July 21st, 2010, 7:51 am
The Dudes were all set to talk about the Kovalchuk contract, but then the NHL goes and rejects it. Mike and Doug try and figure out why that happened when the Hossa and Keith deals sailed through, and the interesting story of Simon Gagne. There’s a good listener email about Big Joe, and Doug pulls out another crazy trade.
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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:
Sweet Lou on the left, Dean Lombardi on the right