Great signing, Smith has been a big surprise this year, providing really steady defense and stepping up immensely when Gio went down. I was expecting his next contract to be over a million per year so 775K is great.
What a great deal for Calgary. Smith got better with every game and before going down with an injury, was displaying some offensive brilliance. I'm not just happy with the cap-hit, I like the fact that it's more than one year as well. He has really earned it.
"It has not been a good day. I lost my glasses early this morning and I had to go buy a pair of 79 dollar reading glasses today. 79 bucks. You can literally get them at Costco, three-for-20." - Darryl Sutter's response to going up 2-0 in the series.
Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier today announced that the team has signed forward Phil Varone to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Varone (5’10”, 186 lbs., 12/4/90) currently leads the Rochester Americans (AHL) with 43 points (8+35) and two shorthanded goals in 63 games this season. His 35 assists rank him fourth among all AHL rookies and tie for 15th-most among all skaters. Varone is ranked 12th among AHL rookies in total scoring.