Why Should Raycroft Go?

Raycroft to Phoenix, just for a pick?  Way to little, they should wait for this year and see how the tandem do together.

Penguins sign The Kid for 5 years.

Confirmed from Pittsburgh in both the Tribune-Review and the Post-Gazette, Sidney Crosby has signed a 5-year extension deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The deal is worth $45 million USD, which breaks down to $9M cap hit for 5 years, but does not come into effect until the expiration of his present contract at the end of this season. The extension pushes back Crosby’s time line, if he eventually wishes to become an unrestricted free-agent, by one year. Sidney is now eligible for UFA after the 2012/13 season is over.

Click HERE for the Tribune-Review article (the Post-Gazette article is just a short confirmation).

Shanahan Re-ups

According to an article by Larry Brooks of the NY Post, Shanahan has agreed to a one year, $2.5 million contract with $1.5-2.5 million in attainable bonuses. The deal is pending league approval of the structuring of the contract.


TSN.ca confirms that Shanahan has re-signed with the Rangers. John Dellapina of the NYDailyNews believes it to be a one year deal worh $2.5M with incentives driving it up to $4M or above, which would count against next season’s cap budget.

Vishnevski a Devil

According to Hockeybuzz, Vitali Vishnevski has signed a 3-year deal with New Jersey.

More to come.

Guerin will wear the C

TSN.ca is reporting that the New York Islanders have named newly signed forward Bill Guerin as the team’s captain going into the 2007-08 season.

Guerin becomes the 11th team captain in Islanders history.

Vancouver Signs Aaron Miller

The Vancouver Canucks announced Monday afternoon that they have signed free agent defenseman Aaron Miller, in keeping club policy terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Razor gone?

Over the past week and a bit there has been alot of speculation that the Leafs are going to move goaltender Andrew Raycroft known in Toronto as Razor.

Now Raycroft will most likely go to Phoenix if he does get traded i would want a trade like this. 

York Takes Pay Cut, Signs with 'Yotes

The Phoenix Coyotes have signed Mike York to a 1-year deal worth $1 million. A low risk signing for the Coyotes at a much more affordable price tag than York had last year. It could pay decent dividends, but if he played like he did for the Flyers (in his limited number of games since he was scratched most of the time, or limited to 5-10 minutes of ice time per game) then the Coyote fans will definitely be shaking their head whenever he is on the ice.

Why Komisarek should be given a chance on Mtl's PP

Ok, now I know for a FACT that anyone who reads this article will call me a delusionist but hear me out. Mike Komisarek is only 25 years old and entering his 4th full NHL season, and that’s not including his 21 game effort in 02-03. I believe that Komisarek could emerge as Montreals best PP point man if they actually gave him a shot at it. Here’s my reasoning. Sheldon Souray didn’t become a PP specialist until 03-04. Before that, He was a grinding 5th defenceman on Montreal and NJ. Despite what everyone thinks of Souray, he actually isn’t all that bad defensively, he’s just a bit bad in one on one situations. Now, here’s what Souray’s done before he became a PP QB:

Detroit Signs Drake

TSN.ca is reporting that the Detroit Red Wings have signed Dallas Drake to a one year contract.

Read the story here


Bieksa : 3 year extension

The Canucks have signed Bieksa to a 3 year extension according to www.canucks.com

link here: http://canucks.nhl.com/team/app/?service=page&page=NewsPage&articleid=328631

Crosby's Contract

According to the Post Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07190/800305-61.stm