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.
Everyone’s heard of the big names on the market. Fedorov, Hatcher, Selanne, Robitaille, Potvin, Prospel, McCarty, Leetch, deVries. But what about the smaller, less heralded guys who are no less effective? Here’s a list of 12 forwards and 7 defensemen on the free agent market that you hear absolutely nothing about. They aren’t necessarily in best to worst order, more alphabetical for what team they played for last season. Oh, a couple of them might not be moving or might have some circumstances around them I’m not aware of, I was using a free agent list. If I screwed up on some, don’t chew me out. Chew out the person who made the list.
This story is really only worthy of news for one reason: it proves that not all NHL players are greedy money grubbers, and some actually respect the organizations they play for. And, it gives me another opportunity to rave about Datsyuk.
TSN.ca claims that reports coming out of Detroit are saying that Dominik Hasek has been in close contact with the management of the Red Wings regarding him coming back into the Red Wings lineup for next season.
Dallas Stars GM Doug Armstrong has confirmed that Captain Darian Hatecher will not be given a new offer. So we know that Hatcher won’t be returning to the Stars, so where will he go? Toronto perhaps?
Thats right folks!! Ca`ll me crazy! Say “It’s waaaay to early to predict something like this! Tell me I don’t know anything about hockey! Hell, even point out the fact that I predicted a Bruins / Sharks Cup Finals last year, but be assured this one is an iron clad lock!! The Los Angeles Kings will win Lord Stanley’s Cup next year!
Jagr to the Rangers for Lindros, Bure, Carter, Nedved and every other loser on the Rangers roster. Thats the rumor. Well I’m here to tell you it’s all a load of steaming cow manure. Here’s why…
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CP) – The NHL and its 30 general managers emerged from a three and half hour meeting Friday agreeing that something must be done to control the increasing size of goalie equipment in an effort to open up the game.
No big trades, no Mad Mike surprises, and the teams who I think did a very good job in the 1st round.
From the Globe and Mail: http://www.globeandmail.ca
Popular NHL assistant coach dies
By ERIC DUHATSCHEK
Globe and Mail Update
Nashville — They say the measure of a man is the number of friendships he’s developed in his lifetime. If that is indeed the case, then Roger Neilson – the Ottawa Senators’ assistant coach who passed away Saturday afternoon in Peterborough, Ont. after a lengthy battle with cancer at the age of 69 – may have been one of the most beloved men to walk the face of the earth.
FAN590 is reporting that a Jaromir Jagr for Eric Lindros deal may be going down soon. The deal may also take a few days, or weeks, to get worked on.
The Phoenix Coyotes have traded defenceman Danny Markov and a conditional draft pick to Carolina for defencemen David Tanabe and Igor Knyazev, TSN has learned.