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Some hockey news here and there on a Father’s Day weekend.
The Montreal Canadiens will be back under the Molson label, sparing us from years of Celine Dion-as-owner jokes. Keith Tkachuk will return to the St. Louis Blues for next season, which is a shrewd move for both player and franchise. And Mats Sundin(notes) not only makes a decision, but one that flies in the face of the supposed motivations for his signing with the Vancouver Canucks.
Is Vinny staying or going?
Math doesn’t add up for an easy re-signing of Havlat
Blues have their sights set on a goalie
By Tom Timmermann – ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
Keith Tkachuk and the St. Louis Blues have reached a deal on a one-year contract that will extend the veteran forward’s long run with the team.
Goal scoring a more pressing issue
By Jim Matheson, The Edmonton Journal
Will the Edmonton Oilers make a play to sign Florida Panthers defenceman Jay Bouwmeester or trade for his negotiating rights just before the free-agent market opens on July 1? Sources say the Oilers would rather, for now, spend the $6 million US or so a year it would take to sign the 25-year-old unrestricted free agent on somebody to play with winger Ales Hemsky on their No. 1 line.
MARK EVERSON REPORTS THAT
Add another name to the list of possible candidates to succeed Brent Sutter as Devils coach: former Flyer captain, Whaler and Hurricane Kevin Dineen.
1 day after my post on how the Rangers can make a serious bid for Dany Healtey… guess what… Larry Brooks… (who i know most of you don’t like)
REPORTS that the NY Rangers are going to make a move for Dany Heatley. RUMOR Also is That Heatley wants to be on the West cost, but would welcome a trade to NYC.
Here is what the deal could look like:
Kevin Paul Dupont
Heatley, the second pick overall in the 2000 draft, was only 20 in the fall of 2001 when he arrived in Atlanta as the baby-faced cornerstone of the Thrashers. He went on to become a 50-goal scorer (twice), but by then he was one of the many promising faces of the Ottawa Senators, the franchise he helped carry to the Stanley Cup finals in 2007.
Who can get the most right? Make your predictions here. I’ll only be focusing on the bigger names.
New Wild GM ready to deal
Sutter close to signing as Flames head coach
Gustafsson hopes to have decision made by June 29
Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun ESPN.com
Hockey’s most storied franchise has been sold, pending approval from the NHL.
The Molson family has agreed in principle to purchase the Montreal Canadiens and Bell Centre from George Gillett.
Dan Wood, Staff writer – ocregister.com
Ducks defenseman Scott Niedermayer and his family are planning to travel Sunday from Orange County to their off-season home in Cranbrook, British Columbia.
I keep hearing, over and over and over, that the NHL can’t survive in the south. Phoenix is the example that keeps being used (for obvious reasons). I know the saying, “location, location, location”, and I don’t want to say location is not important. But is location really the reason for troubled franchises? Let me break down some thoughts. Then please add to, or comment on them.
SUNDIN, HEATLEY, GABORIK, KOVALCHUK, AND/OR HOSSA.
The NY Rangers have made it clean that big changes will happen this off season. The Rangers know as does the rest of the league that after Jagr left the team… the Rangers have been missing the go-to-guy that EVERY CHAMPIONSHIP team needs. With Gomez, Rozival, Drury, and Redden hurting the Rangers in cap space availability. Look for one of them to be on the move and a BIG name to be headed in.
What seems possible.
Sundin and Heatley or Sundin and Gaborlik
Here is how and why things are bound to change in NYC.