By Sean Gallagher
Proving yet again that in the cut-throat world of athlete's contracts one need not perform to top standards in a consistant manner in order to be rewarded (yes, Barret Jackman, we're looking in your direction), the Blues announced that Brad Boyes was inked to a four-year, $16 million contract during the third period of Saturday night's game.
Now, we're not sure how he was re-signed during a game, but the streaky scorer is staying in the Bluenote for another four years, and we're happy to have him. His nine goals in 10 games to start the season showed what's possible with the 25 year-old, while the three goals in the last 17 indicates that maybe he could still use some maturity and consistancy in his game.
Hey, can you buy maturity? Because Bradley's some some fresh hundos just burnin' a hole in his wallet.
UPDATE: Some reviews are coming in. Check the comments for links, but this from AOL Fanhouse's Greg Wyshynski got our attention:
One year may not seem like a significant difference, but a three-year deal for a still unproven player like Boyes would have been my preference -- especially with the two players that have elevated his game this season, Paul Kariya and Keith Tkachuk, getting older and/or new zip codes by the end of Boyes's deal.