Cullen back to Carolina?

According to the New York Daily News and the Raleigh News and Observer, current New York Rangers center Matt Cullen could be involved in a salary dumping trade that would help the Rangers free up space in order to sign RFA Sean Avery and possibly Marcel Hossa. Here are the links: http://www.newsobserver.com/796/story/634601.html http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/hockey/rangers/2007/07/12/2007-07-12_lundqvist_signs_for_short_term.html The NY Daily News article also has a bit on Lundqvist’s resigning, and mentions that he was told negotiations for a long-term contract would be held in January.

Goligoski skips Minnesota; signs with Pens

The WCHA Defensive Player of the Year, Alex Golgoski, has decided to skip the Golden Gophers and has signed with the Pittsburgh Penguins organization.

Brent Sutter to coach Devils?

The Red Deer Rebels of the Western Hockey League have called a news conference for Thursday and sources suggest team owner Brent Sutter will announce that he’s stepping down as general manager and head coach.

Sabres-Penquins to be played Outdoors

espn.com/nhl is reporting the Jan 1, 2008 game between the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins and the Buffalo Sabres will be contested at an outdoor stadium. The game will be televised on NBC and the facility has not yet been finalized.

Habs need an enforcer

Would like your opinions on this. I sincerely believe that Montreal needs a significant presence on the ice to stand up for, protect and be an intimidating factor. Need I remind anyone of the days of Ferguson, Bouchard, Robinson, Nilan…….

Hejduk to Toronto Rumors, Kubina to Isles

Eukland in Hockeybuzz.com is reporting that a trade between Colorado & Toronto is in work where the leafs will land Milan Hejduk.

 

NHL schedule released

The National Hockey League released their schedule on Wednesday and the regular season will begin with a pair of games in London England.

Yashin unhappy with offers

According to TSN.ca, yashin is not happy with the offers he has been recieving. His agent claims that he will go to Russia if no offers are to his standards.

Battles in the East

With the free agency market dwindled down, teams now have a better idea of what their rosters will look like come October. Obviously each team will still make minor adjustments, but looking and additions & subtractions in the past few weeks, here’s how I see things playing out in the East.

Lundqvist Re-signs

NewyorkRangers.com released a report that Henrik Lundqvist has agreed terms with the New York Rangers. Accoring to John Dellapina and Larry Brooks, NY journalists, the contratc is believed to be a one year deal worth under $3 million. Lundqvist becomes an unrestricted free agent following the 2008-2009 season.

TSN states it is worth $4.25M.

What's With this Trade Kubina Campaign?

I’m really not understanding this “Trade Kubina” campaign. I think it would be worthwhile for the leafs to hang on to their “big 3” on D. I think Kubina, at age 30 has more potential and can bring more to the table than players like timonen (6.2 mil), schnieder (5.5 mil) rafalski (6 mil), hamrlik (5.5 mil) among others who were signed to monster contracts.

predictions, starting lineups, points accumulated…

Personally i think the leafs are in a pretty good situation right now. but if they were to make some changes it would definitly be…..

Simon back with isles

Garth Snow told the New York newsday (http://www.newsday.com/) that “Chris Simon will be back in an islanders uniform very soon.”