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Well sabres fans it's confirmed Teppo Numminen has resigned with the Sabres

http://wgr550.com/sabres/fullstory.php?id=2491

According to nhlpa.com Sabres vetern Defenceman Teppo Numminen has a 2.6 million Dollar salary for 07-08.

Here is a link for the sabres team page on nhlpa.com:
http://nhlpa.com/WebStats...SearchV2.asp?OIDTeam=9508

Please note that teppo is the only Sabre on the list who is an UFA or RFA that has a salary listed for 07-08.

I am not sure if this is a type-o by the site but I don't recall him having a salary a few dyas ago. I could very well be wrong but who knows. If it is true, I think the sabres overpaid for him bigtime. I like Teppo @ 1.5-1.75 not 2.6 though. This might be a move by Buffalo to save some of the leadership from last years roster or so we ( Sabres fans ) can't say they aren't active in the FA market.

Now some people say that the nhlpa lists the UFA's with last years #'s but i don't belive that to be the case @ all. Here are a few examples:

Brendan Shanahan: http://nhlpa.com/WebStats...ayerBiography.asp?ID=5083

Sheldon Souray: http://nhlpa.com/WebStats...ayerBiography.asp?ID=5309

Michael Peca: http://nhlpa.com/WebStats...ayerBiography.asp?ID=4384

Make of it what you will. But if this is the case just announce it already. or are they waiting for Thursday to announce it. Only time will tell I guess.
Filed Under:   buffalo   sabres   free agency   nhl   numminen   ufa  
July 4, 2007 1:39 PM ET | Delete
Looking at that list, I just realized Jaro Spacek is now our highest paid player... Yikes!
July 4, 2007 1:41 PM ET | Delete
EDIT: second highest
July 4, 2007 3:40 PM ET | Delete
That's not to say he didn't sign a multi-year contract, and it's the average of the contract.
July 4, 2007 5:12 PM ET | Delete
yes it does:Numminen has agreed to a ONE-year, $2.6 million dollar deal.
July 5, 2007 10:53 AM ET | Delete
Stop with the Peca! He's not any good (any more) and he will not come back!
July 5, 2007 4:06 PM ET | Delete
whew it's a good thing we retained one of our u-FA,thank GOD
July 5, 2007 8:53 PM ET | Delete
Peca is a shell of his former self, and he bad mouthed Buffalo before leaving. I don't want him back, and it appears he doesn't want to be back in Buffalo either. Resigning Teppo appears to be a 'just in case move'. Management knows the Sabres franchise has little to no appeal to UFA's, and they know they ought to get leadership in the locker room with Drury gone. But at $2.6 million though?? Come on, how many other teams were even willing to give him $1.5 million?? Buffalo shot themselves in the foot giving Teppo $2.6 million for another season, IMO.
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