Demitra's Salary Void Because of Shoulder Surgery? I Doubt It
In honor of fallen countryman Pavol Demitra, Jaroslav Halak has added an image of Demitra celebrating a goal in the last Olympics to the back of his helmet. At the bottom is the No. 38 in the style of Blues numbering at the time he played in St. Louis. Very classy, sir. More images in the story about Halak's mask.
Of the options in the NHL the most interesting was from the Rangers. I was interested in playing on attack with my friend Marion Gaborik. But the offer from New York constantly changed because they tried to get under the salary cap. I was offered a very complex contract which included various bonuses. In principle, everything suited me, but the Rangers representatives delayed negotiations without explanation. And we reached the agreement with Yaroslavl in a few minutes. I took a week to think it over, and on Thursday I signed the contract.
"Without getting into specifics, his rehab is not going as well as we had planned," said Alain Vigneault.
"All I can really say is, it's not going as quickly as he had wanted to at this time."
What in the blue hell are Demitra and his Slovak buddies doing in this picture? (Tip to HF Boards)