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Here is a list of players that will hopefully improve next year and what they might improve to.
O’neill – He had a bad year last year and hopefully with Maurice and more ice time he will return to being a 30 goal scorer.
Canucks sign Tremblay to boost blue-line
Sens sign schaefer for 4
Panthers sign Van Ryn to long-term deal
Connelly re-signs with Buffalo
Las Vegas to get an NHL team?
Bolts lock up Sarich
Pavel Vorobiev wont be back with hawks this year!!
Fingold to sign letter of intent
Habs Prospect Latendresse goes down with head injury
According to sportsnet.ca the Toronto Maple Leafs have found a replacement head coach for recently promoted Paul Maurice. His replacement will be former Calgary Flames head coach Greg Gilbert. Gilbert was recently coaching the Missisauga Ice Dogs of the Ontario Hockey League. “I love seeing guys finally grasp something you’ve tried to teach them,” Gilbert said of his development role. Once again the Leafs bring in an experienced NHL coach to man their farm club. Great Move.
According to tsn:Less than two weeks after cancelling a training program in Finland, Philadelphia Flyers forward Keith Primeau is ready to try skating again in an effort to revive his NHL career.
These are just my thoughts and nothing more, I invite you to comment however you want.
My prediction of ups and downs in the 2006-2007 season will be that the Leafs open up going 3-7 in their first 10 games. Raycroft will immediately be nailed with “we should’ve kept Rask” comments but he will bounce back in the following 20 games while suddenly giving a 50/50 split with Aubin or Telqvist (I think it will be Aubin). After 30 games the Leafs will be around 16-14 and floating in and around 7th, 8th and 9th spot in the conference.
According to sportsnet.ca:Reports out of the Vancouver Sun are saying that the Canucks will sign defenceman Yannick Tremblay who spent the past two seasons playing for Mannheim in the German League.The Vancouver Canucks are looking to the German Elite League to shore up their blueline.
According to tsn:The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed defenseman Cory Sarich to a one-year, $1.9 million contract. The deal allows the Lightning and Sarich to avoid a salary arbitration hearing scheduled for July 31.
The New Jersey Devils are in a tight spot financially. With Gomez getting $5M at arbitration the Devils are already over the $44M salary cap and still have to re-sign Brian Gionta, Paul Martin and David Hale.
according to mapleleafs.com..the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Wednesday that the club has signed forward Wade Belak to a one year contract extension that runs through the 2007-08 season. A curious move to most leaf fans unless they are planning on playing his as a forward again.
The Senators managed to ink a deal with gritty winger Chris Neil on the day his arbitration was scheduled for. The deal is reported to be $3.3 M over 3 years and comes one day after the announcement of Chris Kelly’s signing.
John Ferguson has said that he is done revamping the the Leafs for this season unless some crazy trade purposal comes along.
With all of the players on the leafs who are hopefully becoming better next year, it is hard to choose what you think the lines should be. But here are 2 different line-ups that I think could both work.
According to a Montreal radio station called the Team 990 and also reported by rumoursnhl.blogspot.com the San Jose Sharks and Montreal Canadiens may complete a deal soon. Here’s the proposed trade
According to TSN.ca and NhlNetwork.ca the Vancouver Canucks have signed former Atlanta Thrasher D-man Yannnick Tremblay.
More Details to follow
That’s right the NY Rangers will play against the Florida Panthers in San Juan, Puerto Rico at the Jose Miguel Agrelot Coliseum on Saturday, September 23.
According to the boston herald:Stephen Harris reports a source claiming there’s a good chance Brian Leetch could re-sign with the Bruins, noting the veteran blueline also received interest from the NY Rangers and the Red Wings.
The Habs roster, assuming that noone does better or worse this season, is upgraded 37 points. Now, assuming that people are going to improve over last season, due to chemistry and maturity, Montreal will be a major contender for the cup this year. Just imagine how many games those 37 points could have swayed in the Habs favour last season.