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Boogaard May Hit The UFA Market

from Michael Russo of the StarTribune,

The next time the Boogeyman uses a hockey player’s face as a punching bag, he might be doing so wearing a different uniform.

Derek Boogaard, the Wild’s 6-8 enforcer, remains unsigned two weeks prior to free agency. And, although General Manager Chuck Fletcher says he’s had “regular conversations going back three months” with Boogaard’s agent, Ron Salcer, Fletcher has indicated that he’s unlikely to re-sign Boogaard prior to July 1.

“We haven’t closed the book either, and maybe we revisit it July 1 or 2 if we don’t [re-sign him before],” Fletcher said. “But we have several areas we’re looking to improve. It comes down to, ‘How much cap space can you allocate to a certain area without compromising other areas?’”

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Hippy Dave's avatar

Man I can’t stand the guy but as a Wings enforcer, could I?

Probably not a good fit…

Posted by Hippy Dave from Somewhere West of Detroit on 06/17/10 at 04:15 AM ET

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He was born to be a flyer.

Posted by FlyersFan on 06/17/10 at 03:11 PM ET

edillac's avatar

no money for him unfortunatelly,but it would have been cool; he attended Datsyuk’s summer camp in Russia,and you know that no *#$%@& would dare touch Pavel if Boogard was on The Wings roster

Posted by edillac from isolation on 06/17/10 at 04:38 PM ET

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