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Thrashers sign Brathwaite, Krog and Haydar

According to, The Atlanta Thrashers have signed unrestricted free agent goaltender Fred Brathwaite, forwards Jason Krog and Darren Haydar. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.

Troubly in Philly

Simon Gagne’s agent Bob Sauve, said he had rejected the Flyers’ four-year contract offer, a proposal first reported in The Times.

“Where we’re standing with the offer is nowhere,” Sauve said. “It’s going to take a lot more than where we’re at right now.”

Clarke appears strapped with Cap troubles to not only have the inability to look elsewhere for FA’s but is going to have trouble retaining his own.

Penguins pursuing Yanic Perreault

Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette has said that the Pens are actively pursuing center Yanic Perreault for his faceoff and defensive abilities as a third-line center.

Also, the Penguins were interested in the services of Danny Markov and Jaroslav Spacek, but settled for D-man Mark Eaton as “the price was right”.

A return to Pittsburgh for Mark Recchi seems to be “a long shot”.

GM Ray Shero may be finished with free agency, but he has “left open the possibililty of making significant trades when other teams are forced to shed payroll or find themselves overloaded at a particular position.” Shero believes that even if he doesn’t sign free agents, other clubs doing so (such as the NJ Devils) will create trade possibilities.

Lastly, if the price is right, the Penguins would like to acquire Samsonov to play with Crosby or Malkin.

Lightning sign Denis

According to, the Tampa Bay Lightning have signed goaltender Marc Denis to a three-year, $8.6 million contract. Denis was acquired in a trade with Columbas on June 30.

Sabres Re-sign Numminen

According to WGR 550 Sports Radio, The Sabres have come to terms with veteran defenseman Teppo Numminen on a one-year contract, giving him a raise from the $2 million dollars that he earned last year.

Thrashers sign free agent Rucchin

The Atlanta Thrashers have signed unrestricted free agent center Steve Rucchin.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Peca back to Long Island

According to Darren Dreger from Fan590 and Sportsnet in Toronto just reports Islanders sign Peca and re-unite him with Nolan.

More details to come…

Mojo 640 reporting Roberts is on his way home.

According to Mojo Radio 640, the Leafs Panthers deal has been finalized for Gary Roberts. Awaiting News media to confirm this as it was reported about 3 hours ago.

They could be working out final details, more details to come….

King Alyn McCauley

Alyn McCauley has signed a 3 year deal with the LA Kings. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Predators Take Arnott reports that the Nashville Predators have signed unrestricted free agent centre Jason Arnott to a five-year, $22.5-million contract.

Sillinger headed for Long Island

According to, the New York Islanders signed forward Mike Sillinger to a 3-year contract. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Who is Left?

Big day on July 1st, certainly a lot of fireworks in the hockey world with big free agent signings, and many surprised. No time to review the new faces on the new jerseys. The train keeps rollin` and so, who is left?

Chris Pronger Trade Rumors

Source #1:

Source #2: New York Post

Jun 25 The Florida Panthers inquired about Pronger Saturday, but backed off due to Edmonton’s proposal, according to the New York Post.

Recommendation: The rumor mill has it that Edmonton GM Kevin Lowe asked for Jay Bouwmeester, Nathan Horton and Florida’s first round pick in the draft (10th overall) in exchange for Pronger. It seems Edmonton is willing to honor the defenseman’s trade request, but the asking price will not be cheap. The Rangers, Coyotes and Senators are expected to jump in the sweepstakes, but they should prepare to pony up a steep price to Edmonton in the early stages of trade negotiations. Stay tuned.