I've been listening to George Malik on soundcloud, and he asks Kenny, prior to Stamkos re-signing with Tampa, about any big free agents he might be talking to and he says to KH, "not to pull a Jim Benning on you and try to get you fined..." haha. but seriously, seems a bit harsh. Do you now how much BC hydro he could've bought with that money?
Come tomorrow they are the big fish now. In hindsight it would have been nice for Stamkos to wait until July 3rd to sign with Tampa while we cleaned up in the 2nd tier guys for cheaper.
If he waited till July 3 and didn't straight up tell us no, then we wouldn't have signed anyone and gotta completely screwed. They may be the big fish now but I doesn't make them worth anywhere near stamkos salary. Not saying they won't get it. Just saying they aren't worth the money they want.
Unless this is a sign and trade then f*** Steven Stamkos! He is now joined the ranks of the Olsen twins in Minnesota.
No. Not even close. They dragged their decision on for a week making teams miss out on plan b and c meanwhile leading Holland to believe he was coming here just to go to Minnesota. Stammer re-upped with his current team before free agency even started
Surely Holland called Chayka ahead of the draft day trying to unload Datsyuk's contract. But on the draftday Chayka confirmed that it was him proposing this trade to Holland as he want Chychrun who was still available and who they even considered to pick at #7. Other teams above us may not have been willing to trade down so he approached Holland with this deal. Chayka seemed like the obvious choice for us and from what I heard we wanted him. But granted, I don't know it and there were rumours heading in both ways. It doesn't really matter in the end. Chayka obviously wanted the guy and he would have get picked soon...if not by us soon after.
If we signed stamkos on July 1 does Holland get any credit or no? Just seems like you're really trying to shovel crap down everyone's throat to prove your point