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Poor Dallas Stars. 14th in the Western Conference, 30 points in 31 games (although only 3 points out of 8th seed). It’s disappointing for a team tagged as a potential Stanley Cup contender. After learning that their captain Brendan Morrow was out for the year with a torn knee ligament, Sergei Zubov is just going under hip surgery and will miss 6 months. The 2 best players of this team are now out for the year, so it’s obviously a huge blow. But it’s maybe not as bad as it seems. By putting these 2 players on the LITR, Dallas frees up to 10 million dollars on the cap. That’s a lot of money, and it will allow them to make a couple moves to get some assets needed to take them to the other level.
The frenzy has begun for University of Denver centre-man Tyler Bozak. According to Bozak’s advisor 26 NHL teams have expressed interest in signing the 22 year old including all 6 Canadian teams.
It’s a done deal. According to TSN.ca the Canucks have signed Sundin to a one year contract.
All this talk about the Rangers and Sundin shouldnt be the focus. Its not even possible until they clear cap space, and even if they had the room hes not going to solve their problems. Hes a great addition to a solid team so that being said they might not even be in the running because of their recent play. Theres been rumors of potential trades to open up the room to possibly sign him and that is what I am going to focus on.
According to Adrian Dater of the Denver Post, Peter Forsberg has set his eyes on returning to the NHL yet again. Foppa has a home in the Denver area and has a girlfriend who is attending a college there as well, so it’s very much safe to say that Forsberg will sign with the Avalanche, and it’s no secret that Forsberg loves Colorado.
But this won’t happen until some time after New Year’s.
He recently had another foot surgery and is planning a full-scale test on it. Apparently, this last surgery has made his foot feel amazing. Forsberg stated that if it does not work out, that this will be it. He will retire.
It is no longer just a rumor, but the truth that Sundin will wait for the Rangers to clear cap space to become a NY Ranger. IT IS NOT TRUE WHATSOEVER that Gomez or Drury or even Rozival will be dealt to clear room.
It is also believed and known that the Islanders would love to bring Avery to the Island. ticket sales are at an all time low on the Island and bringing Avery in would be there best move to spice up the team and give them a name.
Bruce Garrioch of the Toronto Sun is reporting that Tom Renney could be in trouble. He also indicates that the Stars may be looking to deal Avery back to the Rangers and provides his latest updates on the Mats Sundin saga that never seems to have any closure to it.
Written by Joe Cutroni, Rotoexperts.com Staff Writer
December 12, 2008
HIGHLIGHTS: Joe Cutroni provides an inside look at who’s hot and who’s not around the Western Conference to give you the edge you need in your fantasy hockey league.
So as the NHL season comes up on going into the new year their are a bunch of intriguing stories. Where will sundin sign? Dallas and Avery. Ottawa and Dallas being in the bottom of the league. Boston being second in the league and so on. Now with these stories come moves and trades that will possibly come.
Written by Frank Mazzola, Rotoexperts.com Staff Writer
December 11, 2008
HIGHLIGHTS: Frank Mazzola takes a look at the NHL’s Eastern Conference and keeps you up to date on the latest developments.
The question is simple: should the senators make a trade for a puck moving defenseman (and possibly others) to make the playoffs, or become sellers? Over the years, Ottawa’s success in the regular season diminished their prospect pool, not only with poor draft positioning but buying at the deadline. (2nd rounder for arnason, 2nd rounder for saprykin, 2 2nd rounders for bondra). Not only that, but their scouting and development has become increasingly poor. With the exception of (possibly) Zubov in the minors, there arent many jewels for ottawa drafted past the second round.
Now, salary cap reality has shown us that you can’t win without youth. Youth are enthusiastic, energetic, built for the new NHL, but most of all, they are cheaper than veterans. Getzlaf and Perry in anaheim were underpaid given their contributions. Zetterberg was paid 2.7 million last year (he’s not as young, but you get the picture). Heatley and Spezza were paid 4.5 million 2 years ago. Lets not forget Staal in carolina, crosby and malkin in pittsburgh, etc.
Here is just a thought as to what the HABS could do to changing things up by the numbers with 1.550 Cap space.
If they were to try to sign Sundin
Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun is reporting that the Black Hawks may be looking to deal Martin Havlat.