Tuesday, September 12, 2006

The Islanders have one-upped themselves

Whenever I get depressed about the state of the Bruins' front office (which hopefully resolved itself this offseason), it's good to know that the Islanders are there to be the laughing stock of the league.

As if promoting erstwhile goalie Garth Snow to a GM position in the offseason wasn't a big enough shocker, today they will be announcing that they have signed their *other* goalie to a 15-year, $67.5 million contract.

Fifteen years. Fifteen! That's almost twice as long as Bobby Orr's career. Well, the years that both his knees were around for, anyway.

All I keep thinking about is how well the Bruins would have fared if they offered similar contracts to Blaine Lacher, Byron Dafoe, Andrew Raycroft, Jon Casey or Jim Carey. Yikes!



Blogger TreeBob said...

I couldn't friggin belive it when I read tsn this afternoon! Dude's going to be like 40 when the contract is over.

He has only really one and a half good years, and I stress the good (not great) part.

So him and Yashin can retire together now. I wouldn't be at all suprised if tomorrow they retire his number.

7:17 p.m., September 12, 2006  
Blogger Doobie said...

Well, hell, they've already purchased his number for 15 years, they may as well just extend the contract and hang it in the rafters.

7:41 p.m., September 12, 2006  

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