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Pay-Cut for Stevie (Y) Franchise?

I saw this on Fox Sports News in Detroit tonight:

Apparently, when a Detroit front-office exec was asked about the progress of the free agent signings the exec stated that Yzerman would have to take a paycut in order sign Fedorov and McCarty. They simply don’t have the funds to sign all three of them at their asking prices.

You can go Home again!

According to a report sportsnet.ca, Luc Robitaille is supposed to sign a one year contract with the LA kings by the end of the week.

Luc Robitaille began his career with the Kings 18 years ago, and will end it there as well it appears. This will be his 3rd stint with the Kings, but has always had his best years there.

Is this a good move by the Kings once its done? Will Fedorov join Luc on the west coast? What do you guys think?

MacTavish Stays to Oil Edmonton

The Edmonton Oilers have re-signed Craig MacTavish to coach again next season for the team.

My Spin on the Pens

All of you guys seem, like many of us, to be confused by what the Penguins are doing. I can understand why you feel that way, but the Penguins are doing the best they can with what they have.

Was the Smythe Award a Conn job?

Martin Brodeur’s Stanley Cup winning and historical playoff performance wasn’t enough to win him the Conn Smyth trophy.

Was it a Conn job for the NHL to enhance the sale value for one of its “available” teams by awarding the MVP to the second best goalie in the playoffs?

Below is an article I found on the subject.

Please review the essay and debate the issue.

Svehla Retired Officially? Wesley contract closer than ever

KEN CAMPBELL

SPORTS REPORTER

The Maple Leafs lost their best defenceman from the regular season when Robert Svehla confirmed that he intends to remain retired.

NHL Awards 2003

Here are the nominees for NHL Awards on Thursday and my predictions.

Lindros to Stay in the Big Apple, NO Jagr

The NYPost, and TSN.ca, reports that center Eric Lindros has exercised his player option, and will most likely play next season with the team.

Eddie O to be Named New Penguins Head Coach

Penguins to name Ed Olczyk head coach

Wednesday, June 11, 2003

By Dejan Kovacevic, Post-Gazette Sports Writer

The Penguins will name Ed Olczyk their new head coach in a news conference at noon today at Mellon Arena.

Olczyk, 36, has been a broadcaster with the Penguins’ network for three years after a 16-season NHL career with the Penguins, Chicago Blackhawks, Toronto Maple Leafs, Winnipeg Jets, New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings. He has no coaching experience.

Blues Sign Chris Osgood

The Blues management finally realized that they cannot rely on Brent Johnson for a Stanley Cup and signed upcoming UFA Chris Osgood, who was dealt to the Blues at the May trade deadline. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.