Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Stumpel Placed on Waivers!

The Florida Panthers placed veteran centre Jozef Stumpel on waivers on Wednesday, making him a buyout candidate if he clears at Noon et/9am pt on Thursday.
Stumpel is entering the last season of a two-year contract extension that will pay him $2.25 million. The 35-year-old had seven goals and 20 points in 52 games last season.
A second-round pick of the Boston Bruins in 1991, the native of Czechoslovakia has 196 goals and 677 points in 957 games with the Bruins, Panthers and Los Angeles Kings.

This will free up more cap space for FA wingers/Centers and the contracts for Bouwmeester and Olesz.

JM get these deals done, good job on waiving Stump!

1 comment:

Stanley C. said...

Stumpy really was somewhat a disappointment last season. Granted he missed a lot of time due to injury, but the games he did play, he didn't produce much. I thought bringin him in was a good move when it was made, a veteran presence, a proven goal scorer, but it just didnt pan out, and like you said, more money for more options now. it'll be interesting to see what happens durin free agency, especially with those damned new lightning owners promising "shockingly aggresive" moves in free agency.