This is actually the worst July 1st for habs fans that i can remember.
jesus CHRIST almighty what is it with you people??
does everyone suddenly FORGET what happened last year july first when we signed SEVEN PEOPLE??
and now THIs year our goalie needs a contract and we resigned a pending UFA for the FIRST TIME in 5 freaking years that COST us an additional 5 mill to the ALRDY small cap room we had because of the free agency period of last year
AND OF A SUDDEN were sposed to sign kovalchuk, no frolov! no armstrong! no lombardi!
im sick of this! what is wrong with everyone?? WE DONT HAVE THE ROOM!
Hmm, a lot of people seem to like Vishnevskiy more than I do. Fair enough. I like Ladd more than other people do too, perhaps. I like this deal for Atlanta more than for Chicago. But still, Chicago isn't taking any baths whilst liquidating their cap excesses... they're building up a pretty good stockpile of picks and prospects. Better than many people were predicting they'd do.
I have to think the hockey world likes Vishnevskiy better than Weber. To me, the difference is smaller. Weber and a 2nd in an instant for me, but I understand if the rest of the world likes Vishnevskiy. He moves well. Sometimes too often for me.
Can't believe people think this is a good deal for Chicago.
I live in Dallas and have seen a lot of Vishnevskiy...he's really not that good. Can skate well, but that's it. Doesn't make great decisions, always gets beat 1 on 1. Really not high on him at all, Stars were very disappointed in him this year hence why they shipped him out to Atlanta for Lehtonen.
I guess he could always round into shape, but I have never been impressed.
Good deal for Atlanta. Ladd is the kind of player you win championships with.