Monthly Archives: May 2010

Jiri Hudler returning to Red Wings for at least two seasons

Detroit — It is official.

Jiri Hudler
is signed, sealed and delivered and will return to the Red Wings for at least the next two seasons.

General manager Ken Holland confirmed Monday afternoon that Hudler will earn $2.75 million next season and $3 million in 2011-2012, making his salary cap hit at $2.875 million.

Can Montreal Make Another Comeback?

For the sixth time in these playoffs, the Habs are in a must win situation. If they lose, they go home. If they win, they play at least one more game. The Habs are 5-0 in elimination games in the playoffs. But, the Flyers are 2-0 when having the chance of eliminating their opponent. They were down 3-1 to the Washington Capitals in the Quarter-Final. They managed to win three games in a row to pull off an upset against the President’s Trophy winners.

Patrick Marleau sounds like he wants to stay

The Sharks and Patrick Marleau are going to have to decide over the next two months if they have a future together.

But Sunday, the player who scored five of San Jose’s seven goals in the Western Conference finals, sort of sounded like someone who wanted to stay where he is after his contract expires June 30.

Flyers Notes: High on Flyers' to-do list: Re-signing Leighton

Since returning from an ankle injury, Michael Leighton has been brilliant in the postseason – he has outplayed Boston’s Tuukka Rask and Montreal’s Jaroslav Halak – so it’s not surprising that signing the blossoming goalie is on the Flyers’ off-season to-do list, according to a club source.

Leighton can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

Canadiens sharpen stories about Flyers' skate issues

Canadiens defenseman Jaroslav Spacek said he didn’t do it.

In fact, when informed yesterday that sand might have been poured in the hallway that leads from the Flyers’ locker room to the ice at the Bell Centre in Montreal before Game 4, Spacek said he was curious why so many Flyers needed to leave the ice.

Future of the Sharks?

BOB MCKENZIE

There are going to be some people who feel that the San Jose Sharks should blow their team up after ‘another playoff failure.’

I don’t think that will happen.

Rebuild the Sharks

Another Sharks playoffs have come to an end with this year one of the few that were succesful. With all the free agents however next year could be trouble. Ive decided to try and help fix it.

Following the season SJ has roughly 20m to play with

A-Train homes in on Capitals

The A-Train appears to be getting ready for departure.

Five weeks before the opening of the NHL’s unrestricted free agent market, sources have confirmed that Senators defenceman Anton Volchenkov has put his Ottawa house up for sale.

All signs point to Washington as his next destination.

Russian team taking shot at Devils' Kovalchuk

The Devils may not have to choose between superstar left wings after all. The Russian campaign is on to lure Ilya Kovalchuk to the KHL, although it is believed no deal is yet done.

A source close to the two-time 52 goal scorer told The Post not to fully accept some Russian reports that Kovalchuk already has agreed to play for St. Petersburg next season.

Leafs closing in on Czech star

The Leafs are looking at 24-year-old Czech centre Roman Cervenka, who played for the Czech Republic at the Vancouver Olympics, but won’t make a decision until after the world championships.
This season with Slavia Praha of the Czech league he had 30 goals and 43 assists for 73 points.

Offseason Plans: Anaheim Ducks

A talented team that ended up coming short of the playoffs, the Anaheim Ducks will have to put their summer plans on hold while they wait for decisions from two veterans. The back end has to improve, and the extent of the improvement depends on the decision of Niedermeyer . The Ducks have an enviable crop of young talent, led by ,Cory Perry , Ryan Getzlaf , and Bobby Ryan , so they should be able to fit in the necessary role players to quickly erase the memory of the franchise’s first post-lockout non-playoff team. On the flip side, if Niedermayer and Selanne elect to call it quits, that could shift the Ducks to a more dramatic rebuilding phase, still anchored around their core of young talent, but more focused on young players in the organization and what they can provide into the future.

Are Ilya Kovalchuk and Alexander Frolov heading to the Kontinental Hockey Leagu

According to Russian websites, the two NHL stars plan on signing with St. Petersburg on July 1 when they both become unrestricted free agents.

The president of the St. Petersburg team is Alexander Medvedev, who also happens to be the president of the KHL. One of the other hats he wears is as deputy chairman of Gazprom, the Russian gas company that is under-writing the KHL’s losses.

NHL Top 20 Contracts

Check out who are included in the top 20 salary list in the NHL.