Archive for July, 2009

Waiting On Zherdev

By at 31 July, 2009, 6:11 pm

With today’s arbitration hearing finally taking place between the Rangers and Nikolai Zherdev, it figures to be a quiet weekend as the two sides await the result.
Who will win? The Rangers who don’t want to pay a penny less than the $3.25 qualifying offer or Zherdev, who demanded a much higher $4.5 million. Figure the […]


Zubov to KHL (Confirmed)

By at 30 July, 2009, 1:16 pm

Sergei Zubov could be headed back home to the KHL. Rumors have surfaced that the 39 year-old veteran blueliner who was an integral part of the Rangers’ Stanley Cup championship in 1993-94 that he’s in talks with a KHL team.
Beyond The Blueshirts has more on it. He could sign with SKA St. Petersburg where oddly […]


Islanders re-sign Hillen

By at 30 July, 2009, 12:05 pm

Yesterday, the Islanders re-signed defenseman Jack Hillen to a two-year contract. They signed the 23 year-old Minnetonka, Minnesota native last year as a free agent out of Colorado College.
After a good senior year in which he netted six goals and 31 helpers for 37 points winning Defenseman of the Year, Hillen debuted with the Islanders […]


Board approves Reinsdorf Coyote bid, rejects Balsillie

By at 29 July, 2009, 9:44 pm

The NHL Board of Governors approved a bid by Bulls/White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf to buy the Phoenix Coyotes earlier today. He was one of just three applicants to receive approval.
Reinsdorf’s $148 million bid would keep the struggling franchise in the Desert. Despite what league commissioner Gary Bettman stated, that had to be a significant […]


No To Prospal

By at 29 July, 2009, 10:02 am

Yesterday, the Lightning bought out Vaclav Prospal a year after signing him to a four-year $14 million contract. Welcome to the bizarro world of Tampa where there’s never any stability.
Didn’t they just give away Jussi Jokinen to the Candy Canes for garbage this past Spring? Funny enough, it sounds like they’re back in the market […]


Canes buyout F. Kaberle

By at 28 July, 2009, 4:42 pm

No new free agent news to report today. So, guess that Tanguay rumor was just that at this juncture. That’s why I reported it that way. Cause you never know. Though I do think he’d be a decent fit in the Coyote lineup. We’ll have to wait and see.
The only real news excluding Sidney Crosby’s […]


Rumor: Tanguay to Coyotes

By at 27 July, 2009, 10:39 pm

It looks like Alex Tanguay is headed back West. According to NHLSourcesSay via Twitter, the left wing is expected to sign with the Coyotes later today.
It’s rumored to be two or three years between $4-5 million-per-season. If true, that seems a little steep for a guy who came off an injury riddled season. Tanguay missed […]


FA Tracker

By at 27 July, 2009, 7:27 pm

I was on the nhlmedia site and came across an official free agent tracker. It includes everything since June 29. Here it is:
FA Tracker


Blueshirts add another defenseman

By at 27 July, 2009, 5:56 pm

Just call them D-sessed. That’s the Blueshirts in a nutshell as today, they added another defenseman signing Sam Klassen.
Here’s a little more on the 20 year-old via the team press release:
Klassen, 20, skated in 72 games with the Saskatoon Blades of the Western Hockey League (WHL) last season, registering two goals and 18 assists for […]


What if

By at 27 July, 2009, 5:35 am

It’s the final Monday in July and that means we’re getting closer to September. Yes puckers, the long summer feels like a thing of the past and before you know it, training camp shall commence.
What does it mean for the Islanders aside from the John Tavares Era? Will it be through trial and error for […]