Leafs close to signing Salmelainen

According to Finnish website Ilta-sonomat, the Toronto Maple Leafs are close to signing free agent forward Tony Salmelainen.

Super Series: Game 1 Review

Here is a full review of game one of the Canada-Russia Super Series, from Ufa, Russia.

Who could be this year's surprise rookie of the year candidate&

Every at least one of the Calder candidate’s is someone we would have never guessed. Who are those people this year?

kunitz staying under the sun

It appears the anahiem ducks have signed foward chris kunitz to a four year 14.9 million dollar deal. Kunitz will earn 1.5 million this year and the new contract will kick in at the beginig of next season seeing him make 3.5 million in 2008-2009- 3.6 million in 2009-2010-3.8 million in 2010-2011 and finally 4 million in 2011-2012 , i guess brian burke didnt want to be in the same situation as with Penner, but is it to much for this guy ?

Pens offer contract to Markov

According to http://nhlline.ca/rumours.html the Pittsburgh Penguins have made an offer to former Detroit Red Wing Danny Markov. The contract is for 2 years worth $3 million.

Lightning unveil new uniforms

According to http://lightning.nhl.com/index.html the Tampa Bay Lightning have unveiled their new uniforms and logos

NHL Confirms: Ice Bowl is set.

The tentative outdoor game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Buffalo Sabres that was seemingly in eternal hold, has now been finalized. After many weeks since having set the date aside on the schedule as tentative to play outdoors, NHL central offices confirmed Friday that the game will be played at the Ralph Wilson Stadium in Buffalo, the home of the NFL Buffalo Bills. However, an official announcement is yet to be made, although it is expected it will be made on September 10th, prior to opening of training camps.

Why the Flyers Have Little Chance of Resigning Forsberg

Today I would like to address something that has been nagging at me since Peter Forsberg’s contract expired at the end of last season, and that is one of the fallacies surrounding the Peter Forsberg Free Agency “sweepstakes.” More specifically, the notion that the Flyers are going to resign Forsberg.

Marleau might stay, Toronto to target Spezza in '08?

Recent rublings

In the latest news on Patrick Marleau, as cited by Spector, David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News reports that Marleau prefers to stay with the Sharks, despite recent reports that the center might be traded.

The media reports had Toronto as a possible destination, as well as Montreal, Ottawa and the New York Islanders.

Michalek Re-signs

According to hockeybuzz, Eklund is stating that the San Jose Sharks are about to announce the resigning of Milan Michalek.