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12 July 2007

Souray Signs with Oilers!

BBeR 5:07 PM update: [Sorry for butting in by the way, just wanted to add one thing]
Souray's deal will pay him a total of $27 million over the course of 5 seasons, according to nos amis over at RDS.

According to

Sheldon Souray is on his way to Edmonton as the Oilers and the free agent blueliner agreed on a contract.

The Elk Point, Alberta native appeared in 81 games with the Montreal Canadiens in 2006-07 and had a career year with 26 goals and 64 points. Nineteen of his 26 goals came on the power play, which set an NHL record for defencemen.

The six-foot-four, 220-pound blueliner was drafted by the New Jersey Devils in the 1994 entry draft. He has played in 506 regular-season games with New Jersey and Montreal, recording 66 goals and 120 assists while posting 812 penalty minutes.

The two-time All-Star played three seasons with the Devils before being traded to the Canadiens in 2000 in a deal for Vladimir Malakhov.

(Details to follow)

Looks like Kevin Lowe finally succeeded in landing a big-name free agent. It will be interesting to see how much Souray got.

6 fanatics have replied:

Bitchany said...

Is it bad that I am happy he is not on my team? Cuz I am...also BBR...I told you he wasn't coming back to Montreal ;)

Norman Rochefort said...

As a Ranger fan, I am happy, too. As I stated, it would have been very difficlut, if not impossible, for Sather to work out a deal for Souray. But, I'm glad Kevin Lowe saved his old boss from any possible temptation.

Bleu, Blanc et Rouge said...

Bitchany-Hehe, well, it was always a possibility! ;)

Norman-Be happy Sather didn't overpay for Souray and handicap the team's cap for the next several seasons, to go along with Drury and Gomez's monster contracts.
Don't forget about Jagr either.

Bitchany said...

5 year $27 mil........not worth it

Bleu, Blanc et Rouge said...

Yeah, and the 4-year 22 million we offered him here wasn't good enough.

DKerr said...

The good news is he goes out West where we don't have to have him pull LeClairs and score on us with every shot. I hope he likes it out there - again, I could not buy the idea that he is going to a team with a better chance to win the Cup!

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