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The Bruins resigned defenseman Matt Hunwick to a 2 year deal, paying him $1.35 million the first season, and $1.55 million the next season, for a cap hit of $1.45 million in both seasons. The Bruin’s roster and cap hit would look like:
Here is a quick look at how the 6 Canadian teams are shaping up for the upcoming season and a grade for Offense, Defense, and Goaltending. I’m not saying these are the lines or d pairings just a rough estimate of who is on the club. 4th line and 5th&6th d spots are kind of a speculation with some players that may be on the team left off on here subject to how training camp plays out. I’m not having any prospects jumping into the rotation as there is sure to be.
Media CEO wants NHL back in Quebec
Being a Leaf definitely tempted Nash
Hawks, Capitals lead list of NHL teams on the rise
Thrashers ready to give Kovalchuk the hard sell
Sharks might still be circling Heatley
Happy with Hawks, Sharp deals with rumors
Selanne, Koivu take Anaheim over Montreal
Kessel, Boston not close to deal
As the Blue Jackets continue to search for an offensive defenseman, keep one thing in mind: the franchise is unlikely to add significant salary without also subtracting it.
There are two bits of news.
Marleau, who has been a lightning rod for criticism, said he and Wilson have talked about if he should remain the team’s captain.
Players still up for grabs
The Sergei Zubov mystery and other intriguing players
Brad Richards on the move?
P.J. Axelsson likely done as a Bruin
Its been a busy offseason for the Toronto Maple Leafs organization as GM Brian Burke has made the team a stronger, better team, but not a competative one. He has made good and impressive acquisitions on the blue line as the signings of D, Mike Komisarek, D, Francois Beauchemin & the departure of D, Pavel Kubina for hardnosed defenseman D, Garnett Exelby. The Leafs also let go of young gun F, Tim Stapleton to Atlanta for F, Colin Stuart. I thought that Burke could of gotten more for Kubina. The Leafs also said goodbye to minor league players like D, Sifers, F, Williams, & F, Newbury. With the first signing of the offseason the Leafs signed tough guy F, Colton Orr. The Leafs recent signings were MONSTER goaltender G, Jonas Gustavsson, probably the best goalie out of the NHL, but now will be backup, possibly starter for the Leafs upcoming season, and F, Rickard Wallin, a smart 2-way player who can bring a scoring punch to the line-up. But that what the Leafs are missing, one or two top 6 forwards who can both score and make plays.
Scotty Bowman says he had no part in son’s promotion with Chicago Blackhawks
Nilan drops gloves over shoplifting charge
All quiet on the Heatley front
Jiri Hudler’s future remains murky
Peter Chiarelli quiet on Phil Kessel rumors
NHL has plenty of questions for Balsillie