Wednesday, September 13, 2006

What Were Snow and Wang Thinking?

Hey Peeps and anyone else checking in. A special "Hey" goes out to Hazel Mae.

I'm still trying to understand what the New York Islanders did yesterday - signing Rick DiPietro to a 15 year/$67.5M dollar contract. DiPietro hasn't really accomplished anything yet, certainly not enough to warrant a guaranteed 15 year contract that will pay him until he is 40. Islanders rookie GM, and last year's goalie, Garth Snow said the key word in the deal was "flexibility" - Snow went on to say that tying DiPietro up for that long - at a reasonable price per year - would allow the Islanders to sign other players. I won't go into implications of cap projections - what I will say is this, you often hear players say they want to be with a team for life - in this case, Rick is really going to be with the Islanders for life. I can't see anyone wanting to pick up that kind of contract. Islanders owner Charles Wang is said to have a soft spot for DiPietro and was the architect of the long term deal - so much for leaving hockey to the hockey wonder Lafontaine left.

Champions League Day 2 going today with Benfica and FC Porto both playing.

I've got to book - have a great one peeps


Get out and enjoy your friends, family and new activities. Check out a new location to vacation this winter. You will probably meet someone who can offer you some very good advice about something you feel you would like to get into for a profit. 4 stars

Hazel, I hope things are groovy in your world.

Song of the Day on Hazelspeeps - what Rick DiPietro mush have been singing last night

Everybody Wang Chung Tonight - Wang Chung

Peesth Out...Buh Bye!


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