Prospect T. Ruutu signs with Blackhawks

Sources report that GM Mike Smith announced today that the Chicago Blackhawks have signed highly touted prospect, Finnish center/left winger Tuomo Ruutu. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Hockey gets no respect from SI

To determine hockey’s popluarity in the US media, I’ve examined every cover of Sports Illustrated and tabulated the result by team and by year.

Red Wings sign Miller

CCHA.com is reporting that the Detroit Red Wings have signed Kevin Miller.

Penguins 101 pt 2

Part two, the Eddie O equation.

At least let me have my pads!

Sabres #1 goaltender Martin Biron had a bad surprise when he woke up yesterday…

Chris Drury signs 4 year deal with Sabres

Chris Drury yesterday signed a 4 year deal with the Buffalo Sabres. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. http://www.nhl.com/onthefly/news/2003/08/146930.html

Now the Sabres seem to be back on track and back to the playoffs hopefully.

Although did find it odd that anything else that remotely qualifies as news gets posted immediately, and yet this signing of the #1 center desont get anything.

Tverdovsky signs with Russian league team!

Sport-express.ru, a Russian website with a good reputation, reports that speedy defenseman Oleg Tverdovsky has signed a two-year deal with Russian league team Avangard Omsk. The 27-year old Russian won’t be back in the NHL in the next two years, as the contract has a clause that prevents him from signing with any other team, including NHL teams, for the duration of the contract.

Yzerman OFFICIALLY Signs With The Wings

Today, TSN.ca has reported that Red Wings Captain, Steve Yzerman has finally signed the one year deal worth 6 million dollars.

Leafs about to name John Ferguson Jr as GM

It looks like the Toronto Maple Leafs have finally found their man to replace Pat Quinn as the club’s GM.

Andrei Markov Agrees to a new Two-Year Deal With the Habs

The Montreal Canadiens have announced the re-signing of Andrei Markov to a two-year contract. General Manager Bob Gainey did not disclose the salary figures of the contract.