Author Archives: Lint07

The Maple Leafs fail

The Maple Leafs missed out on the two players they really needed the most, Ryan Smyth (Colorado Avalanche) and Paul Kariya (St. Louis Blues). They instead signed a 34 year old, who’s a league renowned a**hole, and dressing room cancer to a big contract. Now I sit here writing my 200th article, an article I was hoping to use to announce the Ryan Smyth signing, writing about another failed off-season for the Maple Leafs, and previewing another ninth place finish for the biggest failure since the Chicago Cubs…. I apologize to every fan and employee of the Chicago Cubs organization, I don’t know what I was saying, that was just rude.

Montreal: Not a popular destination

It should be pretty obvious to any Canadiens fan by now, Montreal is not a popular destination when it comes to free agents. What is it exactly ?

Media Pressure ?!?
Obnoxious Fans ?!?
Income Taxes ?!?

All of the above to be honest…but there are three other reasons in my opinion as to why the Canadiens are having a hard time bringing any big names in Montreal.

Oilers Ink Nylander

According to the Oilers and Nylander have agreed to terms.

Darryl Sydor AND Petr Sykora headed to the igloo!

According to TSN, the Penguins have signed D Darryl Sydor to a 2-year, 5M$ deal and LW Petr Sykora to a 2 year deal!

Paul Kariya Sings The Blues is reporting that free agent forward Paul Kariya has signed a 3-year deal with the St. Louis Blues.

Ortmeyer A Predator

In their first move of the free agency signing period, the Nashville Predators signed free agent forward Jed Ortmeyer to a two-year contract. Ortmeyer’s contract will pay him $750,000 in each year of the two-year deal.

In other news, the Columbus Blue Jackets signed defenseman Sheldon Brookbank to a one year deal, as is club policy, terms were not disclosed.

Ryan Smyth to Colorado to be announced soon?

According to Howard Berger on HockeyBuzz, Ryan Smyth to Colorado is almost done.
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Major trade!

According to Bob Mackenzie, the Edmonton Oilers and the Philadelphia Flyers have made a 4-player swap.

The deal goes like this:
TO EDMONTON: Joni Pitkanen-D, Geoff Sanderson-F, 3rd Rounder (2009)
TO PHILLY: Joffrey Lupul-F, Jason Smith-D

Schneider A Duck

The Anaheim Ducks have signed defenceman Mathieu Schneider to a two-year deal paying him $5.5 million and $5.75 million.

Montreal Canadiens: I'm confused…

I know everyone’s mind is set on free agency at this time of year, but I’ve been thiking about writting this for awhile now and finally had the time. I spent a lot of time trying to understand and the more I think about it, the more I’m pissed…

UFA Predicted Destinations

With less than 5 hours to go, here are my best guesses as to what’s going down

Au Revoir Sheldon

Well the eve of free agency is upon us which can prove to be exciting, sometimes shocking and even disappointing for some, especially us Hab fans.

Blackhawks Offseason Advice

Here are a few offseason tips to help the struggling Blackhawks…