directory Light the Lamp - a Columbus Blue Jackets blog: Liles re-signs with Colorado; Foote too

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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Liles re-signs with Colorado; Foote too

Well scratch another name off the UFA list. John-Michael Liles has just re-signed with the Colorado Avalanche according to TSN.

Sources tell TSN that Liles and the Colorado Avalanche have agreed to terms on a four-year contract worth an average of slightly more than $4 million per year.

I think that's a good signing by the Avalanche as Liles most certainly would have gotten more than that on the UFA market.

This one stings for me alot more than Malone did as now there is one less option out of an already limited pool of offensive defensemen for the Jackets to target. The Jackets could have desperately used Liles and to me he was my favorite for Howson to go after out of this year's blueline UFA crop.

Not sure if I'm the only one but my excitement for July 1st is starting to turn more to a worry -- will Howson be able to land any impact guys? Stiffed by Malone....Liles off the market. Who is going to be left by July 1st?

Update: Foote has also reportedly re-signed with Colorado at 2 years 6 million. The Jackets not only get a 4th round pick out of the deal but its also very clear he took a home town discount. Remember he wouldn't sign a two year 7 million deal with the Jackets. Link from TSN.


1 comment:

Pyle said...

That just made the Colorado home games even more "must attend" to boo the crap out of that turn-coat