Roman Hamrlik is on his way to Washington with a brand new 2 year, 7 million dollar contract in his pocket, and left winger Erik Cole is coming to Montreal after signing today for four years (18 million).
Cole, 32, adds nice size, he’s 6’2″, 205, and has given the Habs and the rest of us fits over the years with his knack of finding the back of Montreal’s net. Last season in Carolina, Cole managed 26 goals and 26 assists, and we expect him to produce this much at the very least. In fact, 36 goals would be more like it.
So long Roman and welcome Erik. I’ll take a big, goal-scoring forward any day of the week.
Arpon Basu has a nice rundown on Cole right here