Monthly Archives: July 2005

Satan is an UFA

Miroslav Satan became an unrestricted free agent Sunday after the Buffalo Sabres declined to make a qualifying offer. He has led the team in scoring 6 times, has scored 30 goals 3 times, and is the top 10 for scoring for the Sabres.

Whether Modano returns or not, the Stars will be active players in the free agent market reports the Dallas Morning News.

Bruins Qualify Thornton reports that the Boston Bruins have made their qualifying contract offer to Joe Thornton, Sergei Samsonov, and eleven other players.

Nashville Owner Claws Canadian Press

In an article in the Nashville City Paper, Predators owner Craig Leipold takes a swipe at the contraction and relocation rumors that constantly dog the Predators

Complete Listing of NHL Free Agents for your Viewing Pleasure

Free Agent List Updated August 4th, 2005

Have a look at who’s available and also take a look at who has signed where. Some of the players are awesome.



What's Next For The Desert Dogs?

We all know for the last couple of years the phoenix coyotes have been rebuilding. After making the playoffs year after year when they first arrived, they shipped all of their players off. Is the newly built team just over the horizion?

2005 NHL Entry Draft Center

Welcome to the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. This article reserves the top of the site’s page as it will be continuously updated with draft picks, trades, and other news that may occur.

You are free to post comments/opinions before the Entry Draft starts, and coverage of the draft starts at 12:00 pm noon (et). will have Live coverage if you don’t have access to a TV.

Also, vote if the Ducks will trade their 2nd overall (poll located top-right side in this post).

We will report any rumors, and breaking news immediately on, so stick around!

Rocks Report: Remember that oh so busy '02 offseason?

Judging from all of those articles about how Player X and Player Y are coming to the Leafs, and how people are becoming fed up with both the rumors, and the leafs lack of jumping on those rumors has led me to remember that crazy ’03 offseason, where tens of high profile players were rumored to come to toronto, but they balked…where are they now? and did Quinn make the right decisions?

ESPN Bottomline is reporting that Bobby Holik has been bought out by the Rangers. reports that the Canucks would be willing to trade Mattias Ohlund and the 10th overall for Anaheim’s 2nd overall.

The Ducks re-sign Sandis Ozolinsh.

The Flames trade Commodore to the Hurricanes for a 3rd rounder.

The Atlanta Thrashers declined their option on Shawn McEachern’s contract.

2005 Mock Entry Draft: The Crosby Show

Finally the Draft Lottery is complete and the Draft order has been determined. Now that we know who is picking where, the question is who will pick whom after the Pens pick you know who. Here is a mock draft of where some of this years prospects will go.

*** Will Have Live Show Coverage on the Draft Tomorrow. Log On to at 12 PM***

Offers in New Jersey

The New Jersey Devils have made offers to three offensive players, hoping to solidify their forwards for the future.

Shanny and Yzerman Stay, Foote Gone?

According to reports on The Fourth Period, it looks like both Shanahan and Yzerman are going to be staying with the Red Wings. Yzerman was offered a 1 year deal and Shanahan picked up his player option. It was rumoured that Shanny would not exercise the option and head to boston where his wife is from. Though a huge boost to the club, the most important two guys to lock up are Zetterberg and Datsyuk both RFAs. That may take them the entire rest of the offseason to figure out and may hurt their chances at acquiring players as they will need to fit those two young stars under the cap