• Why hasn’t first-line Ducks winger Bobby Ryan accepted the Ducks’ five-year, $25 million offer?
Ryan already has said he’s not worth more than linemates Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry, both of whom earn an average of $5.3 million a year, so what’s the hold-up?
Is Ryan’s agent trying get another team to make a bigger offer to the restricted free agent, forcing the Ducks to match? My guess is Ryan believes he’ll be worth more than $5 million in the final years of the contract, so he would prefer to sign for, say, only three years.
Mike Bab***** apparently is not beyond making a little news on a summer’s day, as he raised money for the Children’s Hospital Fund of Saskatchewan.
According to NHL.com, Bab***** said Friday that Mike Modano, the 40-year-old native of Livonia who is a lock for the Hockey Hall of Fame, will inevitably sign with the Red Wings this summer.
Mike Modano is 40 years old and his best hockey is behind him, but his All-Star career keeps him at the forefront of fans’ interests.
I can’t tell you how many times a day readers ask about the “latest on Modano.” ESPN.com reached out to him Thursday after hearing a website rumor linking him to Chicago.
Haven’t talked to them at all,” Modano told ESPN.com via text message.
The Bruins ’ big questions remains unanswered: Will the team be able to find takers for Marc Savard and/or Tim Thomas [stats]? If not, what machinations must general manager Peter Chiarelli conjure up to bring the team in compliance with the salary cap?
Just a quick update here, with the Kings now appearing to be falling out of the Kovalchuk sweepstakes it appears they are now making a play for the Flyers Simon Gagne.
Gagne’s agent has reported to ESPN that he has been given permission to talk trade regarding his client with the Kings. His $5.25 million cap hit would most definitely be more friendly to the Kings future cap situation with players like Drew Doughty coming up for contract negotiations in the next couple years.