The Phoenix Coyotes have re-signed Teppo Numminen to a one-year deal, terms undisclosed reports www.slamsports.com.
Darren McCarty has re-signed with the Detroit Red Wings. TSN.ca reports that it is a four year deal worth $8.75M. And, Jason Wooley will also be back with the Red Wings.
According to philadelphiaflyers.com, he Philadelphia Flyers have re-signed Eric Desjardins and Claude Lapointe to NEW two-year contracts.
Eric Desjardins receives a two year deal worth $8M with an option of $3M. Claude Lapointe receives a contratc worth $2M.
The following will have all of the news of re-signed players, and players who received and did not received qualifying offers.
Updated July 1st, 2003. 12,10 pm et.
www.sportnet.ca has talked with Sergei Fedorov’s agent, and here is the agent’s quote:
“We know we have a great asset and we’re not expecting a crazy deal. Something can be structured and will even wait if it takes a month or two months…we’ll do the right deal. I just highly doubt he’ll re-sign in Detroit. They never really wanted to sign him. They have the money, I know they have the money. They’ll replace him, maybe by trading Joseph.”
Reliable sources from RDS, SRC and Le Journal de Montreal (contacts, not print) have all stated that Jose Theodore will in fact be traded. Along with the trouble he and his family have been in as of late regarding some loansharking operations, Theo’s high market value is apparently reason enough to attempt to trade him. The word on the street is that the Habs are trying to sign Felix Potvin for a couple seasons in order to prepare Mathieu Garon’s ascension to the #1 spot. Trade rumours include: Theo to Boston for Joe Thornton (Boston is in need of a number one goalie, and Jeff Hackett is a free agent) and Theo + another player to Colorado for Alex Tanguay, David Aebischer and Martin Skoula (Colorado is in need of a #1 goalie).
TSN reports that the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim have not made an qualifying offer to team captain Paul Kariya. Paul Kariya will be a UFA when the clock hits midnight.
TSN.ca’ Gord Miller has already talked to Ducks GM Murray and Murray responded to Gord when asked how Kariya reacted to this decision by management, and Paul Kariya was disappointed; a sign that he will most likely leave Anaheim.
TSN.ca reports that the red wings have chosen to pick up Dominik Hasek’s option for the 2003-2004 season, effectively taking him off the free agent list. However, this option does not guarantee that he will play, but from reports surfacing from around the league, Hasek will replace Joseph as the #1 goaltender in “hockeytown”.
The only last hurdle in this situation is trading Curtis Joseph and the $16m left over in his contract. That will be a tough duty because he has a no-trade clause which he may decide to keep, and force the wings to either trade Hasek or buy him out.
What are your thoughts? who will play next season and what will happen with the other?
Danny Markov is not a Carolina Hurricane yet as much as I would love for him to be one! I think Danny Markov is a great veteram defenceman, still young, and if he does sign a contract with Carolina, doesn’t become a unrestricted free agent, and go play in Russia he will get lots of ice time in Carolina as he would be a top defenceman for the club.
I will give my look on where,
And more on where these names will sign next year?….
A couple days ago the Toronto Sun reported that during some meetings at the NHL draft a conflict between the NHL coachs and the League itself started.
The Philadelphia Flyers are said to have a trade in place to acquire San Jose goaltender Evgeni Nabokov….
Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Sabres General Manger Darcy Regier today announced the organization has acquired defenseman Andy Delmore from the Nashville Predators in exchange for a third round pick in the 2004 NHL Draft.
A minor trade, but a proactive move by the Sabres management. Delmore had 72 points in the last 2 seasons with the Predators after being traded from the Flyers in exchange for a 3rd rounder in the 2002 draft. This move adds more depth to the sabres blue line, and should provide the sabres with a scoring punch.
I was looking around on the TSN web site and I found this article by Pierre McGuire. I thought this was pretty interesting what the hockey guys at TSn think.
The Toronto Star reports that the Maple Leafs have called a press conference for today, in which they are expected to be announcing that Pat Quinn has stepped down as general manager, they also expect that Bill Watters will announce that he has been let go.
dallasstars.com says “The Stars made qualifying offers to six restricted free agents Thursday, including Richard Matvichuk and Marty Turco.”
Who are the other 4 free agents?
Is this the “or else” year for Pierre LaCroix? Has his “magic touch” disappeared along with his musical taste?
DETROIT, MI (Letsgowings.com) — The Detroit Red Wings made their first off-season signing Wednesday night, with Russia’s Sport-Express reporting that Group II restricted free agent Pavel Datsyuk has signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the club.
The contract includes incentive clauses, including a scoring benchmark of 70pts. that will reportedly earn Datsyuk a $2 million bonus.
Datsyuk finished fifth in team scoring last season, amassing 12 goals and 51 points in 64 games.
Larry Robinson, currently a consultant with the world champion New Jersey Devils, withdrew his name from consideration for the head coaching position with the New York Rangers this morning. Robinson informed Rangers GM Glen Sather that he would not take the job, even though it had never been “formally” offered to him.
Report off of 1270 am radio is that hasek and Wings agreed to 1 year 8 million dollar agreement
Said that it will be offical at end of week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Where will CuJo go to?
TSN.ca is reporting that superstar forward Peter Forsberg is set to announce that he will be returning for next season. Many sources close to Forsberg have said he will return for at least one more season, unless there is no lockout.
This is a huge break for the Avs. Now if they can acquire another solid 2nd line player they will have 3 good scoring lines to go with a solid defensive core.
The Score reports that Jaromir Jagr could go to the Rangers fairly soon in a deal that would involve:
To the Rangers:
F Jaromit Jagr
To the Capitals
F Matthew Barnaby
F Jamie Lundmark
F Petr Nedved
This trade would be a death wish for NY. They would be dealing away there top Left Winger, Their Top rookie, and their top scorer last year.
The score reports that this deal has been agreed to. All that is left to determine is the financial aspect. This information was being discussed on The Score television station. It is not yet on the website.
However, Sportsnet.ca has posted ‘Not so fast’ on the Jagr deal claiming that the proposed deal above is false.