#sidelines: Holiday extravaganza
Ah, the lovely world of Twitter. Precise, sometimes mundane, sometimes hilarious messages that reflect the moment. This past weekend of hockey signings, trades and rumours illustrate those moments.
Here's a short list of what some of the athletes said about the millions of dollars over multiple years that were being tossed to the players throughout the holiday weekend.
BizNasty2point0 — After New York State Taxes, Brad Richards could buy every song on iTunes 5 times. Oh and 1.5 million Dances of the Lap ...For some of you people saying Brad Richards is "Overrated", put down the pipe. He's almost a point a game guy over his 772 game career.
jamalmayers10 (Now of the Chicago Blackhawks) — Gonna miss SJ but looking forward to playing for Hawks! #orig6team ...Anyone interested in buying a cottage on Lake of Bays, Ontario?? #motivatedtosell
trevor_linden (Retired) — Interesting day in the world of hockey, completely shocked at some of the $$$ being thrown around. Term and dollars, crazy!
TedLeonsis (Washington Capitals owner) — Did we deliver on our promise to shake up the team so far this off season? A veteran goalie; a center; a wing; another wing; and a D man plus a first round and second round pick all this off season plus Brooks Laich re-signed with us as well. Very productive, don't you think? Isn't cap management a good thing to handle well and to be able to do just about whatever we wanted this off season?
CoreyHirsch (Current St. Louis Blues goalie coach) — I commend our org. to not go out and over spend. In my mind 9x out of 10 overspending on what a player did yesterday has not worked.