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COLUMBUS DISPATCH: Michael Arace reports trade rumours have surfaced linking Blue Jackets
goalie Marc Denis with the Tampa Bay Lightning. “
As part of his preparations for next season, Malkin will begin training with Metallurg Magnitogorsk (his former team over in Russia). “I intend to leave for overseas during the first few days of August”, Malkin told Sport Express correspondent Aleksandr Shapiro.
The Anaheim DUCKS have officialy changed their name as well as their colors…
After watching this years playoffs, I have come to realize that you don’t need a proven starting goalie to win the cup or even go far in the playoffs.
Who won the cup!? oh.. ok.. so anyway here’s a full look at the NY Rangers Salary’s, Free Agents, and Top Farm Prospects. With some help from… http://thefourthperiod.com
Now Since the news of the cap being raised to $44 Million (and the NHL not making that well known to it’s fans) each team now has some cash to spend.
The NY Rangers have a lot of players to resign, bring up from the farm, let go, and look to UFA’s.
Toronto Maple Leafs tough guy Tie Domi was recently seen dining with Habs blueliner Sheldon Souray. Domi is rumoured to be on the verge of having his contract bought out by the Leafs and Hickey claims Domi is a character player Gainey and Carbonneau covet.
– Montreal Gazette
To make changes, a team has to look back on its entire season, and not just the playoffs to evaluate its needs.
Every Team has its moments of truth.
Here are 11 games that defined the Senators season.
The Houle dark ages are long behind us and still most fans fail to realize the damage that was done in that nightmarish era and how the Canadians are still cleaning up the mess. Between 1995 and 1997, Houle went on an embarassing (for everyone including himself) show of poor management qualities and simply put, he was but a small fish in a shark tank. A team loaded with several high end players in their prime with the likes of Roy, Recchi, Turgeon, Damphousse and Malakhov, was expected to finish among the top four teams in the conference. However, the Roy scandal combined with Tremblay’s inexperience as coach was the beginning of a decade where competitiveness and talent lacked and where the fans would groan with continuous dissapointment.
According to Ottawasenators.com, Ottawa Senators general manager John Muckler today announced the signing of forward Brian McGrattan to a two-year deal and defenceman Andy Hedlund to a one-year deal.
According to RDS.ca and TSN.ca, Kirk Muller has been named as an assistant coach to the Montreal Canadiens. He will assist head coach Guy Carbineau, along with Doug
Rumours in Toronto and Sweden are that Mats Sundins long time friend Niklas Lidstrom is agreed in principle to a one-year one million dollar contract. This does sound hard to believe, but Lidstrom knows that Sundin wants to win a cup and wants to do it with the Leafs, so Lidstrom is offering out a hand. Also, reports out of florida are that mike keenan is seriously considering Toronto’s latest offer of Pogge, Harrison, Suglobov and a 2nd rounder for Gary Roberts and Roberto Luongo. Keenan is looking at more youth movement and thinks Pogge is NHL ready and roberts and luongo will help Toronto with their cup run next year. These transactions will hopefully be made more public by weeks end.
The Carolina Hurricanes have for the first time in team history won the Stanley Cup. Cam Ward, goalie for the Hurricanes was awarded the Conn Smythe trophy as the playoff MVP.
GM Ken Holland has said repeatedly that he’s not planning to trade Pavel Datsyuk. But, he’s entitled to change his mind, especially if it means getting a guy who you know will solidify your goaltending position for many years. And it’s doubtful any interested club could offer the Panthers a more enticing player than Datsyuk.
There are more and more rumors popping out each day.
By Darryl Dobbs
The annual NHL entry draft is this Saturday, June 24. Those of you in keeper league hockey pools will be very interested in which of the players drafted in the early rounds will make an early impact in the NHL, and which ones are long-term projects.
The NHL 2006 draft is less then a week away and many articles have come out listing the various scouting listings for the top picks. I have taken the top 12 skaters based on the ISS report and summed up what you need to know about them. This year’s draft may not have the highly touted super prospects but it has great depth and a glut of centres.
Seeing as the Entry Draft is coming up, I’ve decided to post a list compiled by the witers of THN, listing the top 100 prospects in the NHL Entry Draft, in order of their predicted place of selection.