For the hockey world, Sunday was the start of dad told me is called free agency. My dad tells me it’s the day that people who have signed contracts that ended get to sign with new teams for more money. Dad said he likes it because it’s the free market at work. I don’t know what that means but it sounds good.
WOO-HOO, it’s time to find out who the Rangers and Whale added to their teams.
Dad told me that M = Million and K=Thousand. I didn’t know that. So now you know that too.
P.A. Parenteau, who was our friend when he played for the Hartford Wolf Pack a few years ago left the New York Islanders and went to the Colorado Avalanche. They paid him $16M for 4 years. That’s $4 million per year. 16 divided by 4 = 4. That’s a lot of money. Good for P.A… I liked him a lot when he was here.
Jonathan Audy-Marchessault, who was one of my favorite players with the Whale last year, left the Whale and signed what Dad told me is called an entry-level contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets. He will probably play for the Springfield Falcons, one of the Whale’s biggest rivals. I’ll still like him as a person because he was always nice to me and my brother, but I won’t root for him anymore.
Brandon Prust left the Rangers and went to the Montreal Canadiens and will make $2.5M for 4 years. That’s $10M total. 2.5 x 4 =10.
My brother Tory’s favorite player in the world is Chad Johnson. he left the Whale and went to Phoenix for 1 year. Tory was VERY upset about it. But Dad told him that he’s probably going to play for the Portland Pirates so we’ll get to see him again. That made Tory feel a lot better.
John Mitchell left the Rangers and went to Colorado with P.A. and he’s getting 2 years for $2.2M. That’s $1.1M per year. 2.2 divided by 2 = 1.1
Kris Newbury, who played for the Whale and who has very nice kids and a nice wife signed for 2 years with the Rangers. They didn’t say the amount he’s getting paid. I’m happy that I’ll still see his kids and wife if he doesn’t make the Rangers..
Micheal Haley left the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (BOO) and will play for the Whale. They didn’t say what he’s going to get paid.
John Scott is a defencemen who didn’t play much for the Rangers but he will go to Buffalo. He signed for one year at $600K.
Its really cool that my dad knows some of these people really well and that he let me meet them too. They were all really nice to me. I will miss the ones I knew.
Don’t forget to tell your friends and moms and dads to vote for Daria Novak and Steve Obsitnik. You can tell them that I told you about it because I’m head of Kids for Daria and Kids for Obsitnik so I know what I’m saying.
Well, that’s it for me today.