Author Archives: Lint07

Why the hell was Shero made GM?

When the reign of Patrick was over, I thought that the Pens may have finally made the decision that would turn the team around. I was excited that the management had finally realized what a problem had been for so long and they corrected it. But after Shero took over, it was almost all downhill, and fast.

Canes Sign Letowski

The Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday agreed to terms with free agent right wing Trevor Letowski on a two-year contract.

The deal is worth $800,000 per season.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=170693&hubname=nhl

Janik signs with Tampa

According to Hockeybuzz, ex-Sabre UFA Dman Doug Janik signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning

Wild Signs Branko Radivojevic

Branko Radivojevic has been signed by the Minnesota Wild to a 1 year contract according to their website

http://www.wild.com/team/Press.asp?story_id=4829

Shanahan to be a Bruin?

According to the Boston Herald, Brendan Shanahan will be a Bruin this afternoon or tomorrow. Contract of 2 years, 9.8 millions.

The Bruins will have a very nice team but they’ll be very close of the salary cap…

Morozov back in the NHL?

According to TSN.ca, Former Penguins right winger Aleksey Morozov, coming off two excellent seasons in the Russian Super League, still is a candidate to return to the NHL this winter. but it doesn’t look like it will be with the Penguins. General manager Ray Shero said this week that Morozov is “not [in] my price range.” Morozov, an unrestricted free agent, is believed to be seeking at least $3 million per season, although his precise contract demands are not known.

Havlat news & Perreault getting interest from Ottawa

Bruce Garrioch reports the Senators continue to shop winger Martin Havlat but his contract demands are getting in the way. “It’s believed that the Sharks, Rangers, Stars and Blackhawks are among the teams trying to work out a deal with the Sens.” Nevertheless Havlat continues to insist on a one-year contract in order to test next summer’s UFA market. There is also speculation the Sens may be interested in UFA centre Yanic Perreault.

Sykora & Poti rumors intensify

An article from the Journal de Montreal confirms that the Habs are seeking the two former Rangers.

Coyotes Sign Georges Laraque

According to www.tsn.ca, the Phoenix Coyotes have signed Georges Laraque to a 2yr contract with a no-trade clause for 2.4 million.

Scott Gomez Files For Arbitration

Scott Gomez is the sole NJ Devil who filed for Salary Arbitration today leading many Devil fans to believe his days as a Devil could be numbered with GM Lou Lamoriello facing necessary changes to get under the Cap.

Florida signs 2 players

According to TSN the Florida Panthers have re-signed Bryan Allen, who was acquired in the Todd Bertuzzi trade. Florida also signed Branislav Mezei. The terms were undisclosed.

12 Sabres File for Arbitration

The Buffalo Sabres announced that 12 players off their 2005-06 roster have filed for salary arbitration.

According to the team’s website, Maxim Afinogenov, Tim Connolly, Daniel Briere, JP Dumont, Brian Campbell, Henrik Tallinder, Toni Lydman, Adam Mair, Paul Gaustad, Andrew Peters, Justin Pominville and Ales Kotalik will have their pay for next season decided by a third party.

Anaheim re-signs Mcdonald

According to TSN, the Anahiem Ducks have re-signed forward Andy Mcdonald to a 3 year contract.

Carter to join Leafs for less, Lindros wants to stay?

According to hockeybuzz.com Anson Carter would take less money to join the Toronto Maple Leafs

Also according to TSN and Sportsnet Eric Lindros wants to return to the Leafs next season.

Gaborik For 3 More!

The Minnesota Wild announced that the team has re-signed forward Marian Gaborik to a three-year deal contract.

Niittymaki back for one more year

According to their official website, the Philadelphia Flyers have re-signed goaltender Antero Niittymaki to a one-year deal.

Stars Re-sign Ott

The Stars have signed restricted free agent forward Steve Ott to a two-year deal, the team is expected to announce today.

Bouchard back on the Island

According to TSN, the NYIslanders have re-signed defensemen Joel Bouchard to a one-year contract.

Problems with UFA's in Montreal

Player Agent Enrico Ciccone said: ”It’s close to impossible to see Brendan Shanahan in Montreal”

Sabres get Spacek!

According to TSN, the Buffalo Sabres have signed defencemen Jaroslav Spacek to a multi-year deal. Details to come.