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2010 NHL Free Agency: Rangers bring 'The Boogeyman' to Broadway

Jul 1, 2010, 2:48 PM EST

Thumbnail image for boogaard.jpgJust moments ago, I expressed shock that the Philadelphia Flyers signed Jody Shelley for more than $1 million per year. Perhaps the New York Rangers and Glen Sather felt left out of the mockery, as the team signed Derek “The Boogeyman” Boogaard to a dopey four-year deal worth $1.65 million per season according to Larry Brooks.

So much for all my thoughts on the fall of the enforcer, although is it really fair to gauge the league based on Sather’s moves? After all, this is the man who gave Wade Redden $6.5 million per year after he struggled in a contract year (let’s not even get started on Bobby Holik).

Boogaard is on the ice for one reason and one reason only, so why pay him so much to do so little?

  1. N - Jul 1, 2010 at 3:05 PM

    Price is not justified. zero points, few minutes per game…. I am a huge Wild fan, but I have to say bye at that price tag.

  2. FormerRangerFan - Jul 1, 2010 at 4:34 PM

    It’s official. I’m done being a fan of the New York Rangers until they get Glen Sather the hell outa town. Why give Boogard more money than the guy you already had (Shelly) who we knew fit into Torts system? I don’t get it.

  3. MatthewA - Jul 1, 2010 at 5:15 PM

    I absolutely did a spit-take when I saw that this deal was for 4 years. I read it as a one year deal and wrote it off. But 4, and with Prust an RFA?
    Spit-take.
    I’m stunned. Just stunned.

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