The Denver Post is reporting that long time player Pierre Turgeon is set to retire. The very talented Turgeon has been hammered by injuries of late and has decided to spend some time with his family doing activities such as coaching his daughters hockey team.
The Toronto Star is reporting that the Leafs and Sundin are closing in on a deal. It is speculated that the Leafs will sign Sundin to a two year deal worth 11.5 million, the same as what McCabe earns.
I guess now that the cup is won, it is time to get back on track.
Maybe, like myself, a lot of you folks are tired of the Carey Price stuff. So let’s speculate on something else.
Here is a quick “résumé” of the situation.
According to Eklund on hockeybuzz.com the Toronto maple leafs might be trading Bryan Mccabe pending he waives his no trade clause , to make room for Ryan Smyth.
The Ottawa Senators would not be the only option for head coach Bryan Murray. Two sources indicated to the Ottawa Sun that the Columbus Blue Jackets would like to obtain the permission to discuss with Murray about the general manager opening for the team.
Several years ago, Bobby Holik was a third line center shutdown specialist who helped his devils win the 2000 Stanley Cup. He was impressive enough that the infamously free spending Rangers gave him a gigantic raise and tried using him on the top 2 lines as a scorer as well.
The Edmonton Journal believes that it is not very likely that Ryan Smyth will return to the Oilers this off season. They speculate that Smyths time as an Oiler came to an end when he rejected the Oilers multi year contract back in February.
The Philadelphia Inquirer weighs in with some of its own speculation regarding some soon to be big name players. The speculate that the Flyers can forget about Briere or Drury but can focus their attention of Scott Gomez.
While the focus of a lot of the teams golfing is which free agents will we sign this summer? Well, maybe you should wait till next summer to make a big splash, as its a much better crop:
Ok, so as a fan of the Blue & White that is the Toronto Maple Leafs, you probably all expect me to laugh and poke fun at the Senators inability to bring Lord Stanley’s mug north of the border – well, for now I will because the simple fact remains that they still have not won anything (significant).
Should the leafs get a winger or another centerman? I think they should get another center and have two dominant lines. Move Sundin along with ponikarovsky and antropov to the second line and have a new number one line to take some pressure off sundin.
According to the Boston Globe, the Montreal Canadiens are expected to buy out the contract of winger Sergei Samsonov.
The Globe reports the Habs will buy out his deal, at a cost of about $1.2 million each of the next two years.
Although not supported by any direct sources there is a great deal of speculation that the Vancouver Canucks are very interested in the Blue Jackets Nikolai Zherdev. It is well known that the Canucks are in need of extra scoring and Zherdev could provide to be a good fit with Morrison and Naslund provided that he cleans up his attitude and comes prepared to play.