Next year’s rookie class will be very good. No one stands out like Crosby or Ovechkin, but there are some very good players.
So….The story is Sidney Crosby at age 19, is about to become the youngest captain in the NHL’s history. It will be announced Thursday at the Mellon Arena. The penguins have not had a captain since the retirement of Mario Lemieux in January 2006.
As detailed on TSN, the Leafs sign another of their top prospects to entry level deals. This brings Kulemin together with Anton Strahlman to an aging team.
The Detroit Red Wings were close, but close is definitely not good enough in Hockeytown. Nothing less than a championship will suffice in Detroit. Well the fans will have to wait another year for another crack at it after losing out to the Anaheim Ducks in the Western Conference Final.
With his new 23 million dollar contract tucked firmly into his pocket, Andrei Markov will now be earning an average of 5.75 million dollars per season for the next four years. Such a large contract has many Habs fans doubting the signing of unrestricted free agent Sheldon Souray. GM Bob Gainey has said, however that his “priority will be Sheldon Souray,” adding “I expect to have talks with Sheldon’s agent in the coming days.”
Acording to thefourthperiod.com, Mark Recchi and Gary Roberts have received offers!
The first game of the cup was fantastic. While i think Ottawa outplayed the ducks, i don’t think they deserved to win. The officiating was once again a joke. Neither announcer has the balls to say if a call is bad or not, and its really frustrating. It just feels to me like the refs try to control how the game is, like give the away team a headstart, and in the end have the home team come back with chances. Could just be another conspiracy theory, but its really become a joke.
“With the National Hockey League salary cap expected to jump from $44 million to $48 million next season, Gainey said the organization thinks it has enough to pay Sheldon Souray. “The question is whether he thinks we have enough,” Gainey said. “We’ll start talking to him right away and we hope we can get a deal done before July 1. We take these things one at a time and every time we sign someone, we see what we need and what we have left over to spend.” – Montreal Gazette”
According to blueshirtbulletin.com the NY Rangers and Phoenix Coyotes have discussed a trade of Al Montoya, arguably the Ranger’s top prospect, for Phoenix’s first pick (3rd overall) in the 2007 entry draft.
www.RDS.ca is reporting that Andrei Markov has accepted the 4 year, 20 million dollar offer that Gainey laid on the table. Markov was one of 2 key players (Souray being the other) that Gainey was / is trying to get under contract before they become UFA’s on July 1rst.
Ok…I’m bored and I felt like doing a little analysis on the Habs for a 2007-2008 roster analysis.
I took a quick look at the RFA’s they have to re-sign and who they have signed currently.