Benoit Pouliot is looking home to Ottawa (getty)

UFA Insanity: Benoit Pouliot Heads to Edmonton for 5 Years and $20M!

Sather says...NO (NHL)
Sather says…NO (NHL)

Benoit Pouliot has won the NHL equivalent of lotto! How a guy who has never scored more than 16 goals in his NHL career can land a 5 year deal at 4 million a season is mind-numbing.

The Edmonton Oilers traded away an excellent player like Sam Gagner and sign a journeyman to a deal like that? I’m sorry but this is exactly why Glen Sather will not do much today if teams spend like drunken sailors.

In addition, defense should fly off the board as Ehrhoff is gone. Stralman is probably on his way to Detroit soon.

More coming…

2 thoughts on “UFA Insanity: Benoit Pouliot Heads to Edmonton for 5 Years and $20M!

  • July 1, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    This is hysterical! I can not wait to see Edmonton’s faces. I mean do teams scout anymore? Well, cant blame the guy for hitting the lotto. Cant wait to see who is dumb enough to throw those numbers at Boyle and probably even more at Stralman. This is actually comical. Good for Sather by not sacrificing the world to guys who actually do not deserve it. Stralman and Boyle do deserve a raise, but nowhere near these types of numbers. Yet again I am actually on Sathers side when I didnt like him previously.

  • July 1, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    I guess we now know why Edmonton hasn’t competed for a cup in awhile….

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