Experts Look: Where Are These Players Going?
I will give my look on where,
And more on where these names will sign next year?….
Derian Hatcher – New York Rangers
*Experts Look: Why do I say this? Because it has become obvious that the Rangers can add an amount of salary to their team especially for about 5 years, or else they wouldn’t be so close to have acquire Jamior Jagr. And they would cut long time server Brian Leetch in a second to make room for Hatcher to pair along with Tom Poti.
Teemu Selanne – Anahiem Mighty Ducks
*Expert Look: The Ducks plan to make an offer to Selanne after having Paul Kariya accepting to take a pay cut next season. I do not expect Selanne or the Ducks to agree on a long term deal but rather a one year contract(with options)at what price both sides agree on(expecting Selanne to take less money to be back with the Ducks). Selanne also told gave comments saying he will retire to play in europe if there is a CBA lockout for next year, which there will most likely be one.
Sergei Federov – L.A. Kings
*Experts Look: The Kings have been rumored to be shopping center Jason Allison and Federov to be just the man to replace him. I don’t think the Kings will give Federov the 10million he was seeking, but I do expect hem to offer the length he wants so he can retire under contract.
Brian Leetch – Toronto Maple Leafs
*Experts Look: The Leafs are in desperate need to replace the retired Robert Svehla, and its one heck of a start with Brian Leetch. When Leetch is let go by the Rangers, he will not be as committed to signing long-term contracts with any other team. And that’s exactly what the Leafs want, and is exactly what the Leafs are willing to give up for someone of Leetch’s caliber.
Ray Whitney-Detroit Red Wings
Greg DeVries- Philadelphia Flyers
Vaclav Prospal-Detroit Red Wings
Todd Marchant-Boston Bruins
Luc Robitaille-L.A. Kings
Darren McCarthy-San Jose Sharks
Ken Klee-Toronto Maple Leafs
Eric Desjardins-Philadelphia Flyers
Dimitry Yushkevich-Vancouver Canucks
Jeff Hackett-Philadelphia Flyers
Joe Nieuwendyk-Toronto Maple Leafs