Ray Emery makes some cash money:
TORONTO (AP) -- Ray Emery and the Ottawa Senators avoided salary arbitration Tuesday by agreeing to a three-year deal worth $9.5 million that makes him one of the NHL's highest paid goalies.
The 24-year-old was a restricted free agent. He will earn $2.75 million next season, $3.25 million in 2008-09 and $3.5 million in 2009-10 -- for an annual average of $3.16 million, a big raise over the $925,000 he made last season. He will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the contract.
The only thing going on in hockey right now is arbitration, and Kevin Lowe blowing spit bubbles at the ceiling of his office. If you need a little entertainment, check out Mr. Emery in all his glory: