From the cold winter of the NHL offseason, we received some fantastic news today via sources (smoking hot, stunningly intelligent, fantastically connected sources) deep in the bowels of DRW.com: Nicky Norris is coming back for another year. While this is excellent news for the fanbase...for Jimmah, for Raffy and for Zamunda...it is a crushing blow to one Doug Janik, who was undoubtedly banking on his ascension to the first pairing in the event of a Nick resigning.
(Editor's note - I'm pretty sure Janik is off the team now, but as facts aren't a real priority around here and our Swedish intern/fact checker Heidi is off for the summer, we're going with it)
As far as I call tell, unless he signed for 15mil next year and Deepwater Horizon'd (too soon?) our cap situation, this is nothing but EXCELLENT. Say what you want about TPH's regular season, there is just no way around the fact that having Nick on the team makes us better. My gut says that he's got unfinished business to handle, but that same gut feeling thought that I would get my parkingbreakless1991 4Runner with the leaking gas tank through state inspection last year...so...you know...take all this with a grain of salt...
Welcome back, Nick.