeon was to earn $4.56 Million this year and pretty much every hockey fan out there was expecting him to get bought out so this doesn’t exactly come as a big surprise.
Brian Savage’s name had not been mentioned among potential buy outs yet but it makes a lot of sense if you think about it… the guy would’ve cost the ‘Yotes $2.85 Million this year, or about half a million per point according to highly accurate and scientific predictions. More seriously, would the main reason be that the Coyotes are trying to make some room in the payroll to sign a big name UFA (Khabibulin not to name him)?