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
On July 1st, 2007, Daniel Briere signed an eight-year $52 million contract with the Philadelphia Flyers that would pay $10 million during the current 07-08 season. What he didn’t know is that this decision would spark controversy over six months later.
What should the Flyers do for next year. What do you think Paul Holmgren will do to try to keep his young restricted free agents and stay under the cap?
This is what I would do I would somehow either cut or trade Knuble and Kapanen for a bag of pucks somehow clear up Knubles 2.8 Million and Kapanen 1.2 Million of the Cap. Total of 4 Million
I never thought I’d ever say this… “Mike Milbury is right.” Milbuy: “Jagr looks like he has NO LIFE. Pouting over Nylander won’t help this team.”
He’s pouting over Nylander not being a Ranger and when he’s on pace to score 23 goals…. you have to think it’s time for him to go. But wait a minute he was on a point scoring streak that dropped them 4 spots in the east… wasn’t that everyone’s compliant about my last post?
JAGR IT’S TIME TO GO. WE DON’T WANT YOU!
It has been much publicized that Scott Gomez is under achieving in New York this year. Just recently, I heard Pierre Mcguire say that Gomez better start scoring or he will be out of New York. Frankly I don’t agree with these comments and I think Gomez is having his routine season and is producing on par with this normal production.