Monthly Archives: August 2009

Theodore still No. 1 in Washington

Canwest News Service

Semyon Varlamov was the breakout star of the 2009 NHL playoffs, but he will go into training camp No. 2 on the Washington Capitals goaltending depth chart.

Briere ready to prove to Flyers, fans that he's worth it

Sam Donnellon

A YEAR AGO, Jamie Moyer was one of this city’s darlings. Now he says he feels “disheartened” and “misled” by the Phillies, which is exactly how one wiseguy e-mailer said he has been feeling when Moyer has taken the mound recently.

NHL News and Rumors – August 13, 2009

Satan waits to see if Islanders want him

Locals keeping an eye on Tampa Bay Lightning ownership situation

Summer mailbag: Richards trade unlikely

NHL News and Rumor Roundup – August 12, 2009

Kaberle likely safe for now

Flames not hot on Theo

Desperately seeking Mr. Puck-Mover D-man

Zherdev back to Russia

A week after the New York Rangers walked away from Nikolai Zherdev’s salary arbitration ruling, making the forward a free agent, Zherdev has reportedly signed with a team in the Russian based KHL.

NHL News and Rumors – August 11, 2009

Attorneys downplay allegations against Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane

Coyotes hearing today could be ‘a bloodbath’

Pogge trade not prelude to another

Heatley and history

Wayne Scanlan, The Ottawa Citizen

Two months since a news leak that Dany Heatley wanted to be traded from the Senators, precious little has changed … except that he is that much closer to remaining a Senator.

MAPLE LEAFS ON THE VERGE OF DEALING POGGE TO DUCKS is reporting the Toronto Maple Leafs are about to deal goaltender Justin Pogge to the Anaheim Ducks.The deal is expected to be completed on Monday.The terms of the trade have been agreed on with Pogge going to the Ducks in exchange for a conditional late round draft pick that can improve based on Pogge’s play.

Patrick Kane arrested for assaulting, robbing cab driver (From Yahoo)

Strange story developing this morning as Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane(notes) and his cousin were arrested in Buffalo for robbing and assulting a cab driver over a fare dispute.Aaron Besecker of the Buffalo News picks up the details:

Bruins in no rush to sign Kessel

Fluto Shinzawa

For those fretting about Phil Kessel remaining unsigned, remember that there is no rush for either side to put pen to paper. The 21-year-old forward might not be ready to play until December because of rehabilitation following shoulder surgery. Kessel can continue his rehab and see if the Bruins sputter at the start, which could put pressure on the club to lock him up. On the other side, the team has a deep lineup up front. Three summers ago, Patrice Bergeron, also an unsigned restricted free agent, didn’t agree to his five-year, $23.75 million extension until Aug. 22

NHL News and Notes for Aug 8th

Fleury eyes NHL comeback

Balsillie’s ace in the hole

Nylander: “I think that Edmonton would be fun now. I would like to try that now.”

NHL Newsand Rumors – August 7, 2009

We know the Tampa Bay Lightning is interested in Alex Tanguay; agent says it is mutual

Bullish Burke wants bruising Buds to work hard

No future for Pogge in T.O.

Does Zherdev make sense for the Wild?

NHL News – August 6, 2009

Offside Thursday — Leafs villain takes heat 16 years later


‘Balsillie’s bid will emerge the winner’