Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Marty Havlat Is Pissed Off

Check this out, we know nothing more than this "tweet" from Marty Havlat. Yes, Marty Havlat actually uses twitter, so does Kevin Weekes, Danny Alfredsson, Steve Sullivan, and others. But looks like we may have some fightin' words.
@martinhavlat: Excited to be in Minny where I was welcomed and appreciated by management. The real story about what happened in Chicago to come out.
I can't wait to hear his side of the story. I can't wait to hear Tallon's side of the story. Christ, I just wanna know the damn story. Tomorrow might be awesome.

Good Lord, he's not done!
@martinhavlat: There's something to be said for loyalty and honor.

Now before Havlat realizes that maybe burning bridges is bad idea, I screen capped the his trade deadline day twitter page. Have a look, if you're too lazy to freakin click on the links above.

But here's word on the street, coming from Dave Pagnotta and The Fourth Period. Havlat was looking for a long term deal, not unlike the one that the Hawks had just handed out to Marian Hossa. The counter offer from Tallon and co? A 1 year deal. Havlat ends up getting 6 years, $30 million bucks from Minnesota. Ouch.

Now it's pretty obvious that Havlat can read between the lines of that contract offer. Tallon realizes the unbelievable cap trouble his team is already in, let alone the fact that another long term deal would make retaining Duncan Keith, Pat Kane, and Jon Toews (all RFA's following next season) nearly impossible. A 1 year deal would've given Tallon the flexibility to easily shed his contract but instead he get's called out for being ruthless by Havlat. I certainly don't think this is tearing up Tallon on the inside, because hey, read inbetween the lines, Havlat didn't have a future with those Hawks.


Burgundy said...

I think you nailed it - Havlat knows he's not the priority moving forward. Though does Hossa's deal mean the end for someone like Cam Barker (also needs a new deal after next season).

I hope the get someone Havlat can play with, beyond Bouchard.

Good call on the screen grab - good work.

Vance said...

If the Wild can grab Saku Koivu, and Brent Burns gets healthy, that team definitely has some offense.

Enough to win some games with Backstrom in net at least.

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