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Yanic Perreault is rumored to be down to four teams for a possible 06/07 home. The teams are Calgary (e2), Pitt (e3), Ottawa (e2), and the Avs (e3).
Here is a list of players that will hopefully improve next year and what they might improve to.
O’neill – He had a bad year last year and hopefully with Maurice and more ice time he will return to being a 30 goal scorer.
Canucks sign Tremblay to boost blue-line
Sens sign schaefer for 4
Panthers sign Van Ryn to long-term deal
Connelly re-signs with Buffalo
Las Vegas to get an NHL team?
Bolts lock up Sarich
Pavel Vorobiev wont be back with hawks this year!!
Fingold to sign letter of intent
Habs Prospect Latendresse goes down with head injury
According to sportsnet.ca the Toronto Maple Leafs have found a replacement head coach for recently promoted Paul Maurice. His replacement will be former Calgary Flames head coach Greg Gilbert. Gilbert was recently coaching the Missisauga Ice Dogs of the Ontario Hockey League. “I love seeing guys finally grasp something you’ve tried to teach them,” Gilbert said of his development role. Once again the Leafs bring in an experienced NHL coach to man their farm club. Great Move.
According to tsn:Less than two weeks after cancelling a training program in Finland, Philadelphia Flyers forward Keith Primeau is ready to try skating again in an effort to revive his NHL career.
These are just my thoughts and nothing more, I invite you to comment however you want.
My prediction of ups and downs in the 2006-2007 season will be that the Leafs open up going 3-7 in their first 10 games. Raycroft will immediately be nailed with “we should’ve kept Rask” comments but he will bounce back in the following 20 games while suddenly giving a 50/50 split with Aubin or Telqvist (I think it will be Aubin). After 30 games the Leafs will be around 16-14 and floating in and around 7th, 8th and 9th spot in the conference.