Yashin Cashes IN

The Islanders will announce that they have signed Yashin to a 10 year $90-91 million deal.

This deal makes it the richest contract package in the NHL’s history.

He wont be the highest paid player per year but the sum of $90 is the highest ever in the league. The 27-year-old center had 218 goals and 273 assists in 504 regular-season games with Ottawa over his career.

Chandler

Waiver Draft

I’m interested to see who every one thinks the team’s will leave availabile when the Waiver Draft comes? And where do you think some of the players are going to go?

Forwards?

Defenders?

Goalies?

Reid

Puck Sight (Sept. 4th)

Todays column starts off with a look at the status of two careers, one that has ended too early, and one that may have run for too long. I’ll also touch on a waiver draft opinion and some thoughts about uniforms.

Theo Fleury Is Cleared

The NHL and the NHLPA announced that Theo Fleury is cleared to play with the New York Rangers for this up-coming season. Good job Fleury for getting through a tough moment and I wish him good luck for the 2001-2002 season.

Can the Pens still make a run?

Ok so now that camp is a week away lets dissect the Penguins and see if they truly can make a Cup run or not.

Canada Camp Opens, 2 Players Added.

Team Canada’s orientation camp opens today in Calgary. There are two players, who will attend but will not be able to partake in on-ice activities so 2 new players have been issued late invites.

Who will win the Jack Adams?

I recently wrote an article on who will win the Norris, but now the question poses as who will be the best coach this season?

Two Trade Rumors, One Just a Thought

Titles of Articles:

1)”Amonte To Leafs?”

written by: Anonymous

2)”Could Barnett Get Nedved if He Doanates to Sather?”

written by: Micki Peroni

General Managers Reviews

Previously, I wrote an article of NHL TEAM REVIEWS. This time it is General Managers Reviews. Read about how well or how poor every GM did his job. All of the GMs are letter graded, like A’s, B’s, C’s, D’s, and F’s. See what your team’s GM got and why.

Al Iafrate's Come Back

Another report of The Sporting News, in Slover’s mailbag, says that Al Iafrate might make a come back to the NHL. It must be Mario’s come back that inspired him. Iafrate contacted GM Rutherford of the Hurricanes that he will attend training camp as a try out, similar to Richer. Is this a good idea for the Hurricanes, Iafrate, and the NHL? It sure is, Iafrate is still 35 and is 6’3 weighing 235 lbs, but it has been 3 years since Iafrate last skated in the NHL. If Iafrate can resume his supershot, that held the record for the hardest slapshot, then he will make a great come back. Opinions are requested.

Amonte Could Be Dealt, Back to The Big Apple?

An addition to the Ray Slover “mailbag” of The Sporting News is a rumor of Blackhawks star RW Tony Amonte getting traded, possibly the New York Rangers.

Osgood, Richter, & the Blues

I just read a rumor from Ray Slover of The Sporting News that the Rangers, Blues, and Wings may make a deal involving Richter and Osgood, sending Ricther to the Blues. Can anyone provide any more info? Thanks.

Another Flyers Trade Coming?

I have been hearing a rumor floating around that has the Flyers sending Jan Hlavac, a first round pick, and a later pick to Boston for Bill Guerin. Has anyone else heard about this?