July 05, 2013

SportsFilter: The Friday 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 - 10 comments

The decision 2013 is today.

posted by NerfballPro at 09:23 AM on July 05


Alfredsson spurns the Senators and signs a one-year deal with Detroit.

Ouch. According to one reporter (Ian Mendes), most Ottawa fans think this is the "darkest day in franchise history".

And they drafted Alexandre Daigle!

posted by grum@work at 01:29 PM on July 05

And with this signing, Damien Brunner is rumored to likely be gone. Trading a young sniper on the rise for a has-been superstar...good plan... =/

posted by MeatSaber at 02:04 PM on July 05

The Leafs get Bozak for $4.2m/year and Clarkson for $5.25m/year. 5 and 7 year terms. I can't help but feel they learned nothing from the two guys they just bought out.

posted by dfleming at 02:50 PM on July 05

I think I speak for most Devils fans when I say that we pretty much knew last year that Clarkson was going to become a Leaf this summer. We just thought Burke would be the one to overpay.

Here's the scoop on Clarkson:
He falls down, like, a lot. Consequentially, he never draws a penalty.
He loves the wrap around. He scored five or six goals a couple of years ago using it but hasn't since, yet he still keeps trying. Just watch his body language when he is behind the net and you will learn to know when you are about to see a Clarkaround.
Merriam-Webster wanted to use his photo under the definition of streaky, but his agent wouldn't give them permission.

Okay, now I'm probably sounding like a scorned lover. I blame Louie Lams. Ryan Clowe? That much? Seriously? Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!?!

posted by MrFrisby at 06:29 PM on July 05

Boston Bruins sign Jarome Iginla

posted by tommytrump at 08:38 PM on July 05

Juan Marichal Gangnam Style

posted by beaverboard at 11:04 PM on July 05

Beaverboard, great find. But the comments, man, makes me ashamed to be a man.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:14 PM on July 06

Boston Bruins sign Jarome Iginla

One genius of the keyboard suggested that Boston overlooked Iginla's less than stellar results with Pitt last season before signing him. What is overlooked is that by playing his off wing as he did in Pitt, Iginla would be taking a lot of passes on his backhand. This is more difficult than taking the pass on your forehand, and if you want to do something with the puck, some time is required to set the puck on your forehand. You can always use the back hand, but with the curved stick, this offers a greater chance for error. In any case, he should prosper on the right side of Krejci and Lucic, or on the right side of Bergeron and Marchand.

posted by Howard_T at 03:13 PM on July 06

And with this signing, Damien Brunner is rumored to likely be gone. Trading a young sniper on the rise for a has-been superstar...good plan... =/

I am not that high on Brunner and don't think he would have been worth the money they'd have had to pay to keep him. Alfredsson is a one year deal, so if it doesn't work out they'll have the cap space again next year.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 05:14 PM on July 06

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