Wednesday, April 04, 2007
2.3 million dollars will buy you a lot.
836363 cans of Guinness from the LCBO.
Or 306666 pints of Guinness from McCarthys (generous tip included).
1654676 sausage mcmuffins.
6 and a half houses in Toronto.
230000 dinners for two at Bibiche Bistro, including 2 glasses of red wine, 2 Creemores, tax and tip.
65714 visits to the rub and tug.
Jan Hejda, Patrick Thoresen, Tom Gilbert (with 300K to spare)
Jason Smith's contract this year (with 400K to spare)
Jay Bouwmeester (with 200K to spare)
Sydney Crosby and Evgeny Malkin (with 500K plus to spare, maybe for Gilbert or Thoresen again)
Or it could be the Cap hit the Oilers are taking this year and the next two for Joffrey Lupul.
16 goals and 12 assists. Nearly the worst plus minus in the league.
I mean there is that tremendous effort he brings shift to shift, game in and game out. You can't really beat him for the intangibles he brings to the table.
So I guess its money well spent after all.
Addendum - interesting note over at Mirtle's - one of the top ten players in the league in differential between goals against for his club between when he is on the ice and when he is off the ice is your man Patrick Thoresen.
Posted by Black Dog at 6:00 AM