Raise you hand if you remember this time last year when Torts said "I can't wait to get a hold of Brandon Dubinsky, he doesn't realize he can be a 30+ goal scorer"?
I would have thought Torts would have gotten a hold of him by now, but we'll give Dubi the benefit of a shortened season. We'll just have to watch closely to see if they have that conversation this season.
How many of ya'll remember Tom Renney commenting as follows on Wade Redden's performance? "It is hard to play with one foot on the gas and the brake at the same time".
For what it is worth, there are few coaches with as much class as Renney.
Okay so lets do the numbers. The last three seasons Redden's point totals have been 38 (Ottawa), 26, and 14. So if he continues on that track he should have 2 points this season. Now we all know points don't always tell the whole story (cue photo of Drury) but remember he was signed as a QB for the power play. So now what, well, they say three is a charm, so maybe this is his year.
Was it Sather that said, Colton Orr was asking too much back then. We'll, lets do the math. Is Orr 4 years at $1 mil/year greater than, equal to, or less than Donald Brashear for 2 years at $1.4 mil/year + Derek Boogaard at 4 years, $1.625 mil/year. (we won't count Shelly's cap hit last season).
Well, at the end of the day, it's only money and entertainment. I think Dolan said that.... ;-)