The Toronto Maple Leafs have announced that they have re-signed Carlo Colaiacovo to a 3 year deal.
Financial terms undisclosed at the moment.
TSN.ca is reporting that the Anaheim Ducks have re-signed goaltender and one time Conn Smythe winner(2003).
Reports state that the Vancouver Canucks are hot on BC native Kyle Turris, and who can blame them? He plays like Yzerman and Sakic, both BC natives. (Yzerman is Cranbrook born, Napean raised). So what will it take?
I would like to address the Leafs current Defensive corps. It seems to be in a logjam with too many quality and overpaid defencemen. Last season’s top 6 looked like this:
The Star.com is reporting that the Maple Leafs are still a ways away from resigning defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo. In order to protect his rights the Leafs will have to make him a qualifying offer but the First of July.
Of grater interest is that at the bottom of the article there is a statement that the Leafs are unlikely to bring back “unrestricted free agents Bates Battaglia, Mike Peca, J.S. Aubin, Yanic Perreault, Travis Green and Jeff O’Neill.”
According to the fan590 wednesday night, Ferguson may have some competition for his GM job. All things seemed to be locked up for the 40 year old GM, but it turns out that that contract offer may have been put on a holt with the firing of John Muckler.
The Florida Panthers have locked up one of their young stars today, signing Nathan Horton to a long-term deal.
So all this talk about the Leafs looking for an experienced hocky man to run the hockey side of MLSE. heres a rundown of the 3 main candidates, plus my surprise pick, pay attention Peddie and Tanenbaum.
Montreal has tons of solid prospects in their organization and will be a great team in the years to come. This is my first post so feel free to tell me what you think.
The Ottawa Sun is providing some huge rumor information. They are reporting that the Tampa Bay Lightning may be willing to trade Brad Richards and his huge contract at this weekends entry drat to either Chicago, Philly or the Phoenix Coyotes, the teams that hold the first several picks at the draft.
The Detroit Free Press is reporting that the Red Wings have no plans to bring back Robert Lang next season. It is rumored that he and coach Bab***** has some tension in the playoffs.
Larry Brooks of the New York Post is reporting that Brendan Shanahan is wanting to play hockey again next year and has no doubts about where he wants to play, in New York as a Ranger.
The draft is now less than two days away, and the rumors are flying everywhere.