Monthly Archives: September 2005

Keen on Keane?

38-year-old veteran forward Mike Keane has been invited to attend the Toronto Maple Leaf’s training camp.

If he accepts the offer to attend camp, Keane would have to fight for his place on the Maple Leafs roster.

Yet another defencemen retires

TSN is reporting that St.Louis defencemen Al MacInnis has decided to call it a career. It is expected to be announced sometime friday morning.

Hatcher injures knee!

According to

Derian Hatcher’s debut with the Philadelphia Flyers may be delayed.

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Kovalchuk SIGNS…in RUSSIA! **UPDATE***

Eklund is reporting that Kovalchuk informed the Atlanta Thrashers today that he had signed with a Russian team and that there was NO OUT clause. That means he cant play in in the NHL this year.

If this news gets confirmed then thats a huge hit to the Thrashers and the league as a whole losing your most exciting young player.

To read the UPDATE, click Read More

Czerkawski signed with Toronto!

According to Czerkawski has agreed to terms iwth the toronto maple leafs….The site states that Czerkawski passed his physical today and the deal will be confirmed and announced on Thursday or Friday.

DiPietro Re-signs

According to the New York Islanders have re-signed goalie Rick DiPietro to a one year, $2.5 million contract.

Zetterberg Resigns with the Wings

Spectorshockey reports that Henrik Zetterberg has signed a multiyear contract with Detroit, making about 2.5 million per year.

Goalies: skating billboards?

If you thought there was too much advertising already at NHL arenas, there may be a little more.

Sources have told Sportsnet that the NHL is considering placing advertising on goalies’ jerseys. They would wear a different coloured jersey than the rest of the team to further stand out on the ice.

Damphousse to announce retirement

According to, After 18 NHL seasons, Vincent Damphousse is ready to call it a career.

The veteran forward has called a news conference for Wednesday morning at which time he will announce his retirement from the game.Damphousse signed a one-year contract with the Colorado Avalanche in 2004, but didn’t play a single game with the club because of the lockout.

Who's the Best Defenceman in Hockey?

Assuming each of the 30 teams in the NHL carry 7 defencemen, there are 210 blueliners playing in the NHL. Which one is the best? Well here is who I think are the top 10 defencemen in the NHL today.

Stevens Sitting Out Season reports New Jersey Devils defenceman Scott Stevens will sit out this season, although general manager Lou Lamoriello said health was not the reason the star would miss the year. No official announcement that Stevens was retiring from hockey. He confirmed he wants to spend time with family.

Mckee to leave Buffalo?

Buffalo defencmen Jay Mckee may be on his way out of Buffalo reports