An Analysis of our future talent.

This is my first news post on HTR , I’ll try not to rattle on too much.Montreal is truly a great team with a huge amount of depth and prospects to fill up our lines for years. I’m tired of hearing Marleau, Briere , Yashin…

Yashin possible destinations

With Alexei Yashins monster contract finally bought out, one of the most enigmatic players in the NHL is now looking for a new home.  His worth is now low enough for most teams to absorb, but for what team will he be worth the risk?  Here’s a few I think could give the big Russian a second chance.  This is all assuming that Yashin bites the bullet and takes a 1-year deal around the 3 million mark. 

What the leafs need to do before Sunday

Assuming that the cap hits 48 million for next season, it gives the leafs about 6 million to spend on free agents. I dont think 6 million dollars would be enough to round out the forward units. Considering the amount of depth on defence, the leafs could possibly move one or two to free up cap space, to a team that needs defenceman. Keven Lowe of the Edmonton Oliers is looking for a puck moving defenceman. With a pending deal of Joni Pitkaien going to the canes and wade redden not likely going to Edmonton, Lowe could look at the leafs.

Numbers: why the Leafs can't sign a big name UFA

There is lots of rumors seeing the Leafs aquire top tier free agents like Gomez, Smyth, Kariya, Blake; and even second tier guys like Bertuzzi and Nagy. However, in an NHL governed by the salary cap, this cannot happen.

Nylander Resigns with the Rangers?

Although it may not be a done deal yet reports from Sweden indicate that the Rangers and Nylander may have a deal completed any second.

News from San Jose

The San Jose Mercury News is speculating that the Sharks have a number of big decisions to make regarding their players.

More Free Agent Talk

Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal is speculating that some teams are about to go crazy by handing out huge contracts to free agent players next week.

Leafs Should Target Kariya, Not Smyth

Paul Kariya is available this July, and he should be the player that the Leafs are after. Here’s why:

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Canadiens summer situation

Hi there and welcome to what may be a regular “reality check” to Montreal Canadien fans. This will basically depend on the fury that will strike their heart next season when Brière/Drury/Any UFA who will sign will have a bad two week period.

RFAs qualified, Cullimore and Salmelainen waived

Courtesy of RDS and

Michael Lambert was not given a qualifying offer, and has now become a free agent.

Not this year, but next year is an option

The Canuck’s don’t have much Cap room. They have no serious needs (they need offensive, but unlike most team’s they’ll be okay with only a 2nd tier player to fix there need), and will only aquire some depth player’s, and one (maybe two, but unlikely) top 6 forward. When the season is over though, Naslund, Morrison, and Cooke all have expiring contract’s, which will give the Canuck’s some breathing room, and possible enough room to acquire a true superstar (if we don’t acquire someone that good, it’s okay too).