New Signees

Dvorak joins team in Vermont. Isle’s keep the spider Webb. Tkachuk planning to sing the Blues for the next five years. Brewer remains an Oiler.Sands writes:

While Dvorak has Signed a deal right before camp, Rucinsky’s agent is in need of a psychologist. Sather is fed up with Paul Kraus, Rucinsky’s agent is he’s pushing on Sather an annual salary of $3 million.

Sather has offered around 1.7M for a year but, there is no chance of him getting more then that…..

No team would give him more.

Rumor has it that Sather feel’s Rucinsky isn’t asking for that deal but only that Paul Kraus is pushing that deal.

If Rucinsky wants to come back to the Rangers, he better make a deal with Sather himself… or else Sather will leave him in free agency and let a none competing team make a lower deal with him…..

Rucinsky has a chance to be on a top line With Bure and Lindros. If he wants to raise his price he better sign a one year deal and then make his move for a higher contract next year. His stats will jump after one season on a line with Bure and Lindros. Anyone’s stats would. That would be the smart move for Rucinsky.

TFP:The Edmonton Oilers have signed restricted free agent defenseman Eric Brewer to a 2-year, $4 million contract, TFP has learned.
In 81 games last season, the 23-year-old scored 7 goals and added 18 assists. Brewer was drafted 5th overall in the 1997 Entry Draft by the New York Islanders.

TFP:The St. Louis Blues have signed left wing Keith Tkachuk to a new 5-year contract. Financial terms were not disclosed, but the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported the deal is worth $45 million.
According to the newspaper, the first 4 years are guaranteed at $40 million while the team holds an option for the fifth year

TFP:Steve Webb has signed his 1-year qualifying offer with the New York Islanders.
“I’ve signed the deal and I’m still hopeful Mike and I will continue to talk about a longer deal,” said Webb. “But no matter what happens, you’re not going to hear any complaints from me…”