Sharp inks four-year extension with Hawks, worth US$15.6-million.
The deal will cost the Blackhawks $3.9-million a year under the salary cap.
He has a career high 22 goals and 36 points, with a +11 this season in 46 games and leads the NHL in shorthanded goals with seven. This eclipses his previous highs of 20 goals and 35 points in 80 games, set last season.
What do you think of this signing? And what will it mean for other UFA/RFA players of similar talent?
TSN is reporting that the Leafs brass had a meeting Monday and there will be an announcement today on who will be the new GM. Here is the Link. I heard a rumor today that it will be Doug MacLean as the new GM. If so, do you think he is the right fit for the Leafs?
The Palm Beach Post is downplaying any speculation regarding rumors with Olli Jokinen.
Last year Paul Holmgren brought in Marty Biron to solidify the goaltending situation and finally establish a clear number one net minder in Philadelphia.
Surprise surprise, the Penguins, yet again, do not look to be a big buyer or seller for that matter by the trade deadline. GM Ray Shero is continuing his patient game of trying to build a solid franchise without looking for an expensive quick fix, or doing something that would damage the future of the team making it difficult to re-sign future RFAs.
Dave Molinari wrote a decent article about what the Pens may be looking to do over the next month as the trade deadline quickly approaches:
Dave Molinari believes Penguins GM Ray Shero will pass on trying to acquire Hossa or Mats Sundin, opting instead on tweaking his roster to bring in depth to some key areas. Molinari also looks ahead at impending UFA Penguins like Ty Conklin, Mark Eaton, Adam Hall, Georges Laraque, Ryan Malone, Brooks Orpik, Gary Roberts and Jarkko Ruutu and where they fit into the club’s future.
John Glennon reports the Nashville Predators and winger J.P. Dumont hope to reach agreement on a new contract but his rising value could price him out of their market this summer. Dumont is eligible for UFA status in July, and given GM David Poile’s intent to re-sign key RFAs like Martin Erat, Jordin Tootoo, Ryan Suter and Shea Weber, there might not be enough left to retain Dumont, who’s earning $2.5 million this season and is on pace for a 60-point season.
Hello hockey fans. It has been a while, but I have been busy. Things have calmed down and just now the season is starting to get the thrills of a long ride. I will be commenting on every, yes that’s right, EVERY, NHL team………in the East. Some of them will get a phrase, others a lot more depth. Nonetheless, read more and welcome to my world of thought, open for discussions.
Toronto also may sign Alfredson-like star for 2008-09
From the latest rumors, the Mats Sundin sweepstakes appear to be getting hotter, as there are now a number of teams interested in the Maple Leaf captain.
Danny Heatley is out with a shoulder injury and Daniel Alfredsson is out for a short span with a hip injury. Since Heatley has been out they went 1-4-1 and haven’t scored as much goals.
So are they a one line team? and are they good enough to bring a Cup to Ottawa?
Mats Sundin, Rob Blake, Red Wings rumors and HTR’s Saku Koivu Rant