Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Happy 4th of July!

I'm out of town until Sunday and I'll have very limited internet access, so I doubt there will be any updates unless something really major happens. In the meantime, have a safe and happy 4th of July everyone!

A couple of quick hits before I go:
-I'm absolutely elated about the Marian Hossa signing. It really speaks to the quality of the Red Wings that Hossa was willing to turn down $70 million+ in guaranteed money to sign a one-year deal with Detroit. The old saying is that when someone says it's not about the money, it's about the money. Hossa is backing it up that he's more interested in the Cup than money. And who knows, if the cap goes up by a significant amount next year, maybe this will be more than a one-year thing. I can dream.

-I'm officially on the Ken Holland bandwagon. I've been critical in the past (and at some point, I'll write an article about that and eat crow on the things I need to eat crow about) but it's hard to complain about what he's done this offseason. All Detroit has done is lock in Brad Stuart (not excited about it but he's fine...decent player for a little more than he should be making, but less than he would have gotten on the open market), sign the second-best goalie on the market for the second-least amount of money, and sign one of the top forwards on the market, all while maintaining enough flexibility under the cap to sign Zetterberg and Franzen next year.

-As excited as I am about the Hossa signing, I'm even more excited about the prospect of Brett Favre returning to the Packers. I know he's an attention whore, but it would be amazing to get to see #4 under center for another year. Aaron Rodgers will do just fine, but it's Brett Favre. He had a fantastic season last year, and the idea of him at QB with Ryan Grant for a full year (if he doesn't get stupid and hold out) and Jennings, Driver, Jones, and Nelson at WR....yes please! Do it, Brett!

1 comment:

Eric J. Burton said...

To your blog post first off, happy 4th of July.
Secondl; aw crap to Favre coming back and the final crap is that the Redwings got even better with Hossa.