Author Archives: Lint07

Dyrden And Savard To Be Honoured

In a not so secret announcement that was supposed to have taken place on wednesday but was postponed due to the unfortunate cir¢umstances that happened at Montreal’s Dawson College, the Montreal Canadiens were to announce that the numbers of Serge Savard (18) and Ken Dryden (29) are going to be retired this upcoming season.

Canes Shopping Johnson?

TSN is reporting due to the injury of Frantisek Kaberle the Hurricanes are shopping Jack Johnson for immediate help on the blueline after he decided to stay in school one more season.

Dvorak signs with Blues

StLouisBlues.com and Larry Brooks of the New York Post are reporting that former Oilers forward Radek Dvorak has signed a free-agent deal with the Blues.

Stajan locked up

The deal will pay Stajan $800,000 this season and $950,000 in 2007-08.

Stajan, who was Toronto’s last restricted free agent, tallied 15 goals and 12 assists in 80 games with the Maple Leafs last season. In 150 career NHL games he has totals of 30 goals and 25 assists.

The 22-year-old was drafted in the second round (57th overall) by the Maple Leafs in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.

Zherdev says Nyet?

Zherdev has reportedly turned down another contract offer from the Jackets, and now the Trade talks will begin…

Posted in the Toronto Star.

Carter Finally Finds A Home!

According to Sportnet.ca Forward Anson Carter has signed with the Columbus Blue Jackets for a one year, $2.5US contract

Avalanche sign Brunette to extension

The Colorado Avalanche extended forward Andrew Brunette’s contract by one year on Wednesday, keeping him with the team until 2008

Asleep in Goal

Picking sleepers for fantasy hockey is usually a fun job because if you are wrong about them, it’s not really a big deal. If you can pick 30% of the young or forgotten players who put up a big season, you are a fantasy genius. Sleeper goalies however; picking those is a pretty difficult task. Last year there really were only two true sleeper goalies who developed into a fantasy stars: Lundqvist and Huet. This season I am looking to find similar diamonds in the rough and hope at least one or two of these guys will have a huge year and give your fantasy team(s) a shot in the arm.

Devils Bring in Dunham and LaCouture

The NY Post is confirming that the Devils training camp will consist of backup goaltending competition between Mike Dunham and Scott Clemenson..

It is also believed that they have either invited or signed former Ranger tough guy Dan LaCouture.

As soon as Lou waives his magic wand and sheds his cap figure he will likely sign his tryout players.

Clarke reveals details.

Sportsnet.ca is reporting Gagne is greedy.

Philadephia Flyers GM Bob Clarke has divulged that Simon Gagne’s agent, Bob Sauve, had turned down two offers for $5 million a year.

Habs talking to Jason Wooley

The Habs are talking with Jason Woolley’s agent according to Montreal’s La Presse newspaper. He would help carry the load while Bouillon is out and would an assurance policy against injuries.

When Woolley’s agent was asked about discussions with the Canadiens, he said he would not comment but to call him back tomorrow as he might have something to say…

Mark Bell involved in Drunk Driving Incident

So far charged with a DUI and a hit and run.

Heres the link- http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=176558&hubname=

Habs Lines are set but they hurt down the middle

RDS.ca is reporting that during a golf tournament, Guy Carboneau stated that his line combinations were already set.

Oilers Ink Two

The Edmonton Oilers have signed Russian prospect Alexei Mikhnov and defenseman Mathieu Roy.

Svatos Re-signed

NHL.com posted that the Avalanche have re-signed forward Marek Svatos to a 1 year deal.

Was this 1-year deal only to trade him away or you think he’ll stick with them?

Nashville shopping wingers?

With the signing of J.P. Dumont, the Nashville Predators may be forced to trade a forward. Scott Hartnell’s name has been mentioned due to his UFA status next summer. Other possibilities include Martin Erat and Scottie Upshall, who play the same position (right wing) as Dumont.

Dangerous Dion

Scouting defenseman is one of the most difficult tasks a fantasy hockey manager has each season. The reasoning is pretty simple: an average defenseman will never be as productive for your fantasy squad as the typical forward in terms of goals and assists. Does one risk a high draft pick on a blueliner who might score 70 points or take a forward instead who will likely score 90? I don’t know the answer to this question (and even if I did I probably wouldn’t post it) but I do know that Dion Phaneuf is possibly the top fantasy defenseman in hockey, after only playing 1 season in the NHL.

Habs Movie

RDS.ca reports that the Montreal Canadiens organisation will be making a movie for the team’s 100th anniversary, in co-operation with the National Hockey League and Cité-Amérique productions.

What will be a 5 million$ production will be hitting theaters sometime during Fall 2008.

Update. Malkin's parents now fleeing Russia!

I thought since we haven’t had any Malkin news in a while and since this story brings more evidence to light about the shady ongoings in Russia, that I may as well post it, in hopes to silence some critics who thought we were exagerating about (some aspects of) Russia’s corruptness. One of the speculations was that there was immense pressure being put on his family, that forced him to sign the 3am contract reworking.

Fatal Crash..

I just wanted to post something for Stefan Blaho, who died in a fatal car accident tuesday night at age 21.

He was drafted by the Islanders, i just find it really sad, he could have been a big star. I am posting this in memory of Stefan Blaho..