For what it's worth, Brian O'Reilly has some sort of learning disability that makes it difficult for him to write/type out a manifesto like that.
But still...I agree with Jim. No good was gonna come of what is essentially a cash grab. I'm starting to sour on him, too. The difference with Turris was that Phoenix kept trading and signing average players to play that second line center spot, and Turris kept getting relegated to 3rd line duty. He felt he deserved a chance for more responsibility and wasn't getting it, and I always felt Phoenix was trying to hold him back so they wouldn't have to pay as much for him down the road.
That's all speculation, but there's less and less of that going around with ROR as more info comes out. Maybe he SHOULD go to the Rangers...
Ducks extend Fasth for $5.8 over 2 years.
He of 8 NHL games played.
Edit - This will probably wind up being a pretty solid deal in the long run. I'd still want to see more games out of him. Safe over sorry and such.
It's insane compared to the contract the Blues gave Brian Elliott last year when he was further along his breakout season. Then again, he wanted starter money (or close to it) before forgoing FA, and the Ducks have clearly given him the starting job.
lol one Sabres fan I know recently compared him to Andy Reid (good coach in one place for too long and never got over the hump). Now they have something else in common - getting fired barely two months apart.
Lindy Ruff is a good coach but this is long overdue. Hopefully Darcy goes next.
After so many ho hum seasons there I'm surprised he was kept around as long as he was. He will have no problem getting another job though. I can see another team that's in a bind firing their coach soon enough since he's now become available. Kinda like Anaheim did to Carlyle last year after Boudreau became available. It only took like three days there.
Want my prediction on where he ends up? Not being an expert on Garth, and Crapuano's relationship I can almost see him ending up on the Island. Minnesota will be relieving Yeo if the wiLOLd get out of control too I think. There's already been talk about it.