What are the Isles waiting for with Bryan Berard? Sign this guy!
If Garth Snow thinks he's going to get anything for Freddy Meyer right now, he's dead wrong. What GM in his right mind would trade for a guy he could pluck off the waiver wire in a few days?
Solution: Waive one of Aaron Johnson or Meyer, regardless of how they played in camp. This team needs a PP QB at any cost--and Freddy Meyer isn't exactly a steep price to pay.
This waiting game is only hurting the team. Brendan Witt said so himself.
"We're trying to get ready for the season and trying not to let it be a distraction for the guys that are still uncertain," Witt said. "It's a lot of pressure for those guys. It's sort of like a mini-training camp for them still to win that job. It becomes very competitive."
Would it really be a big loss to lose Meyer on waivers? Snow and Ted Nolan should be more concerned with fielding the best team from the get-go than holding on to a depth defenseman.
Meanwhile, Snow signed Radek Martinek to a 3-year contract extension. Great news for both the Isles and Martinek as long as he can stay healthy this season and beyond.