Hey, remember me? What's up? Long time no talk.
So I was surfing through random stuff today, and came across this article. I thought a few of you would be interested in the blurb below, especially considering Marty Turco's recent signing in Chicago:
His stellar performance over the final month of last season proved to the Stars that Lehtonen would be a worthy successor to Turco and earned him the contract extension, which will pay him $10.65 million ($3.55 million average per year) over the next three seasons.Rock on, Karppa. I might even consider getting a Stars jersey and hopping that bandwagon (but staying on the Bruins' one at the same time!) .
Over the final 14 games, of which he started nine, Lehtonen sparkled, fashioning a 6-3-0 mark, including his 100th career victory, with a 2.44 goals-against average and .926 save percentage.
“We’re moving forward with Kari,” Stars General Manager Joe Nieuwendyk said. “We’ve had a long tradition here of having premium goaltenders. Marty Turco has been a solid goaltender here for over a decade now and has done great things on and off the ice. But I just felt for the long-term success of our franchise, we needed to acquire Kari Lehtonen. I think the way he played in the last 10-12 games, his performance showed that with a good summer of training, we hope that he can be an elite goaltender once again like he was early in his career.”
All I've got for now. Lots of shit going on everywhere and it's too hard to keep up and do it all on a mobile phone (OMG I HAVE NO INTERNET AT HOME ANYMORE! OR TV! AND AM ABOUT TO LOSE HOME! HELLLLLLLP!).
Take 'er easy, friends and readers. Love yous guys.