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Sept. 12 (Bloomberg) — XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc., the biggest U.S. subscription-radio service, will pay $100 million to broadcast National Hockey League games for 10 years to expand its programming.
source = thefourthperiod.com:
TFP has learned that the Atlanta Thrashers have agreed in principle to a one-year deal with veteran winger Peter Bondra.
According to a league source, Bondra’s deal is filled with incentives, while his base salary is just over $500,000.
St. Louis Post reports that Scott Young has returned to the Blues. The announcement should come sometime today.
So who is the best centre in the NHL? A very tough question indeed since there are so many to choose from. But I will try to narrow it down to the 10 best centres in the NHL. I also threw in rankings for top young centre and checking centre.
Mark Parrish has until midnight tonight to accept a contract from the New York Islanders. Charles Wang has a policy that if you miss training camp because you are not signed, you will be locked out.
According to TSN & RDS, the Montreal Canadiens have signed sophomore winger Michael Ryder to a one year, $1 Million contract. Ryder was the last unsigned player to be signed.
TSN.ca Staff with files
9/12/2005 8:43:15 AM
The Palm Beach Post reports that the Florida Panthers have agreed on one-year contracts with centre Olli Jokinen and defenceman Mike Van Ryn.
Files from TSN.ca and The Toronto Star make up this report.
The Toronto Star reports that a group of NHL veterans are calling for the resignation of NHL Players Association executive director Ted Saskin, union president Trevor Linden and other players association officials amid allegations that Saskin was hired improperly.
Eklund claims that according to “an Atlanta Based source” Bondra signed a deal late sunday night to play with the Thrashers. There currently is no mention of either the term or value of the contract.
Center Yanic Perreault has accepted a tryout invitation extended by the Nashville Predators and will attend the team’s training camp, which opens Monday.
Today is the fourth year anniversary of the tragic day that changed our lives, 9/11.
This day should never be forgotten, nor should we ever forgive the evil that has been done.
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.