Gagne for Matt Walker and a 4th round pick. Looks like #19 is turning Tampa Bay into a contender sooner than anyone expected. Unreal acquisition considering what they gave up.
Ilya Kovalchuk will sign with the Devils. Details on the deal are not available yet.
This move will almost certainly put the Devils over the cap, necessitating that they trade away a fair amount of salary.
UPDATE: Deal to be 17 years and valued somewhere in the range of $150 million according to ESPN. A $150 million deal would be a cap hit of around $8.82 million a year. In the near term, this necessitates that the Devils drop about $4.7 million to make break even, and then they'll still have several roster spots to fill...
This contract's length and amount not confirmed yet and I wouldn't be surprised if it is false, as this is simply ridiculous.
UPDATE 2: Unsurprisingly, the $150 million figure has been recanted by ESPN. Now, they are reporting that the deal "could top $100 million". FWIW, the cap hit for a $100 million contract is $5.88 million. The Devils have 19 players signed and a little under $4.2 million in cap space.
In case you're looking for light Michigan Football (or Field Hockey) related reading, MGoBlue has an article on Troy Woolfolk's Dog, and Katie Adams' Cat and Others. Troy's dog stories usually make you chuckle, and this one delivers when he is asked:
Could your pet play your sport? Who on your team is most like your pet and why?
This will be kind of offensive but it will be the truth. Yes, my dog could play football and I would have to say he would play inside slot. And the most closely related player I can compare him would be Martavious Odoms because they're both low to the ground, kind of shifty and kind of crazy when they run. Julius has good speed but he's not as fast as me. I run with him a lot. I have a lot random pictures of us running over at the dog park.
There are pictures of Troy and his best friend as well.
A little head's up: It's OSU week on the BTN this week. Good week to avoid. Plenty of football games of them beating us ('74, '79, '06) but no hoop games (FU Evan Turner).
Interesting note in a recent Daily article by volleyball players Lexi Zimmerman (swoons) and Courtney Fletcher. Apparently, Nike trademarked the "maize" color, so Adidas had to make up their own color called "sun":
Nike also copyrighted the color “Maize,” so Adidas actually had to make a new version of our school color, now known as “Sun” (which the volleyball team has affectionately dubbed the “highlighter” jerseys). While the switch has become progressively easier throughout the past two years, it’s come with growing pains.
So that should explain the color differences we've noticed. Because knowing is half the battle.
does anyone know if Brian is going to make a mgoblog app for iphones and ipods?? Does anyone know any good Michigan apps?? Thanks for any help.