Leafs re-signing of Jake Gardiner puts them over the cap

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced they have re-signed defenseman Jake Gardiner today to a 5 year, 20.25 million dollar deal. While many in Toronto are excited about this news, it does mean the team will have to make a roster move, as they currently sit around a million over the salary cap. While a million dollars…

Glen Sather honors Rangers history by over paying for a player

Glen Sather, the architect behind the amazing 80’s Oilers dynasty, was also the architect behind another, less celebrated dynasty, that of the “over paying every single free agent I can find” dynasty of the early to mid 2000 Rangers. With such celebrated signings such as Scott Gomez (7 years, $7 million a year), Bobby Holik…

Canucks look to replace veteran asshole with up and coming asshole

When Ryan Kesler eventually wormed his way out of Vancouver this off-season, it left quite a hole in the lineup. Not just with the skills the former Selke winner brought to the table, but the asshole quotient as well. The Canucks looked to rectify that by drafting potential superstar asshole Jared McCann. McCann, drafted 24th overall at…