Alright, after a third straight year with a Canadian team in the Stanley Cup finals…NO CUP IN CANADA..pretty disappointing unless you follow The American League. Last Night the Hamilton Bulldogs “Montreal Canadien’s farm team” won the calder trophy, by eliminating the Hershey Bears “Washington Capital’s Farm Team” in Five games. Being a habs fan i am extremely happy to see our young players dominating the American League, and especially happy about the goaltending situation.
The New York Rangers appear that they will be active leading up to the draft, and will once again be spenders in this years free agency market.
John Ferguson, vice-president and general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Thursday that the club has re-signed defenceman Staffan Kronwall to a two-year contract extension.
Kronwall, 24, began the 2006-07 season with the Maple Leafs, but was assigned to the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League (AHL) on November 14. He played 47 games for the Marlies, collecting 17 points (3 goals, 14 assists) with 32 penalty minutes. Following the conclusion of the AHL regular season he was named the Marlies ‘Best Defenceman.’
Cory Schneider will definitely be traded, but for what? I have a few proposal’s which would work for both team’s, and would be simple trade’s that could happen (likely not, but there more likely then any trade involving 13 player’s, like some people on here like to post).
With The Stanley Cup Playoffs completed, the 06/07 NHL season is officially over and the next event for Leaf fans to look forward to is the NHL Entry Draft later this month, as the Leaf continue to build their future.
JFJ anounced Thursday that the Toronto Maple Leafs have re-signed Defenceman Staffan Kronwall to a 2 year contract extension
Nonis has come out and said that he intends to make at least one deal on or before draft day. So, what should he do?
Go inside to get the final standings and see if you’ve won a prize.
Alexei Ponikarovksy got his Canadian citizenship yesterday (June 6th) in Toronto and is now Canadian.
According to TSN.ca, the Minnesota Wild have re-signed goaltender Niklas Backstrom to a multi-year contract. He was set to be a UFA on July 1st.
With this signing it more than likely confirms that Manny Fernandez will be dealt
The Miami Herald speculates that if JS Giguere does decide to part ways with the Ducks many teams will be lining up for his services. One of the problems facing Brian Burks and the Ducks is that several Anaheim players are due for a raise and it is possible that they will be constrained by the salary cap.
The New York Post is reporting that the Islanders buyout of Yashin could lead to a long term deal for Ryan Smyth. Larry Brooks indicates that if the Islanders did keep Yashin, Ryan Smyth would not even consider signing with the team. This does not speak well for Yashin’s team chemistry.