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TSN is reporting the signing of Alexei Zhamnov to a 3 year deal, terms not disclosed yet.
It’s official, the Columbus Blue Jackets have signed UFA goalie Martin Prusek, or so reports TSN.ca
Mojo 640 in Toronto is reporting that the Toronto Maple Leafs have made a substancial offer to Detroit forward Henrik Zetterberg.
The Colorado Avalanche after getting creamed the last two days losing Adam Foote and Peter Forsberg have signed Patrice Brisebois and Pierre Turgeon…former Montreal Canadiens, according to TSN and the fourth period. Now these two are far from the calibre of Foote and Forsberg but cheap adequate replacements.
According to TSN, former Detroit defensman Mathieu Dandenault has signed with the Habs. The terms are $ 7 million for 4 years.
The Canucks have just traded Defenseman Brent Sopel to the New York Islanders for a draft choice in 2006.
This appears to be a move by the Canucks to dump a contract in an effort to create more salary cap room.
Souces close to the Team990 have reported that the Montreal Canadiens will annouce within the hour that they have signed Alex Kovelev.
According to the Fourth period:
Sergei Gonchar signed a 5 year $25 million dollar deal
Jarome Iginla signed a 3 year $21 million dollar deal
Marcus Naslund resigned for three years, $18 million.
In the craziest day so far, the weirdest deal just happened: The St. Louis Blues have traded most touted defencemen Chris Pronger to the Edmonton Oilers!
From the early happenings in the free agent market, it appears that the Toronto Maple Leafs will be out of the running for many if not all of the big free agents available this season. With only 7-10 Million left to spend and several roster spots that need to be filled, it appears that the Leafs wont be contending for the time being at least.
The Vancouver Canucks are in a very interesting position this off-season and could potentially be looking at acquiring a new starting goalie and first line winger and possibly trading one of the most dominant players in the game.
It is rumored that Mike Modano is being offered contracts from a few teams, the Bruins may have him inked as early as Teusday.
Sportsnet is reporting that Adam Foote has signed with the Columbus Blue Jackets for three Years, $13.5 million. Not sure if the Blue Jackets are ready for this type of signing but welcome to the new NHL.
The idea of Naslund and Forsberg teaming up together is a bit scary for a number of reasons.
Together, these guys will be a force.
A rumour from the NY Daily News says that both Peter Forsberg and Markus Naslund would be interested in signing with the Rangers. This was also mentioned by Bruce Garrioch in the Sun.
Miroslav Satan became an unrestricted free agent Sunday after the Buffalo Sabres declined to make a qualifying offer. He has led the team in scoring 6 times, has scored 30 goals 3 times, and is the top 10 for scoring for the Sabres.
In an article in the Nashville City Paper, Predators owner Craig Leipold takes a swipe at the contraction and relocation rumors that constantly dog the Predators
Free Agent List Updated August 4th, 2005
Have a look at who’s available and also take a look at who has signed where. Some of the players are awesome.
We all know for the last couple of years the phoenix coyotes have been rebuilding. After making the playoffs year after year when they first arrived, they shipped all of their players off. Is the newly built team just over the horizion?
Judging from all of those articles about how Player X and Player Y are coming to the Leafs, and how people are becoming fed up with both the rumors, and the leafs lack of jumping on those rumors has led me to remember that crazy ’03 offseason, where tens of high profile players were rumored to come to toronto, but they balked…where are they now? and did Quinn make the right decisions?