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July 04, 2011

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 18 comments

Coverage of the Coney Island Hot Dog Eating Contest begins in less than ten minutes.

posted by beaverboard at 11:51 AM on July 04

Derek Jeter 6 hits away from 3000

posted by tommytrump at 12:12 PM on July 04

I think anyone who pukes at that contest should be shot.

posted by wfrazerjr at 12:56 PM on July 04

According to CapGeek.com, the Nashville Predators must add another $12.4million in salary for the 2011-12 season. This is how far below the salary floor they currently are at this time.

Shea Webber is about to get way over-paid in the next few days. Also look for Tomas Kaberle to be signed for too much money by Nashville, Islanders, Winnipeg, Phoenix, Colorado, Carolina, or (funny enough) Ottawa.

posted by grum@work at 01:12 PM on July 04

I have a sense of humour, but I can't find any in that comic. Is the last panel supposed to be funny?

It just seems like a mean-spirited swipe at Van Hellemond.
Did he step on the artist's foot or something?

posted by grum@work at 01:43 PM on July 04

Also look for Tomas Kaberle to be signed for too much money by Nashville, Islanders, Winnipeg, Phoenix, Colorado, Carolina, or (funny enough) Ottawa.

As far as I read this morning on a couple of blogs, if his price drops significantly, a return to Toronto on a 2-3 year deal isn't out of the question either.

There seem to be differing opinions on what he's worth now, given the playoff issues he had, his age and his complete aversion to shooting the puck.

posted by dfleming at 02:49 PM on July 04

Derek Jeter 6 hits away from 3000

See he was voted as an All Star starter again, 2(+) thoughts:

1. Next year I'm going to start a campaign for Yao Ming as a write in at SS. 2A. I can hardly wait until the AL manager uses a pitcher to pinch hit for Jeter in his first plate appearance. or 2B. The NL manager plays all nine defenders within the base paths during Jeter's AB.

posted by cixelsyd at 02:52 PM on July 04

Carolina going after Kaberle? I'm not seeing any of this in my local gossip wires.

posted by NoMich at 06:49 PM on July 04

An American victory on July 4th.

posted by etagloh at 06:58 PM on July 04

Carolina going after Kaberle? I'm not seeing any of this in my local gossip wires.

I just threw in Carolina because they are below the salary floor: http://www.capgeek.com/charts_floor.php

They have to add another $3.3million to their payroll to meet the league minimum required, so Kaberle being signed by them for that amount would do the trick. I don't know who (if anyone) is pursuing Kaberle.

posted by grum@work at 09:42 PM on July 04

Carolina signs Kaberle. Boston trades for Carolina's Joe Corvo.

/cue spooky music

posted by yerfatma at 05:10 PM on July 05

Wow. LOL. This is pretty funny. Yeah grum, whatever you do for a living, you're doing the wrong thing. You need to be one of them sports psychics that is all over the tee vee these days.

posted by NoMich at 05:47 PM on July 05

Now that I really think about it, I guess we traded Joe Corvo for Tomas Kaberle and a 4th round draft pick. Not bad.

posted by NoMich at 06:17 PM on July 05

I guess we traded Joe Corvo for Tomas Kaberle and a 4th round draft pick.

Corvo's probably worth more than a 4th at the deadline; puck moving defenceman on an expiring contract and all. Boston likely comes out ahead on the picks simply by paying him for 6 months.

posted by dfleming at 07:10 PM on July 05

Haha.

Adding Kaberle and subtracting Corvo still leaves Carolina $1.2million below the salary floor. There is still another move coming.

/turns on spooky lighting
Looking into my crystal ball, I'm seeing Antti Miettinen or Nikolai Zherdev for $2.8million-$3.0million cap hit.

posted by grum@work at 07:18 PM on July 05

Moar finns pleeze

posted by NoMich at 07:32 PM on July 05

Looking into my crystal ball . . .

"I'm afraid it's splitsville for Delta Burke and Major Dad."

posted by yerfatma at 08:06 AM on July 06

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