Alexei Yashin’s agent has said to rds.ca that his client would like to come to Montreal. The 6 foot 3 225lbs center is apparently looking to join his good friends Markov, Kovalev and even Koivu (whom wich he has trained with during the summer in Finland). Sources even say that he would be looking to relaunch Samsonov career.
As Per TSN.Ca
Sundin has Signed to a one year 5.5 million dollar contract! With a NTC.
Sportsnet.ca is reporting that the Islanders buyout of Yashin could lead to the signings of Ryan Smyth and Mike Peca. Sportsnet indicates that Yashin is the main reason for Peca leaving the Islanders and that Nolan will make a huge pitch to bring him back to New York. Also mentioned in this article is that it appears that the Buffalo Sabres are nearing new deals with both Lindy Ruff Coach) and Darcy Regier (G.M.).
(Article in French) Cyberpresse.ca is reporting that it is unlikely that Tom Preissing will return to the Senators for another season. Pressing is set to become unrestricted and is due for a big raise from the 600,000 that he earned last season.
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: