Castaway Ray Emery To Play In Russia

Source: | Jul 9th 2008, 4:40pm EDT

Emery's agent J.P. Barry noted "The reality is that since Ray's buyout (by the Senators) there hasn't been a lot of interest, it doesn't seem like someone (in the NHL) wants to give him a second chance right now."

Actually the reality is the little interest you had was for a measly amount of money and a  backup goalie position. Patrick Lalime is highly regarded as a team player and was sought after by a few teams, Ottawa included.  Emery will need a very good season in Russia and will also need to impress the scouts with his temper management and work ethic.

Emery's contract is for one-year around US$2 million with Atlant Mytishchi of the new Continental Hockey League (Russian Hockey League).