MARTINEK TAKES THE COLUMBUS SHUTTLERadek signs a one-year deal with the Blue Jackets

This is how it’s supposed to end for the men who give at the office. Radek Martinek has parted ways amicably with the Islanders, who chose to move in a different direction on the blueline. Martinek was rewarded by Columbus with a one-year, $2.2 million contract. For anyone stunned all week by deals like this and the $2.75 million – $3.5 million annual contracts that have been awarded left and right over the last week, consider that the average salary in the NHL is $2.4 million. If you want to be in the game, don’t complain about the price tag. Farewell for now to Radek, a man among men.