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Trade Rumors front: Dan Boyle asked to waive NTC. Hawks may be shopping Marty Havlat as GM Dave Tallon said no to giving up Khabibulin.
JAGR ERA AS A New York Ranger is OVER: press conference stated that Markus Naslund signed to a two-year deal worth $8M, and Dmitri Kalinin has signed one-year deal.
Kristian Huselius signs with Columbus, four years, $4.75M p/s.
Doug Weight signs with the Islanders, one year dea; Kukla’s Korner
Pittsburgh re-signs Brooks Orpik, six years $3.75M per.
TRADE CONFIRMED: Zherdev and Fritsche Traded To The Rangers
for Fedor Tyutin and Christian Backman.
Ron Hainsey signs a five year deal worth $4.5M p/s with Atlanta.
Senators sign J. Ruutu for three years, $3.9M.
Malkin extends his stay in Pittsburgh for five years; details to follow.
Sean Avery signs a four year deal with Dallas, reported Nick Kypreos; four years $16M.
Jim Vandermeer and Curtis Glencross sign with Calgary.
TSN.ca reports that Marian Hossa has signed a one year deal worth $7.4M
Carolina Hurricanes re-sign Joni Pitkanen, three year $12M. Also Josef Melichar, one year deal, $1M.
Well…………wasn’t that fun? I had such a blast watching all of this. At times I felt disappointed, excited, anxious, curious…. It was definitely an active day, more than I thought it would be. Now that Day 1 is done with, let’s review, shall we?
Good morning my hockey friends. This will be an updated post throughout the day on signings and possible trades, much like we do on draft day.
Redden signs with the Rangers, six years $6.5m p/s
Devils sign Bobby Holik, $2.5M; 1 year.
NYR re-signs Michal Rozsival, $20M, 4 years. Toronto signs Niclas Hagman
Rolston signs back with the Devils: a four-year, $20 million contract
Columbus signs UFA defenceman Mike Commodore to a 5 year deal worth $18.75-million; Flyers bring back Ossi Vaananen
Campbell signs with Blackhawks, 8 years at $7.1M p/s
(Minor signings are updated in post, click “read more”).
In less than one week, the climax of the off-season begins. Excited, are you not? Let’s rewind a little bit, though.
The Jokinen trade; why he was traded? I’ll tell you why. And, is Jay-Bo to follow?
Hello hockey fans! An all new season of my articles is up. I have been quite busy the past months with education (MBA), but hockey season is back on for me now. So not a whole lot to talk about other than the draft, but it’s not the draftee that makes the weekend intriguing, but rather the potential headliners. Such as? Find out…
I was wondering why there is not a mock draft on this site when I just decided to do one myself.
Experience beat inexperience
Skilled level on the ice that boredom it killed
Passion on the ice that left us with impassion
Red Wings wheeled onto victory, leaving the Penguins into valedictory
Stay tuned for an all new season of Challenging Mikster
Terrible news my fellow hockey fans, just so awful…… please click to read more as I will explain what went wrong….
I know most of you will say they’d take Carey Price over Marc-Andre Fleury in a heartbeat for the duration of their careers. Heck, I might be convinced to agree with you given Price’s potential.
My question is: Who is currently better? A 20-year-old Price or a 23-year-old Fleury?
and: Who would you rather start in the playoffs: A goalie who couldn’t handle the pressure in the 2004 WJHC as some claim, but was only the third goalie in NHL draft history to be chosen first overall and the second youngest goalie in NHL history to get 40 wins (Terry Sawchuk being the youngest), or a young goalie with no NHL playoff experience but who was chosen 5th overall and who has dominated in the AHL playoffs?
Before you decide, please arm yourself with some knowledge about how these two goaltenders have played of late. [Also, an offer of reconciliation with Habs fans.]
The Team 1200 Radio is reporting that the Ottawa Senators have fired head coach John Paddock, and assistant coach Ron Low.
GM Bryan Murray, who took the Sens to the cup final last year, will be resuming his duties as head coach. No word yet on who will be his assistant.
Hello hockey fans! Finally the day of intensity is over with and it feels like things are back to normal again. It was a good day for the NHL, I thought. Intriguing trades, and almost tied for number of total trades as well. It was also a good day for HockeyTradeRumors.com. Anyway, the aftermath is here…..analysis on every single trade!