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Picking sleepers for fantasy hockey is usually a fun job because if you are wrong about them, it’s not really a big deal. If you can pick 30% of the young or forgotten players who put up a big season, you are a fantasy genius. Sleeper goalies however; picking those is a pretty difficult task. Last year there really were only two true sleeper goalies who developed into a fantasy stars: Lundqvist and Huet. This season I am looking to find similar diamonds in the rough and hope at least one or two of these guys will have a huge year and give your fantasy team(s) a shot in the arm.
After months of sporadic negotiation between the Blue Jackets and restricted free agent Nikolai Zherdev, a recent flurry of talks is bringing the situation to a head.
According to thefourthperiod.com Flyers GM Bob Clarke has apparently hit the end of the line in negotiations with winger Simon Gagne, reports the Camden Courier-Post.
Reports out of Vancouver are that Alex Burrows has signed a one way contract. They are still yet to sign Kesler and seem to be at a standstill. I dont have any figures yet.
There won’t be a hold out situation for Ryan Miller. He signed a three year deal, no money terms disclosed.
The NY Post reports the Devils have an agreement in tact to retain David Hale. They have come to terms but has not actually signed yet due to cap restricitons
The upper limit cap for the 2006/2007 is $44 million, but a team is actually able to carry players against the cap and go over this amount. Having done a bit of research on the cap in the actual CBA (trying to get a better understanding of New Jersey’s situation), I wanted to share some things that are not necessarily common knowledge among hockey fans.
The Atlanta Thrashers have re-signed goalie Kari Lehtonen. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Official press release:
The NY Post is confirming that the Devils training camp will consist of backup goaltending competition between Mike Dunham and Scott Clemenson..
It is also believed that they have either invited or signed former Ranger tough guy Dan LaCouture.
As soon as Lou waives his magic wand and sheds his cap figure he will likely sign his tryout players.
Sportsnet.ca is reporting Gagne is greedy.
Philadephia Flyers GM Bob Clarke has divulged that Simon Gagne’s agent, Bob Sauve, had turned down two offers for $5 million a year.