July 01, 2006

MrFrisby: is the happiest man in New Jersey Kentucky right now.

posted by NoMich to hockey at 11:48 PM - 6 comments

Well, now that I see that I am. 7 years, wow! Thank you NoMich for delivering the good great news. Have a drink on me. Time for me to do another shot.

posted by MrFrisby at 12:31 AM on July 02, 2006

I'm not envious. New Jersey has 39 million in commited salary, a reduced cap because they went over last year and still haven't signed Gomez and Gionta. Have fun with Elias though.

posted by v3rity at 02:09 AM on July 02, 2006

Is this really true or is there a big conspiracy to mess with me? So far TSN is the only one reporting this.

posted by MrFrisby at 02:40 PM on July 02, 2006

Wow, you're right. I'm not seeing it anywhere else either. How odd.

posted by NoMich at 03:02 PM on July 02, 2006

Looks like it's just not official yet. The signing of Langenbrunner pushed the Devils' salary commitments to about $39 million. That meant Devils president and general manager Lou Lamoriello probably had to use a clause in the labor agreement that allowed him to exceed the cap by 10 percent during the free agency signing period. But according to this, it is $39 million with Elias. But that still is alot for only 16 players, well 13 when you exclude Malakhov, Mogilny and McGillis. That only leaves like $5 million for 7 other players. So it sounds like Gomez or Gionta are gonna be moving on. I hope it won't be Gionta.

posted by MrFrisby at 04:09 PM on July 02, 2006

Conspiracy over. Here's your confirmation.

posted by NoMich at 12:28 PM on July 03, 2006

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