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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.
Larry Brooks of the New York Post is reporting that the Rangers have been given permission by the San Jose Sharks to negotiate with impending unrestricted free agent defenseman Brian Campbell.
On Saturday afternoon, Pittsburgh Penguins GM Ray Shero announced that the Penguins and Hossa have officially suspended talks about a contract. Hossa’s agent, Ritch Winter informed Shero that the Penguins are foremost in the mind of Hossa and continue to be the his first selection, but that he has advised his client to wait for the offers on July 1st as some of them might be a long way from the firm contract offer that the Penguins have extended Hossa.
Recent hockey rumors from around the league.
When asked about trading defencemen Kevin Bieksa, Canucks GM Mike Gillis said he was in fact fielding many calls about him, and is willing to listen.
It is suggested that Carolina is very interested in Bieksa and are willing to offer the likes of Eric Cole, Justin Williams or Tuomo Ruutu. (As per Eklund and TSN)
According to The Score television network, the Montreal Canadiens have been granted permission by arch rival Toronto Maple Leafs to talk to UFA eligible Mats Sundin or more specifically his agent.
According to Sportsnet. OTTAWA — The Ottawa Senators placed troubled goalie Ray Emery on waivers Friday, beginning the process to eventually buy out his contract.
The LA Daily News is reporting speculation regarding the LA Kings. It is believed that there is a 50-50 chance that the Kings may trade their 2nd overall pick. If the Kings do opt to draft a player the speculation is that they will use the pick to draft Doughty, a talented D-man from the OHL.
The St Louis Blues have made a couple moves this morning, aquiring goaltender Steve Mason from the Nashville Predators in exchange for a 4th round pick in tonights entry draft. The Blues also Pick up a 5th round choice in the draft after sending Jamal Mayers to the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The Sun-Sentinel is reporting that the Panthers are expected to trade Olli Jokinen today at the NHL entry draft and it is speculated that a first round draft pick is key to any deal.
According to various reports that Pittsburgh Penguins may be looking to deal Malkin to the Los Angeles Kings for a package that would include Mike Cammalleri and the Kings second overall draft choice.
According to thefourthperiod.com, it seems Ottawa is looking to trade up for a higher pick in the draft to obtain a player than could step in this season to play with the team.
According to thefourthperiod.com and Bryan Murray, he announced that all of Ottawa’s UFA’s will hit the market on July 1st.
After a very successful season, the Stanley Cup runner up, the Pittsburgh Penguins may lose one or two of their key players.