Overall, this was one hell of a game, and I was extremely pleased with the effort the Toronto Maple Leafs put in tonight, both offensively and defensively. The Leafs first line of Antropov, Sundin, and Blake showed chemistry, while the Stajan, Steen, Ponikarovski line also showed some spark.
According to sportsnet.ca, Heatley has signed a 6 year 45 million dollar deal with the senators. This equates to 7.5 million dollars per year. Murray was pushing 7, Heatley was wanting 8, they compromised right down the middle. I just hope the money doesn’t go to his head and turns into a lazy A$$ like many others do when they hit the big bucks.
Good Job Mr. Murray for getting this one done!
According to www.sportsnet.ca, Andrew Raycroft will get the nod to start in the home/season opener tonight against cup finalists, The Ottawa Senators.
Gus Katsaros releases his season previews on the three Northeastern teams.
The Pittsburgh Penguins announced today that they have reduced their roster to 22 players for the start of the NHL season, with a bit of a shake-up on what was originally expected.
I know that this subject has dryed up and preaseason is over and the season is almost apon us and Bryan Murray said during the preaseason that he is looking for a top six forward and I wonder who he is going to trade for and when he get that top six forward I think it will be in December or at the February trade deadline.
According to Newsday.com Bryan Berard is presently in limbo with the New York Islanders. It is reported that the Islanders presently are at their 23 man roster so in order for them to fit Berard into their system they would have to make another move.
The Philly papers report that the Flyers have waived Gauthier and Rathje to clear cap space to sign afforable enforcers like Dowd and Boulerice.
The Vancouver Canucks Claimed Mike Weaver off waivers from the L.A. Kings. Weaver was good for 9 points last season in 38 games with the kings. It is likely this move was made due to the canucks injured players on the backend Edler and Salo
With the start of another season rumors are once again on the rise about a potential trade involving the Blue Jackets Zherdev. Zherdev is a highly skilled youngster who has turned heads with his play and turned people off with contract disputes and inconsistent play.