The more I think about, the more I want Souray to re-sign with the Habs. At the beginning of the free agent frenzy, tehre was all that hype/crap about Rafalski coming to Montreal. With that news, I was ready to sever ties with Souray and let him and his bonnie lass reunite on the west coast. As everyone know, Rafalski signed with Detroit. We are now solid in defense, but if we’re going to be a defensive team like last year, we need Souray. Here’s what our defense looks like now…
Over the past few days there have been stirrings of deals going on between the devils and canucks as well as 2 free agent signigns of Yashin and Guerin:
Now that Vesa Toskala has signed a new contract that will pay him 4 million dollars a year, double Andew Raycroft’s current salary, its pretty clear that JFJ declares Vesa has Toronto’s new number one.
according to both hockeybuzz and spector’s hockey, Tim Panaccio of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports veteran forward Jeremy Roenick will announce his retirement shortly. More info to come.
According to NHL Line, Slava Kozlov has re-signed with the Thrashers.
Dallas had offered Kozlov a 3 year contract paying him 3.5 mill per year. Atlanta challenged back paying him 3 years 11 million. Read the article at www.nhlline.ca
The New York Post is continuing speculation that Sheldon Souray may be on his way to the Big Apple.
TSN’s sister station in Quebec RDS reports that the Montreal Canadiens have signed forward Tom Kostopoulos to a two-year contract worth $900,000 a season.
Two years ago the City of Champions was living up to its name. The Edmonton Eskimos had won the Grey Cup (Canada’s version of the Super Bowl) We had just been granted a lacrosse team (Edmonton Rush) and oh yeah the Oilers were just preparing for their run at Stanley. Life was sweet in E-Town and No sports fan could be happier. One year later the Eskimo’s came dead last in the CFL, the Rush came in dead last in the NLL and the Oilers franchise began to unravel. After these forgettable moments they made the city look like THE CITY OF FAILURES.
According to tsn, The Toronto Maple Leafs and netminder Vesa Toskala have agreed to a two-year, $8 million contract extension.
After a few years of hatred from the fans and criticism form reporters and analysts, I feel that John Ferguson Jr. has earned himself a contract extension for a few years, as he has finally found a direction for this team to go in and has learned form his mistakes.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have not made the playoffs for the last two years. In my oppinion i think the Leafs dont need offensive but really defensive.
According to the Vancouver Canucks website, the team signed 2 forwards Brad Moran and Jason Jaffray from the Manitoba Moose. They also signed free agent Greg Classen from the Hamburg Freezers of the German Hockey League.
The Oilers have filed a complaint with the NHL over Nylander’s signing with the Capitals. Apparently they had come to terms with him a day earlier. This is almost with precedent and it has greatly impacted Edmonton’s subsequent moves and strategy. It’ll be interesting how this pans out.