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.
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.
This article is solely based on my opinion and what I think about the signings by the Habs. With that said, at first i hated the Hamrlik and Smolinski signings but, if one were to truly think about it, they are fairly good signings possibly bordering great signings.
The Vancouver Canucks announced Tuesday that they have Re-Signed Defenseman Lukas Krajicek to a 2-year deal worth 2.2 Million & Signed Goaltender Cory Schneider (their 2004 1st Round Pick) to an Entry Level Contract- terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The Denver Post is reporting that it is not very likely that Peter Forsberg will return back to the Avalanche. A big factor in this decision is that the team chemistry was so good at the end of last season when the Avalanche made a later run to get into the playoffs.
RDS is reporting that the Canadiens may be done with free agency…
Bon Gainey confirmed that if something were to happen, it would probably be a trade. He also confirmed that the Canadiens weren’t interested by Alexei Yashin and/or Brendan Shanahan.
Bruce Garrioch of Sun Media is reporting that as many as six teams are interested in Mike Comrie.
The Boston Herald is reporting that the Boston Bruins are in a position where they have to dump contracts in order to make any additional moves.
The Washington Times is reporting that the Capitals may no longer seek the services of Alexei Yashin. It was initially suggested that Yashin may be good fit for Ovechkin.
There are many good free agents still on the market, and teams with cap space can still get some good talent.
According to Francois Gagnon from Montreal TV Station TQS, Sheldon Souray has signed with the NYRangers.
Still trying to find a confirmation outthere.
Well Bob, it’s been another free agent frenzy and the Habs remain unimproved. You don’t manage to sign Briere. Okay….we can’t get everyone. You don’t manage to sign Gomez. Hmmm…this is starting to look similar to last year.
According to FAN590, Dainius Zubrus would now be a Leaf… more to come.
According to TSN, Owen Nolan is now a Calgary Flame for 1 year, 2M$ (including bonuses)