John Ferguson, vice-president and general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Thursday that the club has re-signed defenceman Staffan Kronwall to a two-year contract extension.
Kronwall, 24, began the 2006-07 season with the Maple Leafs, but was assigned to the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League (AHL) on November 14. He played 47 games for the Marlies, collecting 17 points (3 goals, 14 assists) with 32 penalty minutes. Following the conclusion of the AHL regular season he was named the Marlies ‘Best Defenceman.’
Cory Schneider will definitely be traded, but for what? I have a few proposal’s which would work for both team’s, and would be simple trade’s that could happen (likely not, but there more likely then any trade involving 13 player’s, like some people on here like to post).
With The Stanley Cup Playoffs completed, the 06/07 NHL season is officially over and the next event for Leaf fans to look forward to is the NHL Entry Draft later this month, as the Leaf continue to build their future.
JFJ anounced Thursday that the Toronto Maple Leafs have re-signed Defenceman Staffan Kronwall to a 2 year contract extension
Nonis has come out and said that he intends to make at least one deal on or before draft day. So, what should he do?
Go inside to get the final standings and see if you’ve won a prize.
Alexei Ponikarovksy got his Canadian citizenship yesterday (June 6th) in Toronto and is now Canadian.
According to TSN.ca, the Minnesota Wild have re-signed goaltender Niklas Backstrom to a multi-year contract. He was set to be a UFA on July 1st.
With this signing it more than likely confirms that Manny Fernandez will be dealt
The Miami Herald speculates that if JS Giguere does decide to part ways with the Ducks many teams will be lining up for his services. One of the problems facing Brian Burks and the Ducks is that several Anaheim players are due for a raise and it is possible that they will be constrained by the salary cap.
The New York Post is reporting that the Islanders buyout of Yashin could lead to a long term deal for Ryan Smyth. Larry Brooks indicates that if the Islanders did keep Yashin, Ryan Smyth would not even consider signing with the team. This does not speak well for Yashin’s team chemistry.
Congrats to the Anaheim Ducks and their fans for winning the 2007 Stanley Cup championship. Sorry Canada, it’s not coming home yet again for at least another year.
It was a great series as far as officiating, goals, physical play, and skill. Congrats to Chris Pronger and Selanne for winning it their first time ever. Congrats to GM Brian Burke who took this team and turned it into a winner in just two years.
It’s been a great season and another great season here on HockeyTradeRumors.com. You, the members, rock and we’ll continue speculation excitement in about two weeks with the Entry Draft.
Congrats all, CHEERS!
The New York Islanders bought out Alexi Yashins contract. Here is a summary of the hit the Islanders will take , according to NY Newsday…
The Rocky Mountain News provides interesting speculation regarding a number of big name players that are set to test the UFA market. Of specific note is that they indicate that Peter Forsberg is likely to sign with Colorado, Philly or Nashville or return to Sweden to play in Modo.