Trevor linden has re-signed with vancouver.
In keeping with club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
According to sportsnet, Ed Belfour an unrestricted free agent may sign in sweden soon.
According to Canucks.com, the vancouver canucks will be unveiling their new uniforms at GM Place.
In this article we are going to focus upon newly acquired Leafs goaltender Vesa Toskala.
D.O.B: May 20 1977
Previous Team(s):San Jose Sharks
Current Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
Acquired: Trade w. San Jose
Still not traded, despite being shopped for 2-months
Last month, I wrote an article reporting that NHL teams were not expressing interest in acquiring Andrew Raycroft.
I indicated that GMs around the league are well aware that Raycroft was the primary reason the Leafs failed to make the playoffs, being ranked no. 32 in goals against and no. 35 in save percentage, despite the Leafs being ranked no. 2 in shots on goal differential.
In Sunday’s Toronto Sun, Steve Simmons is finally reporting what I pointed out last month – that there is still very little interest in Raycroft.
If you have kept track of the Leafs off-season you will know that they are vastly improved from last year. They improved goaltending and scoring and kept a good blue-line intact. Many would say the Leafs overacheived last year for such a average team when teams with star power and depth like Carolina finished lower. I think that 6th place is a good prediction for the Leafs because injuries will likely show their ugly face once again.
With my top 5 teams and my top 5 defensive teams out of the way, I am ready to report on the top 5 offensive teams.
Sportsnet.ca states that Rick Tocchet has been sentenced to two years probation for his involvement in a illegal sports gambling ring.
The Hockey Hearsay column on sportsnet.ca has stated that Alain Vigneault has approved Linden being resigned and now hands his contract status over to Dave Nonis.
According to NHL Online the Columbus Blue Jackets are showing tons of intrest in former Colorado Avalanche defenceman Ossi Vaananen.