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That’s right the NY Rangers will play against the Florida Panthers in San Juan, Puerto Rico at the Jose Miguel Agrelot Coliseum on Saturday, September 23.
According to the boston herald:Stephen Harris reports a source claiming there’s a good chance Brian Leetch could re-sign with the Bruins, noting the veteran blueline also received interest from the NY Rangers and the Red Wings.
The Habs roster, assuming that noone does better or worse this season, is upgraded 37 points. Now, assuming that people are going to improve over last season, due to chemistry and maturity, Montreal will be a major contender for the cup this year. Just imagine how many games those 37 points could have swayed in the Habs favour last season.
According to the Score ticker, Detroit has come to terms with UFA Defenseman Dani Markov. Terms of the deal not disclosed.
According to hockeybuzz.com:Doctors at the Mayo clinic have cleared Tomas Vokoun to return to the Predators. Pred Nation has breathed a sigh of refief as their all-star goaltender will be back in time for training camp.
Islanders sign Asham, avoid arbitration
Klee joins Avs, Recchi back to the Pens
Sharks re-sign Mark Smith
Danny Markov soon to be an Oiler?
Blackhawks name Dudley assistant GM
According to various sites the Vancouver Canucks have signed unrestricted free agent Jan Bulis to a 1 year/$1.3M contract. Bulis played last year with the Montreal Canadiens and had a career high in goals with 20 and tied a career high in points with 40 last season. He also had a career high 4 goals in one game vs Philadelphia at one point in the season. He also played on the Czech Republic at 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Torino, Italy this past year. He will really bolster the Canucks offensive production as I beleive he will develop into a great goal-scorer.
VANCOUVER/CKNW(AM980) – The Vancouver Canucks are expecting Trevor Linden to return to the lineup.
GM Dave Nonis says a roster spot awaits the unrestricted free agent, and they’ll sit down next week to discuss a new deal.
The Canucks didn’t exercise a 1.5-million-dollar option after Linden slumped to 16 points last season.
Meanwhile, Anson Carter’s agent says the free agent won’t accept the Canucks’ current offer, believed to be 1.8-million dollars a year.
It still may be a little bit early to view the full rosters of certain NHL teams, but when looking at the situations that certain teams are in, whether it be financially stricken due to the cap, or in binds with certain contracts and arbitration, one can suspect the upcoming rosters of some teams in the upcoming season. Being a Leaf fan, it seems only necessary that I analyze and then come up with some type of realistic expectation for the Leafs to accomplish.
By Darryl Dobbs
In reviewing the NHL rosters quite thoroughly, it is clear that the roster that needs the most work right now is Vancouver’s. If this doesn’t change soon, there will be open tryouts for a number of roster spots – beer leaguers welcome.
In all seriousness though, the way things look at this moment for Vancouver on the right wing is that Matt Cooke may have a spot on the first or second line, and a number of players would be vying for the other spot.