Larry Brooks of the New York Post continues to provide intriguing speculation regarding this off season. Some of the tid bits that he offers include rumors that the Rangers could be looking to make a swap for the Coyotes third overall pick in an effort to have the ability to draft Alexei Cherepanov.
The Philadelphia Inquirer is speculating that the Flyers may make a run at Thomas Vanek. Vanek scored 43 goals last season with the Buffalo Sabres and according to the article teams can make offers to group 2 restricted free agents on June 25th.
UFA defensmen Andy Sutton reportedly wants a 4 year deal worth $16 million, giving him $4 million per year. While he does not deserve this amount, he will probably get it, as there will be many overpayments this offseason. Thoughts?
According to some of the Canadian media, including the Toronto Sun, it will be announced as early as today that John Muckler has been fired as General Manager of the Ottawa Senators.
According to Eklund, Sergei Samsonov has been traded to Chicago for D Jassen Cullimore and F Tony Salmeleinen.
more to come
***Apparently, Jassen Cullimore’s contract will be bought out by the Habs, so Gainey will save $$$ by buying out 1,9M$ instead of 3,5M$ and will receive a prospect in the process…***
According to TFP, both Brad Stuart and Michal Handzus have received contract offers from their respective team.
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Time for a showdown between Habs and Leafs Fans… who has the better young star?
Is the small, playmaker/dangle show in Blue & White the winner?
or is goalscoring, PK whiz in Red White and Blue the king?
just their stats over the last 3 seasons
Boston Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli announced that Dave Lewis will not be returning as the head coach next year, but will instead be reassigned to an unknown role with the team. Associate coach Marc Habscheid was also reassigned.
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With only 1 week until the 2007 NHL entry draft, and 2 weeks until free agency starts, am I the only one who feels that the free agents this year are greatly overrated?
Once again GM Bob Gainey is up to his old self by re-signing key players. Bob Gainey has just re-signed Forward Christopher Higgins and Defenceman Mike Komisarek. They were both re-signed to two year contracts each. Terms of the deal were not disclosed as per team policy.
The Philadelphia Flyers have re-signed goalie Antero Niitymaki to a two-year deal. A good idea for the former Olympic Games MVP.