The western conference is probably the hardest conference in sports to make the playoffs. There are so many good teams. Here is how i think they standings will go down.
The Edmonton Oilers have signed Ethan Moreau and Georges Laraque, as well as Brad Winchester and Joe Cullen. Moreau has signed for one year, Laraque has signed for three years, and Winchester and Cullen both signed for two years.
Bob Stauffer of Total Sports radio show (TEAM1260, Edmonton) reported the signings on his show Thursday afternoon.
With the recent news of Pavel Bure not meeting the New York Rangers standards for player conditioning, Rangers General Manager Glen Sather must turn so trade options in order to replace one of his best wingers.
The Boston Bruins have re-signed LW Sergei Samsonov to a 1 year contract on thursday!!! The flashy winger became a restricted free agent earlier this summer. Sergei made 2.2 million last season with the Bruins while only appearing in 8 games beacaue of a wrist injury. Terms of the new deal were undisclosed.
“Sergei is one of the most exciting and dynamic players in the NHL and we expect him to be a big contributor to the team this season with the injury behind him,” Bruins general manager Mike O’Connell said.
In this mornings Dallas-Fort Worth Star-Telegram, there was an article by Stars beat reporter Mac Engel titled “Turco’s Status for Camp in Doubt” which contained some interesting quotes from Stars GM Doug Armstrong. I’ll paste the link at the bottom, but to summarize:
Minutes ago, the Russian Rocket took his physical with the Rangers and has failed it. TSN.ca reports that there is no timetable for when Bure can resume his career.
TSN.CA hockey analyst Bob McKenzie reports that the Toronto Maple Leafs have shown interest in former Leaf, Bryan Berard. The interest is thought to be mild. The Leafs have inquired about what it would take to sign him. Although, they do seem content to give their young guys a shot on defense.
Mark your calendars, boys and girls. Oct 28 will yet again be a night for Patrick Roy to be larger than life on (inter)national TV.
According to numerous sources, nhl.com, yahoo sports, and The Boston Globe. David Legwand has finally signed with the Preds. Terms of the deal not disclosed. He was offered a qualifying offer of $1.2 million, which is a 10% raise over last year.