July 29 2008 09:55AM
If we had a nickel for every time we had convinced ourselves Jay Bouwmeester was coming Chez Oil, we would be rolling around town in an SUV made of Ferraris welded together and coated in 24 carat gold. There is just something about a local player, coming home to E-Town from the dreaded beaches of Florida that keeps the flame of hope alive in the Oilersnation.
It has been reported on TSN that Bouwmeester has just signed a one year deal with the Panthers worth $4.875 million dollars. “Sources tell TSN that the Panthers were interested in a longer term deal, but Bouwmeester wanted to do a one-year deal because he can become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2008-09 season.”
In this new post salary cap era - where contracts are being signed that don’t expire until well into the next century - a one year deal means one thing. It means that you shouldn’t be investing in a new Bouwmeester Panthers jersey if you are looking for long term clothing options.
If Bouwmeester – a known defensive defenseman quantity – doesn’t want to commit long term to Florida, the door is open for someone to come in and trade for the rear guard. Maybe someone who has a new owner? Maybe this owner owns a chain of drug stores and a house so big that it even reportedly impressed Gene Simmons in a party thrown over the weekend?
Maybe … well you get the picture.
- Wanye Gretz is the owner of a brand new hair dryer, and a frequent contributor to Celebrity Hairstyle Digest.