It might have been overpayment for him, but he is a solid defenseman, which these days do not come cheap. Yet it seems like most people are just making fun of this signing, or saying things like "Who on earth is Jeff Finger?"
I think this just goes to show how ignorant a lot of fans are about teams in the opposite conference from where their team plays in.
I think people should inform themselves about the player before making outlandish statements.
He was one of the only (sometimes the only) physical defenseman for the Avs last year, and I'll miss him, but thankfully we have pretty good depth on D.
I think its beacuse literally everybodys reaction was : Who the **** is Jeff Finger? Even Fletcher and yes even Jeff Finger himself said almost the same thing.
Its kinda strange but IMHO its because for an Eastern Conference team the Western Conference is a different Universe.
Could be a good playa for the Leafs? Sure.
The "Fletchered Got Fingered" or the Leafs gave the finger jokes and all the body part jokes are so nauseating at this point. Actually, they were nauseating and so obvious and unoriginal before the first "clever" person on these boards used them. Having to read them over and over again is worse than the actual signing itself.