Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Eating Duck would be sacrilegious

Newly minted Anaheim Duck Logan MacMillan was interviewed by Matthew Wuest for today's edition of the Metro. He doesn't discuss where we will be going to dinner, or what luxurious gifts he will be buying me with that $262,500 signing bonus , but we have both decided that eating Duck would be a tad bit sacrilegious. Here is what the boy had to say:

Logan MacMillan received a handsome signing bonus and an equally generous vote of confidence yesterday.

Coming off an up-and-down season he would rather forget, the Halifax Mooseheads forward signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Anaheim Ducks.

The Orange County Register reports the contract is valued at more than $2.3 million if he plays all three seasons in the NHL, plus a guaranteed signing bonus of $262,500.

“It’s a big relief and it’s exciting for me at the same time to get that part over with,” MacMillan told Metro Halifax last night. “I was looking to get a deal done and it just kind of came together. It’s another step. The work starts from here.”

...“It feels good they still believe in me and they liked what I’ve been doing,” the 19-year-old said. “It’s a vote of confidence from them to put that faith in me after an up-and-down year.”

...“He was great,” Ducks senior vice president of hockey operations Bob Murray told the Orange County Register. “His attitude and his liveliness were so much different at this camp (than last year). He’s feeling a whole lot better about himself.”

Because MacMillan is 19, he must either make the Ducks’ NHL roster next season — an unlikely scenario — or return to the Mooseheads. He cannot play in the minors.

One Moose in and one Moose out. The Ducks have some seriously mad chi balancing skills.

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