Ferguson Should Be Congradulated

After a few years of hatred from the fans and criticism form reporters and analysts, I feel that John Ferguson Jr. has earned himself a contract extension for a few years, as he has finally found a direction for this team to go in and has learned form his mistakes.

The Leafs in the Playoffs? Just Maybe

The Toronto Maple Leafs have not made the playoffs for the last two years. In my oppinion i think the Leafs dont need offensive but really defensive.

Three More Canucks

According to the Vancouver Canucks website, the team signed 2 forwards Brad Moran and Jason Jaffray from the Manitoba Moose. They also signed free agent Greg Classen from the Hamburg Freezers of the German Hockey League.

Oilers Protest Nylander Signing

The Oilers have filed a complaint with the NHL over Nylander’s signing with the Capitals. Apparently they had come to terms with him a day earlier. This is almost with precedent and it has greatly impacted Edmonton’s subsequent moves and strategy. It’ll be interesting how this pans out.

Kozlov to Stars?

A radio station in Dallas is reporting that UFA Slava Kozlov is in Dallas and is set to sign a contract with Dallas. Spector’s Hockey is also reporting this.

Brad Stuart headed to Hollywood

According to TSN, D Brad Stuart has signed a 1-year, 3,5M$ deal with the Los Angeles Kings

Sanford signs

The Canucks have signed goaltender Curtis Sanford to a one-year deal worth $600,000.

Who's Left?

UPDATED 07/03

Are the Flyers Contenders Next Year?

The Flyers are probably done free agent shopping this year so I figured there team for next year is in line and the roster looks like this

Leafs Cap Situation and Rumors

Ferguson mentioned a few days ago that he is still working on making the Leafs a better team. Since then, trade rumors have been popping out left, right, and center.

The Leafs could benefit from other teams overpaying for Free Agents

A lot of Leaf fans have been upset on how management has handled off-season moves. Numerous of teams have spent big cash and long term contracts to acquire talent. However, there may be a silver lining for the Leafs due to the off season moves. Players like McCabe or Kubina who we thought could not be traded at one point, have potential to be traded. How is this reality? Here are some examples

Zubrus Inks 6-Year Deal with Devils

Top story of the day: The New Jersey Devils have signed centre Dainius Zubrus to a 6-year contract worth $3.4M a season.

Also, the Devils have signed former Ranger defenseman Karel Rachunek to a one year deal, $1.5M, accroding to RDS.

Salary Cap Analysis – Rangers

Much has been made in recent days about the New York Rangers and their salary cap situation following 2 mega free agent signings of Chris Drury and Scott Gomez.

In an effort to clarify the situation for HTR’s loyal readers, I’ve taken the time to do some cap analysis for the Rangers.