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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Scott Walker re-ups

In an unexpected surprise twist, Scott Walker re-signed with the Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday. The former Predator agreed to a three-year deal at $2.5M per season. N&O Story here.

According to everything that we've heard, the sides were bickering over $500k. The team offered Walker 3 years at $2M per year, and he declined. Two years at $2.5, and he declined. It looked for all the world like Walker would become a free agent on July 1, and all of us Canes bloggers were starting to prognosticate JR's moves.

This certainly makes things easier.

Carolina will now need to pick up one player out of free agency, or through trade. They'll need a third line right winger, and will have about $2.5M to do it. Last summer I would have been all about Anson Carter, but in his short tenure here, he didn't click. I don't think they should even consider giving him a qualifying sheet.

Unfortunately, I have one foot out the door, so I can't give a more detailed post. More later.

3 comments:

WufPirate said...

Is that street intersection legit or photoshopped? If real, where is it? That's like living at the corner of Rod & Brind'amour.

d-lee said...

Surprisingly, this is the real deal. It's in Greensboro. I used to live a few blocks away from this corner, and it only just occurred to me that the intersection exists.

Anonymous said...

I have an old friend named Scott Walker who lives in a house on that corner...

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