i'm not a happy kid today, but i will tell you this:
if we don't manage to sign EITHER of pardy or jaybouw, my gio jersey is lookin' miiighty good for this season.... ;)
i'm actually getting a little nervous; not about bouwmeester (who i think will test the free agent market but may still end up signing with the flames), but about adam pardy who will probably go to the richest suitor. i'm starting to think that, less than 24 hours away from being an unrestricted player, pardy would be stupid to sign for the pennies/term that darryl is most certainly offering at this point.
here's to hoping i'm entirely wrong....
the other interesting rumour is phaneuf-for-heatley, currently circulating around sports networks, blogs, and watercoolers alike. i'm not sure that daz has given up on his prize thoroughbred, but it wouldn't entirely shock me, either. i'm certain that coming to terms with bouwmeester would precede the departure of our #3, but i wouldn't necessarily dub it impossible.... heatley would sure look good in a flames jersey, but there would most definitely have to be a big contract moved to make way, with dion being a potential candidate. let's just say that right at this very moment, i'd be most surprised to see regehr moved, out of anybody in a flaming C.
in other news, i decided yesterday that signing gionta would be awesome, for one simple reason:
two gios are better than one.