Canucks and Beyond
by Alanah McGinley on 06/29/11 at 05:27 PM ET
The Islanders have made their pitch to Christian Ehrhoff and his agent, Rick Curran. Several people have been involved in the recruiting of Ehrhoff, including former teammate Michael Grabner, who called from Austria to endorse the Islanders and Long Island.
It is now the evening in Germany. We should find out in the next few hours if Ehrhoff will accept Garth Snow’s long-term offer – believed to average close to $6 million per year – choose to become a UFA on Friday, or ask to sleep on the offer and decide on Thursday.
But a little while ago, negotiations broke down with the Islanders. How any negotiation could ever break down with an offer of $6 million per year, god only knows, but Katie Strang with the Daily News reports:
Talks between Ehrhoff and the Islanders broke down this afternoon and, according to two people familiar with the situation, GM Garth Snow sent out a mass email gauging interest from other teams.
I live in this little fantasy world sometimes. In my fantasy world, Ehrhoff wanders around the NHL for the next two days, watching picks fly from one team to the next, then on Friday afternoon, decides to sign with the Canucks for about $1.5 million per for 5 years.
Make it happen, hockey gods.
If it works out, we’ll even forgive you for that Keith Ballard contract.
Update 5:05pm ET: Islanders trade Ehrhoff’s negotiating rights to the Sabres for a 4th round pick.
Nice save, NYI!
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Alanah McGinley has been blogging hockey since 2003 (with a notable gap in time through 2010, kicking it with new baby Lucy while living knee-deep in chaos while reading "parenting for complete idiots" during every spare minute) sharing opinions, rants and not-so-deep thoughts with anyone who will listen.
In addition to writing Canucks & Beyond and helping manage Kukla's Korner, Alanah was one of the founders and co-hosts of The Crazy Canucks Podcast. She has contributed pieces to FoxSports.com and the New York Times Slapshot blog, as well as other stray destinations in cyberspace.
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