Goodbye Fridge, Hello Crazy Eyes.

Well, the Coyotes traded Hale and Fridge for Vrbata. Really not sure how I feel about this trade. It really could go either way with Vrbata. He did have a career year with us (in which he was hoping to secure a big pay day) but he is streaky and he just left Tampa hanging last year. I understand his wife was having a difficult pregnancy but from what I understand, he just left without talking to anyone in the Tampa organization. Not cool dude, not cool.

I don’t trust Vrbata fully. I thought I did but I had a picture with him and he had the crazy eyes… you can never trust someone with crazy eyes. Its like law or something. :)

I am not too upset that Hale is gone. He wasn’t a player that we really needed. He didn’t do much to help out our blue line. He tried hard but he’s just not that good of a player.

Fridge on the other hand is going to be missed. He was the last of the true tough guys (minus Doan of course) left on the Coyotes. Yes, he wasn’t much of a fighter but he would hit. You mess with him or anyone else on his teams and you should expect to meet the boards. So Fridgy… you will be missed. We loved your ability to hit, your missing front teeth and your ability to lighten the mood at practices.

In other news, DMo has finally signed with the Bruins. I wish him luck but am glad we didn’t sign him, especially at 3.3 mil. I love DMo but I don’t think he’s worth that much. He hasn’t been the same since Ballard was traded. He had one great year in Phoenix and then his BFF on the blueline was traded and it went downhill from there.


About Jenna

Long ago in a state far, far away I put on skates for the first time. It was so long ago I don't even remember it. Somewhere there is photographic evidence of me, on my butt, on a frozen creek. I look none to happy about it. Eventually, I grew up and could stay upright on skates. My state did not have an NHL team and I had my pick of favorite teams. I chose the Flyers. I was young. I liked the toughness and the fighting. The Coyotes were still the Jets and a move to Arizona wasn't on either of our minds. Soon I smartened up and moved to where there is sun and heat instead of cold and snow. My first fall I went to my first live NHL game and fell hard. The Coyotes became my team. I said "TAKE MY MONEY" and signed up for season tickets. And the rest, as they say, is history... I also enjoy photography, tacos, and margaritas. I have a problem where I accidentally sign up for races so I have to run a few times a week. I have been writing about the Coyotes for about eight years.