Rangers ready for contract talks with Nylander??

Larry Brooks of the New York Post is reporting that the Rangers are getting ready for contract talks with Gillis, Nylander’s agent. Brooks speculates that Nylander will be able to command a 4 year deal in the range of 18-20 million dollars on the open market and it is well known that Nylander has already fired his old agent for reportedly agreeing to a deal worth 3.75 per season.

More Pitkenen Rumors from Philly

The DelcoTimes.com is adding more speculation regarding the possibility that the Flyers will move young defenseman Pitkanen.

New Uniforms!

According to Bluejackets.com, its heard to me that on draft day coming up this friday, that the bluejackets will anounce their new team jerseys that will be worn on juring the 2007-2008 nhl season. This will be shown by a couple of jacket players just before the draft begins.

Hossa and Radivojevic Trash Neo-Nazis!!

This is a good article for any1 who thinks Euros are soft….

Taken from StarTribune.com…

http://www.startribune.com/wild/story/1254103.html

Would Souray be a better forward than a defensman?

I am not optimistic that Bob can sign Souray…but if he did, I think he would make a better forward. If he could get 64 pts as a defender he may be able to put up even better numbers up front. He could still quarterback the PP and he wouldn’t be such a liability on D. (He would also and grit)

Shopping for coaches

According to sportsnet.ca the Ottawa Senators might hire ex NHLer Dale Hunter as a coach. Hunter is a coach and a part owner of the London Knights of the OHL. The Ottawa Citizen writes ” Hunter is one of the best coaching prospects in the world and would make a great NHL coach.” Hunter coached the Knights to a Memorial Cup in 2004.

Is Julien Going to Boston?

After numerous reports came out yesterday confirming that Claude Julien, the ex-Devils coach, was hired as the bench boss of the Bruins, the organization has remained silent. Could the silence mean that Chiarelli is still considering other candidates? Could Mike Milbury still find himself behind the Bruins’ bench for a second tour?

Here’s the story about the Bruins’ silence: http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=2908216

Here’s a story about Milbury’s potential hiring:
http://www.boston.com/sports/hockey/bruins/articles/2007/06/17/here_is_a_bruins_nomination_i_like_mike/

Draft on Friday yet Habs need to make 1st round decisions

With the NHL entry draft coming this Friday, GM bob Gainey has some decisions to make….

Redden likely to move on draft day

This is not a rumor. It is merely speculation.

I expect to see Wade Redden shipped out of Ottawa on draft day in order to move Ottawa up in the selections to one of the top 6 picks.

Ducks saying so long?

According to TSN.ca the Ducks might be losing Scott Niedermayer and Teemu Selanne to retirement. It will sure be interesting to see what transpires over the next period of time. Both Selanne and Niedermayer are huge pieces of the puzzle for the Ducks.

Oilers interested in Rafalski, Hamrlik

http://www.thefourthperiod.com/

The Edmonton Journal reports with Kimmo Timonen now off the free-agent market, that leaves defensemen Brian Rafalski and Roman Hamrlik as the prime targets left for the Oilers to pursue.

Wild Shopping Fernandez???

In the not very surprising announcement of the day category Minnesota Wild G.M. Doug Risebrough has announced that goalie Manny Fernandez is available at the right price.

Jackets to buy out Fedorov??

The Edmonton Journal reports an interesting little tid-bit. They are rumoring that there is a possibility that Columbus may buy out Sergei Fedorov and his huge 6 million dollar contract.