Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2597 times:
I'm hearing rumors of Ottawa trading Wade Redden to Edmonton for one of the Oilers' 3 1st round picks (They've got the #6 plus the #15 [from the Isles in the Smyth trade] and the #30 [From the Ducks for winning the Stanley Cup as one of the terms of the Pronger deal].) and an Oilers' player (Players mentioned in the rumor are Joffrey Lupul, Raffe Torres, and Ales Hemsky.).
The Oilers are also rumored to be planning to make a run at Scott Hartnell.
I've also heard rumors of the Leafs trading Bryan McCabe to the Isles (Pretty much the only team he has supposedly said he'd waive his NTC for) in order to free up some money to take a run at Ryan Smyth.
And word around the campfire is that Yashin wants to sign with the Habs.
I also wouldn't be surprised if a team other than the Sens sign Ray Emery to an offer sheet. While on the subject of Sens goalies, I wouldn't be surprised if they try to deal Martin Gerber.
Now for my own team, who really knows? There's a slim to none chance of re-signing Tkachuk (Not worth that 2008 1st Rounder since the '08 Draft is supposed to be a great one.), and more than likely, some of our UFAs will not be offered deals and replaced on the roster with a mix of free agent signings and prospects. There are at least four prospects who could seriously challenge for a roster spot at training camp including last year's #1 pick Bryan Little (Who after the OHL season ended signed and played for our AHL affliliate). There are several teams rumored to be interested in Slava Kozlov if he isn't signed before July 1 (Including a return to the Red Wings, but I think we'll re-sign him.). Comrie's name has been mentioned yet again as a potential signing (Supposedly, we've tried to deal for him in the past but the price was too high for him). We need someone to center Kovalchuk or Hossa and last years' Center-go-round showed the fans how important Marc Savard was for our snipers. I definitely think that Trader Don will make some sort of deal on Draft Day to get us a pick in the first two rounds. I also hope that they re-sign Dupuis, as I think he is a good fit.
DeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3784 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2558 times:
Anybody know of any Jackets rumors? All I've seen since the end of the season was the entry level signings of a bunch of younger guys, no trade rumors. They're still knee-deep in the GM search, though, so that could be part of the reason (newer hockey fan here).
Quoting JFK69 (Thread starter):
I also heard on XM today that one of the hosts heard from 2 souces in the Isles front office, that Wang will offer Smyth 50 Mill for 6 years. (I am hoping not but who knows with Wang)
cut one ridiculous contract for another....
piercey in CLE
Well I believe it all is coming to an end. Oh well, I guess we are gonna pretend.
USAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 12, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2536 times:
Quoting N1120A (Reply 11): I think the most important Ducks news will be whether or not they resign Giguere
Expect the Panthers to actively pursue him...from what I hear, he is #1 on our list of players to get this offseason...Belfour, while he was better than expected in goal for us this past year, has no long term future, given his age, and Auld isnt really ready to be a full time starter...so Jiggy's tops on the list to be lured to South Florida...
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Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2498 times:
Quoting GQfluffy (Reply 8):
Wonder what number he'll wear since Datsyuk is now wearing 13...
Slava could always pull seniority on him (or flash those two Stanley Cup rings).....
I think it'll be a moot point, as I think he'd rather stay here in Atlanta, especially since if he re-signs with the Thrashers, he'll more than likely be wearing the C for us (He's one of the more senior players on the team, as he's been with them since 2002.). He's been a good mentor for Kovalchuk, and also to Dany Heatley after the car crash (Slava had a similar incident happen when he was playing in Russia early in his career).
Quoting N1120A (Reply 11): I think the most important Ducks news will be whether or not they resign Giguere
Giggy's going to stay in the area. I wouldn't be surprised if the Kings went after him (Of course they'd have to figure out what to do in regards to Dan "Beachball" Cloutier), although they do seem to have a glut of netminders (Sean Burke, Cloutier, Garon and LaBarbera [Although he's the reason why some of the other guys are here since the Kings didn't want to risk losing him because he'd have to clear waivers if he would have been called up from the Monarchs last season.]). I doubt Lombardi will be able to find someone dumb enough to trade for Cloutier.
From what I heard this morning on NHL Live, Basillie probably wouldn't have to pay the Leafs and Sabres any sort of money for moving to Hamilton, as Hamilton lies outside of the 50 KM territorial boundaries (which is a circle) of both clubs. While Hamilton's 50 KM territory would overlap part of the Leafs' territory, the Hamilton Predators would probably draw fans away from the Sabres than they would the Leafs (Considering how pricey the Leafs tickets are, you'll probably have folks who will still be Leafs fans, but will also support the Preds [except when the two teams would play] since they'd have a better chance of getting season tickets but also less expensive tickets in general.)
I guess the Hamilton Bulldogs could move to Nashville.......
I don't like the prospect of the Preds moving one bit, and here's why (and yes, some of them are selfish):
1. Rivalry with the Thrashers. While the two clubs are in different conferences (Nashville's closer to Atlanta than Raleigh), the teams play quite a bit during the pre-season and have gotten a nice little rivalry going. If it does look like Nashville will be moving, I may have to make a road trip up to Nashville for the game we play against them this year (schedule should be announced the second week of July.).
2. Realignment. More than likely, the Thrashers will be the team sent against their will to the Western Conference since they are the furthest west team in the Eastern Conference. While we'd get put into the Central Division and have our division games at decent times, it's those road games against the Northwest and Pacific Division that would suck since many of those games would be 9 pm or later starts (with the exception of games against the Stars and Wild). Although the prospects of four home games against the Flames is interesting....... Here's how I think the realignment goes:
3. I don't like seeing teams move. Living in a town that saw it's original NHL team move after an ownership change, I feel bad for Nashville's fans if the team moves. While all of the NHL relocations in the 1990s was due to an ownership change, they all had the added factor of outdated arenas and the failure to secure deals for a new arena from local governments.
US330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3871 posts, RR: 14
Reply 24, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2367 times:
Alot of teams want Giguere--mainly because he's the top goalie in a very slim goalie free agent market. Realistically, however, only two teams have a shot at him---the Ducks and the Kings. If either team's offer is even close to his perceived market value, he'll go with that team. Giguere has said that he wants to return to Anaheim, as he feels like the ducks have the chance to be serious contenders for at least the next couple of years.
The biggest reason, however, why he will stay in southern california is because of his son. Giguere's son was born right at the start of the playoffs, and he was born with a deformed right eye that required surgery. Staying in Southern California means that he keeps his family near his son's doctors.
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: The kid has shown immense talent. Once he gets away from the label of being a diver and cry baby we will really see Crosby rip this league apart. I ha
: I've seen him live once during his rookie season, but he didn't factor at all in the game as they were shut out 5-0. The only Pens player I was watch
: I loved Mario and was lucky enough to see him many times as well. I always fight with my friends about this but I say that if he stayed healthy he co
: Just a thought, but what about the Pens trying to pick up Scott Hartnell? Pens GM Ray Shero was formerly the Assistant GM of the Preds so he's quite
: Sounds awesome to me! Anywho Sid will do well. With some more seasoning (he's pretty experienced for being what, 19?) he'll be a great player. Obviou
: I'll back you up with the Gretzky folks. I happened to think he was a great player but a huge pussy. I would take Lemieux or Howe anyday.
: If it wasn't for the health and injury issues, Lemieux would definitely have had numbers comparative to Gretzky. The year the Pens first won the Cup
: I think the trouble with Lemieux, as has been discussed, was that he was so oft-injured and faced health problems. Gretzky played out a full career, a
: Alright, getting off of the eternal hockey debate (btw, Lemieux. Gretzky ended dynasties ), only one bit of big news tonight: Lewis fired as coach of
: Mad Mike may strike again. http://www.nypost.com/seven/06162007...ab_milbury_sports_larry_brooks.htm "June 16, 2007 -- The Madness appears to be on t
: I heard that the league will add two expansion teams, in Kansas City and Las Vegas.
: Everyone and their mothers have heard that. Either way, this will happen, I can see expansion, but please change the Cities to Winnipeg and Quebec Ci
: Well, interesting bit of news tonight. Blackhawks get Samsonov from Montreal for Cullimore and Salmelainen. http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news;_yl...-bl
: I want to see the rumors that Satan is leaving go away. It keeps popping up around my circles. I call bullshit on it though.
: Same. We won't cut him, and not many teams could take his 4.5 mil contract for next year (FA after next season) Here's the Islanders financial situat
: Expansion to 32 teams is more than likely to occur in the 2010-2012 time frame and this is also around the time the next CBA will be ratified as well
: woohoo! That's good news! Now if the Bolts can firm up in goal... Have to agree, he's overrated - he's more the second coming of Eric Lindros that Gr
: " target=_blank>http://www.nhlnumbers.com/nyi.html Great link. This guy gets his numbers off of a guy who is a moderator on the hockey forum I post on
: Unfortunately he isn't going anywhere. Way to much money for anyone to touch him. After watching him for a few seasons now I understand what Sabres f
: So would a lot of teams as he'd be cheap pick up, probably no more than $1.25-1.5 million a season (This past season for the Sens he was making $600,
: Something tells me he'll get an inflated contract, though. So many teams want him... Satan I don't mind that much, not as much as Yashin. piercey in
: The only one of those guys who is of any interest is Hemsky but they will not let him go easily. Hahahaha Easy son, the Sens aren't that soft. I watc
: Looks like Kimmo Timonen and Scott Hartnell will be playing for the Flyers, as Nashville has traded their negotiation rights to Philly in return for t
: I had heard that as well, but I also heard Hartnell was staying in Nashville. I just read the above post, it really doesn't matter what the Flyers si
: From the Sens website: Murray named Senators general manager I'm guessing that they'll probably promote either Paddock or Lowe to Head Coach. Muckler
: You're right, I just wanted to see how long it took for someone to speak up on their behalf
: http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=211214&hubname=nhl Claude Julien hired to coach Bruins "The Boston Bruins have found their man to guide the club
: I figured he'd end up somewhere fairly quickly after Lou unceremoniously canned him that late in the season. Speaking of Lou, anyone heard anything f
: 4 yrs (winters are nicer in Southern California) and 24 million dollars, Giguere signs up again with the Ducks.
: I decided to rename the thread since it's a mix of rumors and actual deals. Worth every penny. The first round of the Draft is in a matter of hours, s
: Time for a little Draft Night Recap: Patrick Kane went #1 to the Blackhawks Kyle Turris went #3 to the Coyotes Alexei Cherepanov fell all the way down
: There was a bit more to it. In the days leading up to the draft, Cherepanov hinted that he may play another season for Omsk so some teams were discou
: The TSN guys weren't talking about that at all. They just kept harping on the lack of a transfer agreement and surmising that was why he dropped so l
: I have heard both from the NY media. The transfer agreement won't come into play as much since the Rangers have the financial resources to make sure
: Nice Nice Very nice but thent, there is the Isles prototype.... These were taken before Yashin was shipped out, and these are protos, but God save us
: Google news the kid's name and there will be some articles that mention those two things. I think the TSN guys spoke briefly at one point about AC go
: I'm bored enough to do this: a list of this year's first-round picks who have NCAA commitments for this season. Patrick Kane - none James vanRiemsdyk
: Looks like Nashville started something with that trade of theirs last week: Tkachuk dealt back to Blues The Blues have exclusive negotiating rights on
: Capitals new duds look very sharp, a definite improvement. I would suggest a slight modification, however, which is to add the a reciprocal white band
: That's at least one season away (Or in the case of the Devils, probably never) , as the league decided that for this season, there will not be any th
: You will have help, and then the pre-season comes.... piercey in CLE
: Well they've announced the 2007 Inductees for the Hockey Hall of Fame. Messier, Francis, MacInnis, Stevens earn spots in Hockey Hall of Fame All four
: OK here it goes. Chris Drury to Rangers 5 year $35.2 mill Scott Gomez to Rangers 7 year $51.5 Jason Blake to Maple Leafs 4 year $20 Brian Rafalski to
: Ryan Smith goes to Avalanche along with Scott Hannan. Finally the Avs are making some right moves. Alex.
: Kariya to the Blues for 3 years/18M... Some say we have overpaid, but I would tend to disagree. Put on a wing with Doug Weight I believe the two of th