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If You Are Building a Team for one year and theres no cap who’s your pics.

bruins add Petr Tenkrat

Bruins trade a 7th round pick to the maple leafs for

Petr Tenkrat.

reported on bostons offical website

Stars Making the early moves

The Stars /have Exercised Jere Lehtinen’s 1 year contract for Rangers Centre Mike Green. Also The Stars also signed winger Niklas Hagman to a two-year contract. Acquired in a mid-season trade with Florida, Hagman had eight goals and 13 assists in 84 games with the Panthers and Stars

Canes intrested in drafting Staal?

Are the Canes serious about having 2 of the 3 Staal bros.? Rumors of trading D Jack Johnson, last years pick, to the Pens for the #2 overall pick are starting to fly. An interesting topic, to say the least.

How will The 2007 Maple Leafs Look?

Not to beat a dead horse, but we’ve all heard many times how Toronto will be one of the busiest teams in the NHL this summer. They missed the mark last season and now JFJ will be busy making key personel decisions and deciding who to keep, who to let go and who to sign as UFA’s.

AHL Prospects are Proving Their Worth

Written by Darryl Dobbsfrom www.dobberhockey.com

The Stanley Cup Final has begun, and the playoff heroism stories of various Hurricane and Oiler players can be found in any newspaper or hockey website.

GM Meets With Coach Sullivan, Fate Still Undetermined

Soon-to-be Boston Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli met with Coach Mike Sullivan in order to determine whether or not the coach would return next year. After a lengthy meeting, Chiarelli is still undecided, and has set a timetable of about 10 days before he makes his final decision.

http://www.boston.com/sports/hockey/bruins/articles/2006/06/07/sullivan_meets_with_chiarelli_in_ottawa/

Tellqvist comes back as a Leaf!

According to rds.ca, Mikael Tellqvist signed a one year contract. No financial details disclosed as of yet!

I think this is a good move since the Leafs are in a rebuilding mode. They probably won’t make it to the playoffs anyways so might as well try to develop young goaltenders.

Dwyane in pain: Roloson out for remainder of finals?

Rolosons knee injury may have been worst then it looked. According to the score, Roloson is expected to miss the remainder of the finals with a “lower body injury”. This looks like bad news for the Oil who rod on Rolosons back all the way to the Stanley Cup finals.

Some Clarification on Malkin and the Penguins

Here are some de facto clarifying notes about Pittsburgh and Malkin. In fact, most apply to all NHL teams, so this should be helpful regardless of which NHL team you follow. I thought this was long overdue since I keep reading misinterpretations of the situation by many on their posts. And althought I am sure these notes will not rid the site of erroneous comments about the situation, I wanted to help people who are interested in reading it, what is really going on instead of getting bad information from the uninformed. So here are some true factual points as things stand under the current CBA and player transfer agreement:

What would it take to get Gary Roberts back????

I know I said no more Leaf articles till October, but watching the Canes win using one thing the Leafs lack hugely, that they used to excell at hugely, really angers me.

Prospects are Proving Their Worth, Too

Written by Darryl Dobbsfrom www.dobberhockey.com

The Stanley Cup Final is about to begin, and the playoff heroism stories of various Hurricane and Oiler players can be found in any newspaper or hockey website.

The Veterans' Missing Link.

Rod Brind’amour, Glen Wesley, Bret Hedican, Doug Weight, Ray Whitney all have been solid to great NHL’ers for many years. While they have all had personal success it is the ultimate team success they yearn for, the glory and awe that is the Stanley Cup.

NHL 2006 Off-Season

So there’re only two teams left in the NHL now eh? Yeah, yeah. That’s great. Well my Habs were eliminated in the first round and I want to know what’s up with them. I know there’re a lot of other hockey fans out there who want to know the same about their team(s).

Well I came across a website (http://www.geocities.com/floridapanthers2000/free2006.html) with the information on every restricted and unrestricted free agent in the league. I was excited to find it, but found it was too difficult to navigate because the players weren’t organized in terms of position (defense/forward/goalie). But have no fear, yours truly, Hockey_Expert, had nothing to do today when all of Saturday’s hockey was over (except homework…HAH) so I decided to watse my entire day revamping this list so it was easier to go through for everyone.

2006 Stanley Cup Finals

The 2006 Stanley Cup Finals are set to begin between two clubs that have battled hard to get to this point. Both the Hurricanes and the Oilers have grizzled veterans who are challenging to hoist the cup for the first time and most people feel that it is set to be a great series.

With that in mind who do you say will win the cup?

Lindros Resigned?

Barb Digiulio on the FAN590 indicated that the Leafs and Eric Lindros may have a tentative 1 yr deal for $700K

There is no mention on any site of this actually happening.

Maple Leafs Sign Chris Harrington

Before you all say “who!?!”, here is some info on him.

He was the captain of the University of Minnesota Golden Gopher (NCAA).

Harrington, a 23-year-old native of St. Cloud, Minnesota, played in 40 games for the Golden Gophers this past season, and earned a career-high 36 points (three goals, 33 assists). Harrington was Minnesota’s team captain in his fourth and final season at the school.

Harrington won a national championship with the Golden Gophers and was a WCHA All-Rookie selection in the 2002-03 season. In 129 career games at Minnesota, Harrington earned 109 points (14 goals, 95 assists) along with 264 career penalty minutes.

Harrington’s father, John, played on the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team, which won the gold medal.

Source – http://www.mapleleafs.com/news/news.asp?story_id=2016

He is by all rights a solid defenceman, and since he is being signed and not drafted, there is really no downside to this deal.

The Curse of #1

Over the past two years, 3 different people have been projected to be taken first overall in the draft. So far all three of them have taken a significant drop in the rankings, while other players have taken advantage of this.

Gretzky Re-Signs For Another Five

The Phoenix Coyotes announced today that Wayne Gretzky has re-signed a five year contract as head coach. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Remparts Win!

Patrick Roy’s Quebec Rempart’s have won the 2006 Memorial Cup in a 6-2 victory over the Moncton WildCats. The score was not indicative of the play as the Remparts goaltender Cedrick Dejardins turned away 46 of 48 shots. It was a happy ending for the Rempart goaltender that had a horrific game in last year’s memorial cup final as a member of the Rimouski Oceanic. Alexander Radulov (NAS) proved his worth being named the Memorial Cup MVP shortly after being named the CHL player of the year.