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The Columbus Blue Jackets have re-signed defenseman Ron Hainsey to a two-year deal.
Wayne Gretzky said today that the two best coaches in the world are Craig MacTavish and Darryl Sutter, and they should be early favorites to get the team Canada coaching job, but I have a few alternatives.
tsn.ca reports that the rumors circulating between the habs and Petr Sykora are intensifying, and that he might end up being a hab next season. Sykora is a solid 20 goal, 50 point scorer, and he should come in handy as a replacement of the no-longer Montreal Canadien, Jan Bulis.
According to tsn.ca
The New York Islanders have signed veteran winger Chris Simon to a $1-million US, one-year deal.
Ok, yeah the Rangers signed Brendan Shannahan to a 4 million dollar contract for a year. They signed Cullen and Ward which I as a Ranger fan was happy about. And I would love to see Brian Leetch wear a Ranger Jersey just one more time but….
According to tsn.ca
The New Jersey Devils re-signed veteran defenceman Colin White to an $18-million, six-year deal and signed unrestricted free-agent winger Mike Rupp to a $450,000, one-year deal.
The Detroit Red Wings announced Monday that the team has re-signed forward Dan Cleary to a $1.325-million, two-year contract.
My first article, so be gentle.
Many were quick to criticize the Flyers during this year’s free agency period, as they chose not to go after many big names and were strapped down by their attempts to sign Gagne. Not knowing how much Gagne is going to make yet limited their ability to sign highly-payed players. They instead signed defenseman Nolan Baumgartner, and wingers/centers Randy Robitaille and Mark Cullen. I say wingers/centers simply because Center is a position the Flyers are overloaded with right now, and these players will most likely be converted to the wing. They also signed 2000 unsigned draft pick Lars Jonsson, who spent recent years in the Swedish Elite League, but has yet to play an NHL game. Bob Clarke countered these seemingly small signings by claiming that they made their big moves last year, in obtaining Forsberg, Knuble, Hatcher and Rathje. This would be a fine answer if Rathje and Hatcher actually panned out, but apparently admitting mistakes isn’t something this franchise likes to do too often. But, all is not lost.
The Ducks have agreed to terms on a two-year contract with left wing Stanislav Chistov.
The deal will pay Chistov approximately $800,000 each of the next two seasons.
According to startribune.com, the Toronto Maple Leafs have signed the AHL scoring leader last season (who was an UFA with the Minnesota Wild organization last season), Erik Westrum to a one-way contract.
The Toronto Sun reports that sources claim the Rangers are considering bringing back former Rangers blueliner Brian Leetch.
According to TSN.ca The Montreal Canadiens announced Monday the signing of forward prospects Mathieu Aubin, Matt D’Agostini and Mikhail Grabovski.
TSN – Vancouver Sun reports that the Canucks will announce early this week they have signed free agent centre Marc Chouinard to a two-year, $2 million US contract.
By Darryl Dobbs
Free agency opened in the NHL last weekend, and from noon that Saturday until the following Sunday many of the elite players were scooped up by GM’s hungry for that missing piece that will put their team over the top.
The daily action has since slowed down over the past week, but many significant moves still occurred. Here are some of the signings/deals with the most impact on your fantasy squad:
TSN.ca is reporting that Brendan Shanahan has decided to sign with the New York Rangers. The deal is said to be for 1 year at around the 4 million dollar mark. Apparantly Shanahan turned down bigger offers from both the Red Wings and the Canadiens. Reportedly Shanahan called Gainey on Saturday to tell him he was going to reject his offer. So finally we are able to end all speculation from Boston to Detroit to Montreal in the biggest media capital of the world, New York, New York.
According to Sports Radio 66 WFAN in New York City, the New York Rangers have made an offer to Brendan Shanahan. While listening to the 20-20 updates, Jerry Recco stated that the Rangers are currently waiting to hear a response from Shanahan on whether or not he’ll take their deal.
What the heck is going on, or should I say is wrong with Ken Holland all of a sudden. The league has known him to be a deal maker and top-notch stealer in the past years but lately his choices are questionable.
Now that the Leafs have almost set their line-up for the 2006-07 season, who won’t make the team and what would the lines look like? I’m going to set a line combination with possible signings (ex. Roberts, Lindros, Peca). I’m interested to hear all of your feedback and your own ideas.