Who's going where – Star Player Edition
Well there is not enough time to do articles on every team so I am going to just do one for all the big name players in the NHL. Note this is UFA’s only.I’ll start with forwards.
Dave Andreychuck – Retirement – Who wouldn’t want to go out a winner.
Magnus Arvedson – Europe – Not alot of interest with his injuries.
Mathew Barnaby -Colorado New York- Tough player. Blue Shirts want him back but the Avs want to retain him.
Petr Bondra – Ottawa – They made a big deal of acquiring him and wont let a bad start make Muckler look bad.
Pavel Bure – Retirement – Bad Knees.
Shayne Corson – Retirement – No one wants the shit disturber.
Tom Fitzgerald – Toronto – Did ok and the fans like him I say he’ll be back.
Brett Hull – Dallas St.Louis WHA – Detroit wont retain him the WHA is an option due to his dad.
Paul Kariya – SJ LA Col – I have heard alot of rumors and some said Toronto but I refuse to put that on my list. The rumors are bull shit.
Mike Knuble – Boston – Not much to say here.
Steve Knowalchuck – Colorado – He had a good year and is cheap so the Avs are bound to resign him.
Alexei Kovalev – Montreal Pittsburgh Detroit Colorado – Alot of teams are interested. The Pens have saved money to acquire a big name and Kovalev fits. Montreal will want him back though.
Glen Murray – LA – Boston can’t afford the pay raise he’ll seek.
Scott Mellanby – Retirement – Old and lost it.
Ziggy Palffy – LA NYI – LA really wants him back but mad mike has him on his list.
Mark Recchi – Pittsburgh Philly – If he takes a pay cut then he will stay but as I said with Kovalev The Pens could be a player.
Gary Roberts – Detroit Ottawa Toronto – He is a top priority for the Leafs but he hates Quinn and the Wings are interested. And he is interested in the Sens.
Lec Robitaille – LA Colorado Phoenix – Not alot about him but all these teams were interested last year so.
Teemu Selanne – Phoenix Montreal Europe – Montreal and the Yotes are interested but Europe is the only place he wont whine.
Brendan Shanahan – Detroit Toronto – Both like him if he’s cheap.
Steve Thomas – Toronto Retirement – The wings aren’t interested but as Don Cherry said he would go to Toronto but the Leafs don’t want him. In all likely hood he will retire.
Scott Young – Retirement – No interest.
Sergei Berezin -Still looking for a contract – Why doesn’t anyone want him.
Craig Conroy – Calgary – They would be insane not to resign him.
Vincent Damphouse – Colorado retirement – The Sharks have said good bye to Vinny but the avs have had an interest in him for some time.
Kris Draper – Detroit Toronto – My friend lives on his street and I will know whether Toronto is a possibility on Sunday. It was rumored on the Fan but not likely.
Ron Francis – Carolina- The Hurricanes are the only ones interested. Although he said he wont retire.
Mario Lemieux – Pittsburgh Winnipeg – He owns Pittsburgh. Although he might sell it to another city which could include Winnipeg Orlando Jacksonville or Houston. If he sells it and is not retained he might be seen with the Habs.
Eric Lindros – Toronto – God save us from this evil monster prepared to screw us off.
John Madden – NJ- So uhh what else is new.
Mark Messier – Retirement – He only stayed for 2 reasons to win a cup and to play with Leetch . With Leetch’s current position he can’t do both.
Petr Nedved – Edmonton – They want to retain him.
Joe Niuwendyk – Toronto Detroit Ottawa – The Leafs want him back but he’ll follow Roberts.
Michael Nylander – Boston – With no real second line with out him I doubt the Bruins will let him go.
Brian Rolston – Toronto NYR Col- All three could use centreman Brian Rolston who is cheap and not to bad.
Steve Yzerman – Detroit – Well he is old. Can’t do much so he’ll go to Toronto or Detroit. (Laughs)
Alexei Zhamnov – Philly Pittsburgh – Both teams like him.
Ed Belfour – Toronto – GIVE HIM WHAT HE WANTS. He could have won the Vezina. And if the Leafs were to have won the Cup he would win the Smythe.
Dominik Hassek – Ottawa – Not much to say here.
NOTE: I only did goalies with something of interest on mind.
Bob Boughner – Colorado – Not much to say.
Chris Chelios – Retirement – Good by to the 2nd best American D-man ever. ( Next to Leetch)
Sean Hill – NJ – Jersey really wants him with the loss of Stevens and maybe Neidermayer.
Ken Klee – Toronto – If there was a trophy for surprise player of the year he would win. He’ll definatley get a raise.
Al McInnis -Retirement – I know his cousin. I here he’s gone.
Chris Pronger – St.Louis Florida Chicago – All are interested.
Teppo Numminem – Dallas Phoenix Toronto – All have him on their list.
Matt Schneider – Detroit – Does any one else want him.
Alexei Zhitnik -Sabers – Same old same old.
Trade rumors: Expect the Peca rumors to re flare and Guerin to be traded to Florida. Maybe John Leclair some where else too.
Sorry if this article mentions Toronto too much.