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NHL To Investigate the Leafs for Tampering

TSN is reporting that the Nhl is going to investigate the leafs for tampering due to Ron Wilsons remarks about Daniel and Henrick Sedin. The Globe and Mail is reporting that the Maple Leafs are under investigation by the NHL due to Wilson’s comments on the club’s interest in Daniel and Henrik Sedin prior to July 1st, the first day that unrestricted free-agents could test the market.

The New Habs; Did Gainey Win or Lose ?

Much debate going on since July 1st in Montreal (and around the league) about Gainey’s move. Did he do the right thing ? Are the Canadiens better or worse than last year ? Should we label them as winners, or losers ? Here’s my take on it.

Salary Arbitration 2009

New York Rangers right winger Nikolai Zherdev and Detroit forward Jiri Hudler are among the 20 players who will enter salary arbitration, the NHL Players’ Association said Sunday night.

NHL News and Rumors – July 6, 2009

Wild waiting on decision from Saku Koivu

Leafs chase Monster’s mate

Monster praise for Leafs

Predators won’t get paid if Steve Sullivan hurts back

Best playmakers in the NHL

It’s a pleasure I have to make lists about any category of players. You probably remember my list about the best defensive d-men or about the best d-corps. I thaught about writing one about the best offensive d-men, but with Markov and Kaberle in play, it would be too dangerous 😉 Maybe one day!

July 5, 2009 – NHL News and Rumors Roundup

Clerical error could cost Hawks

Quick tidbit on Alex Tanguay

Whither Sundin? Friday’s signing may mean there’s no more room last season’s prized free-agent acquisiton

Winners and Losers of July 1rst. 30 teams version.

Here’s my take on what happened since July 1rst. There’s still a few good free agents available, but in general, most teams are done. Let’s start a good discussion!

Anaheim : The jury’s still out. While signing Niedermayer was a good start, they were needing at least 2 top 9 forwards. Also, if they don’t resign Beauchemin, the D isn’t looking as strong as it was. Time’s not up yet, so we’ll see. But they have to move if they don’t wanna be losers.

The calm after the storm…

This July 1st, hockey fans were able to witness something that is typically rare during free agency day. That being Canadian hockey teams actually signing free agents. Calgary, Montreal, and Toronto, spent some money and were able to get some of the most coveted free agents this off-season. Now…the calm after the storm happened and now all of us are starting to get a clear picture of what next years rosters are going to look like.

July the 4th, 2009 – NHL News and Rumors Roundup

Sundin saga II? Just as long as it’s not like last year

Leafs contend with tampering twitter over Sedin signings

Hawks may have goofed

Kessel-to-Leafs deal is off the table

Avalanche Trade Ryan Smyth to the Kings

Tonight the Avalanche have traded Ryan Smyth to the Kings for Kyle Quincey, Tom Preissing and a fifth-round pick.

Jackets Extend Nash

The Columbus Blue Jackets have made a great statement towards stablizing their franchise by re-signing star forward Rick Nash to an 8 year 62.5 million dollar contract.

So Who's Left? Plenty Of Help Remains Available.

Free Agents are continuing to sign on the dotted line as we speak, but there certainly is some talent remaining in the pool of available players.

The frenzy is over but there are teams with some cap space and needs and players looking for work. Whether they will get the kind of money the players who signed July 1st got remains to be seen. But certainly help is available. It just depends on the price.

Winners and Losers after July 1st

As the dust begins to settle two days after July 1st, we can already begin to see winners and loser on the day so many teams look to, to become a playoff team next season.

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