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According to the “Pittsburgh Post Gazette”: reports veteran goaltender Sean Burke is expected to sign with a club today, but the big question is, which one? It’s believed Burke received a multi-year offer from the Calgary Flames, while the Pittsburgh Penguins have apparently offered a two-year deal worth $1 million per season.
Mark Madden, on his Sunday Morning ESPN National Radio Show, confirmed that the Penguins are speaking with the agent of Eric Lindros about coming to play in Pittsburgh.
So we have made it through the first week of free agency in the “New NHL”. Alot of action, alot of surprises and a whole new league has emerged. Teams whom everyone thought would be big movers were not, and teams whom many didn’t give a second thought to made big splashes. So who are the big winners and losers after week one? Continue reading and find out…
thescore.ca is reporting that the Colorado Avalanche have signed UFA Andrew Brunette to a two year contract, financial terms are not disclosed at this point.
Andrew Brunette was originally drafted by the Washington Capitals in 1993 and made his NHL debut in Washington during the 95-96 season. Brunette had 15 goals and 34 assists in all 82 games last season with the Wild.
According to “The Fourth Period” there reporting that a new deal between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Vincent Lecavalier could happen soon. Vincent Lecavalier is looking for a long term deal.
The free agent frenzy is now on day 6 and pretty much the who’s who available are all but off the market. The Leafs were the busiest team yesterday signing Jason Allison and Tie Domi but to many Leaf fans it is too little too late. But the Leafs were in tough cap shape to begin with and now do not have much left to spend. Not that there is much reason to keep spending as there is little to nothing left on the market worth acquiring.
Here is how the Leafs shape up now including all the qualifing offers.
According to Tim Graham of the Buffalo News, Sabres’ GM Darcy Regier hopes to bring in another defenceman following his recent signing of UFA blueliner Teppo Numminen.
The UFA pool of defencemen is thinning out so Regier is looking at making a trade. While Regier admits other teams have expressed interest in his goaltenders (Martin Biron, Mika Noronen and Ryan Miller), he adds he “hasn’t had anything that would suggest we should move or will move (a goalie)” but feels it’s something he will have to address “down the road”.
Everybody is commenting on how great of a General Manager Bobby Clarke is and how great he has been over these last few days. I beg to differ for many reasons.
Blueliner Jonathan Girard has resigned with the Boston Bruins. It’s a year deal worth 956,000 dollars. This story from RDS.ca. Girard has missed all of last season because of a car accident.
According to one of Montréal’s local radio, CKAC, the Montreal Canadiens would be interested in trading one of the last season’s best rookie, Michael Ryder and RFA goaltender Jose Théodore for the all-star and Montréal native goaltender Roberto Luongo.
This news is still at the stage of rumors but it could prove to be a good move for both teams.
According to sportsnet.ca the Buffalo Sabres have resigned winger, Taylor Pyatt. Pyatt has agreed to a one-year, $989, 720 US contract with the Sabres. The 24 year old had 8 goals and 12 assists in 63 games last season.
In other news, sportsnet.ca has also reported that former Sabre, Eric Boulton has signed a one-year deal with the Thrashers worth $500, 000 US.
tsn.ca… Finally some news out of Washington. The Washington Capitals have signed forward Alexander Ovechkin to a three year deal. Financial terms were not announced.
The Montreal Canadiens have signed Swiss National Team captain defencemen Mark Streit to a 1-year deal. Streit had 43 points in 44 games last year with the Zurich Lions of the Swiss league. He is 27, the story can be found at RDS.ca