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After luckily clearing up cap space with the great help from Doug Wilson, general manager of the San Jose Sharks, the New Jersey Devils re-signed Brian Gionta to a three year deal worth $4M per season.
Micki Peroni, from HockeyTradeRumors.com, bringing you fair and balanced news!
Sportsnet is reporting that Tyson Nash has been waived by the Phoenix Coyotes and just wondering who is going to pick up Tyson Nash or if he will clear and be sent down to there farm team?
Centre Marc Chouinard, one of the Vancouver Canucks free-agent signings in the off-season, will miss seven to 10 days with a sprained right shoulder
NHL forward Richard Park has agreed to a two-year deal with the New York Islanders. The one-way contract will pay Park roughly $500,000 per season. Park had been skating with the Islanders on a professional tryout basis.
Last season, Park scored eight goals and 10 assists in 60 games with the Vancouver Canucks.
Park has played 368 NHL games in his career, scoring 50 goals and 57 assists for 107 points.
Ray Shero, General Manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins, was able to beat a 5 p.m. deadline Monday and sign forward Jordan Staal and defenseman Kristopher Letang to entry-level contracts. This does not mean that Staal and Letang will play the entire season with Pittsburgh, because they are able to play a total of 9 NHL games and then be returned to their Junior teams.
CKNW in Vancouver is reporting that the Pittsburgh Penguins may be looking to trade Marc-Andre Fleury. His poor performance at camp and during the preseason (excepting Saturday’s loss) has made Jocelyn Thibault the possible number one goalie.
CKNW reported that Ray Shero was looking to trade Fleury to a Western Conference team.
However CDKA Pittsburgh is reporting that Fleury will start in net against Philadelphia on Thursday.
Anaheim-Anaheim has a luxury of some sorts. They have 2 quality goalies in Bryzgalov and Giguere. Both are solid and have similar strengts. They are both positionally based goalies and play the angles well. Both are not fashy, but can make the big saves when needed. However, bothare questionable for the same reasons as well. Giguere has been streaky at times and has often had one good month followed by a bad one. Bryzgalov has proven that he can play under pressure in the playoffs, but has yet to show that he can take the full rigor of the regular season. They should split the time this year depending on who is playing better at the time, but it really doesn’t matter who is in goal since the ducks have Pronger and Neidermayer.
Atlanta- The Thrashers have who I consider one of the best young goaltenders in the league in Kari Lehtonen. He has all of the tools to succeed in the NHL. He has a massive buterfly and is excelent at controling rebounds. The questionmark here is his health. For the past few years, he has been injured every year and actually twice last year, only playing 38 games last year. This year the safety net is a bit better. Hedberg is a solid backup and he proved that last year in Dallas. They also picked up Brathwaite, who has played the last few years in Russia. Neither is a quality starter, but they are better than Dunham and Shields and are more experienced than Garnett. if Lehtonen is healthy, though, he can carry the team to the playoffs.
TEAM NAME: Tampa Bay Lightning
TEAM PAYROLL: $43.25 million
GENERAL MANAGER: Feaster, named General Manager on February 10, 2002, joined the Lightning on October 20, 1998,
HEAD COACH: John Tortorella became the fifth head coach in Lightning history on January 6, 2001, replacing Steve Ludzik.
I love the all-star game, in every sport, I vote as many times as I can, and I get to as many computers as possible to vote more. And what I love most is making bias as hell picks! In 2004, my entire group of East picks were Leafs! Well, one was a future Leaf, ok. I voted for Sundin, Roberts, Nolan, Kaberle, Leetch, and Belfour. Now, I can’t wait till November when the voting starts!