Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Alberts Re-Signed

Nothing about the money or lenght in the official site's press release.
Since its an extension, does that mean he gets the same money as he did before? I would think so, and that would put his salary at 610,000. Prety cheap for a big, young defensemen who is likely to improve.
He should develop into a nice guy to have around. He won't put up many points but he can hit and can shut down some opponents. Hopefully he will get the minutes needed for him to grow into his role and won't be buried on the depth chart, behind the rotting corpses of Jason York and Bobby Allen.
York is old and was probably toasted before the lockout, and Allen is just a journeyman minor leaguer. Alberts is probably better than Widemen too, especialy defensively, although I like Wideman for the powerplay.
Bruins top 6 D-men:
Chara
Ference
Ward
Stuart
Alberts
Wideman
Not great, but probably (hopefully) servicable. Three young guys and three more experienced guys, a nice even blend that should be reflected in the pairings. Hopefully it'll be three pairs of: Youth-Experience
Like:
Chara-Alberts
Ward-Stuart
Ference-Wideman


Edit:
Andrew Alberts will earn a total of $2.5 million over the next two seasons, with an annual cap hit of $1.25 million.

Alberts will be paid $1.1 million in 2007-08, then make $1.4 million in 2008-09.

Alberts earned $661,300 this past season. The defenseman will turn 26 later this month.

6 comments:

The Duckman Says said...

The Bruins have yet to resign Wideman. (see post bellow)

Justin said...

That's right. My fault. Well I like Widemen more than anyone else they have at the moment. Unless they plan to sign someone in the free agent market

The Duckman Says said...

How about Matt Lashoff?

Justin said...

Lashoff is young, and hasn't played in the NHL yet I believe.

He's a possibility and did only say the top six D-men.

But with Widemen potentially gone, Lashoff would be a good internal replacement

The Duckman Says said...

Lashoff did play this year. He played very well infact. I would much rather see him in Boston than Dennis Wideman

Justin said...

Yeah, he has more upside from what I've read.