According to the StarTelegram, the Dallas Stars have been seeking a sixth center. Reportedly in the mix is Joe Nieuwendyk.
Well it is that time of year. Hockey is in the air. There is only another week until training camps begin. Where do the Oilers fit in to the tightening western confrence? Here is how I see it…
With the addition of Hedberg as back-up and either Bryan Allen or Jiri Slegr stepping in to replace Murray Baron, theres really only one hole left in the Canucks, that just happens to be the hardest to fill.
www.nhl.cz reports that former NHL defenseman Jiri Slegr has signed a contract with the Vancouver Canucks.
The Ottawa Senators are one of the elite teams in the NHL. With all of their financial problems solved, this team is inching closer to hoisting Lord Stanley’s Mug. This year looks more promising than ever, and the city of Ottawa is already experiencing hockey fever.
After Oleg Tverdovsky signing a contract to play in Russia, Marian Gaborik threatening to play in Slovakia another important player has decided to do the same…
Slam Sports reports that nealy hired Toronto Maple Leafs GM John Ferguson Jr. is on the verge to sign his first player, Ken Klee.
In other news, Sportnet.ca Nik Kypreos is reporting that the New York Rangers and old-timer Mark Messier have agreed to a contract, which now now ‘imminent’.
Since we are in the doldrums of the off-season, I decided to take a look back at the 1995-96 Colorado Avalanche, the team that taught Denver what it felt like to win a championship, and gave a lot of ignorant people the impression that it was really simple to win the Cup every year.
Young Wild phenom Marian Gaborik is still unsigned by Minnesota, and at this time, it looks like he will remain that way. Marian is in Slovakia at this time, and is ready so suit up for his former team, Dukla Trencin of the Slovakian Elite League.
With the Off-Season just about almost over, I will be doing my Look on what my “Top 3″ favourite and “Top 3″ least favourite teams still need to patch up….
When are the Boston Bruins going to sign veteran free agent goalie Felix Potvin? We all know it will happen. Why hasn’t it happened yet? What is Mike O’Connnell waiting for?
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Tuomo Ruutu, Chicago’s latest prospect signing, should bring a combination of hitting, goal scoring and raw talent that has been compared to that of a young Peter Forsberg. In 30 games with HIFK in Finland last season, Ruutu scored 12 goals and 17 assists. It is thought that Ruutu will be given every chance to make the Blackhawks’ roster this season, likely playing as the third line center behind Zhamnov and Arnason. This leads to some early consideration of Ruutu as a Calder Trophy candidate next season, so I thought I’d look at some other players who may also be in the running for top rookie of 2003-04.
MSGnetwork.com reported that the Rangers had agreed terms with former Rangers Jan Hlavac and Martin Rucisnky.
TSN.ca is reporting that Sergei Berezin is set to begin negociations on a contract with the New York Rangers. Berezin’s role is set to become a replacement if Pavel Bure should be not able to continue this year.
Sources report that GM Mike Smith announced today that the Chicago Blackhawks have signed highly touted prospect, Finnish center/left winger Tuomo Ruutu. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.