According to TSN & RDS, Michael Peca has signed with Columbus. The deal is done pending physical…
Peca's the kind of player they need. He can still contribute, and they need players that can play well in their own end. Especially with Hitch still there coaching the team. It'll be a good match. As for the Rangers…I'm still of the mind that he would have been nice, sure, but definitely not necessary. Betts can fill the 3rd line role, leaving room for a younger center to get some ice time on the 4th line, at least to start.
Interesting. He says he wants to win so let's examine the timeline.
1.Leaves a team that goes to game 7 of the finals to play in Toronto thinking he'll have another shot. Lol. 2.Declines probably a more "modest " offer (i'm thinkn' at most a few hundred thou. less) to play for an original six contender. 3.Signs with CBJ. (Geezus) 4. Wastes yet another year of his twighlight centering the ass end of CBJ'S depth chart. Yay!
I just don't get this guy. Can somebody out there explain this one to me or are we all as confused as a whore in church over this one?
What happened to him signing with the Rangers? :S
Wait, was it not that long ago that peca was heading to the rangers? whoops.. Seems columbus is a last stop for many without a place to sign so perhaps man of these reports from buffalo seem to be very fabricated..
He left the Oilers because he was on the fourth line most of the year, and he was whinning about it. I don't think they really wanted him back anyways. He aslo wanted to play for his hometown Leafs.
I Wonder if they allow Trade-clauses in contracts. A March deadline or something. If I was playing in Columbus, I sure would like one…
The Blue Jackets made a stupid move signing Peca, because i’d bet he gets injured like in November or December and he’ll be out until April or the rest of the season and the only way he could play is if Columbus makes the playoffs.
Maybe the Rangers didn’t want him very badly. I don’t think that this guy has a lot of options. He is pretty much done.
I agree with one of the others that he is good fit for Hitch. Defensive forward.
This just in Peca signs with the Capitals
edmonton didn't make him an offer. the rangers didn't make him an offer. this late in the free agency period, nobody needs third line centers and if it wasn't for Svitov bailing on CBJ at the last minute, Peca would still be on the outside looking in.
peca is on his sixth team in 13 seasons.
He will play as their no. 2 centre…
Whatever happenned to Peca…Genius!?!
Ken Hitchcok player. Good signing by Columbus. Just like Carter last year, Columbus signs a ‘big name’ type of guy at the end of summer when no one else really wants them. But I think this signing will work out better than Carter.
get over it
So whats your explanation about him going to a team that I think doesn't belong in the NHL?
If hes healthy at the trade deadline columbus gets someones second round pick at best
I’m glad he ended up somewhere. I was hoping that the Leafs would sign him back, but when they didn’t negotiate a contract with him at the end of last season, I wasn’t very optimistic.
Sadly, Peca is not as desireable as he once was, and as such, we don’t see him signed anywhere until the end of August…and by a team not even on everyone’s radar. This seems to be a growing trend in the salary cap era.
Well, it was great having him in Toronto. I just wish we could have seen more of him. Too bad he was injured…it would have been interesting to see if he could have helped the Leafs make the playoffs, and moreso, the role he could have played for them in the playoffs.
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