Apparently CamSmash would like a bit more than just above the minimum salary to fling himself about the ice and make life a living hell for the Blackhawks. Cammer’s filed for arbitration (scroll to the bottom), while Halak won’t be doing so. BTW, the Blues extended QOs to both Janssen and King. Maybe they’re just assuming Kinger’ll break his hand like he does every season. Also, Carlo Colaiacovo shall be back on the blueline next season at a two year deal worth $4.25 million. Glad to see we got Cola and Steen both locked up again. Cola snagged 32 points in 67 games played last season, and also finished +8 on the year.
In sad news, former Red Wings pugilist Bob Probert passed away today at the age of 45. As much as I (and the rest of the Blues fanbase, I’m sure) poke and prod at the Red Wings, this is truly unfortunate news. He was one of the top fighters in the league during the 1980s all the way through the 2001-2002 season, and was a great asset to both the Wings and the Chicago Blackhawks organizations. His 3300 penalty minutes in 935 career games is an amazing feat. No cause of passing yet, but my thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends right now.