According to Larry Brooks in the NY Post, the Edmonton Oilers offered Derek Boogaard $7 million dollars over four years. The Rangers signed Boogaard for four years at $6.6 million.
…What a deal they got…..
Brooks also notes that Glen Sather chose the Boogey Man over Jody Shelley because of their respective ages and that Boogaard is training for next season in Russia with Pavel Datsyuk.
…Seems a little excessive to do that, but training with one of the best players in the National Hockey League is a great idea for him. Why it has to happen in Russia when there are so many great players who train here is confusing, but that is certainly a good thing.