Wednesday, July 09, 2008

The StL/Vancouver Tift Gets Funnier.

From Puck Daddy:

To recap: The Canucks inked Blues RFA forward David Backes, 24, to a three-year $7.5 million offer sheet; the same Vancouver franchise that cried to the heavens when Bobby Clarke tried to raid Ryan Kesler by the same means. Davidson figured Vancouver might tender an offer sheet. "They offered a trade. The offer was like a Volkswagen for a Porsche. It didn't make any sense at all ... not even close to being sensible," he told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, adding that the Blues' matching the offer was an indication that "we're not going to get pushed around by another organization."

Vancouver traded two draft picks to the Buffalo Sabres on July 4 for the rights to RFA Steve Bernier, a 23-year-old forward who came to Buffalo in the Brian Campbell trade. Yesterday, the Blues signed Bernier to a one-year offer sheet whose financial terms ($2.5 million per season) were nearly identical to the Backes contract. Which is a real punk rock thing to do.

Punk rock? Hell yeah.


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