Monthly Archives: July 2008

Rumours from around the League

As we all still wait for Mats Sundin to make his decision here are some various rumours…

Vermette Signs multi- year contract

Antoine Vermette has signed a multi year contract with the Senators and is going to start the season in Ottawa. Terms were not disclosed.

Filppula signs for 5 years.

Redwings have come to terms with RFA Valtteri Filppula on a contract for 5 years worth 15 million giving Filppula an average salary of 3mill a year. Another great move by easily the best ran franchise in the league. Filppula is a nice young talent that really proved last year he could hang in the NHL an even been a future top six winger, or possibly a first liner down the road. I think this was a great move, he may be a little over paid this season but this kid has potential to be a 25 goal scorer 50 points guy.

The 2008-2009 season marks the 100th anniversary of the Montreal Canadiens and the team is hoping to make this a banner season culminating with a 25th championship.

A year ago, those thoughts would have been fools gold however the Habs have developed much quicker than expected and are one of the best young teams in the league.

Canucks eyeing Vermette, Nylander

Friday is D-Day for Mats Sundin. In a matter of days, we will find out Sundin’s intention for next season.

According to Ken Campbell of The Hockey News, Sundin will either retire or return for another season with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Not just because he could play with his brother, or because The Wild lost Rolston and Demitra. But because I think that if Montreal signs the big Swede, that Saku’s role on the team will be greatly diminished. This is a player who needs a change of scene, he needs to feel needed and wanted, and he fits the bill for the style of hockey The Wild play.

Sens may pursue Murray

According to, the Boston Bruins are going to go ahead and buy out Glen Murray’s contract. This will make Murray and UFA and Bryan Murray will be makeing sure he gets a chance to speak with him, once he has been bought out.  

According to a report in the Ottawa Sun, the Canucks have kicked the tires on a deal for the 26-year-old restricted free agent who scored 53 points (24-29) in 81 games last season for Ottawa.

IF the Canadiens get Sundin they might be a cup contender. What if they dont get Sundin? Do they inprove?

Glenn Murray on Waivers

The Bruins have placed Glen Murray on unconditional waivers, the first step of the buyout process.

For leaf haters out there, this is just another leafs article..


As the summer drags on with little or no hockey news, the Sundin Saga remains front and center.


In the past few years, it has been generally accepted that MLB’s All-Star Game is the most exiting to watch of all the major sports, hockey included… And I can’t say that I disagree.

Should the NHL take a page out of MLB’s book and have the winning Conference earn home ice advantage for the finals? I don’t think that format will fly with either the NHL or NHLPA!

Here are a few random thoughts on how to improve the All-Star game: