Arnason Strolls, Biron Prepares to Sign & Roll, Luongo to Get His Scaroll

Today the Ottawa Senators’ John Muckler decided not to qualify centre/forward Tyler Arnason, whom they traded for from the Chicago Blackhawks at the March ’06 trade deadline for Brandon Bochenski and a pick. Muckler made the decision based on the fact that he could use monies that would have otherwise been offered to Arnason via the qualifying offer, to acquire more usefull talent during the UFA period set to take place on July 1st. In hindsight, this was a terrible trade for the Sens who pretty much gave up on a player like Bochenski who was showing some upside and potential.

In Buffalo goalie Martin Biron has been tendered a qualifying offer from Regier and the Sabres. It is expected that Biron will accept the qualifier in hopes that Regier will deal the disgruntled goalie relatively soon. Biron has stated he loves Buffalo and the time spent there but that he also wants and has the desire to play as a starter. Regier has stated that he will do his best accomodate Biron and his agent Gilles Lupien. The qualifying offer is reported to be worth 2.1 million dollars and given the past season that Biron had, he has to decided to accept this offer, most likely, knowing full well it may be a little above his value at the present time. Expect a trade within the next couple of weeks, as Regier would like to add a backup goalie with some experience and may use Biron to draw atleast that if not more.

And last but not least goalie Roberto Luongo, today was issued his qualifying offer which is believed to be worth 3.2 million dollars from the Vancouver Canucks. Both the Canucks organization and Luongo and his agent Gilles Lupien are planning to meet next week in Montreal to discuss the possiblility of a more long term deal in the realm of 4 to 5 years. It is unknown at this time what type of reaction Luongo and Lupien will have to that idea, but Nonis should have a better idea of where Luongo’s head is at at that time. Lupien also took the time today to toss a few pot shots in the direction of the Florida Panthers and Mike Keenan.


33 Responses to Arnason Strolls, Biron Prepares to Sign & Roll, Luongo to Get His Scaroll

  1. sundin123 says:

    haha messed up sens got arnason and barely used him…

  2. Turnbull says:

    I feel bad for Arnason,..he just can’t seem to put everything together at the same time. If he can get his game together he’d be a great addition to a team looking for solid second-line scoring.

  3. CrosbyMalkin66 says:

    Arnasons a flop… hes gonna basically get an entry level contract from someone becuase hes yet to prove he can play at the NHL level

  4. mush124 says:

    ahah! atleast the sens will make the playoffs next year while the maple lafs will NOT! LOL!

  5. Gretzkin says:

    Arnason will find a place, and he’ll get things right back on track. I thought he would be a good addition to Ottawa, but that didn’t work out… he’ll be fine though, and he’ll have to do it at a bargain, so whereever he lands, he better work hard, contribute the way he can, then he’ll get everything back on track.

  6. EasternHockey says:

    I’m by no means in hell a Leafs fan, but assuming a team won’t make the playoffs before even the preseason is retarded and immature. Then again, this is HTR.

  7. Gretzkin says:

    And in other breaking news…

    … Chris Pronger is going to be a Father again!!!

    Whatever you do, don’t send flowers to Lauren Pronger, or even offer her any congratulations at all, as she is not the Mother of this child.

    It looks like Lauren Pronger is demanding her family to leave Edmonton not because it’s a city that’s unlivable, but it’s a city that her Husband’s illegitimate child will be growing up in.

    I guess we now know that what Kevin Lowe was talking about when he stated they knew about the “problem”, and were hoping that it would “go away”.

    I guess “Anonymous” girl will be having his child, therefore, the city of Edmonton will be likely getting a portion of all of his future contracts to pay for child support. Or, it’ll be one lump sum “hush-hush” fee.

    So, Fathers, lock up your Daughters!

    Chris Pronger could be visiting a town near you pretty soon.

  8. djstoop_id says:

    source ?

  9. zdeno_duchesne says:

    i don’t feel bad for him whatsoever. he’s undisciplined and unmotivated. he deserves his so-called misfortunes

  10. zdeno_duchesne says:

    great recap article, but what exactly is “Scaroll”

  11. Scruffy05 says:

    He’s lazy with little work ethic. He hasn’t applied himself. I don’t feel bad for him, he is getting out what he puts in.

  12. Scruffy05 says:

    Mara and a fourth for Boynton and a third. You heard it here first! :)

    http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=169806&hubname=

  13. vindictiveb says:

    You heard it here first

    I sure did

    thanks!!

  14. Aetherial says:

    I guess that’s why they call him “The Pronger”

  15. BosBrn77 says:

    Actually the picks are flipped. Boston gets the third and the Yotes get the 4th!

  16. Scruffy05 says:

    Did I screw that up!? Crap….

  17. muckies says:

    Wow, just think how shitty AQrnason must be if the Sens won’t even qualify him at just over 1 million. and try and throw him into a trade.

    How did the Sens get this one so qrong, what a Gong-show that was for Muckler, and the scouts that recommended Arnason. Good thing they just cut and ran while they could.

    Arnason, YOU SUCK.

  18. sundin123 says:

    haha at least the leafs always kick the sens asses in the playoffs…!!! u guys havent wona cup since 1917…..

  19. Aetherial says:

    “gong show”

    HhahhaHAhahahahahah … beautiful!

    but sadly, you are right.

  20. Guinsfan87 says:

    his imagination…

  21. goleafsgo1991 says:

    Ok for one Biron wants to be a starter and Buffalo wants a backup…how about a trade?

    To Buffalo:

    Sean Burke (veteran back-up who had decent numbers)

    Darryl Sydor (defenseman for the defender-hungry Sabres)

    To Tampa Bay:

    Martin Biron (the starting goalie they want)

    Mid/Late Round Draft Choice to even the deal out.

    __________________________________________

    Also….Don’t give Arnason a hard time he put up some decent stats on a crappy crappy team and he didn’t get much of a chance to show his skills off on the talent-packed Senators…if a team gives him a chance he could end up as a decent number 2 centre….like maybe in Dallas if they lose Arnott

  22. Gretzkin says:

    People at Rexall place who know Oilers personally.

  23. LeafsLeafsLeafs says:

    lmao its a term we italians use to reference money, the actuall word scaroll is italian for a vegetable like spinache but cooked italian style.

  24. LeafsLeafsLeafs says:

    why would any team want sean burke at this stage of his career.

  25. danodd9 says:

    How much truth is there to this? Cause I wouldn’t be surprised 1 bit. I 2 have been racking my brain to figure out what the situation is that is forcing Pronger to leave. I was thinking that he must of had an affair or something drastic like that. Who knows?? Owell…doesn’t sound good whatever it is.

  26. Gretzkin says:

    This is coming directly out of Rexall Place in Edmonton, where employees know the players, and they talk to each other.

    This is from the same source that gave me the information that it was in fact Bill Guerin that trashed the Hotel room after Team USA lost in the Olympics, and Brett Hull payed the bill and apologized on behalf of the Team.

    He was an Oiler at the time, and now that you know that doesn’t that make sense?

    The thing is, you are right. It has to be much more than just Lauren Pronger not liking the city. That’s absolutely riduculous to assume a professional athelete would request a trade after enjoying the team so much, making it to Game 7 of the Finals, and the Team’s only going to improve. At least it would have with him, now they’ve taken a couple steps back.

    Then, after the Playoffs, Pronger and his wife literally RUN to Mexico and leave his agent to inform Kevin Lowe of the trade request.

    The pieces fit, and though we’ll never get actual confirmation, that’s what happened. I don’t blame his wife anymore, I can understand where she’s coming from.

  27. 19AVSFANFoLIFE19 says:

    never seen him in chicago have u?

  28. LeafsJaysRapsBillsManU says:

    I really don’t think anybody saw this worst-case scenario with Arnason coming and I dunno if you can fault Muckler and his staff on this one. Yeah, Bochenski was a little bit high of a price, but if Arnason played the way he did in Chicago, nobody would be complaining. It was simply a trade that should’ve worked, but didn’t…you can’t fault the Sens on this one…it was good on paper.

  29. LeafsJaysRapsBillsManU says:

    I think Sydor and a pick might be enough…Burke, I don’t think, is somebody who’d interest Rygier at this juncture.

  30. BlueOrangeWhite says:

    Islanders would be smart to make an offer for Biron or Gerber, and let DiPietro play out his restricted free agency elsewhere.

    Snow should be gone too.

    So I am advocating 2 new goalies on Long Island next season.

    As a back up Sebastion Caron would be a good pick up, whether they keep DiPietro or not.

  31. hockeykid9213 says:

    Biron will end up in Detroit since Roberto went to Vancouver

    To Buffalo:Jiri Hudler or Johan Frazen and a 4-7 pick

    To Detroit:Biron

    Or

    To Buffalo:Jiri Hudler and Franzen

    To Detroit: Biron and a young d prospect

    I tihnk the 2nd deal would benifit both teams hudler will explode in Buffalo and then Franzen can play the Pk and 4th line

    And Biron will help Detroit goaltending with Osgood most likley coming back and then the D will also hep out since Cross and hopefully Lilja Leave

  32. goleafsgo1991 says:

    Yah that’d be a perfect benefit for buffalo considering defense is the weakest part of their system and they almost ran out of defensemen during the play-offs

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