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The Pittsburgh Penguins re-signed forward Colby Armstrong, a linemate of Sidney Crosby, on Friday.
Ladies and Gents, the dust has settled for the Habs this off-season. With the exception of Ryder who will be signed within the next 2 weeks, one way or another, the roster is set. Assuming that Gainey does not pull off a trade involving Abby anytime soon, which could involve multiple players, these are the Montreal Canadiens we will see opening night.
Edmonton Journal “Lowe may yet sign free-agent defenceman Dick Tarnstrom as his power-play point guy. But he may also be eyeing free-agent winger Petr Sykora, who played last year in Anaheim and New York.”
Oddsmakers have made early predicions on who will take home the stanley cup in 06/07
rumorsnhl.blogspot.com reports that Gainey is still looking to improve his team. The Montreal GM apparently just offerred Souray-Ryder-Propect-1st Round Pick to Sasn Jose in exchange for Marleau-McLaren. Washinton, who is still under the minimum cap, are apparently also looking to acquire Radek Bonk.
JFJ has not been shy about making moves as the Leafs GM. Pre Lockout, he and Pat Quinn stated they would go for a serious Cup run and trade away some of their future for a chance to win the Cup. After losing out on the Sergie Gonchar sweepstakes, the rookie GM made traded for Brian Leetch to solidify his blue line. The trade still resonates more in New York then Toronto.
Coyotes executives likely will be monitoring the salary arbitration case of New Jersey Devils center Scott Gomez on Friday.
The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger reported that if the arbitrator sides with Gomez, the Devils may have to trade him because of salary-cap concerns.
According to rumorsnhl.blogspot.com the leafs may make a deal with the Blackhawks for Kyle Calder and Brandon Bochenski.
Anaheim Arena Management announced Wednesday that the Arrowhead pond of Anaheim will be re-named the Honda Centre this October.
The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that Keith Acton, Dallas Eakins, and Randy Ladouceur have been named assistant coaches.
Word on other Rumor sites is that the Rangers have been shopping Kevin Weekes around the League and that he has requested a trade as of last week. Supposedly Sather has talked to the Panthers and the Blues.
According to tsn.ca
The Atlanta Thrashers have signed restricted free agent centre Niko Kapanen to a multiple-year contract. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
According to Columbus Post_Dispatch, Columbus Blue Jackets winger Nikolai Zherdev, who is a restricted free agent, has signed a contract with Khimik Voskresensk of the Russian Superleague. Zherdev will be able to get out of the contract if he signs with the Blue Jackets.
OK well lets start…Gainey made a great move by signing Samsonov…we all know that. We also know that he didnt adress the issues that needed to be adressed (big Center, stay at home d man).
The loss of Havlat, Smolinski, Chara, and Hasek will mean a completely different team than the one favoured to win the cup last year will hit the ice.
Vancouver Canucks Senior Vice-President and General Manager Dave Nonis announced wednesday that the offer that Dave Nonis offered Anson Carter 10 days ago is no longer available.
Rumors starting up… Bure might make the trip back to the NHL, after being off those knees for so long they might be ready for one last run in the NHL.
Others Rumors have Theo making a return??? But what team might he want to go to?? Can he get back in??
Niel Smith was GM but!!! never formally signed a contract.. according to Daily News….. but his signings this off season had his name signed onto the contract’s with the players he signed…. so they might be free agents again soon….
Steen Sundin Wellwood
Tucker Peca O’Neil
Ponikarovsky Stajan Antropov
Kilger Pohl Ondrus
Anybody know what happened to Wilm? MAybe we have to many centers but the guy was playing great hockey for us in the home stretch last year (granted so was most of the team) but for the league min, he’s a pretty decent 4th line center giving us a great PK with Peca. Anyways As just another stupidly addicted Leaf fan I’ve spent far too much time thinking about next year so I might as well put out my line ideas.