SI Vault
 
whom would you Rather Have Signed?
Kostya Kennedy
July 16, 2001
Mike Sillinger C BLUE JACKETS
Decrease font Decrease font
Enlarge font Enlarge font
July 16, 2001

Whom Would You Rather Have Signed?

View CoverRead All Articles

Mike Sillinger
C BLUE JACKETS

The 5'10", 190-pound 30-year-old has averaged 20 goals for the past two seasons, wins about 60% of his face-offs and last week signed a three-year, $5.25 million deal (plus easily reachable incentives) to become Columbus's second-line center.

Yanic Perreault
C CANADIENS

The 5'10", 185-pound 30-year-old has averaged 21 goals for the past two seasons, wins about 60% of his face-offs and last week signed a three-year, $8.4 million deal (subject to Quebec's heavy taxes) to become Montreal's second-line center.

THE VERDICT: Even at the higher price, Perreault's unfailing work ethic and superior offensive skills make him our choice over the versatile Sillinger.

1