Souray deal getting closer

Sheldon Souray may be getting close to a ticket out of town.

The Edmonton Oilers defenceman has been on the trading block since asking to be moved at the end of the season.

On Thursday, Souray’s no-trade clause expired meaning the Oilers are able to ship him wherever they deem fit.

Setting the record straight on Savard

There’s a pretty good chance Marc Savard won’t be with the Bruins at training camp in September.

There are still trade scenarios out there even though Savard survived the frenzied first day of NHL free agency.

Rangers Sign Biron, Boogaard, Prospal, and Christensen

The New york Rangers have signed Martin Biron, Derek Boogaard, Eric Christensen, and Vinny Prospal.

Free Agent Signings

Canucks add Malhotra – 3 years 7.5

Leafs sign Colby Armstrong – 3 years 9 million

Tanguay signs with Calgary

Canadiens add Alex Auld – 1 year 1 million

Phoenix signs Ray Whitney

Hamhuis to Vancouver – 6 years – 4.5 per season

Jokinen to Calgary – 2 years 3 per year

Volchenkov to NJ – 6 years 4.25 per season

Leafs likely to go trade route

When you have missed the playoffs for a fifth consecutive season and are void of high draft picks, there’s not much hope to sell in an NHL off season.

So many Maple Leafs fans will buy into the notion that Canada Day truly could be free-agent frenzy for the team and that their wheeling-dealing general manager will somehow do something to spin this thing around.

Reality, on the other hand, is considerably more sobering.