Calgary- Mikka Kiprusoff, enough said. Mikka is comming off an excelent season, putting up 10 shotouts and wining the Vezina. The questionmark here is the backup. Krahn isnt quite ready for the big time and McLennan put up decent numbers with Florida last year. But if Kipper goes down with an injury, the Flames will struggle. Mikka is a workhorse and carries the team, and without him they barely even compete.
Boston- Thus far it is unclear who will get the starting job for the Bruins. Toivonen is a solid young goalie, but struggled with injuries last year, playing only 20 games and posting a .914 sv%. Thomas played well last year after taking over for Raycroft and finished with a .917 sv%. However, he did playa very acrobatic game and was often out of position. While the Bruins do believe that he can play well again, they also thought that of Raycroft and he played terrible last year. it is yet to be seen how Thomas will follow up this past year. No mater who starts, they will still face quite a few shots, even with Chara
After defeat in Game 5 to Buffalo, Wade Redden said the Senators had to change their ways, change the team and recognize the red-flags that go unnoticed during the season. With that in mind, the Senators greatest asset going into this season is something that has been the achilles heal since the franchise began, the Collective groups playoff experience.
There is a rumor going around that Sheldon Sourey will go to Vancouver for Brenden Morrison.
Okay, as it stands now, the accumulated Salary for the Habs is…43 mil 779 thousand. This being said, not much room is left for emergencies. I’m going to stick my head out and say that Gainey will make a trade to free up some cap space by Christmas. Everyone keeps saying that Souray will be traded, I hope not, he may have some inconsistency issues, but he’s a big gun and with the right coaching he’ll be fine.
The Boston Bruins have selected Zdeno Chara to be the 18th captain in the club’s 82-year history.
An important tip for poolies, Patrick Eaves is expected to skate on Ottawa’s top line with Jason Spezza and Dany Heatley.
After luckily clearing up cap space with the great help from Doug Wilson, general manager of the San Jose Sharks, the New Jersey Devils re-signed Brian Gionta to a three year deal worth $4M per season.
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Sportsnet is reporting that Tyson Nash has been waived by the Phoenix Coyotes and just wondering who is going to pick up Tyson Nash or if he will clear and be sent down to there farm team?
Centre Marc Chouinard, one of the Vancouver Canucks free-agent signings in the off-season, will miss seven to 10 days with a sprained right shoulder
Pavel Kubina will sit out Toronto’s season-opener against Ottawa on Wednesday after the NHL suspended the Maple Leafs defenceman one game for his cross-check on Detroit Red Wings forward Juri Hudler.
NHL forward Richard Park has agreed to a two-year deal with the New York Islanders. The one-way contract will pay Park roughly $500,000 per season. Park had been skating with the Islanders on a professional tryout basis.
Last season, Park scored eight goals and 10 assists in 60 games with the Vancouver Canucks.
Park has played 368 NHL games in his career, scoring 50 goals and 57 assists for 107 points.
Ray Shero, General Manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins, was able to beat a 5 p.m. deadline Monday and sign forward Jordan Staal and defenseman Kristopher Letang to entry-level contracts. This does not mean that Staal and Letang will play the entire season with Pittsburgh, because they are able to play a total of 9 NHL games and then be returned to their Junior teams.