If your favourite team has a wanted unrestricted free agent that you appreciate, you probably are nervous right now. I know I am. As a Devils fan, I'm worried on whether or not Bobby Holik will sign back to the Devils. Moreso since Holik says he wants to stay on the East Coast and play for a Stanley Cup contender. That means he could be on Flyers or worse, the Rangers for the upcoming season. Those thoughts makes me, the Devils fan, very nervous.
Anyway, as of right now, Adam Oates is now a Mighty Duck of Anaheim; and Robert Lang joins with Jaromir Jagr as he signed to the Washington Capitals. The rumors for where Curtis Joseph, Bill Guerin, Tony Amonte, Eddie Belfour, Holik, Byron Dafoe, Theo Fleury, Mike Richter, Teemu Selanne, and Darius Kasparitis are going to end up are just flying all over the place. It seems that the Rangers are going to either sign CuJo or Dafoe to replace Richter, the Red Wings may be going after Belfour, Toronto may not be keeping CuJo as they traded his rights away, and various teams are jumping in and/or out in trying to get Amonte. It's quite confusing to follow all of this-also strange. I mean, Adam Oates...on the MIGHTY DUCKS?!
So, where do you think some of these guys will end up? I personally just be happy if Holik signs with NJ again.
UPDATE: NARRRRRRRGH! THE RANGERS SIGNED HOLIK! ARRRRGH! OK, I feel a little better...that is until the Rangers play the Devils next season.
(edited by PinkSkunk on 1.7.02 2353) ...Some fear the Pink... ...But many fear....THE MOUNTIE! (He's handsome, he's brave, and he's strong, you know)
Holik as a Broadway Blueshirt - sorry Pink but you gotta love it. Now Nedved becomes a very expendable 3rd center. Sather should now re-sign Richter and sign.....Kasparaitis - I can't believe I just wrote that but then I learned to love Ulf Samuelsson too
Cujo has said he is not coming back to Toronto - I bet he signs with the Wings......Adam Oates is going to have a field day feeding pucks to Paul Kariya and Kariya is going to love finally having a center that can do that....Selanne wants to stay with the Sharks....Belfour, Dafoe and Richter are all in holding pattern until Cujo signs....Chelios would be wise to take the $$$ from the Wings - he won't get that kind of coin elsewhere....Guerin & Amonte could both wind up on the Stars....Robert Lang was a nice pick up for the Caps and I was glad to see the WhalerCanes take care of Ron Francis before the start of Free Agency.
(edited by dunkndollaz on 2.7.02 0703) "Tell me a story Jack."
The Wings look to be more of a good fit for Byron Dafoe than Joseph. So, if Joseph does re-sign with The Buds, don't be surprised if the Wings use a Legace/Dafoe tandem (mostly Dafoe) next year, while the Bruins run with Sheilds/Graheme...Rangers?