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Teppo Numminen will be the new captain of the Phoenix Coyotes. The appointment will be announced September 11. when the training camp opens.
Another round of quick notes for everybody to chew on and digest. Some interesting stats I noticed when looking at last season, as well as a few contract battles going on.
I am very excited about the up and coming 2001-2002 season! There are still a few minor moves that need to be made but other than that the Panthers look competitive this year. I am going to look at all the spots on this rostor and share my line predictions and how I think the players will do.
Michael Peca has signed a contract with the New York Islanders worth 20 million over five years. The signing will be anounced in a afternoon news confrence in New York. The signing extends Peca two years past unrestricted free agency. Restricted free agent Alexi Yashin is the only player left the Islanders have to sign after aquiring both players in the offseason.
“Puck Sight” is going to be the title for an ongoing series of articles I write to reflect my opinions on stories, and non-stories, around the sport we love. Signings, trades, predictions and rumours will be touched on but so will off ice stories as well. Mostly, it’s an attempt to bring to light smaller, but noteworthy stories and to generate some discussion amongst HTR readers.
Bob Errey, who will turn 37 on September 21, has decided to come out of retirment and give the game one more try.
Nashville Predators goalie, Mike Dunham, is having a pretty good week. Just a couple of days after signing a brand new contract with his NHL team, his country has named him to its’ Olympic squad as well. Being the first goalie inked to the 2002 team should make Dunham the leading candidate to be the starter in Salt Lake City.
The Americans are holding their orientation camp in Colorado Springs September 4-7. Today, USA Hockey has publicly released their list of 37 invitees. There will be 5 goaltenders, 9 forwards and 9 defencemen competing for the remaining openings on the roster. Previously, 10 forwards and four d-men were guaranteed jerseys leaving just 3 openings in each position available.
Sweden has named 13 of its 23 players who will suit up for the Olympics in February 2002. In March they announced the first ten players, and those ten were joined today by three more. As the team starts to take shape, a serious contender is beginnning to emerge.