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Can I ever take Mike Brophy seriously again? As a writer, ‘expert’ or man. The Hockey News’ Top 50 Players of 2005-2006 had the most bizarre and insanely ludicrous rankings I have read in a long time.
According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Flyers will have four alternate captains this season, rotating two players at home and two on the road. Look for Derien Hatcher, Peter Forsberg and probably forward Simon Gagne, who has been moved to Hitch¢ock’s leadership group, to wear A’s.
The Oilers expect to see Ryan Smyth at training camp, but whether he comes in with a one-year deal or a multi-year pact remains to be seen.
Here’s a look at possible lines and depth charts of each team for this upcoming season…
Steve Thomas has accepted the Toronto Maple Leafs’ invitation to attend camp on a tryout basis.
sources = tsn.ca:
It looks like the 2005-06 NHL season will begin without the league’s second-leading scorer of all time.
According to the New York Post, Mark Messier is done playing after 25 seasons in the NHL.
Other newspaper reports say that the future Hall of Famer will not be reporting for a training camp physical with the New York Rangers on Monday, and may take the opportunity to announce his retirement from hockey.
John Ferguson, general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Saturday that the club has signed free agent defenceman Brad Brown to a one year contract. In keeping with club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
There are more remaining free agents then people think, but I guess it’s time we once again go over the list of players still on the market.
This is my first post so here it is. Well I know that people are gonna say “I told you so. Forsberg and Hatcher are out before they begin. ”
TSN.ca/nhl reports that Jay McKee has accepted his QO and signed a 1 year deal with the Sabres.
Team gets Conditional Draft Pick in Return
Also, the Penguins have re-signed top prospect Sidney Crosby and team owner Mario Lemieux re-signed as player.
Taken from www.thefourthperiod.com
Prior to the Marian Hossa trade that saw Dany Heatley come to the Senators, the team was close to dealing away winger Martin Havlat, according to the Ottawa Sun.
It is being reported in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Fox Sports Pittsburgh that Sidney Crosby has signed his rookie deal. http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/05251/568331.stm