Recently I noticed something Leaf and Rangers fans are always arguing about which team is better. However, I think it’s pointless because both teams stink, something several of us can agree with.
Kevin Paul Dupont, from the Boston Globe is reporting that the Boston Bruins are shopping RFA forward Sergei Samsonov and defensemen Hal Gill to the New York Rangers in exchange for Mike Dunham and all-star defensemen Tom Poti.
It’s the return of….”Holes that Need Filling”…and i will continue with the Northwest division.
Anson Carter agreed to a one year $2.8M contract offer from the Rangers to avoid arbitration.
As reported by nashvillepredators.com, terms of the deal not disclosed. Kimmo is basically the Preds all-time leader in every category for D-Men.
Though it sounds like Wayne has become a wildlife ranger, what I’m really talking about is his management of the Phoenix Coyotes. As far as I’ve seen, the Winnapeg Jets were in better circumstances than the Coyotes of today. And its not hard for me to say that.
Stars’ longtime defenceman Richard Matvichuk was awarded a $2.2 million contract with the Dallas Stars. Thankfully it’s only a one-year deal.
Lanny McDonald has interviewed for the position of General Manager of the Toronto Maple leafs. Last week Mcdonald met with the president of the Maple Leafs Richard Pettie as well as Ken Dryden. McDonald is not a total stranger to the GM position. He was the GM for the Calgary Flames until coach Darryl Sutter took over the job from Craig Button. Button is also interested in the job.
Source: The Calgary Herald
According to NewYorkRangers.com, Glen Sather announced that the Rangers have re-signed forward Alex Kovalev. Terms of the deal were not immediately released. It was most likely a one year deal between 5-7 million.
Kovalev, 30, came to Rangers from the Penguins in February in exchange for Mikael Samuelsson (traded to Florida on draft day), Rico Fata, Richard Litner, and Joel Bouchard. Bouchard since, has signed the the Sabres.
Kovalev is expected to play with Petr Nedved on the second line.
The Rangers, still in need of another forward (possibly two forwards if Pavel Bure does not return) are rumored to be dangling Tom Poti to the rest of the NHL, most notably the Boston Bruins.
This is from carolinahurricanes.com:
HURRICANES AGREE TO TERMS WITH DANNY MARKOV