It is being reported by TSN (http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story.asp?ID=47192&hubName=nhl), that unrestricted free agent forward Vaclav Prospal has accepted a deal with either the Anaheim Mighty Ducks, or the Atlanta Thrashers. The deal is reported to be for 5 years and worth between 20 to 25 million dollars.
Speculation is growing that Brian Leetch might take a 2 year deal from the Flyers instead of a 1 year 6 million dollar deal from the Rangers. Apparantly, several high priced veterans on the Flyers have been asked to defer some salary so that the Flyers can sign Leetch.
According to The Fan590, and Sports Reporter Ken Campbell, Leaf fan Joey Hatfield is planning a protest outside of the ACC, on the west side of York Street on Bremner Blvd. The protest will take place Wednesday, 4pm.
SAN JOSE (sj-sharks.com) – The San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has re-signed Group II restricted free agent center Patrick Marleau. In keeping with club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Wilson also locked up 2001 first round pick Marcel Goc to a standard rookie contract and defenseman Rob Davison.
According to the Avalanche spokesman Hayne Ellis, the team has bought out the final year on the contract of the 36-year-old Mike Keane. The move ends the second stint with the Avalanche for Keane.
Could this be a cost-cutting move to maybe acquire a veteran goalie, like Potvin? But probably just to clear room for prospects and the new signings of Kariya and Selanne.
The Vancouver Canucks re-signed unrestricted free agent Brad May to a two-year contract. The physical winger was unable to reach agreement with the Canucks after the season ended and hit the free-agent market July 1. But the Canucks were able to reel him in.
Bryan Marchment has just signed a 1-year $2 Mil deal with the Leafs.
Pat Morris, Greg de Vries’ agent, mentioned to the Toronto Star that de Vries will sign in the next 48 hours.
According to Fan590, Curtis Joseph will not accept a trade to the Boston Bruins. The big team now in this situation are the St. Louis Blues.
Thrashers prospect camp opens up today and will run through July 19. This gives management and coaches one of their first real looks at many of Atlanta’s youngsters trying to come up through the system. Not too much else happening in my little corner of the league, so this is the best I could do for now.
On a day when the most exciting thing in sports is a life-sized bratwurst being clocked with a baseball bat (put your Freudian analogies away, because I ain’t goin’ there), I thought it would be a good time to reveal the signs in both the NHL and HTR that will let you know the end of the world is nigh…….
The Predators came to terms with one of their important restricted free agents, winger Scott Hartnell on July 9. Terms were not disclosed, however the Nashville Tennessean reported that Hartnell likely accepted a qualifying offer of $1.18 million by the team.
According to SlamSports.com the Phoenix Coyotes have signed rugged defenseman Cale Hulse. The deal is said to be a multi-year deal.
The New Jersey Devils have called a conference to report that their eldest defenceman Ken Daneyko will retire after completing his last goal and to retire after winning Lord Stanley’s Cup.
Ever regret an outcome of a trade?, or been yelling at the TV when that player who used to be on your team returns and scores a goal on you? Take your favourite team and take back all those mistakes your franchise has made and put those players back on your team. Either if it is a trade, waiver, inability to resign you have the power to take back time. This was posted awhile back, but more trades have occured, and many new wow members have come.
Sports radio 850 WEEI in Boston is reporting that the Dallas stars will sign Don Sweeney.
CuJo and his agent officially waived the no-trade clause, as detailed in this article:
The thing I found the most revealing, was that the New York Post has cited that Mike Dunham is being shopped to Boston, in a possible move to precurse a trade for CuJo. Are we seeing a possible truth come out of the Lindros rumors?
In about a year we will all be sitting around waiting to see what kind or battles are fought in the impending labor war that will take place in the NHL. While small market teams are relishing the idea of getting the help they need to be more competetive, the league offices are allowing greater disservices to happen that could potentially affect all teams. We can look back to the Jaromir Jagr trade of a few years ago when Pittsburgh dealt him for peanuts just to save money. Or more recently the Kovalev trade. But I prefer to look at the doings of the day. Colorado just signed two premier free agents for a combined salary that would barely buy you an overrated defenseman
It was reported on the Fan 590 radio in Toronto this morning that Magnus Arvedson may be signed by the Leafs as early as today, to a multi-year deal.