Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Another Underwhelming Signing

Stop the presses!

Found this Twitter via Babcock’s Death Stare.

The Wings sign ex-now-repatriated Andy Delmore. Who? Well I had to do a little research myself. Apparently he’s a 6’1 defenseman who weighs in the ball park of 200 lbs. He bounced around from Philadelphia, to Nashville, to Buffalo, to Columbus (and their minor affiliates) before heading off to Europe. He’s 33 years old and will probably spend most of his time in Grand Rapids.

His NHL totals are 283 games played, 43 goals and 58 assists for 101 points…not too shabby.

According to Wikipedia (for what it’s worth): “Delmore signed with the Detroit Red Wings prior to the commencement of the 2005–06 NHL season. However, he did not play a game for the club and was claimed by the Blue Jackets from waivers on October 4, 2005.”
So our blockbuster moves this summer have been to acquire Kris Newbury, Jeremey Williams, and Andy Delmore.
At least we re-signed Ville Leino, and who knows...maybe one of these guys is a sleeper.
In Kenny we trust.

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