Wednesday, June 3, 2009
My God though, read through the list of "off-ice" incidents is just hilarious. Charged with "stunt driving" in Ontario, road rage against a 65 year old, cutting off police cruisers, my God man.
But this leads us to the real fun, what to do with Martin Biron and Antero Niittymaki? A lot of Flyer's pundits feel Biron will go elsewhere and get a raise off his $3.5 million dollar salary, I'm not exactly sure where at this point. Niitty, if he could ever stay healthy, is a backup that's worth the $1.375 million. Now Emery cannot sign a contract until July 1st since he is a UFA, some free agent rule nonsense, so I suppose we have to wait a month to see how this all will play out.
Some other things to think about, what's Emery going to cost? $2 million? $3 million? Will eschewing Biron for the immediate and potentially long term savings give them a run at Bouwmeester? Can Emery regain his form that led the Sens to a President's Trophy and a run at Lord Stanley? Armchair Prognosticators Assemble!
But then again, what if Emery cleaned up his bad boy image? What if that 2.12 GAA and close to 93% save percentage also migrates back over from Russia and shows up next year in the Flyer's crease? Does that make Philly all the more dangerous given their offensive prowess?
But boy, don't you want Emery and Biron to share lockers next to each other? Now that's a locker room dynamic.