Friday, September 12, 2008

Jamie Heward giving it one more shot with the Bolt

From Greg Harder: Veteran Jamie Heward is giving it one more shot.

The 37-year-old Regina product is slated to depart this weekend for training camp with the NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning, who've offered him a free-agent tryout. Heward, a veteran of eight NHL campaigns, spent last season with St. Petersburg of the Russian elite league.

Heward is joining Tampa with no guarantees, which in a sense is the way he wants it. If all goes well, he'll earn a contract with the NHL club -- likely a one-year deal for the league minimum. If it doesn't work out, he's not contractually obligated to report to the minors.

2 comments:

LeafsFanInOttawa said...

What's with all these teams offering free agents tryouts? Is this a new phenomenon or have we just not really heard about it in past years?

g said...

I wouldn'y say "phenomenom" - more like "playing it safe". Is it much of a gamble if they don't work out? It's the day of the Salary Cap my friend...

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