Finally, Josh Gorges has signed a new contract. It’s a one-year deal worth 2.5 million, and it finally puts to bed the pressing issue of getting this reliable defenceman inked and filed. Now there’s no arbitration, no nastiness, no squabbling or stomping of feet. All Josh has to do is have a great year, help the team in a big way, and then set himself up for some serious security. Maybe even buy himself another Dairy Queen.
Many were nervous, I think, when Gorges and Pierre Gauthier took their time agreeing on something. The thing I didn’t want to see was a nasty arbitration hearing. But it got done prior, just after the two Randy’s were hired to help JM, so Gauthier can now take off to the cottage for a few days with some big business attended to.
Details can be found right here – Josh signs
Now we all can get down to the business of a Stanley Cup.