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Restricted Free Agent forward Antoinne Vermette of the Ottawa Senators has asked to be traded! Vermette has been asking for a long term contract but GM Bryan Murray isnt going to give him one. Also the Sens have reportedly been shopping Chris Neil who could be packaged with Vermette in a trade. Vermette had 25 goals and 53 points with a +3 rating last year.
According to www.sportsnet.ca :
The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed Vincent Lecavalier to an US$85-million, 11-year contract extension, a source told The Canadian Press.
A few sources in Vancouver are speculating that a trade involving the canucks and devils could be on the horizon. It is said that the Nucks are shopping rugged d-man Kevin Bieksa for speedy devil forward Brian Gionta, this would make sense as bieksa is making 3.75 million this year and Gionta is making 4 million. This would then still leave the 10 million needed to sign Mats Sundin.
The Montreal Canadiens and Minnesota Wild made a minor trade today. The Habs sent forward Corey Locke to the Minnesota Wild in exchange for defenceman Shawn Belle. The Wild also signed journeymen Krys Kolanos to a contract.
The Ottawa Senators have signed UFA forward Jason Williams to a 3 year contract. Williams had 13 goals and 23 assists in 43 games last year with the Hawks. Jason will be a great assest, he can play the point on the PP and play all forward positions.
Over the years we have changed as we have grown up and have taken on many different forms and many different looks. Where did it all begin? We began on our sister site hockeytraderumors.com with this inconspicuous announcement: WowHockey.com – Writers Wanted
The Leafs had hoped to announce Swedish defensman Jonas Frogren’s signing with the team to a standard contract by Wednesday, but it appears there is a problem.
Allhockey.ru reports that Radulov will be playing with Slavat in UFA next year [http://allhockey.ru/news/33166/]. This could be the worst turn of events ever for the city of Nashville.
The Canucks have signed Pavol demitra to a 2 year deal worth 8 million.
Also the TEAM 1040 is reporting that multiple sources are saying that Sundin is close to signing with Vancouver and that the signing could come down as early as next week!
When sports take a back seat to something more important, you know something bad has happened. On September 11th, football took a back seat to Pat Tillman, who decided he’d rather fight for his country than sign a large contract with the Arizona Cardinals. In September 2003, hockey took a back seat to many people around the Atlanta Thrashers, when Dany Heatley and Dan Snyder were involved in a serious car accident, Snyder dying several days later. We once again have a story about dreams of sports stardom taking a back seat because of, well, bad luck, misfortune, whatever you want to call it, as I read in this weeks issue of Sports Illustrated
So, ten days have passed since free agency started. The Mats situation continues and BG seems to be waiting for his decision…which in my mind is the right play.
Mere hours after St. Louis signed Steve Bernier to a 2.5 million dollar offer sheet, Canucks matched it.
Free agent Jason Smith, 34, has signed a 2-year, 5.2-million contract with the Ottawa Senators. The Senators needed an offensive defenceman, but had to settle for the reliable back-end play of Smith.