July 19th, 2010, 1:02 pm
So Kovy signs, and not with the Kings, as Doug and I both thought. Financial details not yet disclosed, but I heard a rumor it’s a 17-year deal, which if true, is ludicrous. That would mean he’s under contract until he’s 44, which will be right when Chris Chelios is staging another comeback. Don’t miss the behindthenet take on this, and click other links in that post for background.
Also, Simon Gagne is traded from the Eastern Conference winning Flyers to the Lightning. They needed to clear cap space so bad they trade a top-6 forward for Matt Walker and a 4th round pick. And that cap room they freed isn’t really enough to get the goaltender they said they needed on many occasions. Also they’re paying Michael Leighton $1.6M now, so whoops!
Just found this on the internets a few days ago (I know, I’m late), but it’s funny, and it fits: