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TampaBay.com is reporting that the Lightning new ownership group plans to be active in this summers UFA market. Some of the big names that are being tossed around include Marian Hossa, Markus Naslund and Brian Rolston.
The Pittsburgh-Tribune Review is reporting that the Vancouver Canucks may make a hard run at signing both Marian Hossa and Ryan Malone.
The Star is reporting that the Leafs have decided to buy out Darcy Tucker.
I almost can not believe that Glen Sather has not stepped up to the plate and signed Avery or at least talked to him more serious to get the contract on its way.
AND I also almost can’t believe Avery is considering leaving instead of smartening up and realizing what he is really worth contract wise.
BOTH SIDES NEED TO SHUT UP, SMARTEN UP AND MAKE A DEAL. $2.9 OR 3 MILLION IS WHAT SHOULD BE OFFERED AND THATS THAT.
If Sather goes out and signs all these old Sundin’s, and OLD VETS and all other types of players and not the roll players again. SATHER WILL BE HATED AGAIN.
SATHER BRING DOWN THE EGO. WE DON’T WANT 5 LEADERS ON ONE TEAM.
As this coming edition of the Montreal Canadiens marks the centennial of the storied franchise, I figure it was time I posted my ALL-TIME Canadiens Team. As I know alot of people will agree/disagree with some/most/all of my choices, they are merely personal opinion, and am open to everyone’s opinions/thoughts…
If the exclusive rights to negociate with Sundin don’t work out for Bob Gainey, what will be plan B? Montreal is in need of a large, reliable, top 6 center for next season(at least) and with Jokinen already traded to Gretzky in Phoenix, the options have now become very limited.
As the 2008 NHL Entry Draft came and went, no one could hide the shear enjoyment of Leaf fans all over the city of Toronto; as they finally felt they took some progressive steps into the direction to a positive rebuild. Though success could be miles away.
The Edmonton Journal is downplaying speculation of a possible Roloson trade to the Ottawa Senators following the contract buy out of Ray Emery.
Larry Brooks of the New York Post is reporting that the Rangers have serious interest in Mats Sundin. Apparently, according to the article New York is his desired destination and it is believed that the Rangers would like to make a first line that would include Sundin and Jagr.
Habs, Rangers still Sundin’s top choices; Some rumored compensation packages
Sportsnet.ca is reporting that the New York Rangers have been given permission to talk to Mats Sundin.
It is also reported that the Detroit Red Wings would also love to add Sundin to their lineup, although they did not specifically ask the Leafs for permission to contact Sundin.
The New York Daily News is reporting that the Rangers are working very hard to sign Jaromir Jagr to a new deal before he becomes unrestricted on July the first. Also reported in this article is that Brendan Shanahan is going to have to be patient and wait for the flurry of free agent action to pass before the Rangers make their decision with the veteran player.
Boston.com is reporting that the Bruins may have already begun contract talks with Marian Hossa. As part of the draft weekend many teams have been granted permission to speak with players who are set to become unrestricted and it is believed that this may also be the case with the Bruins and Hossa.
It took 5 years but the Washington Capitals finally made it back to the playoffs and are likely going to stick around to contend for years to come. The road getting there was bumpy, but after a few good drafts, finding a good coach and finally having a “team” to surround their best player, the Caps are well on their way to being one of the best teams in the league.
It obviously helps having the coach of the year Bruce Boudreau behind the bench. After decades of being in the minors, Boudreau finally got a chance at the big time and provided the boost this team needed. His years coaching minor league teams certainly were a big help to him behind the Caps bench as he was able to mold numerous young players into a very solid team. The team became more cohesive, more disciplined and much stronger defensively and as a result, the team is on the upward path to success.