kunitz staying under the sun

It appears the anahiem ducks have signed foward chris kunitz to a four year 14.9 million dollar deal. Kunitz will earn 1.5 million this year and the new contract will kick in at the beginig of next season seeing him make 3.5 million in 2008-2009- 3.6 million in 2009-2010-3.8 million in 2010-2011 and finally 4 million in 2011-2012 , i guess brian burke didnt want to be in the same situation as with Penner, but is it to much for this guy ?

Pens offer contract to Markov

According to http://nhlline.ca/rumours.html the Pittsburgh Penguins have made an offer to former Detroit Red Wing Danny Markov. The contract is for 2 years worth $3 million.

Lightning unveil new uniforms

According to http://lightning.nhl.com/index.html the Tampa Bay Lightning have unveiled their new uniforms and logos

NHL Confirms: Ice Bowl is set.

The tentative outdoor game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Buffalo Sabres that was seemingly in eternal hold, has now been finalized. After many weeks since having set the date aside on the schedule as tentative to play outdoors, NHL central offices confirmed Friday that the game will be played at the Ralph Wilson Stadium in Buffalo, the home of the NFL Buffalo Bills. However, an official announcement is yet to be made, although it is expected it will be made on September 10th, prior to opening of training camps.

Why the Flyers Have Little Chance of Resigning Forsberg

Today I would like to address something that has been nagging at me since Peter Forsberg’s contract expired at the end of last season, and that is one of the fallacies surrounding the Peter Forsberg Free Agency “sweepstakes.” More specifically, the notion that the Flyers are going to resign Forsberg.

Marleau might stay, Toronto to target Spezza in '08?

Recent rublings

In the latest news on Patrick Marleau, as cited by Spector, David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News reports that Marleau prefers to stay with the Sharks, despite recent reports that the center might be traded.

The media reports had Toronto as a possible destination, as well as Montreal, Ottawa and the New York Islanders.

Michalek Re-signs

According to hockeybuzz, Eklund is stating that the San Jose Sharks are about to announce the resigning of Milan Michalek.

Surprise Team: Los Angeles Kings

Why the LA Kings could be the surprise team of the 07-08 season.

Canucks Still need more offence!!

I would like to see Ryan Kesler get more time to develop. I think he could be a very solid player in the future and being on the 3rd line just won’t help him.  Here is what I would like to see happen to fill out our lines and I think it is realistic as well…

Weiss For Six

According to TSN.ca, the Florida Panthers have re-signed Stephen Weiss to a six year deal worth $18.6M, $3.1M a season. The Panthers have been re-signing their key players to long-term contracts, and Jay Bouwmeester is expected to be next.

Tons of talent left

There are a handful of players who have not signed yet, whether it’s because teams have not made the right offers, haven’t shown interest at all, or because the player is considering retirement. Whatever the reason for their availability, it must be reassuring to teams that there is still skill left to be acquired.

Nonis needs to make one more move

Now that Trevor Linden has been signed the canucks have a very solid lineup. However they still need a bit of an offensive upgrade and now they have a few forwards they could afford to trade.. The type of trade I would like to see the canucks make would be something like this.

Growth of Canadiens in Carbonneau's Hands

It has been widely determined that the Montreal Canadiens have one of the best young teams in the NHL. That can be verified looking at the team’s list of top prospects plus taking into account some of the fine young players the team has on their current roster.