Saturday, June 21, 2008

Tanguay's $5.375 Million = We Need Math Help

So the Habs land Alex Tanguay for a useless 25th pick in the draft (and a 2nd round for a 5th round exchange next year). All in all, a pretty sweet deal. But in the world of the salary cap, you can only ask yourself, do the numbers work? As lawyers suck at math, we have turned to FHF in-house mathematician Danica McKellar to work out the cap numbers for us. We needed to know if we can sign Big Tits and the rest of our FA's and still have room for a possible Sundin deal. Here's what she said, or at least what we thought she said:

"carry the one... differential equations on the curve... Winnie Cooper... sweet, sweet love... add it to me, ADD IT TO ME!!!!..."

Well that wasn't much help. Let's just say Tanguay is a decent scoring winger who should mesh well with the Habs offense. He's a French Canadian player who is actually excited to play here, and even waived his no-trade to do it. He's not Jokinnen who we really wanted, but at least Bob made a splash. We'll reserve real judgment until the summer plays out. Or until he gets ripped in La Presse for his first three-game pointless streak and freaks out at the pressure on local talent in Montreal. That'll be fun.

7 comments:

moeman said...

I'm trying to calculate the angle of those sweet WONDERful gams. Might take a while.

Habsfan10 said...

Hottest mathematician ever?

Yep. Hottest mathematician ever.

Bryan said...

I ♥ math to display

msevigny said...

If Sundin signs, it's going to have to be one of those "I'm signing for a million because I want a shot at a Cup before I die" contracts, right? It's either that or I imagine they'll have to let Streit go. If losing Streit means gaining a hyper-motivated Sundin for a year or two, I guess it'd be worth it. In the long term Montreal would have to shed guys like Streit anyways to hold onto their young core.

Doogie said...

Who is this Patrick Tanguay you speak of? Is he at all related to Alex?

Also, the Habs actually got a hell of a player. He's put up points with and without good teammates, against tough opposition, and done most of it at even strength. This is a huge boon for the Habs, and they got him for Rick Allen's left sleeve.

HabsFan29 said...

that'll teach me to post after four hours of sleep post meth binge

Bryan said...

i thought it was some kind of patrick marleau jest or something.. anywho, hossa is a big fat liar and is now set to become a UFA. let's do it. Tanguay-Sundin-Hossa. im hilarious.