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Zubrus Ticked, Semin Conscripted

The latest member of the Capitals to express his disappointment with the club to the Washington Post after defenseman Brendan Witt is forward Dainius Zubrus.

Also, winger Alexander Semin cannot leave Russia without completing his mandatory military service, according to his agent.

Coyotes Pursuing Joseph

TFP reports:

Citing a source, the East Valley Tribune reports the Phoenix Coyotes are pursuing veteran goaltender Curtis Joseph.

Atlanta Re-sign Nurminen, and others

According to, the Thrashers have re-signed Pasi Nurminen, Tomas Kloucek, Andy Sutton, Brad Larsen, and Francis Lessard.

Val Bure headed to LA

According to The Fourth Period and the Los Angeles Times, the Kings have agreed on a 1 year deal with Valeri Bure.

Players Re-sign

The following players resigned with their respective teams according to various reports, such as, and

In other news, Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo will head to arbitration.

Lindros a Leaf, Finally

After a few years of showing interest in the once great center, the Leafs have finally inked Eric Lindros to a one year deal deal.

Thornton finally signs deal

According to’s Free Agent Tracker, Joe Thornton just signed a 3 year, $20 million deal.

Sharks extend Mclaren and sign Dimitrakos

SAN JOSE – San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has signed defenseman Kyle McLaren to a three-year contract extension.

Panthers Look to Grab Another big name

The Florida Panthers have (for the past few days) been in negotiations with Tronto Maple Leaf’s Alexander Mogilny. Mogilny’s client has recently told the media that his client is fully healthy after having reconstructive hip surgery.

Coyotes Derek Morris Accepts 1 Year Qualifying Offer

According to TSN:

Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Michael Barnett announced today that Coyotes defenseman Derek Morris has accepted his qualifying offer and signed a one-year contract with the team.

Gratton To The Apple? Rangers to Make Splash Next Summer?

According to the NY Post, Glen Sather and the New York Rangers have had ongoing talks with Gratton, trying to bring him to Broadway.

Sedin's Stay for 1 more Year

Vancouver Canucks General Manager Dave Nonis annouced today that the team has resigned Henrik and Daniel Sedin each to 1 year contracts. In keeping with club policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.

Bruins Sign Samsonov

According the Boston Bruins website: Bruins General Manager Mike O’Connell announced today that left wings Sergei Samsonov and P. J. Axelsson have returned their qualifying offers. Both contracts are for the 2005-06 season and, in keeping with club policy, terms of the contracts were not released.

Penguins Acquire Thibault

The Pittsburgh Penguins have just acquired Jocelyn Thibault from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for a 4th round draft pick in the 2006 entry draft.

Sounds like a steal to me.

Correction, Sean Burke Strikes in Tampa

Previous reports suggested that veteran goalie Sean Burke signed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, but now it has been confirmed that the goalie has signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning according to his final decision.

Canucks sign Richard Park, in talks with Brad Lukowich

MOJO Radio 730 is reporting today that the Vancouver Canucks have come to an agreement which will see Richard Park, in a Canucks uniform next season.

Theodore for Luongo? Witt wants out sooner then later.

Rumors continue to fly in Montreal for Luongo to come home. Also Brendan Witt wants to be traded sooner than later and makes a public demand.

Story From The Toronto Sun Carter, Leafs a good fit?

THE DESIRE to play at home, start anew and be re-united with Jason Allison could lead 2003 Team Canada hero Anson Carter to the Maple Leafs.

Kim Johnsson, Branko Radivojevic and Patrick Sharp Accept Qualifying Offers

The Philadelphia Flyers announced that forwards Simon Gagne, Branko Radivojevic and Patrick Sharp and defenseman Kim Johnsson have accepted the club’s qualifying offer, according to General Manager Bob Clarke. Per club policy, financial terms were not disclosed.

Burke Finally Signs with Lightning

The Lightning have signed unrestricted free agent goalie Sean Burke to a two-year, $3 million contract.