Considering the way he played during the playoffs, I really don't understand why some people think he may actually end up in Hamilton. Let alone that he'd have to clear wavers...
I just doesn't make sense to me. Perezhogin's gonna be a regular starting lineup player, just as Higgins will be, and Plekanec will be.
If one of those three were to play real bad, they'll end up in the stand, not in Hamilton.
The only player I don't want to see getting cut from the team is Latendresse. Not that he's above any other young players, but I just don't want to see him go back in juniors, and I don't believe he's allowed playing in Hamilton.
I wouldn't mind seing Andrei Kostitsyn in Hamilton again, but I really think he's the kind of player that would do better in the NHL (didn't his coach say that ?) At least, he'd have a fellow comrade in Grabovsky.
That a big, big signing guy !! Perez is between bust and boom, we must give confidence to him. A lot of ice time, some PP time. 1 way contract. If confidence he have, 20 goals he will score next year.
Good signing...Now for Ryder, he is the last one to sign, again...Something tells me that BG doesn't like Ryder's agent...
Ultimately Ryder's agent works for Ryder. I blame Ryder just as much as I blame his agent, if not more. We'll see how it turns out in the end I guess, but we all know they haven't seen eye to eye in past negotiations.
Aebischer David Goal Montreal Canadiens $1,900,000.00
Begin Steve Left Wing Montreal Canadiens $646,000.00
Bonk Radek Centre Montreal Canadiens $2,394,000.00
Bouillon Francis Defence Montreal Canadiens $1,875,000.00
Bulis Jan Left Wing Montreal Canadiens Unsigned
Cote Jean-Philippe Defence Montreal Canadiens $495,000.00
Dandenault Mathieu Defence Montreal Canadiens $1,700,000.00
Danis Yann Goal Montreal Canadiens $543,400.00
Downey Aaron Right Wing Montreal Canadiens $475,000.00
Ferland Jonathan Right Wing Montreal Canadiens $450,000.00
Higgins Christopher Centre Montreal Canadiens $672,980.00
Huet Cristobal Goal Montreal Canadiens $3,000,000.00
Johnson Mike Right Wing Montreal Canadiens $1,900,000.00
Kastsitsyn Andrei Left Wing Montreal Canadiens $801,800.00
Koivu Saku Centre Montreal Canadiens $4,750,000.00
Komisarek Michael Defence Montreal Canadiens $946,827.00
Kovalev Alex Right Wing Montreal Canadiens $4,500,000.00
Lapierre Maxim Centre Montreal Canadiens $562,500.00
Markov Andrei Defence Montreal Canadiens $2,000,000.00
Murray Garth Left Wing Montreal Canadiens $575,000.00
Perezhogin Alexander Right Wing Montreal Canadiens $627,000.00
Plekanec Tomas Centre Montreal Canadiens $450,000.00
Ribeiro Mike Centre Montreal Canadiens $1,900,000.00
Rivet Craig Defence Montreal Canadiens $2,470,000.00
Ryder Michael Right Wing Montreal Canadiens Unsigned
Samsonov Sergei Left Wing Montreal Canadiens $3,525,000.00
Simpson Todd Defence Montreal Canadiens Unsigned
Souray Sheldon Defence Montreal Canadiens $2,432,000.00
Streit Mark Defence Montreal Canadiens $600,000.00
Sundstrom Niklas Right Wing Montreal Canadiens Unsigned
How does the cap work? does it only count for your 23 man roster? If Ryder Signs for 2.something million that seems to put the habs over the 44 million dollar cap. But that would give the habs 27 players under contract.. Who can shed light on this??
Begin is at $1,000,000 for this year. Those numbers aren't updated.
Salary Cap Commitments
Pos Name 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11
C Saku Koivu 4,750,000 4,750,000 4,750,000
RW Alexei Kovalev 4,500,000 4,500,000 4,500,000
LW Sergei Samsonov 3,525,000 3,525,000
G Cristobal Huet 2,875,00 2,875,00
D Craig Rivet 2,565,000
C Radek Bonk 2,394,000
C Sheldon Souray 2,242,000
C Mike Ribeiro 1,900,000
RW Mike Johnson 1,900,000
G David Aebischer 1,900,000
D Francis Bouillion 1,877,000 1,877,000 1,877,000
D Andrei Markov 1,750,000
D Mathieu Dandenault 1,725,000 1,725,000 1,725,000
C Steve Begin 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000
D Mike Komiarek 946,900
LW Christopher Higgins 673,000
RW Alexander Perezhogin 627,000
C Mark Streit 600,000 600,000
C Garth Murray 575,000 575,000
D Yann Danis 543,400
RW Aaron Downey 475,000
C Tomas Plekanec 450,000
Totals 39,793,300 21,427,000 13,852,000 0 0
It's funny but the writing on his stick is upside-down. I wonder if it's because he's just holding his stick with the blade down waiting for a play, or if his blade is glued in with the writing pointing the wrong way. I hate it when I glue that blade in and then realize once the glue is cooling that I put it in with the writing facing down. I know it won't really affect my play, but just looks estheticly wrong...