Friday, August 10, 2007

Isles sign Sutton

The New York Islanders have signed 6-foot-6 defenseman Andy Sutton to a three-year contract. Sutton, who will enter his ninth NHL season in 2007-08, scored two goals and added 14 assists for Atlanta last season and is known for his shot-blocking and physical play.
According to Ted Nolan, the word on Sutton is that he's big:
"He’s a big guy who plays big and isn’t afraid to do the dirty work. He fills a big void for us and our fans are going to love to watch him in an Islanders uniform because he’s a competitor and hard worker."
The deal is reportedly for $9-million over the three years.



At 11:38 p.m., August 10, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, $9 million for 3 years for an average defenseman - who takes twice the penalty minutes of the average defenseman (clutching and grabbing to recover from his boneheaded defensive plays).

I thought Edmonton was desperate to get players to sign for them, but if the Islanders have to pay $9 million for 3 years for Sutton then clearly they are the most desperate.

I thought that the salaries of these "bargain bin" UFAs was supposed to drop as the summer goes on - not increase!

At 11:42 p.m., August 10, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So he's big, right?


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