Wednesday, July 09, 2008

...and then there was one

Bob (GM Of The Year) Gainey now has Josh G(e)orges, last year's Most Improved Player, under contract for three years at $1.1M per. This leaves Rhino as the Habs' last remining RFA.

It also leaves the Habs with about $7.5 M in cap space, so if they're planning to sign Mats at $7M per, Rhino will have to come cheap. The good news is that they then wouldn't have cap room for Breezer. Thank God for small miracles.

BTW, for those who object to the "GM of the year" title, keep in mind Trader Bob got Georges AND Max Pacioretty for Craig Rivet. The FHF wouldn't make a straight-up trade of Rivet (almost 34, $3.5M cap hit) for Georges (23, $1,1M cap hit) today, never mind including budding power forward Max Pack. And we still like Rivet - although I'm sure that will change come October when he's in a Buffalo uniform.

Is it training camp yet???

5 comments:

Habs said...

BTW, Gorges has no E in it.

HabsFan29 said...

@habs - welcome to the Panger world of typos and misspelling. the great thing is in the picture you can actually see that it's Gorges on his sweater. but we love our Panger

good signing. im stoked

panger76 said...

As a great man once said, I yam what I yam.

At least Josh spells it wrong, not me!!

panger76 said...

And "Habs", actually there is one "e" in it if you want to get picky!!!

Scott in Montreal said...

Yeah but don't forget that at the trading deadline in 2007 when San Jose took Rivet, he looked to be just the right piece of the puzzle to steady a defence corps for a serious playoff run THAT YEAR, and then for last season, to carry that forward. What they didn't realize was that he had less upside on the ice than in the newspapers...