Author Archives: Lint07
ESPN Insider reports that Matthew Barnaby has decided to retire and will be making an offical statement sometime in the next few weeks.
I’ve seen so many things being posted in other articles, small tidbits here and there, about the Rangers and small arguments and points made. I mean to respond to most of them… but I feel it’s better to collaberate my opinions into one post to cover many topics.
Ever since Gainey came to town, I have been reading the fans on the forum from RDS complain about him and everything from his inability to sign French players to his wardrobe. Well… that is to be expected, but I am quite shocked about the amount of Gainey bashing that is being done in this forum. People tend to think that hockey teams are built in 2 or 3 years, but that is not now, nor has it ever been the case. And you better believe that Bob Gainey knows it!
Alexei Yashin has gone home. The Russian centre agreed to terms on a one-year contract with Locomotiv (Yaroslavl) of the Russian League on Friday, bolting the NHL after 12 seasons. Russian teams do not disclose financial terms but The Canadian Press can confirm the deal does not include an out clause to return to the NHL next season.
According to TSN, Joni Pitkanen has agreed to a 1 year deal worth
$2.4 million. I was expecting a longer term for the contract, but signed pretty cheap and only received a $400,000 raise from last year.
Aebischer, 29, posted a 13-12-3 record with a 3.17 goals against average in 32 games with Montreal last season after being acquired from Colorado for Jose Theodore in March, 2006.
According to RDS.ca, Zigmund Palffy is now out of retirement and has signed a 1-year deal with Skalica of the Slovakia league.
Still according to RDS, Palffy does not exclude a return with the national Slovakia team.
According to www.spectorshockey.net F Jeremy Roenick is not offically retired. Roenick’s agent has said his client has not yet made a formal decision on his retirement. However Roenick will not be respondig to any interviews due to the death of his father-in-law. Last season during free agencey Jeremy Roenick made it clear that he would like to play for a Canadain franchise at least once in his career.
I know it’s very early, and most of us will look like fools come June 2008, but judging by the current lineups who do you think will be the major Cup contenders next season? Pick any three from each conference and give a short reason why.