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Roberts Pens New Contract, Recchi Also Stays

TSN.ca is reporting that the Pittsburgh Penguins have re-signed Gary Roberts and Mark Recchi. Roberts maintains the same salary he has held in the past two seasons at $2.5M and Recchi signed for $2M.

Addressing the Latest Rumors for Draft Day

Some rumors are just getting out of hand. Some are possible, it’s best to just speculate.

Julien to Boston

The Fourth Period reports that the Boston Bruins have hired Claude Julien as their head coach for next season. Julien was fired from a winning Devils team near the playoffs and will try to stick with Boston

Also, the Bruins have extended Brandon Bochenski’s contract to one year.

Predators Allow Flyers to Sign Timonen and Hartnell

According to TSN.ca, the Nashville Predators have allowed the Philadelphia Flyers to negotiate with Scott Hartnell and Kimmo Timonen and signed both to long-term deals. Hartnell is expected to get $25.2M for six years and Timonen $37.8M for six years. In return, the Predators regain the 1st round draft pick previously traded to the Flyers as part of the deal involving Peter Forsberg.

Calgary in Flames, Panthers, Balsillly, Eklund…and more

Hello fellow hockey fans. It’s starting to heat up in South Florida, am I talking about the weather or the team?

Calgary in Flames, what will Keenan give?

Soon to be new owner of Nashvile makes a silly move.

Eklund….oh Eklund, it’s time I start giving a good talk.

Some Rangers spek.

What do you want us to do?

Blake to test Free Agency

Jason Blake of the New York Islanders is going to test free agency according to thefourthperiod.com.

Article is here:  Story

Congratulations Anaheim DUCKS!

Congrats to the Anaheim Ducks and their fans for winning the 2007 Stanley Cup championship. Sorry Canada, it’s not coming home yet again for at least another year.

It was a great series as far as officiating, goals, physical play, and skill. Congrats to Chris Pronger and Selanne for winning it their first time ever. Congrats to GM Brian Burke who took this team and turned it into a winner in just two years.

It’s been a great season and another great season here on HockeyTradeRumors.com. You, the members, rock and we’ll continue speculation excitement in about two weeks with the Entry Draft.

Congrats all, CHEERS!

It's Almost Over, Preds Migrate North, Trade Possibilities, Bettman Talk

Hello hockey fans. I hope you are all getting ready for the Stanley Cup Finals, starting Monday. This means that for people who can buy beer, start stocking up your inventory. For people who cannot buy beer yet, get your parents to stock up the inventory. And for those of you who cannot drink at all, well….just eat something that satisfies you.

The Nashville Predators will most likely move up North. What a shame, I liked this team.

Some trade possibilities and other moves that may surprise you.

And yes….Bettman discussion time and I’m ready to get grilled for it! By the way, I prefer charcoal, not gas.

Draft is fastest route to top. Why not explore it???

Wellwood, Stajan, Steen, Pogge, Carlo, White, all have come via the draft something both Quinn and JFJ have somewhat succeeded at. Everyone wants to put together all these high priced UFA’s but lets look to the future and see whats in store for the 2007 NHL draft.

Round Three…Ring the Bell! Second Round Losers, Sundin/Leafs

Well, I have finally recovered from PPED and back to talking hockey with all you good hockey fans. Som interesting topics to further discuss and so click away to continue reading.

The Victoria Cup: NHL v Europe

IIHF announces NHL-European Victoria Cup

By IHWC.NET staff (link: http://live82.ihwc.net/english/article/news/index.ihwc?&artId=2646)

Did It Cross The Line?

Really simple. Do you think that Daniel Briere’s wrap around attempt crossed the line with less than 14 seconds left in the 3rd period of Game 4 against the Rangers?

HTR Talk, Playoffs Hockey **UPDATED**

Good day hockey fans, it’s a nice Sunday as a we got a bunch of hockey talk to discuss.

First, some HockeyTradeRumors.com talk. Which fans are so dedicated and just a note for members submitting articles.

Second, playoffs hockey….all the way.

Markov deal soon ?

According to rds.ca Don Meehan(Markov agent) told to the gazette that Markov want to stay in Montreal and a deal could be done before the end of May.

Good news for all the habs fans

Source: http://www.rds.ca/

Playoffs Hockey, Non Playoffers Part Deux, Bettman

Hello fellow hockey fans and happy new week to the year. It’s playoffs hockey, but before I get to that, I think the non-playoff teams from the West deserve some very general coverage. Besides, I’d like to hear what those fans think of their teams as well.

Playoffs hockey is the real talk, though, and now that a couple of games have been played there is no need for me to act like an “expert” in analyzing the obvious as others do on TV before the playoffs started.

Annnnnnd……….. Gary Bettman. Yes, this is going to be quite controversial and I dare you to read!

Sympathy for Non-Playoff'ers

The playoffs are up, regular season is over and everyone is talking about the playoff teams. Well, I like to be different! I like this place to be different than other Web sites. Everyone is talking playoffs hockey so what is the point for me to do the same and saying not much different, right?

Is the trade deadline overhyped?

Besides Sean Avery, no one who was traded at the deadline has made much of an impact.

Two Weeks 2 Go! ***Revised for NYI

Two weeks to go and a good look at the East, yet the West is starting to give something interesting as well.

Who's the #1 goalie?

There’s a big question in Minnesota right now, and that is who will be the starter next year?

East Rat Race

How things can take unexpected sharp turns.