Category Archives: Free Agents
Slam sports is reporting that the Ottawa Senators are at the top of Peter Forsberg’s “wish list.”
Boston.com – Sports is reporting that the Bruins may be taking a long look at Danny Markov.
Ok, ok, ok … so the Forsberg talk is getting to be a little much at HTR these days but the reality is that it is our job to post the latest news and info so here we go……
According to Newsday.com Bryan Berard is presently in limbo with the New York Islanders. It is reported that the Islanders presently are at their 23 man roster so in order for them to fit Berard into their system they would have to make another move.
We are now entering August and Mike Peca still remains without an NHL home for this upcoming season.
CBS Sportsline in NY is reporting Shelond Souray is deciding between a deal with the Rangers and a deal with the Devils. In order to sign with the Rangers Souray would take below market value, but he has expressed his wishes to go to a team with a shot at the cup.
The New York Post is continuing speculation that Sheldon Souray may be on his way to the Big Apple.
A radio station in Dallas is reporting that UFA Slava Kozlov is in Dallas and is set to sign a contract with Dallas. Spector’s Hockey is also reporting this.
The Denver Post is reporting that it is not very likely that Peter Forsberg will return back to the Avalanche. A big factor in this decision is that the team chemistry was so good at the end of last season when the Avalanche made a later run to get into the playoffs.
Bruce Garrioch of Sun Media is reporting that as many as six teams are interested in Mike Comrie.
The Washington Times is reporting that the Capitals may no longer seek the services of Alexei Yashin. It was initially suggested that Yashin may be good fit for Ovechkin.
There are many good free agents still on the market, and teams with cap space can still get some good talent.
Bruce Garrioch of the Sun Media is looking to make some deals to trade away contracts to be able to free up some cash to go free agent shopping.
The Orange County Register is dreaming if they think that the LA Kings are going to be able to lure one of the free agent players. They speculate that Gomez would be a good fit in LA however HTR believes that 29 other teams would be also be a good fit.
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review provides a list of who they feel are the 10 best Pens free agent options. While it is not highly likely that the Pens will be able to sign any of the top players on this list this list is a good one to check out to refresh your mind of players that are available.
The Daily Herald is reporting that the Black Hawks may have their sights set on a number of “tier two” free agents.
SI.com is reporting that, as of Wednesday night, the Sabres have offered unrestricted free agent forward Daniel Briere a contract, and are not expected to offer a contract to trade deadling acquisition Dainius Zubrus.
The Edmonton Journal is reporting that the Oilers will aggressively seek to sign free agent talent come July the first.
The Buffalo News continues speculation with regard to Drury and Briere.
They indicate that the Sabres are saying nothing in regard to Drury or Briere’s pending free agency however they do suggest possible teams (mainly a repeat of past articles) that are said to have supreme interest.
Darren Dreger of TSN is suggesting that the Islanders may offer Ryan Smyth a deal that he may not be able to refuse. He is suggesting the possibility of a 7 or 8 year deal worth about 6 million per year. Put differently that could mean a 48 million dollar deal.