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.
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.
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.
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…..
Garth Snow told the New York newsday (http://www.newsday.com/) that “Chris Simon will be back in an islanders uniform very soon.”
June 30 must have been a good day for Mike Peca. The Leafs were in ongoing negotiations with his agent. The Islanders had offered Smyth a big contract, and were rumored to be seeking to sign Peca if the Leafs didn’t. It looked like he would either re-sign with the team he grew up a fan of, or play alongside one of his best friends (Ryan Smyth) on a team he once Captained (the Islanders).
The Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday signed right wing David Ling to a one-year contract.
Raycroft to Phoenix, just for a pick? Way to little, they should wait for this year and see how the tandem do together.
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).
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.
According to Hockeybuzz, Vitali Vishnevski has signed a 3-year deal with New Jersey.
More to come.
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.
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.