Silly season is absolutely one of my favorite times in hockey. The drama. The desperation. The dollars. The dipshits pulling the strings. This summer the RFA market is definitely as tantalizing as the UFA market.
Bloggers who wish to participate should comment here, or send me a message @PuckSage on Twitter to be linked to and for bragging purposes. All entries must be up by the Noon ET on June 30, 2011. Bloggers can participate in any or all parts of the challenge. For the sake of everyone using the same source, we will use NHLNumbers ( www.nhlnumbers.com ) for the free agent listing and TSN.ca or NHL.com for any signings that don’t make the NHLnumbers site by deadline. You can of course make more than one post to cover each part.
Part 1: The First Domino
Pick a player at Forward, Defense & Goal off the UFA list who you expect to be the first to be signed.
Part 2: Team UFA
Very simple, really. Make a team 13 forwards, 7 defensemen, 2 goalies that is all off the UFA list and under the cap. Projected salaries for each player should be realistic.
Part 3: Worst Contract
Name the team likely to hand out the most absurd contract on July 1.
Part 4: Where’s Zach and
That right, you too can gaze into your crystal ball, ask your magic 8 ball or ouijia board or just sprinkle some Angel Dust on your Poptart and use it to tell the world where Zach Parise will be playing next season.
Remember, prizes are bragging rights, pity beer from your friends, and not having to think of something to blog for at least one day. Void where prohibited!