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Posted by KDog13 on September 9, 2010
Posted in Hockey, Transactions | Tagged: Aaron Johnson, Antti Niemi, Atlanta Thrashers, Carey Price, Chicago Blackhawks, Chris Chelios, Chris Stewart, Colorado Avalanche, Dallas Stars, Doug Weight, Fredrik Modin, Grant Lewis, Hockey, Ian McKenzie, Ilya Kovalchuk, Jeff Halpern, Jonathan Cheechoo, Kyle Wellwood, Mike Comrie, Montreal Canadiens, Nashville Predators, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, NHL, Phoenix Coyotes, Pittsburgh Penguins, San Jose Sharks | Leave a Comment »
Posted by KDog13 on August 26, 2010
NHL: Hornqvist re-signs with the Predators, News, and Rumors
The Nashville Predators re-signed the 30 goal scorer Patric Hornqvist. Hornqvist received a 3 year contract for 9.25 million. Hornqvist who was the last draft pick in the 2005 draft surprised many with his 30 goal season in the 2009-2010 season. Nashville hasn’t had much hope for a young player since Alexander Radulov.
D Niklas Grossman signs with the Dallas Stars (2 years, 3.25M)
D Willie Mitchell signs with the Los Angeles Kings (2 years, 3.5M)
F Steve Downie re-signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning (2 years, 3.7M)
D Randy Jones signs with the Tampa Bay Lightning (1 year, TBA)
F Raffi Torres signs with the Vancouver Canucks (1 year, 1M)
D Aaron Ward retires from the NHL. Ward finished his career playing 13 seasons, 3 time Stanley Cup winner, and finished up with 151 points.
F Fernando Pisani signs with the Chicago Blackhawks (1 year, 500,000)
F Bryan Little re-signs with the Atlanta Thrashers (3 years, 7.15M)
F Aaron Asham signs with the Pittsburgh Penguins (1 year, 700,000)
D Freddy Meyer signs with the Atlanta Thrashers (1 year, 500,000)
F Andrew Peters signs with the Florida Panthers (1 year, TBA)
F Ben Guite signs with the Columbus Blue Jackets (1 year, TBA)
F Sean Bergenheim signs with the Tampa Bay Lightning (1 year, TBA)
News and Rumors
The Pittsburgh Penguins will not bring back Bill Guerin. Guerin scored 21 goals last season. Guerin also had 4 goals and 5 assist in the playoffs.
The New Jersey Devils have been given a 2 day deadline to re-negotiate the voided deal before Kovalchuk will look elsewhere. KHL could still be in the running especially if the Devils fail to make a deal.
The Vancouver Canucks have put D Kevin Bieksa on the trade block. The Anaheim Ducks, and the San Jose Sharks could be the top landing spot.
C Ryan Johnson is being targeted by the Toronto Maple Leafs, and the Los Angeles Kings.
F Lee Stempniak who is currently one of the top free agents is being rumored to several teams including his old team the Phoenix Coyotes, Montreal Canadiens, New York Islanders and Atlanta Thrashers
G Antti Niemi options are very slim. Some teams that could go after Niemi that seems logical could be the Sharks or the Islanders. Niemi could also find himself without a job or possible in Europe.
The San Jose Sharks do not intend to sign Owen Nolan, who is a fan favorite for his time there.
F/D Dustin Byfuglien could possible be playing defense and forward this year for the Atlanta Thrashers. Byfuglien is one of the few versatile players in the league that can play both offense and defense.
Posted in Hockey, Rumors, Transactions | Tagged: Aaron Asham, Aaron Ward, Anaheim Ducks, Andrew Peters, Antti Niemi, Atlanta Thrashers, Ben Guite, Bill Guerin, Bryan Little, Chicago Blackhawks, Columbus Blue Jackets, Dallas Stars, Dustin Byfuglein, Fernando Pisani, Florida Panthers, Freddy Meyer, Hockey, Ilya Kovalchuk, Kevin Bieksa, KHL, Lee Stempniak, Los Angeles Kings, Montreal Canadiens, Nashville Predators, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, NHL, NHL Free Agent, Niklas Grossman, Owen Nolan, Patric Hornqvist, Phoenix Coyotes, Pittsburgh Penguins, Raffi Torres, Randy Jones, Ryan Johnson, San Jose Sharks, Sean Bergenheim, Steve Downie, Tampa Bay Lightning, Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks, Willie Mitchell | 1 Comment »
Posted by KDog13 on August 6, 2010
NHL: Teemu Selanne back for another season, plus other signings
F Teemu Selanne is set to re-sign with the Anaheim Ducks for another season. Contract details will be updated once known.
C John Madden signs with the Minnesota Wild (1 year, 1M)
D Marc-Andre Gragnani re-signed with the Buffalo Sabres (1 year,TBA)
G Martin Gerber signs with the Edmonton Oilers (1 year, TBA)
F Nikita Filatov returns from the KHL and re-joins the Columbus Blue Jackets
D Derek Joslin re-signs with the San Jose Sharks (1 year, TBA)
Posted in Hockey, Transactions | Tagged: Anaheim Ducks, Buffalo Sabres, Chicago Blackhawks, Columbus Blue Jackets, Derek Joslin, Edmonton Oilers, Hockey, John Madden, KHL, Marc-Andre Gragnani, Martin Gerber, Minnesota Wild, NHL, NHL Free Agent, Nikita Filatov, San Jose Sharks, Teemu Selanne | Leave a Comment »
Posted by KDog13 on August 4, 2010
NHL: Mike Modano signs with the Detroit Red Wings, other signings
C Mike Modano signs with the Detroit Red Wings (1 year, TBA)
F Darren Helm re-signs with the Detroit Red Wings (2 years, 1.825M)
The New York Rangers acquire C Todd White from the Atlanta Thrashers for LW Patrick Rissmiller and F Donald Brashear
The New York Islanders acquire D James Wisniewski from the Anaheim Ducks for a conditional 2011 3rd round draft pick
D Erik Johnson re-signs with the St.Louis Blues to a 2 year extension (2 years, TBA)
RW Blake Wheeler re-signs with the Boston Bruins (1 year, 2.2M)
D Alexandre Picard signs with the Montreal Canadiens (1 year, TBA)
D Ian White re-signs with the Calgary Flames (1 year, TBA)
C Dominic Moore signs with the Tampa Bay Lightning (2 years, 2.2M)
RW Devin Setoguchi re-signs with the San Jose Sharks (1 year, 1.8M)
The New York Islanders buy out the contract of D Brendan Witt
The Buffalo Sabres buy out the contract of LW Tim Kennedy
The Buffalo Sabres sign D Shaone Morrison (2 years, 2.075M)
F Jon Sim re-signs with the New York Islanders (1 year, TBA)
D Andy Sutton signs with the Anaheim Ducks (2 years, 4.25M)
F Dave Scatchard signs with the St. Louis Blues (TBA)
Posted in Hockey, Transactions | Tagged: Hockey, NHL, Detroit Red Wings, San Jose Sharks, Montreal Canadiens, St.Louis Blues, Anaheim Ducks, Boston Bruins, Dallas Stars, Mike Modano, Atlanta Thrashers, Buffalo Sabres, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Islanders, New York Rangers, Calgary Flames, NHL Free Agent, NHL Trade, Andy Sutton, Tim Kennedy, Dave Scatchard, Jon Sim, Shaone Morrison, Brendan Witt, Devin Setoguchi, Dominic Moore, Ian White, Alexandre Picard, Blake Wheeler, Erik Johnson, James Wisniewski, Donald Brashear, Patrick Rissmiller, Todd White, Darren Helm | Leave a Comment »
Posted by KDog13 on August 2, 2010
NHL: Blackhawks sign Turco which means Niemi’s time in Chicago is over
After the Blackhawks learned that Antti Niemi was set earn 2.75 million via the arbitration ruling. The Blackhawks sought way to fit Niemi under there already tight cap space. They couldn’t find a way and with Marty Turco waiting patiently, they decided to part ways with Niemi and welcome Turco. Turco is signing with the Blackhawks for 1 year and around 1.5 million. Turco was drafted by the Dallas Stars in 1994, was called up in 2000, and has been a dominant goalie since. His tenure of 9 seasons on the Stars is over as he will join the defending Stanley Cup Champions. A team that looks different with all the trades they have made to shed cap. Turco in 509 games is 262-154-26 with a 2.31 goals against average, .911 save percentage, and 40 shutouts.
Posted by KDog13 on July 30, 2010
NHL News: Andrew Ladd signs with the Atlanta Thrashers, plus other signings
F Andrew Ladd signs with the Atlanta Thrashers (1 year, 2.35M)
D Cam Fowler signs with the Anaheim Ducks (3 years, TBA)
The Washington Capitals trade LW Stefan Della Rovere to the St. Louis Blues for F D.J. King
D Jason Frasor re-signs with the New Jersey Devils (1 year, 500,000)
D Jason Demers signs with the San Jose Sharks (2 years, TBA)
The Chicago Blackhawks will find out if G Antti Niemi salary will fit into the Blackhawks already tight cap situation at his arbitration hearing on Saturday.
F Peter Regin re-signs with the Ottawa Senators (2 years, TBA)
Posted in Hockey, Transactions | Tagged: Anaheim Ducks, Andrew Ladd, Antti Niemi, Atlanta Thrashers, Cam Fowler, Chicago Blackhawks, D.J. King, Hockey, Jason Demers, Jason Frasor, New Jersey Devils, NHL, NHL Free Agent, NHL Trade, Ottawa Senators, Peter Regin, San Jose Sharks, St.Louis Blues, Stefan Della Rovere, Washington Capitals | Leave a Comment »
Posted by KDog13 on July 28, 2010
NHL: Frolov to the Rangers, and other signings
LW Alexander Frolov signs with the New York Rangers (1 year, 4M)
LW Alexei Ponikarovsky signs with the Los Angeles Kings (1 year, 3.2M)
LW Matt Moulson re-sings with the New York Islanders (1 year, 2.45M)
F Tomas Fleischmann re-signs with the Washington Capitals (1 year, 2.6M)
LW Mason Raymond re-signs with the Vancouver Canucks (2 years, 5.1M)
C Jamie Lundmark signs with the Nashville Predators (1 years, 600,000)
D Tim Conboy signs with the Buffalo Sabres (1 year, 550,000)
D Shawn Belle signs with the Edmonton Oilers (1 year, 600,000)
RW Brian Willsie signs with the Washington Capitals (1 year, 525,000)
C Gilbert Brule re-signs with the Edmonton Oilers (2 years, TBA)
C Bracken Kearns signs with the Phoenix Coyotes (1 year, TBA)
LW Greg Stewart signs with the Edmonton Oilers (1 year, TBA)
Posted in Hockey, Transactions | Tagged: Alexander Frolov, Alexei Ponikarovsky, Bracken Kearns, Brian Willsie, Buffalo Sabres, Edmonton Oilers, Gilbert Brule, Greg Stewart, Hockey, Jamie Lundmark, Los Angeles Kings, Mason Raymond, Matt Moulson, Nashville Predators, New York Islanders, New York Rangers, NHL, NHL Free Agent, Phoenix Coyotes, Shawn Belle, Tim Conboy, Tomas Fleischmann, Vancouver Canucks, Washington Capitals | Leave a Comment »
Posted by KDog13 on July 20, 2010
NHL: Ilya Kovalchuk deal with the Devils voided by the NHL
Shortly after the New Jersey Devils held a press conference to announce the re-signing of Ilya Kovalchuk, the NHL has rejected it because it circumvents the league’s salary cap. The deal now needs to be reworked because once again Ilya Kovalchuk is a free agent. On Monday Ilya Kovalchuk re-signed with the New Jersey Devils for 17 years, 102 million, roughly earning him 6 million a year till he’s 44. The deal was deemed illegal because the years of low salary at the end of the contract were added for the only reasons of lowering the cap hit. In the last 5 years he was to earn 550,000.
The Contract Details before it being voided:
2010-2012 $6 million
2012-2017 $11.5 million
2017-2018 $10.5 million
2018-2019 $8.5 million
2019-2020 $6.5 million
2020-2021 $3.5 million
Posted by KDog13 on July 19, 2010
NHL: Simon Gagne traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning
The Philadelphia Flyers sent F Simon Gagne to the Tampa Bay Lightning for D Matt Walker and a fourth round pick in the 2011 draft. Simon Gagne was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in 1998 and stuck with them ever since. As a Flyer he scored 259 goals and dished out 265 assist which totals to 524 Points. Simon Gagne will boast the Tampa Bay Lightnings offense instantly. The Tampa Bay Lightning already have Martin St. Louis, Steven Stamkos, Vincent Lecavalier, Steve Downie, and Ryan Malone offensively. To add Gagne to that will add another bolt to the already talented Lightning offense. After acquiring D Pavel Kubina and Brett Clark from free agency the Tampa Bay Lightning traded D Andrej Meszaros and now D Matt Walker to the Philadelphia Flyers. So really the Lightning didn’t hurt themselves on defense but made the Flyers defense a force. There are no issues at defense even with this trade. As for the Flyers they acquired D Matt Walker and a 4th round draft pick in 2011. Matt Walker is a big boy at 6’4, 215 pounds. He plays physical and is noted to be a great penalty killer. He should instantly help the Philadelphia Flyers D. The Flyers found there last starting defender in Walker who will be playing with the likes of Matt Carle, Chris Pronger, Andrej Meszaros, Kimmo Timonen, and Sean O’Donnell. Certainly sounds like a tough defense to me. Look at Steve Yzerman making a splash for the Tampa Bay Lightning this year as there new general manager. Overall a great trade for both teams.
Posted in Hockey, Transactions | Tagged: 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Andrej Meszaros, Brett Clark, Chris Pronger, Hockey, Kimmo Timonen, Martin St. Louis, Matt Carle, Matt Walker, NHL, NHL Free Agent, NHL Trade, Pavel Kubina, Philadelphia Flyers, Ryan Malone, Sean O'Donnell, Simon Gagne, Steve Downie, Steve Yzerman, Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning, Vincent Lecavalier | 5 Comments »
Posted by KDog13 on July 19, 2010
NHL: Ilya Kovalchuk set to re-sign with the New Jersey Devils
Ilya Kovalchuk finally decided that he will be back with the New Jersey Devils. Kovalchuk had been receiving offers from a few teams. The Los Angeles Kings and the KHL were the active hunters for Kovalchuk. The New York Islanders had made a deal for 10 years, 100 million but Kovalchuk didn’t see any future there to even consider it. The Los Angeles Kings came close to landing Kovalchuk one day, then the other day it was all but dead. I’m guessing Kovalchuk just went ahead with the smarter option to re-sign instead of continuing contract talks with the Los Angeles Kings for another month. The KHL too were a possibility for Kovalchuk. For one he was going to get paid and the other was playing back in your hometown. So the KHL was probably an enticing choice. The New Jersey Devils acquired Kovalchuk on Feb. 4 along with defenceman Anssi Salmela for defenceman Johnny Oduya, forward Niclas Bergfors, junior prospect Patrice Cormier and a first round draft pick. The only details of the deal is that it is a 17 year contract over 100 million. The Devils will hold a press conference Tuesday at the Prudential Center.
Posted in Hockey, Transactions | Tagged: Anssi Salmela, Hockey, Ilya Kovalchuk, Johnny Oduya, KHL, Los Angeles Kings, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, NHL, NHL Free Agent, Niclas Bergfors, Patrice Cormier, Prudential Center | 1 Comment »