“TSN’s Darren Dreger and Sportsnet’s Bill Watters said that some of the recent rumors about Toronto being interest in signing the big names of the unrestricted free agent market are just the product of someone’s imagination. They said that it is more likely that someone has a secret agenda out there in an effort to get people belileving things that are not actually true.
Now that the pleasantries are out of the way, Chicago’s in quite a bind. They have a huge bullseye on their back, and not just because they’ll skate next season with the “defending Cup champ” tag on them. Thanks to some mis-management and foolish free agent signings the Blackhawks are in quite the pickle. They have about $57.6 million on the salary cap next season accounting for just 15 players, with the expected salary cap at the $58.8 million range, give or take a little.
Jason Williams won’t return to Wings
Hamhuis prepares for free agency, has considered Vancouver
Senators will likely buy out Cheechoo ’s contract
The Calgary Flames are, once again, in the market for a backup goalie.
General manager Darryl Sutter, in an interview Wednesday, confirmed Vesa Toskala — an unrestricted free agent who drew a salary of $4 million US last season — is not returning to the club.
Oilers head coach Pat Quinn appeared on ‘Off The Record’ on Wednesday and discussed potential approaches for Edmonton at the upcoming NHL Entry Draft, where they are slated to have the No. 1 selection overall.
“I know the management side of our organization is working on it all the time. They’re obviously very serious – this is a big pick for our guys,” Quinn told host Michael Landsberg.