So it's not really Leafs related
persay, but Marlies captain Alex Foster signed yesterday with HC Sparta Praha (Prague) of the Czech Extraliga (Some hockey league in the Czech Republic) ((That's a country is Eastern Europe)) Here's the team's current roster. I don't recognize any of the names, but I think that's Vladimir Sobotka's brother Daniel on the team. (I have no idea if Vladimir Sobotka has a brother named Daniel.)
Anywho, the interesting part of this for me is the obvious paycut that Foster is going to take. Last year he got
$500,000 $105,000to do something on the Marlies. That's a lot of scratch. Now apparently Sparta Praha is the richest team in the Czech Extraliga, but you gotta think they aren't paying the Alex Foster's of the world $500,000 $105,000 to play hockey. Maybe Foster just truly loves Czech culture and Soviet Bloc architecture. I truly have no idea. If any of you find out what Foster is going to make over there, let us know.
More links after the jump.
More talk about BB packing trades to move up....which means it'll never happen.
Blue Chip Prospects likes the future of the Leafs. No jumpers.
Hockey Analysis looks at UFA d-men this summer.
ITB&WB has a butt ton for you.
mc79 doesn't like the fact that Mike Murphy consulted Brian Burke regarding Rome's suspension.
WILL SOMEBODY PLEASE GIVE THE TEAM A NAME ALREADY
Political delays and legal threats blocking the way. French people.
VLM is not impressed with Boston's win on Monday.