After their most successful playoff run since 1993, Canadiens fans are asking: What can the Habs do for an encore?
The Canadiens exceeded expectations this spring by upsetting the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins before losing to the Philadelphia Flyers in the Eastern Conference final.
Brian Burke isn’t kidding when he says there is no progress in a new contract for restricted free agent winger Nikolai Kulemin . Talks are at a standstill.
“What he is asking for is not what we are prepared to pay,” the Leafs general manager said Thursday, when asked why he and Kulemin’s agent, Gary Greenstin, keep giving identical terse quotes on the subject. “I think his agent is a good guy. But we will grind on and see what happens.”
The financially troubled Phoenix Coyotes may still be on the run.
The National Hockey League has set a Dec. 31 deadline for the city of Glendale, Ariz., landlord of the Coyotes’ home rink, to reach an agreement with new owners for the team, the Arizona Republic reported. Otherwise, the NHL may authorize the franchise to move to another market.
The league said it has a “bona-fide offer from a viable purchaser who would relocate the hockey team to another market,” the paper reported, referring to a legal agreement between the NHL and the city.
On his list of priorities as the Lightning’s new general manager, Steve Yzerman has signing Steven Stamko s to a contract extension close to the top.
Yzerman acknowledged the sides cannot speak until July 1, when the final year of Stamkos’ three-year rookie deal that pays a base salary of $875,000 begins. But Yzerman said considering what the star center means to the franchise, it’s never too early to prepare.
In a real bad showing in the 2009-2010 NHL season, there weren’t very many positives that could come from the Oilers who finished 20 games under .500. On a positive note, the Oilers won the nhl draft lottery and will hit the podium to make the first pick in this June’s entry draft. And that brings me to ask you Taylor or Tyler ?