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.