Friday, September 29, 2006

Nikolai Zherdev no fulltime baby sitter

Moments after the Blue Jackets signed Nikolai Zherdev to a threeyear, $7.5 million contract yesterday, president and general manager Doug MacLean stressed that a baby sitter will no longer be part of the deal.
"We’re not going to have a fulltime baby sitter for him," MacLean said. "There’s a difference between getting him help and getting him a baby sitter. We’re willing to help the kid, of course.
7.5 million! This is kind of funny: "We're not going to have a
fulltime baby sitter for him".I had no idea they hired a person to
take care of everything for him last year.Guess he will have to change his own diapers.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Sergei Fedorov

Sergei Fedorov will be out four to six weeks after injuring his left shoulder in an exhibition game, officials of the National Hockey League team said Wednesday.
The 16-year NHL veteran, who spent most of his career with the Detroit Red Wings, was injured in the second period of Columbus' 4-1 victory over Buffalo on Tuesday night.
Fedorov was skating toward the right side of the net when Sabres rookie forward Jiri Novotny came from behind and kicked out Fedorov's left leg. Fedorov was upended and slid into the boards.
Blue Jackets coach Gerard Gallant said after the game that it was a clean play. Columbus general manager and president Doug MacLean said he hoped Fedorov would be back early in the season. The Blue Jackets open the season Oct. 6 at home against the Vancouver Canucks.
``Sergei has worked extremely hard to get ready for the season so we're obviously disappointed for him,'' MacLean said.Hopefully this will not be the start of a bunch of injuries like last season.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

American Hockey League

Fritsche agreed to a two-way deal in the first year that will pay him $475,000 if he sticks in the NHL, or $60,000 if he's assigned to the American Hockey League. In the second year of the deal Fritsche will make $750,000 on a one way contract that ensures he will stay in the NHL.
Fritsche tallied six goals and seven assists in 59 games with the Blue Jackets last season.In 78 career NHL games he has totals of seven goals and seven assists.
The 22-year-old forward was drafted in the second round (46th overall) by Columbus in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.
the signing of Anson Carter and now Fritsche will not impede the Blue Jackets ongoing negotiation with Nikolai Zherdev who is threatening to play this season in Russia if his terms aren't met.Who cares leave him in Russia.