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Comrie Avoids arbitration!

From the TSN.ca Staff

8/4/2006 2:26:08 PM

The Phoenix Coyotes avoided arbitration with centre Mike Comrie, signing him to a one-year deal worth $3 million US prior to Friday’s scheduled hearing. Comrie earned $1.748-million US last season.

Noronen to Russia!

Mika Noronen former Canucks backup goalie has signed with the Russian Elite League, this is because he did not want to backup Loungo next season, he would only be playing a few games which would be around 10.

Habs will lose Bouillon until november

According to RDS, the latest news for Bouillon s ongoing knee problem isn t good.

Bruins Looking To Move Tanabe

David Tanabe’s days in Boston may be coming to an end. While the defenceman did reach a settlement of $1.275 million with the Bruins ahead of his arbitration hearing, the team reserved their right to walk away from the award within 48 hours. Tanabe would become an unrestricted free agent if the B’s exercise that right.

Weinrich To Retire?

Spectorshockey is reporting that former NHL defenseman, Eric Weinrich is expected to retire and

join the coaching staff of the Portland Pirates.

Rangers, Kings, Avs Interested In Comrie!

Hockeybuzz is reportin that Comrie and Nagy of the Coyotes are going up for arbitration today. Rumor has it that Nagy will stay, Comrie will be moved, depending on the ruling to the Kings, Avs, or Rangers.

Top 9 pressure positions in Hockey.

The top 9 high pressure positions in hockey, I couldn’t figure on a 10th, so complete the list if you like. I had it in a toss up between Wayne Gretzky as coach and Marc Denis in Tampa leading a team who’s coach will call his players out and potentially with the potential of ruining their confidnece and reputation.

B's Re-sign Brad Boyes

According to BostonBruins.com

Bruins ink Boyes to multi-year deal

8/3/2006

The Boston Bruins have agreed to terms with right wing Brad Boyes on a multi-year contract, it was announced today by Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli. Boyes was a Group II (restricted) free agent.

The Rangers DID improve.

I seen lately some people talking about the Rangers, saying they had gotten worse this summer… So I’m thinking, what’s wrong about the Rangers’ moves…

Lange back on Pittsburgh Radio

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06215/710855-100.stm

Mike Lange decided to take the Radio Job offer from the Penguins and continue his career. On the TV side, FSN-Pittsburgh was able to choose the anouncers and decided they wanted to replace Lange, but the radio anouncers are chosen by the Penguins and they felt Lange was just what the fans wanted to listen to on the radio for the Penguins’ contests.

Habs and Ducks Talking Trade?

With the recent injuries on the canadiens blueline of Francis Boullion who status for the start of the Montreal Canadiens’ training camp next month is still up in the air and Mark Striet.

Toews to UND!

NHL.com reports Jonathan Toews, the No. 3 pick in the NHL draft, will return to the University of North Dakota for his sophomore season instead of joining the Chicago Blackhawks.

Russia Refuses to Sign Transfer Agreement, Malkin Coming to NHL Anyway

Here we go…this is from the 8/3 Pittsburgh Post Gazette:

Malkin likely to play here

Despite lack of NHL-Russia agreement, agent for Malkin expects him to play here this year

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Blues sign Rucinsky

TSN.ca Reports,

“The St. Louis Blues have signed free agent forward Martin Rucinsky.

Domi to Retire?

According to the Toronto Sun’s Lance Hornby, former Maple Leaf Tie Domi’s agent says he’ll be sitting down with his client soon to discuss his future. While Domi, an unrestricted free agent, has received interest from other clubs, he may also consider retirement.

Senators add veteran forward McAmmond

According to tsn:The Ottawa Senators announced Wednesday that the team has signed veteran forward Dean McAmmond to a one-year ontract.Financial terms were not disclosed !

NBA changes playoff format, should the NHL follow suit?

When the NHL switched to its current Playoff format, it was developed from the NBA’s playoff format. Where the division winners gain the top 3 slots and then 4-8 are filled with the best records from the conference.

Think Pink

Pink jerseys ?

I’ve read a short article which mentions that Reebok and the NHL are teaming up to produce pink jerseys for the female fans.

Gagne Contract Up In Air!

Sportsnet.ca is reporting that Philadelphia Flyers

GM has updated the status of Gagne’s contract negotiation today. Here is the interview obtained from Sportsnet.ca:

The Penguins future is bright, but how bright is it really?

The Penguins look like they are staying in Pittsburgh, and wherever they go they are a team with one of the brightest futures if not the brightest of all… But there are some details that people forget.