For a coupla years now I have had an idea rolling around in my head about saving the NHL.
Now that the CBA negotiations are almost upon the NHL and NHLPA I thought it would be a good time to unveil my own “Roadmap to Peace”
Detroit Free Press states: “The Rangers remain a top trading partner for Joseph — the Wings may be interested in Petr Nedved (but not in Eric Lindros) — with St. Louis a more difficult possibility because of the divisional rivalry.”
The Columbus Blue Jackets, many thought this town did not deserve a professional hockey club. It was soon seen that they could not compete against the national hockey leagues high payroll teams, yet this club may be one of the future Stanley Cup contendors, possibly making a run for the playoffs next season.
The Flyers have reportedly signed Williams and Somik according to PhiladelphiaFlyers.com…
“Williams’ is a one-year deal, while Somik inked a two-year deal.”
www.msgnetwork.com reports that the Rangers and Brian Leetch have agreed terms to a 2-year deal. More details to follow.
I was thinking about really stacked up teams. And I realized, does it really work?
letsgowings.com is reporting that the Red Wings have signed free agent left-wing Ray Whitney. The deal is reported as a four year deal worth 13 million dollers. Whitney, who had 76 points last year will provide a pretty good replacement for the departed Sergei Federov in the offensive zone. He will also add a powerful addition to the power-play as 42 of his points came with the man advantage.
What ever happened to the Chicago Blackhawks? It seems like that have disappeared from the NHL entirely. No draft picks mention that would startle anyone. No free agent pickups. No trades. Nothing.
At the Edmonton Oilers website, edmontonoilers.com
It says that the edmonton oilers have resigned Jason Smith, their captain. Chad Hinz, a propect who played on the farm team. Brad Isbister, acquired at the trade deadline.
Okay – let’s see how “hard up” the admins are for new material.
Periodically I hear grumblings from the masses regarding: