Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Welcome Back to Wang World

Your 2006 Islander Blueline:
Tom Poti, Brendan Witt, Sean Hill....

Neil Smith is in - no he's out. Mike Milbury is out - well not really "out" cause he's still kind of really running things behind the scenes - kind of like the Dick Cheney of the Islanders brainless-trust...Welcome to Wang World.

Don't guys tend to step it up in a contract year? So, Rick DiPietro can sit on his fat arse until 2020 before he has to worry about proving his market value? How can you light a competitive fire under a guy who is abso-freakin'-lootly set for the next 15 years? And if he does tank at any point over the next 15 friggin' years, Charles Wang (or whoever buys him out after he's run his little rich-boy toy into the dirt) will never be able to trade him without absorbing a huge chunk of that $67.5 mil/$4.5 mil a year. Yeah, his inflation proof/per season salary drain will be less than the over-paid and under-performing Jose and Khabby, but to commit so many fun tickets to this mercurial goalie is sheer lunacy.

All this for a guy many would have liked to have seen get the Nancy Kerrigan treatment during last year's Olympics so that Ryan Miller could step in for Team USA. Leave it to the Wanger, Milbury and GM Garth and that inner-circle of Girls Gone Wild "advisors" to shock the world yet again. Don't worry Fish Stick Fans, you've still got that vaunted All-Easter Island blueline to protect your investment in Ricky Rich.

2 comments:

Angel Feathers Tickle Me said...

Love to all..........

CasonBlog said...

Ah yes, musn't forget the love. Thanks for the reminder.

Why am I suddenly channeling Jefferson Airplane?

...One pill makes you larger and one pill makes you small....Go ask Alice, when she's ten feet tall?