In an arbatration hearing today, Daymond Langkow of the Phoenix Coyotes was awarded a 1 year $2.7 million contract.
Well I’ve seen enough Mario Lemieux bashing I’ll tell you that, so I think it’s time now that someone actually stuck up for this great player and great man. You go into forums and some fool’s running his mouth over how Mario’s the most overrated player in the game, and then another’s smacking about how he is the worst captain in the NHL today (Keith Primeau anyone?). Time to set the record straight Mario Lemieux is now, and always will be one of the greatest, greatest players of this game.
Mercifully brief, but hopefully noticed by “The Powers That Be” -
What is the future for the Devils? Will Lou try to repeat this year’s Cup victory, or will they settle and try to build a new team during the season or maybe during the lockout seson (if there will be any)?
ESPN.com reports that the Blues have decided that the $6.5/1 year contract doled out by arbitration is not too pricey to sign the team’s leading scorer in four of the past five seasons. However, this contract takes team payroll to $58M which means that the Blues will start trying to cut salary by trading players or leaving them to the waiver draft.
Pavol Demitra was awarded a 6.5 million dollar one year salary. The Blues have 72 hours to accept it or Demitra becomes an unrestricted free agent.
Hockeyfirst.com is reporting that the Rangers have reached an agreement with Boris Mironov. Terms of the deal were not released, however hockeyfirst is reporting close to a 2 year $4 mil deal.
After a disappointing year, the Sabres look to rebound and emerge from their past with new ownership and a few new faces in the lineup.
Recently published Montreal Suburban newspaper states that Roy is indeed expressing interest in coming out of retirement to play for his former team where all the glory began. He would like to see his number 33 retired up in the rafters of the Bell center alongside Jacques Plante’s jersey.
This is my first attempt at an article and since there’s no one on here besides Manta Ray that writes about the Devils, I thought I’d give it a shot. Besides, it’s slow during the offseason, maybe this will get posted over the latest “Leafs Improvement” article. Now on with the show…