Saturday, July 01, 2006

And This Year's Boston Bruins Bust Will Be...

Marc Savard, signing on for five years at $4 mil per, and joining a hallowed tradition that includes Alexei Zhamnov, Brian Leetch, Martin Lapointe and Kevin Stevens.

I've voiced my lack of enthusiasm for Savard before, though I know the Thrashers will miss him (miss his skills, not his penchant for dumbo penalties). But surrounded by second- and third-liners on the Bruins, his totals will likely plummet.

The busy bank-breaking Bruins also signed Zdeno Chára, which is more upsetting -- it ends my little dream of Big Z in a Thrashers uniform.

The Thrashers, as expected, re-signed Scott Mellanby -- no complaints, providing it wasn't $3 million a year or something (I'm far too lazy to look these things up). Actually, the whole Southeast Division's been quiet, aside from the Lightning losing Pavel Kubina, and the Hurricanes picking up, uh, John Grahame as their backup goalie. I'd promise to update this with any movement, but really, you want a responsible blogger for that.

2 comments:

a. said...

Melanby, 1 year, 1 million. Good contract. Disagree with you about the Bruins though -- they're actively making themselves much better, I'd say.

Although, for the $7.5 million Chara, you'd think it would be cheaper to pay for some grand heist and just steal the damn Cup from the HOF...

gsdgsd13 said...

Maybe they are making themselves better -- I think Zdeno was the jewel of the UFA market. But, I don't think Savvy will put up numbers anywhere close to what he did last year.

Plus, they're still the Bruins. They could have Jesus Christ himself on the team and they'd still struggle to get the eighth playoff spot.