สมัคร GClub With the first two-plus weeks of free agency officially in the rearview mirror, we can compare and contrast the dozens of UFA deals to get a true feel for which teams should be patting themselves on the back (or suffering from buyer’s remorse) and which agents might be getting a shiny new Rolex come holiday time (or settling for the gift that keeps on giving the whole year).
The Rich Don’t Need to Get Richer
สมัครคาสิโน How can signing UFA forwards Adam Cracknell and David Van Der Gulik (combined 29 points in 113 career NHL games) count as having a positive impact on a team? Easy – when that team is the Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings. Another reminder that although making a big splash in free agency is impressive, it’s almost always better to enjoy the luxury of not having to fix what isn’t broken.
SBO Geneve-Servette of the Swiss league were hoping that Matthew Lombardi would stay for the upcoming season, but when an NHL team comes calling it’s tough to say no.
That NHL team turned out to be the New York Rangers, who signed the forward to atwo-year, $1.6 million deal on Wednesday, adding to their depth up front.
สโบเบ็ต The Rangers made the Stanley Cup Final last season in part because of their depth. That area of strength up front took a hit this summer with the departures of Brian Boyle, Brad Richards and Benoit Pouliot. Lombardi will join Derek Stepan, current restricted free agent Derick Brassard and Dominic Moore down the middle.
It’s a low-risk, high reward move for general manager Glen Sather. When healthy, Lombardi showed a scoring touch, with his 53-point year in 2009-10 before injuries derailed his career.
Those injuries limited Lombardi to 92 NHL games from 2010-11 to 2012-13. But last season he was productive leading the Swiss league in scoring with 20 goals and 50 points in 46 games.