TwinCitites.com is reporting that the Wild are in no rush to trade Manny Fernandez now that they have locked up Nik Backstrom to a two year contract. HTR believes that this is completely false and that the Wild will be looking to deal Fernandez at the draft.
According to the Tennessean Jim Balsillie’s has submitted his bid to buy the Nashville Predators and hopes to have the terms of sale approved by the NHL board of governors on the June 20 meeting.
The 45 year old Chris Chelios re-signed with the Wing’s today. The contract is worth 850k for 1 season.
Alexei Yashin’s agent has said to rds.ca that his client would like to come to Montreal. The 6 foot 3 225lbs center is apparently looking to join his good friends Markov, Kovalev and even Koivu (whom wich he has trained with during the summer in Finland). Sources even say that he would be looking to relaunch Samsonov career.
As Per TSN.Ca
Sundin has Signed to a one year 5.5 million dollar contract! With a NTC.
Sportsnet.ca is reporting that the Islanders buyout of Yashin could lead to the signings of Ryan Smyth and Mike Peca. Sportsnet indicates that Yashin is the main reason for Peca leaving the Islanders and that Nolan will make a huge pitch to bring him back to New York. Also mentioned in this article is that it appears that the Buffalo Sabres are nearing new deals with both Lindy Ruff Coach) and Darcy Regier (G.M.).
(Article in French) Cyberpresse.ca is reporting that it is unlikely that Tom Preissing will return to the Senators for another season. Pressing is set to become unrestricted and is due for a big raise from the 600,000 that he earned last season.
The Denver Post is reporting that long time player Pierre Turgeon is set to retire. The very talented Turgeon has been hammered by injuries of late and has decided to spend some time with his family doing activities such as coaching his daughters hockey team.
The Toronto Star is reporting that the Leafs and Sundin are closing in on a deal. It is speculated that the Leafs will sign Sundin to a two year deal worth 11.5 million, the same as what McCabe earns.
I guess now that the cup is won, it is time to get back on track.
Maybe, like myself, a lot of you folks are tired of the Carey Price stuff. So let’s speculate on something else.
Here is a quick “résumé” of the situation.
According to Eklund on hockeybuzz.com the Toronto maple leafs might be trading Bryan Mccabe pending he waives his no trade clause , to make room for Ryan Smyth.
The Ottawa Senators would not be the only option for head coach Bryan Murray. Two sources indicated to the Ottawa Sun that the Columbus Blue Jackets would like to obtain the permission to discuss with Murray about the general manager opening for the team.
Several years ago, Bobby Holik was a third line center shutdown specialist who helped his devils win the 2000 Stanley Cup. He was impressive enough that the infamously free spending Rangers gave him a gigantic raise and tried using him on the top 2 lines as a scorer as well.