Author Archives: Lint07

Recchi, Petrovicky & Bulis… gone?

According to several sources (TSN, NHLPA, Spector, Hokej.cz) the Pittsburgh Penguins have inked forwards Mark Recchi and Ronald Petrovicky while the Vancouver Canucks have signed forward Jan Bulis.

Also, thanks to Bruins_fan33 reporting that defensemen Bryan Helmer has signed with Phoenix while forward Wyatt Smith has signed with the Wild

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Briere eh?! Nuts to that!

Ok….this is only my second post, and for my first I forgot to mention some of my thoughts and there were a few comments left that encompassed the things I left out. This time I will try to be more selective with my thoughts.

Penguins ink Orpik to two-year deal

The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-signed defenseman Brooks Orpik to a two-year contract. Terms were not released.

The team also signed Matt Carkner to a one-year deal.

Briere awarded, big time!

According to tsn, Briere was awarded a 1 year 5-million dollar salary as a result of his arbitration case.

This is based on salaries of other players (Havlat anyone?) with similar seasons last year.

Still according to TSN, this could result in a lot of movement in Buffalo, with Montreal, Los Angeles and Atlanta looking to be the frontrunners for Briere’s services at this point.

Canucks news

Sean Brown wil sign to a 1 Year $450,000.

$457,985 to be exact.

Eric Weinrich will return for up to 500k per season !

Danny Markov is a UFA and Might sign to a 2m 2y deal.

Anson Carter would like 3 Million per year.

Ryan Kesler has not received a qualifying offer.

Jozef Balej , Kevin Bieska & Alexei Burrows havn’t either.

Mika Noronen has a 23% chance off getting a qualifying offer.

Wade Flaherty will re-sign and has received a qualifying offer.

Isles Accept York's One Year Award

According to the team’s official site, the Islanders have accepted the one year deal for Mike York. York will get a 800k raise from last years $2.05 million salary. York scored 13 goals and had 52 points in his first year as an Islander. New GM Snow’s first big decision.

Oilers Re-Sign Stoll

The Edmonton Oilers and centre Jarret Stoll have come to an agreement on a two-year contract, avoiding an arbitration hearing scheduled for Monday, July 24th

more at: http://www.edmontonoilers.com/news/index.php?id=683

Tootoo remains a Predator

According to sportsnet.ca the Nashville Predators have re-signed physical forward Jordan Tootoo to a two-year contract.

The Predators have also re-signed RFA Sheldon Brookbank to a one-year deal and signed UFA Ramzi Abid to a two-year deal.

Ekman To the Pens

According to Yahoo Sports, the Sharks have traded forward Nils Ekman and goaltending prospect Patrick Ehelechner to the Pens for a 2nd round draft pick.

Islanders sign Rick Berry

The New York Islanders announced today that they have signed physical defenceman Rick Berry to a one-year contract.

JFJ's Work Is Done For This Offseason

With the exception of signing Matt Stajan to a reported multi year deal, JFJ likely will not be tinkering with the Maple Leafs line-up any further this off-season.

Belfour NOT A Panther?

TSN.ca is reporting that the Florida Panthers have

had a change of heart and have backed out of the

talks with Ed Belfour and put their fate in untested

goaltender Alex Auld.

3-team-deal

Rangers dealt Dominic Moore to Nashville for Adam Hall, then Nashsille shipped Moore along with Libor Pivko to Pittsburgh for a 3rd pick.

Disgrace on the Island

I was born in July 1983, a few months after the Islanders’ last Cup. I must say that I am completely disgusted with what is going on with this team right now.

Leafs Should Pursue Gomez, Daze

This is just a thought NOT a rumor so take it as you wish.

First of all I’d like to say that I am satisfied with was has taken place this offseason in leafland.

Walker to Carolina!

Hockeybuzz is reporting that the Nashville Predators have traded Scott Walker to the Carolina Hurricanes for Josef Vasicek… more to come later.

Don't rush to blame Gainey

I for one have critized montreal canadiens gm Bob gainey on sleeping during the first couple of days of this month. But gainey has offerd many players contract but got the bad end of the stick. Gainey was not able to sign players because player prefer not to play in montreal. They are many pros and cons playing with this organisation. But unfortuantly there are more cons playing for the habs these day.

Garon signs – To remain a King or be traded?

According to hockeybuzz and L.A. Kings web site, the Kings have signed restricted free agent Mathieu Garon to a one year deal. Terms were not revealed.

Québec's ''Red Bulls''

According to Le journal de Montreal…

Owner of the multiple F1 Teams and co-owner of Red Bull drinks, Dietrich Mateschitz is apparently thinking of bringing a hockey club back to Quebec City. The guy owns two soccer teams, one in Ostrich and the other one in New York and he’s owning at the moment 2 cars for NASCAR and those cars will be running by 2007.

Ducks wants to trade Giguere

According to TSN.ca : Ducks goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov told a Russian newspaper Saturday that the team wants him to be the No. 1 goaltender next season instead of Jean-Sebastien Giguere.