With the recent injury to Sami Salo and surprisingly cap friendly deal Mason Raymond signed it looks like Kevin Bieksa could stay in Vancouver after all.
The Rangers upgraded their offensive capabilities yesterday by signing left wing Alexander Frolov to a one-year, $3 million deal that is not only cap-friendly but should serve as motivation for a player looking to build leverage in the market.
There is nothing negative about the signing of the 28-year-old winger whose personally disappointing 51-point season (19-32) in Los Angeles would have made him the Rangers’ third-leading scorer and whose contract leaves general manager Glen Sather enough cap space with which to maneuver.
As Brian Burke returns home from his fishing trip, talks could once again commence on the possible moving of Tomas Kaberle.
Here are some other various sources on Kaberle:
“The Sharks are the team to beat. The Leafs are aiming for Ryan Clowe as their target”
“The Sharks aren’t offering Clowe yet, but Brian does believe he could get Clowe if he just were to get some kind of bidding war going.”
This summer it has become very fashionable to rake Sutter over the coals for his trades this past year and free agents signings. Some of the critism is justified, but if you look at the postion the Flames are currently in its hard to argue that this team isn’t better than the one that started last year. Last year the Flames training camp lineup was:
Bourque Jokinen Iginla
Dawes Langkow Moss
Glencross Conroy Sjostrom
Nystrom Boyd Prust
Phaneuf Jay Bo
What a difference a month makes. Four weeks ago, the Blackhawks were the most stacked team in the league, boasting elite talent in every position, and every role. Now, they have lost toughness from the bottom half of the roster in the form of Ben Eager and Adam Burrish. They’ve lost hard-nosed warriors and checking line heroes in John Madden and Andrew Ladd. They lost top six scoring in Kris Versteeg, and one of the better role-players in the West in Dustin Byfuglien. They even lost depth in the form of Colin Fraser, and Brent Sopel. And yet still, there is more loss to come